1. HankAZ's Avatar
    One final thought on this subject.

    The fact that the OP bought a phone that he now calls a joke is hilarious. As an "aerospace and electrical engineer", you would think that he did extensive research prior to purchasing a $1000 phone. Apparently, you would be wrong. How does that old adage go? Something to the effect of "a fool and his money are soon parted".
    10-12-2014 10:25 AM
  2. itsgusmetropolo's Avatar
    Did you really camp outside the store to complain? Come on, dude...
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    10-12-2014 10:38 AM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    OP - send your resume to Anandtech - I heard they are looking
    mike1280 likes this.
    10-12-2014 10:52 AM
  4. iJuan's Avatar
    How long did it take you to type all of this???
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    10-12-2014 11:07 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    From what I gather, the OP went out and bought a device without researching to see if the device will meet his needs. Well, lesson learned. Nobody is going to get mad at you for saying that the iPhone 6 Plus is a joke because you are entitled to your opinion. Still, you are to blame because you should have done your homework before making the purchase. With that in mind, I'm looking forward to the day that I buy my iPhone 6 Plus. My iPhone 5 doesn't lag with iOS 8.1 beta 2 so I highly doubt I'll experience any lag with the 6 Plus, but in case I do, I know how to have iTunes install a fresh copy of the operating system. Just my 2.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 10-12-2014 at 12:57 PM.
    10-12-2014 11:30 AM
  6. iTechHead's Avatar
    Looking forward to reading your next thread about why you're switching back to Apple.
    10-12-2014 11:57 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I didn't have the patience or time to read your entire post. Get whatever device works for you and enjoy life.
    taz323 and nikkisharif like this.
    10-12-2014 12:02 PM
  8. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    OP - send your resume to Anandtech - I heard they are looking
    I love Anandtech! And wouldn't want this whinny biased kid working for them.
    mike1280 likes this.
    10-12-2014 12:06 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not sure why someone would join an Apple forum, talk about how much they dislike the 6+ and what a joke it is . I really don't understand..
    FYI: There is an exact duplicate of the OP's post located via a non-mobilenation forum....
    10-12-2014 12:19 PM
  10. HankAZ's Avatar
    FYI: There is an exact duplicate of the OP's post located via a non-mobilenation forum....
    I consider the OP's post to be 100% drive-by drivel. He’s gone, and he ain’t never coming back. He’s full of BS and won’t be able to defend his statements or his credibility as an "aeronautical and electrical engineer".
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-12-2014 12:24 PM
  11. Les74's Avatar
    I love Anandtech! And wouldn't want this whinny biased kid working for them.
    CNET would be a better choice. Probably the most anti-Apple site around aside from Android Central.
    10-12-2014 12:42 PM
  12. substring's Avatar
    I switched from Android phone to iPhone because I like the simplicity and user experience on the iPhone. I don't care about specs. People can compare specs to their death but it is really pointless. In my humble opinion, it is the user experience that counts. Android phones are designed by engineers. And iPhones are engineered by designers. Plain and simple.
    10-12-2014 12:55 PM
  13. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    First off, I will start off with my experience:

    I have been using the iPhone 6 Plus since September the 19th. Yes I am one of the people that camped out of the Apple Store the day before its launch (Fan boy), there is no need to share my experience as we all know most people always have a good time while on line as you all may know. We all love Apple and its all about Apple talks all night and everything makes perfect sense. We are all on the same track. Anyway, I got my hands on the iPhone 6 plus on the 19th. Went back home and fired it up. First impression, Man this things is beautiful I loved it, I didnt have a single doubt that the $1,030 I just spent on a rather expensive phone was worthless. It was far more than worth it. Man, the screen is just beautiful. But as the days passed I realized about a couple of things: Lagginess: The phone was lagging, just straight up lagging. I was okay with that as I knew iOS 8 was a total disaster, but I cant deal with a brand new phone lagging that was just announced a week ago, lets not even cover 8.0.1 (First down vote for Apple), Also, Speaker: I cant watch a video on the iPhone 6 or any iPhone without covering the speaker, bad design, but lets not focus on that, thats not a deal breaker. Lets focus on the real deal: The device and its specs, oh yeah, before I forget the so well-known Bend-gate issue? Doesnt bother me. I am not a dumbass and I wont sit on my phone, if I manage to bend it I will just go to the Apple Store and pay $80 for a replacement or get it replaced.

