iPhone 6 16GB Prices & Plans

iPhone 6 16GB


4.7 inch display
Apple iOS
8MP camera
16GB int. memory
Talk Time: Up to 14 hours
Standby: Up to 10 days 10 hours
67mm wide
138.1mm high

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iPhone 6 16GB Specs


Type Apple Retina IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
Screen Size 4.7 inch (11.9 cm)
Touch Screen Yes


Resolution 8 megapixels
Front Facing -
3D Resolution -
Flash Type Dual LED
Video Camera 1080p @30fps

Music and Video

Music Player Yes
Video Player Yes
Video Calls Yes
FM Radio No
Audio Formats AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Video Formats H.264, MP4, MOV


Form Factor Slate
Width 67 mm
Height 138.1 mm
Thickness 6.9 mm
Weight 129 grams
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes


Battery (2G Talk) Up to 14 hours
Battery (Standby) Up to 10 days 10 hours
App Store Apple App Store
Processor Type Apple A8
Operating System Apple iOS 8
Release Date September 2014


Main Connectivity 4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n dual-band
USB 2.0
Bluetooth Yes
NextG Capable Yes
Telstra Blue Tick No
Networks GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Data Networks UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 2100 MHz); FDD-LTE, TD-LTE


RAM 1.02GB
Internal 16GB
Expandable -


Push Email Yes
Text Messages (SMS) Yes
Picture Messages (MMS) Yes

iPhone 6 16GB Reviews


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"The iPhone 6 is still one of this year's best devices, and ideal for consumers moving on from the iPhone 5 or older and happy to stay with Apple."

Tara Donnelly (WhistleOut)
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"Happily, the iPhone 6 just goes on and on. In regular use, the phone performed for a full day and well into a second – a leap forward compared to the iPhone 5s. Additionally, iOS 8 gives you handy warnings about apps which are constantly making data connections, so you can turn the beggars off."

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"The viewing angles are still very good, better than previously, regardless of what angle you are looking from. There's also plenty of brightness, so we didn't struggle to see the display in sunny conditions. It's also much better for those wearing sunglasses."

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"...the iPhone 6 is comfortably manageable with one hand and so doesn’t need the variety of workarounds employed by the iPhone 6 Plus. That said, it will also let you tap into “Reachability” with a double-thumb of the TouchID ring around the home button bringing down the top app line for ease of acce..."


"Spending a day or two using the iPhone 6 makes its predecessors feel overweight. The most noticeable thing, besides the thinness, is how smoothly the curved screen rolls over the edges - so swiping from the left edge to the right, or from the right edge to go left (which we do at many navigation poi..."

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"The iPhone 6’s video capabilities are mind-bogglingly good. While the default setting for video is 1080p, 30 frames per second (fps), you can go into settings and change it to 60 fps. The resulting video has an almost hyper-real look; essentially people and objects look like you could reach out and ..."

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"The keyboard is vastly improved. It now quickly predicts what your next word might be, and makes fewer errors. You can also substitute third-party keyboards. Both of these are catch-up features — Android phones already have them — but they are very welcome. In my tests, typing improved dramatically."

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"The improved contrast ratio (the difference between the deepest blacks and the whitest whites) is really something to behold, and the colour reproduction is very impressive too. It's not in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy S5's Super AMOLED screen, but then again a lot of people feel that scree..."

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"One of the big improvements that you’re likely to notice is faster wi-fi speeds. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have the 802.11ac wi-fi standard, a step up from the 802.11n in the iPhone 5S. If you have a router that works on 802.11ac, you’re be making the most of it rather than stuck with a iPhone bottlen..."

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"The iPhone 6 delivers a bigger screen while remaining easy to handle, with plenty of features to satisfy everyone -- and the promise of Apple Pay on the horizon to potentially sweeten the deal even further."

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"The 6 is big, much bigger than the 5S or the other iPhones that came before it. It’s even bigger than some other 4.7-inch phones; because Apple refuses to change the top and bottom bezels so as not to disturb the big home button, the phone is much taller than it needs to be. But it’s still usable in..."

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"Even with a slightly larger screen, the iPhone remains comfortable to hold. With fast performance, a great display, an elegant new design and a much-needed software update, it's one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. We wish it had the same long battery life as the iPhone 6 Plus (not to ..."

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"Apple also built in a new polarizer, which means you can now use the iPhone 6 while wearing polarized sunglasses without encountering odd colors. I've found it makes a big difference when you're in the car, using the new phone for navigation."

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iPhone 6 16GB Review

Another year, another hyped-up iPhone release from Apple, with the company unveiling not one, but two new iPhones for the second year in a row.

While the phablet-esque iPhone 6 is Apple's biggest and priciest handset to date, the smaller iPhone 6 is no slouch in both the size and expense departments. With the 6 set to be the more popular of the two devices, we spent a week or so with the smaller flagship smartphone to determine if it's worth your hard-earned money.


