A consumer’s guide to the iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus was one of the most anticipated phone launches of all time; the buzz that surrounded this Apple phone was heightened by the announcement of the Apple watch, which made this model the latest cutting edge must have accessory.
However with such hype comes an equally high price tag, with many consumers finding themselves distinctly outside of the affordability bracket for what was a handset costing in excess of £600 at launch.
However, there are ways in which you can track down a deal on the iPhone 6 Plus and in this guide we explain exactly how.
The iPhone 6 Plus: What’s the big deal?
The iPhone 6 Plus may be considered by some as drastically overpriced, however for others the high specifications of this handset speaks for itself. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect when purchasing this prestigious phone:
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 384 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 24 h (3G)
Screen: 5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD Retina screen.
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080p and 401ppi.
Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels.
Tacking down an affordable iPhone 6 Plus
Waiting for prices to drop
Whilst consumers who are looking to buy the iPhone 6 Plus immediately won’t want to hear this advice, the surest way to a cheaper handset is to wait until the market has cooled a little. That said, iPhones are notorious for holding on to a good percentage of their original sale price and so you may find only limited discounts in even twelve months’ time.
Buying second hand
An alternative method of saving on the iPhone 6 Plus is to purchase the handset second hand. Choosing this option should however see you taking care to check out any potential seller’s credibility, particularly when purchasing from online notice boards.
Taking out a phone contract
Without a doubt the cheapest way of purchasing an iPhone 6 Plus is through an ongoing monthly contract. Currently this prices the handset itself at £99 with a 24 month contract.
If you are considering this route then you should think carefully about the ongoing costs month on month. However, if it is time to renew your current contract then price comparison websites can help you track down the best (and most suitable) iPhone 6 Plus deal.
Additionally tips when purchasing the iPhone 6 Plus
Considering phone insurance
Once you’ve received your iPhone 6 Plus and experienced the most advanced handset in the world it’s then time to think about protecting it. iPhones, and many smartphones in general, are particularly delicate and generally can’t withstand too many drops or bumps. Phone insurance can cost from as little as £5 per month and for coverage on what is a £600+ handset this rate isn’t too bad at all.