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Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions (Page 1)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

After years of not touching an iPhone, the 6 Plus is here, and after a few hours playing with Apple's largest phone yet, here's what I think about it.

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 17, 2014 at 04:03 pm CDT - 2 mins, 33 secs reading time for this page

Introduction - An Android Lover Walking Into Camp iPhone

I won't lie, I'm a Google Android lover. I'm a huge fan of everything Android, as it offers me a complete package. I can use Chrome on my Apple MacBook Air (OS X), Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (Windows 8.1), Windows PC (Windows 7), every single Android device I've got, any iOS device on the market, and everything in between - and best of all, it just works. My entire Chrome history is there, bookmarks, saved passwords, everything.

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This flows right into every Google service: Maps, Navigation, Now, Hangouts, and so much more. I use Hangouts every day, Google Now is a daily part of my life for so many things - and even better when I'm travelling for on-the-fly currency conversions, as well as telling me the time at home with a simple flick of my finger, and so much more - Maps and Navigation are better than proper GPS units, and anything Apple can do with Maps right now.

One of the key services I use each and every day, something that I use when I'm at events, at home, and store everything digitally, is Drive. Google Drive is crazy cheap, and super-fast for me to upload to, and download from. I have a 1TB Drive account that I have everything stored on, and that is a price that even Apple cannot compete with.

The best thing about Google services? They provide all of them on iOS, and in quite good quality. They aren't just apps they throw onto the App Store, they are apps that Google spends considerable time on, constantly polishing for iOS users.

So, what better person to check out the new iPhone? I'm looking at it through the eyes of someone who has used 10+ of the best Android-powered handsets on the market this year, including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 5, G3, Xperia Z2, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), NVIDIA's Shield Tablet, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and a few more.

Some of my very close friends thought I would be super biased, but what's the point in that? I've admitted that I love Android, but that doesn't stop Apple from impressing me with the new iPhone, does it? Sure, I'm not going to fall in love with it - I might, but I highly doubt it - but there are going to be things I like, and dislike. This is how I am with anything, everything Android doesn't impress me - for example, I absolutely hate Samsung's TouchWiz UI and will refuse to personally own or use one because of it - if I hate something from Apple's largest competitor (by far), then I'm not completely biased.

What I love and enjoy much more than anything - are Google's various, and long list of services. They are not replicated with any other company, and this isn't just Apple, but Microsoft, Amazon, Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG - everyone. No one comes close to the plethora of services that Google provide, and this is one of the biggest issues that its competitors face.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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