Apple iPhone 6s
The iPhone 6s keeps the same design as the iPhone 6, but packs better cameras, a snappier processor and 3D Touch, a smart new way to get things done in fewer steps. Beyond that, the combination of iOS 9 and some well-built hardware help makes the 6s one of the best iPhones ever made... even if we wish it had some of the 6s Plus' niceties.
- 3D Touch is a smart, helpful addition
- First-rate performance
- Improved cameras
- Touch ID is faster and more accurate
- Lacks optical image stabilization
- Live Photos are hit-or-miss
- Base model still only has 16GB of storage
- Touch ID can be overly sensitive
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (16)
- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget90iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: more than just a refThe iPhone 6s keeps the same design as the iPhone 6, but packs better cameras, a snappier processor and 3D Touch ... Beyond that, the combination of iOS 9 and some well-built hardware help makes the 6s one of the best iPhones ever made... even if we wish it had some of the 6s Plus' niceties.Recode90Mossberg: The iPhone 6S keeps Apple on top in theThe iPhone 6s is the best smartphone out there, period. If you already own last year’s model, you might not find its new features compelling enough to upgrade. But, if you own an older iPhone, or an Android phone you’re ready to ditch, this new iPhone will make you much happier.The Wall Street Journal80iPhone 6s Review: A Slightly Better iPhone 6It is a slightly better iPhone—that must be what the S stands for. And like its “S” predecessors, it doesn’t address all complaints. That’s what the iPhone 7 is for—right, Apple?TechCrunch90Review: Appleâ€™s iPhone 6s And 6s Plus Go â€˜TickBoth the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are worth your attention and, if it’s in your budget, a purchase. The camera alone is worth the price of admission — it’s truly great — the glimpse into the future of three dimensional computing is just a bonus.Mashable90The iPhone 6SThe iPhone 6S is the best smartphone on the market, and 3D Touch is a truly forward-looking feature.Bloomberg90iPhone 6S Review: Come for the New Features, StayWith prodigious speed, well-thought-out interfaces, and flawless hardware-software integration, these new iPhones provide the tool for whatever it is you're doing and just let you do it. The best thing about the 6S and 6S Plus isn't all the new stuff to pay attention to, it's all the stuff you never notice.The Telegraph90iPhone 6s review: built for successIf you can justify the price, are fully committed to the iOS / OS X ecosystems and prefer the smaller end of the phablet spectrum, the iPhone 6s could well be the one for you.The Verge90IPHONE 6S REVIEWIf you are thinking of buying a new phone ... you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. ... Note that I said the 6S Plus, not the 6S. I am convinced that in another year or so every phone will be the size of the 6S Plus, so if you're going to jump in, just go all the way.Stuff100Apple iPhone 6s review"Everything's changed" is pushing it, but within the 6s' familiar body lies a surprising amount of innovation.USA Today90iPhone 6S, 6S Plus: 3D Touch, great camera add upTrading up this soon certainly is by no means necessary, but those of you who do will be happy you did.
- 87AVERAGE USER SCORE16 Reviewsjose90August 31, 2017Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Packed with more power than any other smartphone on the market today. A real step forwardEngadget Reader10October 25, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!iPhone is not worth for money. You can not browse the files like android devices. You can not play music which is transferred through shareit. iPhone is not user friendly device. You should be dumb while using it.Adityan90November 20, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetbaileylo80November 12, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone just doesn't have the wow factor. There's 3d touch but that's about it.Engadget Reader100October 11, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Fantastic Phone. A leap in the cameras quality and the reception for calls and wifi is also much better. The Battery also lasts a lot longer.Engadget Reader90October 10, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 7, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I jumped from a 5S so things like Apple Pay (love!) and a larger screen, I noticed right off the bat. A couple of features that weren't as highly touted but I find most useful are first how ridiculously fast the thing is. 2 gigs of ram is where it's at! Also, as many others have noted, the new Touch ID is super fast. 3D Touch is also cool but I'm waiting on more third parties to implement. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with this choice of device.js87100October 5, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 3, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!After a week i love it. It's the usual apple user experience. But if they came out with one that was similar in size to the 5S with the same specs, I would trade it in in a heartbeat. I now need two hands to do what I did with one which does not make me happy..Engadget Reader100October 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I switched from Android because I couldn't find a sub 5 inch flagship phone anymore. I was interested in the z5 compact but no US release date was announced so I decided to give the iPhone a try. Although the bezels could be a little bit smaller, overall the phone feels great in the hand. The phone is relatively narrow which makes in easy to use with one hand and the reachability feature helps alleviate the fact that the phone is a bit tall. The phone is extremely fast and fluid and has a great camera. 3d touch is a useful new feature that will only get better as it gets more support over time. Right now my favorite use for it is switching between apps by pressing on the side of the screen instead of double clicking the home button. The finger print sensor is insanely fast and convenient. My one complaint is that the battery life while decent is not great. This is the one area that can really be improved upon. I would also have liked a notification light but that's a minor complaint.Engadget Reader90October 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been happy so far with this phone, I am coming from the 6 Plus and really enjoy this form factor so much more, the Plus wasn't that bad but because I always reach for my iPad Air with data, the things I do use my phone for it was just too big.I am really excited about the possibilities for 3D Touch. the only things I do not like about the phone are the battery life and Live photos, but those were easy enough to turn off.Live Photos feels gimmicky, takes a lot more space than a regular picture and is really only good when the main subject of the photo is a person or animal.I love the phone otherwise and really appreciate that Apple is now sending the phones unlocked if you pay in full.Engadget Reader100October 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It seems that Apple is going away from intuitive UI as the years progress. Though it is above the rest in relations to the current UI's out there in terms of simplicity, what had initially been a focus seems to have deviated to insignificant add-onsSacrificing battery life for 3D Touch is a backwards decision. 3D Touch is not useful enough to take away from battery life which is always a necessity.Hoping for a better form factor that disappears when it's not in use and, at the same time, all surface area (UI, screen space) is used more efficiently. Steve Jobs' reason for keeping it usable in one hand.Whatever Apple, does will in some way become a standard. Not always because it is innovative but because it has had the foundation laid out by Steve Jobs. What is sad is that all the new features on the new Apple iPhone 6s are just rehash of other phones' add ons that have been around for a while now. (This is true and shocking to many people I have talked to. Watching the Apple Keynote, I was repeatedly let down by this realization after each "new" feature that was announced)With all that said, customer service, ecosystem, and user friendliness (for non-techies) are all strong points/areas that will be the foundation in which Apple leads the way. This was possible and still is possible only because of Steve Jobs leadership. Hopefully, Apple is not led too far away from these principles but instead stay true to its core. And hopefully, a true innovator is given a chance to step up or plow his/her way into a position where real innovation and advancement can occur with the power and position in the market that Steve Jobs has created for AppleEngadget Reader100October 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - Engadgetmattster1990190September 28, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget