- TouchID, 3D touch
- Great camera
- Better Build materials making it less prone to bending
- Price, OIS only on 6S plus model, 16GB model as Base Model
Design and Build:
The iPhone 6S looks nearly identical to the iPhone 6, but it is made of better quality Aluminium so it won’t bend easily. It has also been reinforced internally so that there are no chances of bending like the previous iPhone. The body remains the same. so does its slippery feel. The iPhone 6S is bigger, taller and thicker than it’s previous model. The TouchID or fingerprint scanner has improved so much that all it needs is a tap now to unlock and not a long press as on the previous models. The scanner is ridiculously fast.
The camera is another major change in the iPhone 6S as it has a new 12 MP sensor, although the flash and the rest of the optics are the same. It’s super fast and responsive and it’s easy to take great photos. The photos come out warm, making it look natural which is good. The phone has good low light performance as well. Now that the phone has a big enough sensor to shoot 4K videos, it finally does and the videos are great. There’s also a live photo, which is basically a gif with sound, which can be viewed the 3D touch.
The iPhone 6S has the same 1334*750 IPS LCD display panel from the iPhone 6, but this display is one of the biggest changes in this phone. The display has extra hardware sensors, which Apple call 3D touch, based on touch pressure. The display has multiple layers of pressure sensitivity, which supports “peek” and “pop” as Apple calls it. Only apps that support this work well for the time being, and there are a few Apple apps that support it right away.
The iPhone 6S sports a new Apple A9 chip,which is super fast. The chip is still dual core, but it’s 2Ghz and the phone has 2 gigs of RAM. Since iOS already ran well on 1 GB of RAM, this makes it even better, now the phone can hold more apps in memory without closing them. The phone is super smooth and apps open and close really quickly and the performance is top notch. The runs iOS 9 out of the box and it’s blazing fast.
For some reason, while the rest of market is making bigger and bigger batteries for their newer devices, Apple tends to reduce the size of the battery. The iPhone 6S has a 1715 mAh battery now compared to last years 1810 mAh. Somehow though the battery life remains the same, which is decent. It will probably last you a full day on light to moderate usage. It would’ve been nice if it had a bigger battery though, as most smartphones easily last a day and some even go 2 days on light to moderate usage.
The iPhone 6S has a lot of new features over the iPhone 6. It has bigger camera sensor, a better fingerprint scanner, a new display with 3D touch and better and faster internals.