The iPhone 6s: A Review
Since the iPhone 6 was launched, people have been anticipating the release of its S counterpart, the iPhone 6S. It has also made the world discuss about the possible features and changes it has in comparison to the former model. So if you’re still wondering whether to upgrade or wait for an iPhone 7, you might want to read further.
Build and Design
Apple’s new model, the 6S, has a 4.7-inch Retina display LCD screen with 750 x 1334 pixels (3226 ppi), much like the iPhone 6. It is, however, 14 grams heavier than the latter, with a weight of 143 grams because of the 3D Touch.
It is also made of aluminum and with the same dimensions as the older model, thus making it easy to hold. However, the model’s round edges make it harder to grip. The chassis is made with the Series 7000 Aluminum, compared to the older model’s Series 6000 aluminum. Combined with its ion-strengthened glass and coating, this makes the 6S stronger and less possible to bend out of shape when kept in your pocket.
The 6S has a 12-megapixel iSight rear camera and a 5-megapixel Facetime HD camera that are both equipped with a flash.
When taking pictures, it provides photos with well-defined details and softness. This helps give pictures look vivid even after cropping or a close-up. The camera also takes HDR pictures by taking different light exposure shots and evening out the extreme brightness or darkness. This lessens the need for sharpening and adjusting the contrast of pictures so you won’t have to worry about the loss of details.
Processor and Battery
The 6S makes use of a 1.84 GHz dual-core processor from the older model’s 1.4 GHz. This makes the new model faster and more efficient than iPhone 6. And with a 2GB RAM, it’s very responsive and is perfect for work since it lowers the need to reload when browsing on the Internet.
The battery, a 1715 mAh from the 1810 mAh of the iPhone 6, provides an hour more in battery life than that of the latter model’s. It, however, provides a Low Power mode that you can enable to help you save your battery. With it, your battery can last longer even with a 20% remaining power charge left.
Display and Sound
The one thing most Apple users anticipate in the release of the iPhone 6S is the 3D Touch innovation. To put it simply, 3D Touch provides a three-dimensional user interface. A tap on the icon, like the messaging app, blurs the background icons and embosses the said icon. A long press allows you to peek into the content of the messaging app and view certain messages until you find what you’re looking for. And when you’re done, you can release the icon to lead you back to the previous page. Now, if you want to open the said icon you just “peeked” into, you just need to tap harder on it.
With regards to the sound quality, it still makes use of the same single mono speaker that delivers high quality sounds. However, the call quality is much better, providing clearer and better-sounding conversations.