  • Great performance
  • Improved screen size and vibrant display
  • Better fitness tracking tools
  • Improved camera
  • NFC capability (eventually)


  • Battery life could be better
  • No optical image stabilisation
  • Waiting on Apply Pay and NFC
  • Very high-priced
  • Other than size, still not a huge step forward from the iPhone 5s


The 6 may be the smaller of the new iPhones, but even with a 4.7-inch screen the phone still feels oversized for an iOS device (especially if you’re coming from an older model, such as the 4 or 4s). Once you adjust to the increased screen size and accompanying giant bezels, however, the new-look iPhone is actually a welcome change from its thicker, smaller predecessors.

You'll find Apple has adjusted the phone's design to compensate for the new size - for example, the lock button has been moved from the top of the handset to the right hand side, for easier thumb/index finger access. Because of the 6’s slimmed-down silhouette, the rear-facing camera lens actually protrudes slightly from the phone’s back; between this and the overall slippery feel of the 6, a sturdy case is probably a good investment.

Display and interface

Now that Apple has pumped up the screen size, you’d expect that the iPhone 6 would have a better, more vibrant display than last year’s devices. While the 6’s screen is sharp, with great contrast between blacks and whites, it still would have been nice to see Apple unveil a full HD screen on par with those featured on the LG G3 or Samsung Galaxy S5.

The user interface is everything we’ve come to expect from Apple, with the bigger screen allowing room for subtle but intuitive improvements. Notifications appearing as ‘badges’ at the top of the screen are more interactive, with users now able to add their own 'widgets' to their notification menu and respond to reminders, messages and alerts without opening a new app.

You’ll still be able to access important info from the lock screen – swipe up from the bottom for Control Centre, and down for the top for Notifications – but Apple has also used its new Health app to allow phone owners to access medical information in case of emergency, via Medical ID.

The main problem you’re likely to encounter with the interface is easily accessing all areas of your screen if you have tiny, carny-like hands, but Apple already has you covered. A quick double-touch of the Home button activates Reachability, which brings the content from the top of the screen down to the bottom half.

Battery life

The battery on the iPhone 6 is definitely an improvement, but Apple still has a way to go before its customers will feel confident leaving the charger at home when anticipating all-day phone use. When not being regularly poked and prodded, the 6 conserves battery fairly well, but a day of frequent usage - including Facebook checking, Web browsing, and playing a few graphics-intensive games – had us down to less than 10% by bedtime.

While the device supposedly has 25% longer battery life, you’ll find this gets eaten up quickly if you’re a fan of Candy Crush Saga or Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood (not that we are). One feature Apple has added to Settings is the ability to view how much battery each of your apps is draining, which goes a long way in determining how to get the most out of a single charge.

Performance and connectivity

One area where the 6 really shines is in its fast, virtually seamless performance. Lagging or glitches were fairly non-existent, although we did experience two or three instances of the Facebook app freezing and crashing. Otherwise, the 6 performed everything that we asked of it without complaint.

We were especially impressed with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner this time around – it never failed to identify this reviewer’s print. Thankfully, we avoided the iOS 8.0.1 update fiasco, and an update to 8.0.2 didn’t draw our attention to any prior performance issues or bugs.

Much-touted features such as the accelerometer, heart rate monitor, and the newly-included barometer worked well for us. Incorporating their use into the Health app provides a fairly accurate summary of daily activity (including any flights of stairs climbed throughout the day). One thing we’re looking forward to testing out in the future is the 6’s NFC capabilities, which so far will be limited to the new Apple Pay mobile payment system (and initially only in the US).

A problem we did notice is that the 6 seemed to struggle on occasion when connecting to WiFi or personal hotspots. This may be something to consider if you tend to rely on mobile internet over cellular data when you’re on the go.


Realistically, the 6 was never going to have the best smartphone camera on the market, but most users will be impressed regardless. Although the 6 features similar specs to the 5s, Apple has improved both the sensor and autofocus features and added what the company is calling ‘focus pixels’.

This new feature means that the 6’s autofocus is even is quicker than before, and users can now even adjust exposure before snapping a pic with a simple swipe of the finger. Apple has included some new novelty features such as slo-mo and time-lapse photography, but both cameras are still 8-megapixels in the rear and 1.2-megapixels in the front – so if you liked the camera quality of the iPhone 5s, you’ll be more than happy with the iPhone 6.

One thing the 6 doesn’t have that Apple has included in the bigger, pricier 6 Plus is optical image stabilisation. So phone owners who want the most up-to-date and specced-up camera available may prefer to go with the super-sized iPhone, or look to alternatives from Sony, Nokia or HTC.


The iPhone 6 is a great phone, and for Apple users coming out of contracts, or needing an upgrade, it’s an easy step forward that offers better performance and all the things you already love about Apple. There’s not a lot to find wrong with Apple’s smaller flagship; but at the same time, there’s nothing about it to truly recommend it over competitors running Android’s operating system.

This may change next year when the Apple Watch hits stores and offers gadget lovers a chance to try out Apple’s first wearable. We’re not overly optimistic about the Watch’s chances of revolutionising the way we use our phones or tech, but if it delivers on the hype, it may boost the iPhone 6's ‘have to have it’ status.

The iPhone 6 is still one of this year's best devices, and ideal for consumers moving on from the iPhone 5 or older and happy to stay with Apple. But considering the price tag, other potential buyers may want to weigh it up against less expensive flagships from Apple’s competitors before making a commitment.

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