A video review of the iPhone 6 leaks just a couple of days before Apple's official event

A video review of the iPhone 6 leaks just a couple of days before Apple's official event
There's only a day left to Apple's official unveiling of the iPhone 6. Maybe we should say "supposed unveiling", though we've had a world of iPhone 6 leaks by now, including pictures of it compared to the iPhone 5s and even a video showing its camera app in action. We suppose it's safe to say that the iPhone 6 is coming and anyone following tech news has a good general idea of how it's going to look. Well, now we can also watch a video review of Cupertino's new handset that somehow saw the light of day before the official announcement. Now, the review is in Mandarin and we can't take much from it, though we get to watch someone flick an iPhone 6 around and compare it to an iPhone 5s for seven minutes, so that's something, right?

We were really looking for clues about the phone being a replica, but it actually looks like the real deal. The reviewer uses the Touch ID sensor to unlock the device numerous times, the animations are smooth and buttery, the camera app works fast, the gallery app shows no hiccups, and everything launches pretty fast – these actions usually don't work as well as the cheap replicas that have been on the market for a couple of months now. However, it's a 480p video and we didn't see Siri be activated (which would've been a pretty good sign that the phone is legitimate), not to mention that this could easily be some sort of an earlier prototype. Furthermore – something really seems off about the video – with a shaky cam, people coughing in the background, some weird music playing from time to time – these people are obviously not professionals. So, how did they get their hands on such a secretive handset? Taking the video with a grain of salt, let's proceed.

So, on to the looks – if we assume that this phone is not a replica, and not a prototype, the first thing that may disappoint a lot of people is the protruding camera – indeed, it looks like it's here to stay. Secondly, there have been a lot of complaints about how bland the iPhone 6's back appears to be. A lot of people assumed that the final product will have an extra layer of material to cover the back – probably glass – but it seems like it will be the same all-metal back that we've seen since the first iPhone 6 dummy units. Otherwise, the phone's front is perfectly comparable to other flagships on the market – it does not have extremely thin bezels, but the screen-to-body ratio does not look disappointing in any way. Its profile is nicely thinned out and the reviewer reportedly says that it's lighter than its current-gen counterpart.

The video further compares the iPhone 6 and 5s in functionality – showing how fast they each wake up and unlock. Needless to say, the iPhone 6 is slightly faster. Also, supposedly, the reviewer says that the new handset is generally faster in launching apps, but again – this should hardly come as a surprise.

The two cameras also get a shootout. Again, this is a 480p video, so one could hardly make out picture quality differences. Needless to say, there's a lot more testing to be done in this department.

So, what do you think – are we looking at a genuine iPhone 6 here? Is the protruding camera a deal-breaker?

source: NoWhereElse (translated) via Redmond Pie

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Aaaaaaand again iPhonearena will be flooded by articles until 'the new iPhone' is released.

2. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

And after it is released.

5. VoicelessV

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Was it not just flooded with Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge articles? Was it not flooded with Motorola articles? It's called a news site for a reason - they are not going to ignore a huge event just because a bunch of f a gs have decided that they hate the iPhone oh so much

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Note 4 deserves those many articles whereas this device doesn't. I hope you got the gist mate ;)

9. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013


14. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

speed comparison is the best of them lol

26. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those were definitely the high point of PhoneArena's storied career! LOL.

22. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So phonearena should post articles that you think deserve to be posted and not all news either u like it or not? Then go make a news site and leave us alone with your senseless crap.

15. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Why do you automatically assume that I hate it? I was just stating the tradition going on here.

3. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

it looks nice. when viewed 2 meters away

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

They do it for every major release. Dud you not see the 98765456 articles for the Note 4? One article for every little thing, and comparing it to every other flagship and kitchen sink. Can't blame them though, they get clicks that generate ads, that get them money which keeps this site going.

6. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

The software definitely runs like ios but the hardware does not look like something apple will make(especially the back).

10. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Apple design are getting ugly

7. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

well the Camera looks bad for me I wish it was better

11. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

Where's the 4.7"?

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, same boring design..go figure

16. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I agree, looks exactly the same only a little larger, would have thought they would make a new look at least.

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yup.....its an iFone......

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Tomorrow it's time to rock. Anticipation building.

33. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yes Destiny will be out for xbox one, ps4... can't wait.

39. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


18. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

OMG, THEM BEZELS! At least the black one looks a lil bit better, because the colour does help to hide the ugliness of the design.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big like the gs5 huh?

40. steedsofwar unregistered

Yes, ugly and unnecessarily large top bottom bezels like the s5 and the z3 and the m8

19. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I hope the protruding camera (if it's there) brings added functionality to the device.

20. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

It looks good except the protruding camera (personal opinion), stop hating if won't buy.

21. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

It looks good except for the protruding camera (personal opinion), stop hating if won't buy.

24. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Apple have no chance in finding this guy. There are 1 billion chinese guys and they all look like this. This could be very well Jackie Chan.

25. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

His nickname probably yellowjedi >:)

41. steedsofwar unregistered

Why the racism guys? That is so last century. And offensive.

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