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Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

from  $489.95+
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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

90
Francis86
I managed to win the silver 128gb model from http://www.winanewiphone.com/ and...read more
80
TxdoHawk
Let me keep this short: If you want an iPhone, get a Plus. The 6S+has a couple...read more
90
r3alle
Love the Touch 3D, cant wait for many more apps to support it. Battery life...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average Critic Score
 
80
TechRadar
Apple has reinvigorated its phablet without rewriting the playbook thanks to its smart 3D Touch technology and a more power under the hood. It's not the upgrade some will have been hoping for, but it's the upgrade we've got.
 
90
TechCrunch
Both 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.
 
80
The Wall Street Journal
It 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?
 
90
Bloomberg
With 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 ... isn't all the new stuff to pay attention to, it's all the stuff you never notice.
 
90
The Verge
If you are thinking of buying a new phone, and you have anything older than an iPhone 6, you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. It is the best iPhone ever made, and it is right now the best phone on the market.
 
100
The Telegraph
If you do like your phones big, iOS-running and beautiful, then the 6s Plus is your best option by a mile, and what I think is the best smartphone soon-to-be on the market.
 
90
Macworld
The iPhone 6s, with its upgraded cameras and processors, expanded RAM, and the delightful marvel that is Touch 3D, is the best iPhone ever. What’s more remarkable is not that this year’s iPhone is once again the best model ever, it’s the margin by which it improves on last year’s model.
 
90
Digital Trends
The battery life took a hit, but Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus is the best iPhone to buy.
 
80
Stuff
The iPhone 6s Plus provides an expansive immersive experience thanks to its giant screen - but that’s only if you can handle it.
 
90
Engadget
The iPhone 6s Plus has 3D Touch, iOS 9, a pair of improved cameras and the powerful A9 chipset ... 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.

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