    Besides the device itself and as an Aerospace and Electrical engineer I decided to do my own research and find out what the hell was wrong with my device, if it was really a RAM/hardware issue or straight up software.

    RAM: I started with RAM since it is only 1GB of RAM. Apple is playing with us. Man, we are in 2014 a phone with 1GB of RAM at this point is a joke, I am not going to talk about Android here, we all know Android has by far the BEST specs in the market. But here we get the real hardcore Apple fan boys: This is an Apple device man, we dont need specs and in Apple devices, we dont need specs So what the hell do you need? Spend thousands every year for the same crap? Get a thinner device every year? Apple is really pushing it, this is a joke. I had a discussion with some other really hardcore Apple fan boys the other day on some other forum, and they said that RAM wasnt necessary at all, that 1GB is perfect (We all know is not, right?) but yet. Whenever the iPhone 6S is announced with 2GB of RAM the same fan boys will go and stand and explain why it is the best decision ever made by Apple and why it makes perfect sense, that they have needed it since years ago. Sometimes I dont understand that people.

    Screen: The display pixels does NOT match the rendered pixels by the GPU. The reason for that is the 1080p displays have been available for a long time... cough.. Android cough.. And they are also cheaper and WAY faster to implement than the weird 2240x1200 resolution that the GPU renders at. Probably next year we will see a better resolution at about 2240x1200 to match the internal resolution.
    Processor/GPU: Okay Apple.., yeah, you are giving me a brand new processor (clocked at the same speed as the A7) but okay it is a new year and it has an 8 at the end (I am so hyped!, Actually I was.. for nothing.) Its the same iPhone 5S processor with a new number, wonder why Apple didnt compare the A7 against the A8 now? It is 55% faster than the original iPhone people! Now tell me one thing Apple, Who is comparing the original iPhone against the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? No one. But lets get into the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the biggest error and the worst thing about the iPhone 6 Plus. How dare you use the same A8 processor from a 4.7 inch screen on a 5.5 inch display? Thats a BIG joke. Here is why: The iPhone 6 renders about one million pixels (Oh yes, whoa!) but the iPhone 6 Plus renders about THREE million pixels. THREE times more pixels than the iPhone 6 and they used the same processor with the same CPU and Clock speeds? We dont need it to be faster but the extra TWO million pixels have to come from somewhere. Remember: the A8 is the A7 processor is the same with a new damn name. Nothing new. Dont tell me the A8x is still in development and that could not be implemented on the iPhone 6 plus at all. I am sure it is going to debut with the iPad Air 2, it could have debuted with the 6 Plus at least.
    But dont forget the A8 is a 64 BIT PROCESSOR! Tell me something, is there any app optimized for the 64 bit chip? None at the moment. And if we ever get those they are going to need a good amount of RAM, 1 GB of RAM is not going to cut it.
    If you have an iPhone 6 Plus and want to experience it by yourself:
    Take a look at the recently update Modern Combat 5, Frames Per Second are the worse ever and the game lags at times and sometimes you even get crazy and weird animations.
    For the science: I was writing a comment on some website the other day on my iPhone 6 Plus, I copied the text I was typing and went to the home screen, opened music started playing some music, went into LinkedIn and looked at about two profiles and took a screenshot, opened messages and sent the text I copied to myself into my iPhone 5, opened two other apps (Apple Store and Clock to activate my alarm) closed them both and went back to Safari to continue my comment. But OH SURPRISE. The page reloaded. (I was glad I copied the comment)

    At this moment I decided to make the same experiment on my iPhone 5, so I did the same of what I did on my 6 Plus on my iPhone 5, opened the same apps on the same order, same time lapse, and I was surprised. The iPhone 5 did NOT reload the website. (Both are on iOS 8.0.2), that only tells me that the iPhone 6 Plus is totally incompetent against the iPhone 5.
    Apple just made an iPad 3 all over again, ladies and gentlemen. With bad RAM and a bad Chip (A8) that cant even handle the damn screen resolution.

