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Apple iPhone 6s Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Apple iPhone 6s Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Apple iPhone 6s Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2015, September
  • Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Screen: 4.7", LED-backlit IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 16/32/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 1715 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Apple iPhone 6s
Release date 2015, September
Dimensions (HxWxD) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm | 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in
Weight 143 g | 5.04 oz
Body build Front glass, aluminum body
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Battery 1715 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 240 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 50 h
Approximate price500 EUR
Screen
Technology LED-backlit IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 4.7" inc
Screen area 60.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio65.6%
Screen resolution 750 x 1334 px
PPI /points per inch/ 326 PPI
Screen protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Other - 3D Touch
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm (standard), 1/3'', 1.22µm, PDAF
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Functions Face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
Chipset - Apple A9 (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Graphics processor GPU - PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 16/32/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score172030
Antutu 7 score133981
GeekBench 5 Single Core531
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core971
GeekBench 4 Single Core2273
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3928
GeekBench 4 Battery1488
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.14 W/kg (head)     1.14 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.87 W/kg (head)     0.98 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- 16-bit/44.1kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

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Apple iPhone 6s Review

iPhones have been among the most anticipated smartphones for years now. The American company Apple makes every effort to maintain the impeccable reputation of its products. Smartphones are among the key ones in its portfolio and therefore we see a lot of innovation in their face.

The appearance of the iPhone 6s, like its predecessors, was also long awaited. A lot of rumours have been swirling online.  Compared to the iPhone 6 model, the features of the new device look impressive indeed. The RAM has been increased, the CPU frequency has been increased, the camera has been significantly improved. At the same time, the battery capacity has been reduced and the weight and thickness are slightly larger.

Let's take a closer look at the iPhone 6s - this is a model that will be relevant on the market for at least a few years.

Design

The appearance of the iPhone 6s has remained virtually unchanged. It makes sense that Apple would choose this path, as consumers have the ability to get attached to the shape and design of their phones. The front surface of the iPhone 6s is no different from that of the iPhone 6. The layout of all the controls and ports is completely identical. In other words, if you replace your device with the new iPhone, there will be no need for an adaptation period.

You can tell the old model from the new one by the fact that the back surface is emblazoned with the letter S. There's one more difference that's easy to spot. Take the two smartphones in hand. The iPhone 6s is slightly heavier - by 15 grams. In addition, this iPhone is also thicker. As it will turn out later, this is not a reason for weaker performance.

According to the manufacturer, the iPhone 6s uses a new type of aluminum that is used in the aerospace industry, and even stronger glass.

Something new in this Apple model is the additional color. Rose gold. If we recall the history of the company's smartphones, it has always been noticeable that the S-indexed iPhone gets some new body color. Rose gold definitely looks more girly and is a guarantee that it will reap success among the ladies.

Safety

As with the previous iPhone, we see two levels of protection on the iPhone 6s. The user has a Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a PIN. Both systems have undergone changes. The fingerprint sensor now works faster. With the PIN, we see that it now consists of six characters instead of four. This change is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Apple is trying to encourage users to use TouchID more actively, on the other - now the PIN is now 6 characters, which makes it harder to "crack". For those of you who struggle to remember such long passwords, you can revert to the four-character password in the settings.

Performance

iPhone 6s runs on Apple's A9 SoC, built on 14nm technology. The manufacturer of the SoC is the South Korean company Samsung. Apple usually does not report almost any technical details, only saying that the current solution is faster than the one used so far.

According to reports from various sources, it is a single-chip system that includes a 2-core 64-bit CPU with an ARMv8-A-based architecture, a six-core PowerVR 7XT series GPU, and an Apple M9 co-processor that is now integrated into the SoC itself. This way, the co-processor runs more power-efficiently and is always available for Siri.

The smartphone goes with 2 GB of RAM and 16/64/128 GB of internal storage.

What performance does the iPhone 6s demonstrate? Flagship-level. It's ample enough to play whatever games you want.

3D Touch

The main innovation in the iPhone 6s screen is the 3D Touch technology. It determines the degree of pressure on the screen. The technology is implemented through special sensors that are embedded in the backlight layer of the display. They determine the pressure variations. Pressing the display when 3D Touch is triggered is accompanied by a short vibration that confirms the action.

Thanks to 3D Touch, the user can access certain functions and programs directly from the main screen.

Cameras

The main camera in the iPhone 6s, as before, consists of 5 lenses, but this time the company from Cupertino has used a 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of ƒ/2.2, a hybrid infrared filter and phase autofocus.

Despite the increase in camera resolution on the iPhone 6s, you won't notice a significant increase in photo quality compared to its predecessor. At the same time, the detail is higher. The camera demonstrates more natural colours. In automatic mode, you will enjoy satisfying photos.

The front camera of iPhone 6s is a 5-megapixel one. The higher resolution has positively affected the detail of the photos.

In Apple originally solved the issue with the flash for the front camera. In fact, it is absent on its own. Its task is partially handled by the display, which lights up more strongly during shooting.

Fans of shooting video with a phone will properly appreciate the ability of the iPhone 6s to shoot video in 4K format. This resolution is adjustable from the camera menu.

Live Photo

Consumers love novelty, and Apple tries to respond to that. One of the innovations in the iPhone 6s camera is the creation of animated photographs. These are similar to GIFs, but of higher quality.

Autonomous operation

The battery capacity of the cute iPhone 6s amounts to 1715 mAh. If you recall the iPhone 6 had a 95 mAh bigger battery. This fact may surprise you as the newer iPhone has a higher weight and is a bit thicker than its predecessor. The good news is that despite the smaller battery capacity, the iPhone 6s's battery life is impressive. It outperforms all previous iPhones.

Conclusion

The iPhone 6s is a device that doesn't offer a new design, but it's armed with a bunch of innovations that no Apple fan won't appreciate. The smartphone has become noticeably faster, more rugged and has received an improved camera. The fingerprint scanner works faster, which only benefits the user - interacting with the iPhone is even more comfortable. We should also mention the 3D Touch technology! It greatly speeds up navigation on the iOS9 interface and apps.

Pros:

  • Quality materials of workmanship;
  • Good placement of controls;
  • Flagship display;
  • 3D Touch technology;
  • 2 GB RAM;
  • Quality main and front camera;
  • Fast Touch ID action;
  • Power Saving Mode;
  • iOS 9.

Cons:

  • Camera without optical stabilization;
  • 16 GB of internal storage in the base model;
  • You could always ask for more from the autonomous operation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Apple iPhone 6s was around 500 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2015, September.
The weight of the Apple iPhone 6s is 143 g.
The screen size of the Apple iPhone 6s is 4.7" inches.
The size of the Apple iPhone 6s is 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power key until the power icon appears, then drag it to the right.
To restart the phone, quickly press and release the volume up key, then the volume down key, and finally press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release it. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume up button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.
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