UNU DX-6 review

Battery life on a phone is something we all wish we had more of, whether it be for more gaming time or for more camera shots whilst on holiday.

For a while now many companies have made portable charger packs which charge your phone via USB and then plug into your phone when you need it.


However, whilst these are great for supporting multiple phones, you have to remember to take it with you along with a USB cable every time.

Battery cases are another solution but only for certain handsets, thankfully the iPhone 6 is one that supports such an accessory.

UNU contacted us recently and offered to send their latest in “power on the go” devices. This is the UNU DX-6 and it offers an extra whopping 3000mAh of battery.

Add that to the 1810mAh you already have built in and you have just under 5000mAh of battery capacity at your disposal.

The install is REALLY simple, as you see in the video unboxing above the DX-6 comes apart into two pieces.

You slide your iPhone 6 into the main part making sure the lightning port clicks into place and then pop on the top which will hold it all together.

The great news is even though the DX-6 wraps around the sides and top, screen protectors are not impacted by this so will not lift off, something I was very pleased to see.

UNU DX 6 review

Looking at the photo above, this is what your iPhone 6 will look like with the battery case installed. Whilst it may add extra dimensions and weight, for a days worth of battery it is well worth it.

UNU DX 6 review

Most of the extra space is taken up at the bottom where the phone clips in to the case, mainly due to the way the lightning port plugs in.

Thankfully you also get two speaker slots which directs sound towards you instead of downwards like the iPhone 6 normally does.

UNU DX 6 review

There is nothing to see at the top of the case, just the raised sides which make the DX-6 hold the iPhone 6 in place. It still uses the same soft touch like materials the back has for grip and feels great in the hand.

UNU DX 6 review

Turning over to the bottom you have a micro USB port which is how you will sync and also charge the battery case.

This also charges the phone when it is plugged in, so no more needing to find a lightning cable anywhere – any standard micro USB lead will do just fine.

You also have a large hole for the headset port, however many headsets will not fit here due to how deep the port is between the case and the phone.

Instead UNU have provided an adapter in the box that fits through and lets you plug any standard 3.5mm headset in, this allows you to use the Apple ones your iPhone came with or your own set.

UNU DX 6 review

Looking at the left side you have the same soft touch design all the way around with just a few slots removed for access to the volume up and down buttons, as well as the silent switch.

UNU DX 6 review

Turning over to the other side continues the design with one simple slot for access to the power button, all very simple.

UNU DX 6 review

Over on the back you can see the camera area has been made large enough so you can still take photos with the case on, but also so that the LED flash can be used and not turn photos white due to being too thick.

Using a rival case on an older version of the iPhone I often found the camera area was too thick and when using the flash photos came out with a horrible white shade.

Thankfully this is not the case here on the DX-6.

UNU DX 6 review

The material of the case as I have mentioned has a rather nice soft touch feel to it which also helps grip the phone in the hand and not worry about it slipping out.

There have been lots of reports of dropped iPhone 6 devices due to the new metal curved design being slippy, and this is not the case once you have the case in use.

The large 3000mAh battery is located in the back area and is non removable so it really is a case of just fit and enjoy.

UNU DX 6 review

On the back near the bottom is where you will find the only button on the product, and that is of course to turn power on and off again with a simple press.

To make sure you do not keep turning on and off when in your pocket you must press for two seconds for it to respond.

You also get an LED light which glows green , blue and red depending on the level of battery you have left.

Final Thoughts

I have been using the UNU DX-6 for over a week now, and as a power user who really drains through a battery quickly it has saved me on many occasions already.

Listening to music on the way to work, watching 30 minutes of streaming video on lunch, another 30 minutes music on the way home – it really sucks power.

There is no doubt in my mind that for a power user, the iPhone 6 battery would never last the day with this use, and if you don’t mind the extra weight or size the DX-6 is perfect for you.

This again is great for just that situation giving you an even bigger battery than the 6 Plus, but keeping a great design and a case to protect your phone.

Many thanks to UNU for sending us this review sample so we can share with everyone.

You can order your own DX-6 case from the official UNO site and there’s the choice of either matte black (the one we have), white or a nice red version too.

Right now the DX-6 will set you back $79.99, which works out about £53 at the time of writing this review. This is a must for any iPhone 6 user who wants more battery life and a great way to protect their phone.

Battery life on a phone is something we all wish we had more of, whether it be for more gaming time or for more camera shots whilst on holiday. For a while now many companies have made portable charger packs which charge your phone via USB and then plug into your phone when you need it. However, whilst these are great for supporting multiple phones, you have to remember to take it with you along with a USB cable every time. Battery cases are another solution but only for certain handsets, thankfully the iPhone 6 is one that supports such an accessory. UNU contacted us recently and offered to send their latest in "power on the go" devices. This is the UNU DX-6 and it offers an extra whopping 3000mAh of battery. Add that to the 1810mAh you already have built in and you have just under 5000mAh of battery capacity at your disposal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCiJ1hC9Bpo The install is REALLY simple, as you see in the video unboxing above the DX-6 comes apart into two pieces. You slide your iPhone 6 into the main part making sure the lightning port clicks into place and then pop on the top which will hold it all together. The great news is even though the DX-6 wraps around the sides and top, screen protectors are not impacted by this so will not lift off, something I was very pleased to see. Looking at the photo above, this is what your iPhone 6 will look like with the battery case installed. Whilst it may add extra dimensions and weight, for a days worth of battery it is well worth it. Most of the extra space is taken up at the bottom where the phone clips in to the case, mainly due to the way the lightning port plugs in. Thankfully you also get two speaker slots which directs sound towards you instead of downwards like the iPhone 6 normally does. There is nothing to see at the top of the case, just the raised sides which make the DX-6 hold the iPhone 6 in place. It still uses the same soft touch like materials the back has for grip and feels great in the hand. Turning over to the bottom you have a micro USB port which is how you will sync and also charge the battery case. This also charges the phone when it is plugged in, so no more needing to find a lightning cable anywhere - any standard micro USB lead will do just fine. You also have a large hole for the headset port, however many headsets will not fit here due to how deep the port is between the case and the phone. Instead UNU have provided an adapter in the box that fits through and lets you plug any standard 3.5mm headset in, this allows you to use the Apple ones your iPhone came with or your own set. Looking at the left side you have the same soft touch…

UNU DX-6

Ease of use - 9
Value for money - 9

9

A sure purchase for any iPhone 6 user wanting more battery

9
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