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Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

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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 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.

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Pros
  • 3D Touch is a smart, helpful addition
  • First-rate performance
  • Improved cameras
  • Touch ID is faster and more accurate
Cons
  • Lacks optical image stabilization
  • Live Photos are hit-or-miss
  • Base model still only has 16GB of storage
  • Touch ID can be overly sensitive
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
jose
Packed with more power than any other smartphone on the market today. A real...read more
10
RaghavendraMaiya
iPhone is not worth for money. You can not browse the files like android devices....read more
90
Adityan
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
90
Average Critic Score
 
90
The Verge
If 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.
 
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.
 
100
Stuff
"Everything's changed" is pushing it, but within the 6s' familiar body lies a surprising amount of innovation.
 
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
Recode
The 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.
 
90
Mashable
The iPhone 6S is the best smartphone on the market, and 3D Touch is a truly forward-looking feature.
 
90
USA Today
Trading up this soon certainly is by no means necessary, but those of you who do will be happy you did.
 
90
The Telegraph
If 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.
 
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 about the 6S and 6S Plus isn't all the new stuff to pay attention to, it's all the stuff you never notice.
 
90
Engadget
The 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.

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