    Apple wont understand, Apple wont give better specs unless we stop buying worthless phones with outdated specs, I cant wait for Apple to give us iOS 9 and see how the iPhone 6 Plus lags.

    Yes, back in the day on the glory days of Apple (iPhone 4 and 4s), Android was crap. Not anymore, Apple is turning out to be the worse and Android is being smarter.

    Just my .2 cents. Have a good day.
    I think you should make your own phone Mr. Aerospace/Electrical Engineer. I'll be waiting with bated breath.
    10-12-2014 01:00 PM
  14. metacuate's Avatar
    I consider the OP's post to be 100% drive-by drivel. Hes gone, and he aint never coming back. Hes full of BS and wont be able to defend his statements or his credibility as an "aeronautical and electrical engineer".
    No engineer has that much time on their hands to sit around and bash a perfectly good phone, a great phone even, as a joke.

    And if I'm not mistaken, the galaxy s5 has two gb of ram and guess what, touchwiz needs 1.4 just to run its overloaded self (try opening more than three apps on that phone, which legit is a joke
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    10-12-2014 01:06 PM
  15. lostinaustin's Avatar
    I'm a software engineer for one of the big name tech companies, and I have owned most if not all of the android flagships of the last 2-3 years. 1 gig of ram may not of been the best choice , and I get your frustration, but let's be realistic. All of the android flagships lag a hell of allot more than any iphone I have ever used. I most recently switch from the G3 with 3 gig of ram, quad core, blah blah blah and that thing just doesn't compare to the 6 plus performance wise. Apple software is better optimized and does not need the same amount of ram to accomplish simple tasks.

    Guess you could go to android for specs and enjoy a world of FC's and lag all over the place. I have owned the following phones in the last year.

    LG G2
    LG G3
    HTC One M7
    Iphone 6 Plus
    Iphone 6
    Iphone 5s
    Note 3
    Nexus 5
    Moto X (first version)

    The 6 performs better than all the others, the 6 plus is a close second followed by the LG G2 (after it is rooted and tweaked) , I find that the 6 plus occasional lag goes away if you disable the screen rotation. Honestly I would of never noticed it if I didn't use the 6 for 2 weeks before swapping for the 6 plus.
    10-12-2014 01:10 PM
  16. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I noticed a little lag when I first took it out of the box, once I had it set up the lag almost completely disappeared. Every once in a while I will notice a slight stutter here or there (Primarily during screen rotation) however no deal breakers. I think that apple did a fantastic job and I am fine with the fact that it only has 1 gig of ram. I had the opportunity to play with my 6 plus and a note 4 at best buy and my 6 plus was much more fluid than the note 4. However I did like the screen on the note 4 ;-) not better, just different. I hope the OP found a resolution that works for him/her. And to the rest of us, I hope you are enjoying your 6 plus as much as I am.
    10-12-2014 01:36 PM
  17. cs1219's Avatar
    Base on the comments I decide to move on
    10-12-2014 01:52 PM
  18. Terb's Avatar
    Moving on as well. One hell of a write up 😳
    10-12-2014 02:05 PM
  19. jmr1015's Avatar
    First off, I will start off with my experience:

