91
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: More than just a refresh

The iPhone 6s Plus has 3D Touch, iOS 9, a pair of improved cameras and the powerful A9 chipset, just like its smaller sibling. A long-lasting battery and optical image stabilization for its 12-megapixel rear camera help give the iPhone 6s Plus a slight edge over the regular 6s, although we wish it were a little easier to hold.

Pros
  • 3D Touch is a smart, helpful addition
  • First-rate performance
  • Touch ID is faster and more accurate
  • Great camera helped by optical image stabilization
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Live Photos are hit-or-miss
  • Base model still only has 16GB of storage
  • Touch ID can be overly sensitive
  • Can be hard to use with one hand
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Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

8.0
 

Display

9.0
 

Battery life

8.0
 

Camera

9.4
 

Ease of use

9.3
 

Design and form factor

8.3
 

Portability (size / weight)

7.6
 

Media support

10.0
 

Durability

8.4
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

9.0
 

How It Stacks Up

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