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Apple iPhone 6S Plus: Pros and Cons

iOS 9
Apple A9
PowerVR GT7600
2 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus

Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 6S Plus smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 5.5 inch IPS display, Apple A9 SoC, and 2 GB of RAM. It comes with iOS 9 out of the box, and a Li-Po 2750 mAh, non-removable battery. The IPS display panel has good color accuracy. It can display a wide range of colors, this makes visuals look more lifelike and vivid This smartphone has a single camera on the back (12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus).

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Apple iPhone 6S Plus smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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Apple iPhone 6S Plus specifications

BrandApple
NameiPhone 6S Plus
ModelIP6SP
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.77 oz
Dimensions6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inch
Colorsgold, rose gold, silver, space gray
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Apple iPhone 6S Plus is about 6.77 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versioniOS 9
SoCApple A9
CPUDual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
GPUPowerVR GT7600

The Apple iPhone 6S Plus comes with iOS 9 out of the box. iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple and used on its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. This Apple A9 CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. PowerVR GPUs have a reputation for being power-efficient and delivering strong performance.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.5 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotno

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The iPhone 6S Plus has only 16 GB. The internal storage of the Apple iPhone 6S Plus (2 GB) cannot be expanded.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera5 MP

The single camera can be enough for many smartphone users. It depends on their photography needs and preferences. The iPhone 6S Plus does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBLightning
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Apple iPhone 6S Plus supports 4G/LTE networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The iPhone 6S Plus smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 2750 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 2750 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of iPhone 6S Plus isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, proximity

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The iPhone 6S Plus phone has a fingerprint scanner.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Apple phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • none

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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