    I have been using the iPhone 6 Plus since September the 19th. Yes I am one of the people that camped out of the Apple Store the day before its launch (Fan boy), there is no need to share my experience as we all know most people always have a good time while on line as you all may know. We all love Apple and it’s all about Apple talks all night and everything makes perfect sense. We are all on the same track. Anyway, I got my hands on the iPhone 6 plus on the 19th. Went back home and fired it up. First impression, “Man this things is beautiful” I loved it, I didn’t have a single doubt that the $1,030 I just spent on a rather expensive phone was worthless. It was far more than worth it. Man, the screen is just beautiful. But as the days passed I realized about a couple of things: Lagginess: The phone was lagging, just straight up lagging. I was okay with that as I knew iOS 8 was a total disaster, but I can’t deal with a brand new phone lagging that was just announced a week ago, let’s not even cover 8.0.1 (First down vote for Apple), Also, Speaker: I can’t watch a video on the iPhone 6 or any iPhone without covering the speaker, bad design, but let’s not focus on that, that’s not a deal breaker. Let’s focus on the real deal: The device and its specs, oh yeah, before I forget… the so well-known Bend-gate issue? Doesn’t bother me. I am not a dumbass and I won’t sit on my phone, if I manage to bend it I will just go to the Apple Store and pay $80 for a replacement or get it replaced.

    Besides the device itself and as an Aerospace and Electrical engineer I decided to do my own research and find out what the hell was wrong with my device, if it was really a RAM/hardware issue or straight up software.

    RAM: I started with RAM since it is only 1GB of RAM. Apple is playing with us. Man, we are in 2014 a phone with 1GB of RAM at this point is a joke, I am not going to talk about Android here, we all know Android has by far the BEST specs in the market. But here we get the real hardcore Apple fan boys: “This is an Apple device man, we don’t need specs and in Apple devices, we don’t need specs” So what the hell do you need? Spend thousands every year for the same crap? Get a thinner device every year? Apple is really pushing it, this is a joke. I had a discussion with some other really hardcore Apple fan boys the other day on some other forum, and they said that RAM wasn’t necessary at all, that 1GB is perfect (We all know is not, right?) but yet. Whenever the iPhone 6S is announced with 2GB of RAM the same fan boys will go and stand and explain why it is the best decision ever made by Apple and why it makes perfect sense, that they have needed it since “years ago”. Sometimes I don’t understand that people.

    Screen: The display pixels does NOT match the rendered pixels by the GPU. The reason for that is the 1080p displays have been available for a long time... cough.. Android cough.. And they are also cheaper and WAY faster to implement than the weird 2240x1200 resolution that the GPU renders at. Probably next year we will see a better resolution at about 2240x1200 to match the internal resolution.
    Processor/GPU: Okay Apple.., yeah, you are giving me a “brand new” processor (clocked at the same speed as the A7) but okay it is a new year and it has an “8” at the end (I am so hyped!, Actually I was.. for nothing.) It’s the same iPhone 5S processor with a new number, wonder why Apple didn’t compare the A7 against the A8 now? “It is 55% faster than the original iPhone people!” Now tell me one thing Apple, Who is comparing the original iPhone against the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? No one. But let’s get into the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the biggest error and the worst thing about the iPhone 6 Plus. How dare you use the same A8 processor from a 4.7 inch screen on a 5.5 inch display? That’s a BIG joke. Here is why: The iPhone 6 renders about one million pixels (Oh yes, “whoa!”) but the iPhone 6 Plus renders about THREE million pixels. THREE times more pixels than the iPhone 6 and they used the same processor with the same CPU and Clock speeds? We don’t need it to be faster but the extra TWO million pixels have to come from somewhere. Remember: the A8 is the A7 processor is the same with a new damn name. Nothing new. Don’t tell me the A8x is still in development and that could not be implemented on the iPhone 6 plus at all. I am sure it is going to debut with the iPad Air 2, it could have debuted with the 6 Plus at least.
    But don’t forget the A8 is a 64 BIT PROCESSOR! Tell me something, is there any app optimized for the 64 bit chip? None at the moment. And if we ever get those they are going to need a good amount of RAM, 1 GB of RAM is not going to cut it.
    If you have an iPhone 6 Plus and want to experience it by yourself:
    Take a look at the recently update Modern Combat 5, Frames Per Second are the worse ever and the game lags at times and sometimes you even get crazy and weird animations.
    For the science: I was writing a comment on some website the other day on my iPhone 6 Plus, I copied the text I was typing and went to the home screen, opened music started playing some music, went into LinkedIn and looked at about two profiles and took a screenshot, opened messages and sent the text I copied to myself into my iPhone 5, opened two other apps (Apple Store and Clock to activate my alarm) closed them both and went back to Safari to continue my comment. But… OH SURPRISE. The page reloaded. (I was glad I copied the comment)

