Six Reasons To Buy Apple iPhone 6 in 2017

Released in 2014, the Apple iPhone 6 - for me - remains to be a great smartphone purchase in 2017. Let me share six good reasons why.

1. The design is still hip.

A lot of Apple fans are currently raving about the freshly announced Apple iPhone 8 for its looks among other things. But when you carefully look at the 2017 model, you'll realize that its overall footprint and form factor are very much reminiscent of the Apple iPhone 6! Sure, the new release has a glass back plate but when viewed from the front and sides, you won't find it awfully hard to see its resemblance to this earlier iPhone model.

2. Its still a reliable point-and-shoot digital camera substitute.

The iPhone 6's 8 MegaPixel f/2.2 iSight camera has a sensor with Focus Pixels technology that delivers faster autofocus and shutter speed, letting you capture any moment in a blink of an eye.

Want slow-mo videos? No problem!

High-definition video capture on the Apple iPhone 6 supports high frame rates up to 60 frames per second for Full HD 1080p videos and a whopping 240fps for 720p HD slow-motion clips. It also benefits from continuous autofocus, cinematic video stabilization and time-lapse video.

3. The handset is great for mobile gaming!

Apple iPhone 6 is powered by a 64-bit Apple A8 chip with desktop-class architecture that offers fast performance and energy efficiency, delivering sustained performance with great battery life. This handset is still very much capable of running the most specs-intensive games that you can download from the Apple App Store. It's obviously not the most powerful iPhone out there but it can still give you decent gaming experience.

Apple iPhone 6 2017

4. You get an 'actual' home button with Fingerprint Scanner.

If you're not fond of the 'static' home button of the Apple iPhone 7, 7Plus, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus, which doesn't really depress when you click on it, then I'm sure you'll be happy with the home button of the Apple iPhone 6. It also integrates a Fingerprint Scanner that you can use to quickly unlock the phone's interface and to add an extra layer of content protection and privacy.

5. The 3.5mm audio jack lets you listen to music with no compromises.

Do you have a huge collection of powerful wired earphones? Do you like recording your voice on your handset using a plug-in microphone like a lavalier? You can definitely use those accessories with the Apple iPhone 6 without the need for an adapter -- something you can't do on newer iPhone models.

6. And most importantly: It's now more affordable!

I've seen brand new units of Apple iPhone 6 go for around Php 21,000 online, which is almost half of its original SRP in 2014. Even network carriers are now offering the handset in their mid to low tier postpaid plans. For instance, you can now get the 32GB version via Smart Postpaid Plan 399 with Php 1,999 cash-out and only Php 999 monthly payment! With Plan 399, subscribers can enjoy 3GB Monthly Data on their iPhone 6, 500MB for FB Messenger, Viber, and WhatsApp, Unlimited All-Net Texts, 20 mins All-Net Calls, and Discounted calls to Smart/TNT at only Php 4 per minute. Not bad, right?

If you're a bit tight on budget currently and you're planning to get yourself an iPhone coming from your feature phone or entry-level Android smartphone, the Apple iPhone 6 could be right for you. Let me know what you think about this list via our comments section below.

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