The iPhone 6 Plus came in today for testing purposes and we’re actually pretty impressed by it. Priced at $299 in the 16 GB version on contract, this model also costs $399 in the 64 GB version, on contract. Finally, the 128 GB version is $499 on commitment.

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Below you can watch the unboxing of the device and find out the box includes the usual manual, USB Lightning cable, Earpods headphones and metal nano SIM key. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled on September 9th and the latter is a 5.5 inch phablet with a Retina HD display, with Full HD resolution. The handset comes in silver, gold or space gray and it has a discrete box, one that doesn’t feature a picture on top and only says “iPhone” on the side. The phone’s Power button is now placed on the side, while the volume buttons are now elongated.

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The proximity sensor and front camera have traded places and the case has rounded edges, that are perfectly suited for your palm. In spite of the increased size, the device is easy to handle and comfortable to hold. It measures 7.1 mm in thickness, weighs 172 grams and its protruding camera didn’t bother me one bit, in spite of all the critique. This model adopts the 64 bit Apple A8 dual core CPU, 1 GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel iSight camera with OIS, Full HD video capture at 60 FPS, F/2.2 aperture and special focus pixels.

This model has NFC for Apple Pay payments, a 2915 mAh battery, that offers up to 14 hours of video playback, as well as an accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensor. I am truly impressed by this phablet and I’ll be having a lot of fun with it over the next few days.

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  • Surprisingly light??!! Not at 172 grams, when the LG G3 is only 149 grams. The Nexus 5 is admittedly a little smaller but it is only 130 grams. Sorry, but the iPhone 6 Plus is surprisingly heavy not surprisingly light for such an expensive phone. I feel they could have done better at that price.