    At this moment I decided to make the same experiment on my iPhone 5, so I did the same of what I did on my 6 Plus on my iPhone 5, opened the same apps on the same order, same time lapse, and I was surprised. The iPhone 5 did NOT reload the website. (Both are on iOS 8.0.2), that only tells me that the iPhone 6 Plus is totally incompetent against the iPhone 5.
    Apple just made an iPad 3 all over again, ladies and gentlemen. With bad RAM and a bad Chip (A8) that can’t even handle the damn screen resolution.

    Apple won’t understand, Apple won’t give better specs unless we stop buying worthless phones with outdated specs, I can’t wait for Apple to give us iOS 9 and see how the iPhone 6 Plus lags.

    Yes, back in the day on the glory days of Apple (iPhone 4 and 4s), Android was crap. Not anymore, Apple is turning out to be the worse and Android is being smarter.

    Just my .2 cents. Have a good day.
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    10-12-2014 02:10 PM
  20. johnshawn's Avatar
    Of course, this is an Apple Forum. I expected this and I knew this could happen, all I wanted was the people on this forum to know and understand what is going on, and how Apple laughs at us.

    For those wondering how much time did it took me to write this.. Not even half an hour. Yesterday right after eating dinner and instead of reading the news at Yahoo or sit outside with my iPad reading a book, I decided to look into it and write this opinion after i did my research for a couple of days.
    Yes, I did camp out the Apple Store to buy an iPhone, I have used an iPhone since the 3GS, first time I ever camped out because I was on vacation for a week and wanted to feel the "Experience". as I said, it was wonderful.


    Surprisingly, the same exact thing happened when I talked about fuel efficiency on a Aerospace forum, and how our company stops us from making airplanes lighter and RR (Rolls Royce) which is our primary engine manufacturer wont allow us and wont give us a budget to use new technologies on its engines. I wanted to let them know what was going on and how and why airplane tickets are more expensive than ever.
    I got the same replies "Well dude, just work with Airbus!, for sure you can make the whale A380 more fuel efficient." That was not my point either, as I work for the competition of Airbus.
    As an example: If we manufacture an Airplane that is bigger and it uses the same engines used on a previous model and just use them on the new airfoil NO company will buy it. Ex. Boeing 737-100 and 737-200, No company bought the 737-200. As it was bigger, less fuel efficient and used the same engines. Yeah yeah, I know I will get the: "That is not an Airplane man! this is a phone!, Does not matter, specs apply everywhere. (Or probably it is just me that I was thought since college that specs is what matters the most.)

    The same with Apple, they are giving same specs just a new design, the phone is bigger and as a result it needs more resources and the phone just cant handle it all, therefore lag is present and iOS will probably become unusable on the 6 Plus whenever we get iOS 11.

    I did not post this for attention, I have a family and a life like all of you. All I wanted is you guys to open your eyes and know what you are buying. This is why Apple makes outdated phones and sells them like it is the hottest thing ever, when it is not.
    This was not a post for me to move to Android. No, in fact I have a Galaxy S5, and it lags every time. (Work issued phone) But I know Android has a tendency to lag, so it is not a big deal. But not the iPhone, I cant deal with an iPhone that was announced a month ago and is not smooth.

