September 22nd 2014
There’s been a fair amount of controversy in the tech world around Apple’s new iPhone sizes but over at Wovax we’re pretty excited about them. And now that we’ve had a chance to play with both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, we thought we’d say a few words about the design of the phones.
The phone pictured is the iPhone 6 and at 4.7″ the screen size isn’t too radically different from many other phones on the market (for comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S3 was 4.8″). The rounded edges are a fantastic grip and make it even easier to hold as you don’t have sharper edges digging into your fingertips. The power button has also shifted to the right side of the phone rather than the top right, making it easier to access with the larger width.
Where the phone really shines aesthetically is the screen itself. When people say that iPhone screens are still getting clearer and sharper, you look at your current iPhone and think “really? Cause this one is pretty durn good.” The pixels per inch (ppi) are the same as the iPhone 5s at 326 ppi but the bump in screen size really gives the HD display a chance to pop. And it definitely pops in a way that the 4″ models weren’t quite able to.
The iPhone 6 Plus is probably too big for many consumers as the 5.5″ screen size would make it kind of a sporting event to hold all the time. But while holding it I was surprised at how sleek it felt. The thin body and rounded edges make it feel much smaller than it actually is. The screen glass on both models is also rounded at the edge, providing a seamless transition into the side of the device.
At Wovax we’re excited about the way our apps already look on these new screens and are going to be optimizing the app framework to take full advantage of the new sizes.