iPhone 6 Review Round Up: How Do Critics Rate Apple Smartphone?

By Larry Ong, Epoch Times
September 27, 2014 6:27 pm Last Updated: September 28, 2014 2:30 pm

The iPhone 6 has been out for more than a week, and it appears to have largely positive reviews. 

Check out what critics are saying and how they have rated Apple’s latest and greatest phone. 

CNET gave the iPhone 6 a 4.5 out of 5, 88/100 rating:

“The iPhone 6, if you think of it as the overdue screen upgrade and feature boost that last year’s iPhone 5S wasn’t, is an excellent upgrade for any iPhone 5 owner. And it’s finally the sort of phone that an Android owner might once again leap over to buy. But, on the whole, the 6 is a product that feels like a collection of overdue Android features, given an excellent polish by Apple hardware and software design. It’s a really, really good phone. It’s not revolutionary. But stay tuned, because Apple Pay, which could be Apple’s most important advancement in years, hasn’t launched yet…and these phones are your first ticket into it,” the site said. 

Engadget also gave a high 90/100 rating, and had this to say about the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus: 

“This year’s iPhones aren’t groundbreaking, nor are they perfect. But they demonstrate something far more important to Apple’s success in the long run: freshness. Apple ditched the tried-and-true square design (which I’ve always been fond of) for a more rounded, modern look; it added features that should’ve been there ages ago (NFC, anyone?); and it made the phones large enough to start competing in a hotly contested space.” 

Wired gave Apple’s latest offering a 7 out of 10, noting that it was “very good, but not quite great.” 

According to the site: “The iPhone 6 feels like an Olympic gymnastics routine: It’s a big leap, and filled with brilliant feats, but Apple didn’t quite stick the landing.”

Finally, Tech Crunch called the iPhone 6 the “best smartphone available.” 

“It offers improvements in almost every way that matters, and it delivers those in a striking new design that balances consumer demand for larger screens with a thin, light and durable case… More than anything, the selling point here is that Apple has managed to recapture the energy and excitement that came with the original iPhone with the new iPhone 6. It feels like a return to form in all the right ways, in addition to packing a ton of new features like Apple Pay that light the path for what Apple as a company is to become. For users, though, it’s all about delivering the best computer you can keep in your pocket, and that’s exactly what the iPhone 6 is.”