    This is why Apple will never step up, this is why we will not develop more fuel efficient airplanes. Because people will still fly in them, Apple wont add specs because people will keep buying their iPhone like hungry dogs and Apple knows it.

    I also forgot to mention on the post: The iPhone 6 is by far better than the iPhone 6 Plus. It can handle the screen and the specs are I think perfectly for the screen. But not the 6 Plus. Look at the iPad 3, Look at the iPad Mini with Retina Display. Apple makes mistakes and they made another one, once again.

    In case someone was wondering, I will keep my iPhone 6 Plus, I love the phone and the design is something that is out of the ordinary, but what is inside is what bothers me and some of my colleagues as well.

    Have a good day.
    10-12-2014 02:13 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    Of course, this is an Apple Forum. I expected this and I knew this could happen, all I wanted was the people on this forum to know and understand what is going on, and how Apple laughs at us.

    For those wondering how much time did it took me to write this.. Not even half an hour. Yesterday right after eating dinner and instead of reading the news at Yahoo or sit outside with my iPad reading a book, I decided to look into it and write this opinion after i did my research for a couple of days.
    Yes, I did camp out the Apple Store to buy an iPhone, I have used an iPhone since the 3GS, first time I ever camped out because I was on vacation for a week and wanted to feel the "Experience". as I said, it was wonderful.


    Surprisingly, the same exact thing happened when I talked about fuel efficiency on a Aerospace forum, and how our company stops us from making airplanes lighter and RR (Rolls Royce) which is our primary engine manufacturer wont allow us and wont give us a budget to use new technologies on its engines. I wanted to let them know what was going on and how and why airplane tickets are more expensive than ever.
    I got the same replies "Well dude, just work with Airbus!, for sure you can make the whale A380 more fuel efficient." That was not my point either, as I work for the competition of Airbus.
    As an example: If we manufacture an Airplane that is bigger and it uses the same engines used on a previous model and just use them on the new airfoil NO company will buy it. Ex. Boeing 737-100 and 737-200, No company bought the 737-200. As it was bigger, less fuel efficient and used the same engines. Yeah yeah, I know I will get the: "That is not an Airplane man! this is a phone!, Does not matter, specs apply everywhere. (Or probably it is just me that I was thought since college that specs is what matters the most.)

    The same with Apple, they are giving same specs just a new design, the phone is bigger and as a result it needs more resources and the phone just cant handle it all, therefore lag is present and iOS will probably become unusable on the 6 Plus whenever we get iOS 11.

    I did not post this for attention, I have a family and a life like all of you. All I wanted is you guys to open your eyes and know what you are buying. This is why Apple makes outdated phones and sells them like it is the hottest thing ever, when it is not.
    This was not a post for me to move to Android. No, in fact I have a Galaxy S5, and it lags every time. (Work issued phone) But I know Android has a tendency to lag, so it is not a big deal. But not the iPhone, I cant deal with an iPhone that was announced a month ago and is not smooth.

    This is why Apple will never step up, this is why we will not develop more fuel efficient airplanes. Because people will still fly in them, Apple wont add specs because people will keep buying their iPhone like hungry dogs and Apple knows it.

    I also forgot to mention on the post: The iPhone 6 is by far better than the iPhone 6 Plus. It can handle the screen and the specs are I think perfectly for the screen. But not for the 6 Plus. Look at the iPad 3, Look at the iPad Mini with Retina Display. Apple makes mistakes and they made another one, once again.

    In case someone was wondering, I will keep my iPhone 6 Plus, I love the phone and the design is something that is out of the ordinary, but what is inside is what bothers me and some of my colleagues as well.

    Have a good day.
    TL;DR. Meh.
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    10-12-2014 02:15 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You still do not have a valid complaint because you chose to buy the device. You have or had the opportunity to return it for a refund, but by your own admission, you're opting to keep the very device that you called "a joke". That, in and of itself, renders the point you are attempting to make utterly pointless, in my opinion......Having said that, enjoy your iPhone 6 Plus.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 10-12-2014 at 04:28 PM.
    10-12-2014 02:30 PM
  23. terreos's Avatar
    Iphone 6 Plus does everything I want it to do and I'm a sucker for Itunes integration. Soooo. . .I don't see the problem.
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    10-12-2014 02:33 PM
  24. jmr1015's Avatar
    Your logic is flawed. Consider that, every year, the new iPhone is one of the fastest, if not the fastest phones on the market. Specs be damned.

    Apply that to your airplane engine example. If every year, the new engines were the most fuel efficient on the market, what does it matter if they're using the best technology and materials?

    Yes, Apple could use more ram and a higher clocked quad core processor and participate in the spec war... But considering they're always at the front of the pack in terms of performance, and despite your experiences, for most people, the OS experience has always been smooth, what would be the point?

    Example: if you put two devices in front of me: one is running some 3.4gHz 8-core processor and 16gb of ram and has a 4k display and 50mp camera... And the other is a 1.0gHz single core, with 1gb of ram, a 720p screen, and 5mp camera, based on specs, you'd choose the first device, yes? But what if the second device was just as fast and smooth or even faster, and because of image processing takes just as good of a picture? What do all the specs matter now? Does the beefy specs on paper make you sleep better at night? Because me? Me, I'd be mad at my spec warrior phone that gets slapped around by an "inferior" device.

    That's like a 5'2" 140lbs guy jumping in the ring with a 6'0" 200lbs heavy weight boxer and going toe to toe, round after round... Who should feel worse? The small guy with the weaker stats? Or the big guy who should easily win, but doesn't?
    Last edited by jmr1015; 10-12-2014 at 02:44 PM.
    10-12-2014 02:34 PM
  25. FaisDogg's Avatar
    First off, I will start off with my experience:

    I have been using the iPhone 6 Plus since September the 19th. Yes I am one of the people that camped out of the Apple Store the day before its launch (Fan boy), there is no need to share my experience as we all know most people always have a good time while on line as you all may know. We all love Apple and its all about Apple talks all night and everything makes perfect sense. We are all on the same track. Anyway, I got my hands on the iPhone 6 plus on the 19th. Went back home and fired it up. First impression, Man this things is beautiful I loved it, I didnt have a single doubt that the $1,030 I just spent on a rather expensive phone was worthless. It was far more than worth it. Man, the screen is just beautiful. But as the days passed I realized about a couple of things: Lagginess: The phone was lagging, just straight up lagging. I was okay with that as I knew iOS 8 was a total disaster, but I cant deal with a brand new phone lagging that was just announced a week ago, lets not even cover 8.0.1 (First down vote for Apple), Also, Speaker: I cant watch a video on the iPhone 6 or any iPhone without covering the speaker, bad design, but lets not focus on that, thats not a deal breaker. Lets focus on the real deal: The device and its specs, oh yeah, before I forget the so well-known Bend-gate issue? Doesnt bother me. I am not a dumbass and I wont sit on my phone, if I manage to bend it I will just go to the Apple Store and pay $80 for a replacement or get it replaced.

    Besides the device itself and as an Aerospace and Electrical engineer I decided to do my own research and find out what the hell was wrong with my device, if it was really a RAM/hardware issue or straight up software.

    RAM: I started with RAM since it is only 1GB of RAM. Apple is playing with us. Man, we are in 2014 a phone with 1GB of RAM at this point is a joke, I am not going to talk about Android here, we all know Android has by far the BEST specs in the market. But here we get the real hardcore Apple fan boys: This is an Apple device man, we dont need specs and in Apple devices, we dont need specs So what the hell do you need? Spend thousands every year for the same crap? Get a thinner device every year? Apple is really pushing it, this is a joke. I had a discussion with some other really hardcore Apple fan boys the other day on some other forum, and they said that RAM wasnt necessary at all, that 1GB is perfect (We all know is not, right?) but yet. Whenever the iPhone 6S is announced with 2GB of RAM the same fan boys will go and stand and explain why it is the best decision ever made by Apple and why it makes perfect sense, that they have needed it since years ago. Sometimes I dont understand that people.

    Screen: The display pixels does NOT match the rendered pixels by the GPU. The reason for that is the 1080p displays have been available for a long time... cough.. Android cough.. And they are also cheaper and WAY faster to implement than the weird 2240x1200 resolution that the GPU renders at. Probably next year we will see a better resolution at about 2240x1200 to match the internal resolution.
    Processor/GPU: Okay Apple.., yeah, you are giving me a brand new processor (clocked at the same speed as the A7) but okay it is a new year and it has an 8 at the end (I am so hyped!, Actually I was.. for nothing.) Its the same iPhone 5S processor with a new number, wonder why Apple didnt compare the A7 against the A8 now? It is 55% faster than the original iPhone people! Now tell me one thing Apple, Who is comparing the original iPhone against the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? No one. But lets get into the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the biggest error and the worst thing about the iPhone 6 Plus. How dare you use the same A8 processor from a 4.7 inch screen on a 5.5 inch display? Thats a BIG joke. Here is why: The iPhone 6 renders about one million pixels (Oh yes, whoa!) but the iPhone 6 Plus renders about THREE million pixels. THREE times more pixels than the iPhone 6 and they used the same processor with the same CPU and Clock speeds? We dont need it to be faster but the extra TWO million pixels have to come from somewhere. Remember: the A8 is the A7 processor is the same with a new damn name. Nothing new. Dont tell me the A8x is still in development and that could not be implemented on the iPhone 6 plus at all. I am sure it is going to debut with the iPad Air 2, it could have debuted with the 6 Plus at least.
    But dont forget the A8 is a 64 BIT PROCESSOR! Tell me something, is there any app optimized for the 64 bit chip? None at the moment. And if we ever get those they are going to need a good amount of RAM, 1 GB of RAM is not going to cut it.
    If you have an iPhone 6 Plus and want to experience it by yourself:
    Take a look at the recently update Modern Combat 5, Frames Per Second are the worse ever and the game lags at times and sometimes you even get crazy and weird animations.
    For the science: I was writing a comment on some website the other day on my iPhone 6 Plus, I copied the text I was typing and went to the home screen, opened music started playing some music, went into LinkedIn and looked at about two profiles and took a screenshot, opened messages and sent the text I copied to myself into my iPhone 5, opened two other apps (Apple Store and Clock to activate my alarm) closed them both and went back to Safari to continue my comment. But OH SURPRISE. The page reloaded. (I was glad I copied the comment)

    At this moment I decided to make the same experiment on my iPhone 5, so I did the same of what I did on my 6 Plus on my iPhone 5, opened the same apps on the same order, same time lapse, and I was surprised. The iPhone 5 did NOT reload the website. (Both are on iOS 8.0.2), that only tells me that the iPhone 6 Plus is totally incompetent against the iPhone 5.
    Apple just made an iPad 3 all over again, ladies and gentlemen. With bad RAM and a bad Chip (A8) that cant even handle the damn screen resolution.

    Apple wont understand, Apple wont give better specs unless we stop buying worthless phones with outdated specs, I cant wait for Apple to give us iOS 9 and see how the iPhone 6 Plus lags.

    Yes, back in the day on the glory days of Apple (iPhone 4 and 4s), Android was crap. Not anymore, Apple is turning out to be the worse and Android is being smarter.

    Just my .2 cents. Have a good day.
    First of all, man, that's too long of a BS essay just for a darn phone, you have way too much free time for an " Aerospace Engineer" I switched from Android to iOS, and I like iPhone 6, that's all I care about. I'm fortunate enough to drop it and buy new one any time I stop liking it, and without complaining about it here. Lol


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