Apple iPhone 6s Plus Review: Key Features
Apple's premium flagship smartphone reigned supreme until the iPhone 7 Plus arrived on the scene. Despite losing its throne as one of the best cell phones to date, make no mistake that the iPhone 6s Plus is still a beastly device that can hold its own against the best of the best.
Following Apple's relentless pursuit to refine and improve the phablet formula, the 6s Plus is a joy to use. No matter what use you need this phone for, it can keep up without any stutters or hiccups. With a plethora of exciting new features on the surface and under the hood, and continual software updates, you won't be disappointed with the iPhone 6s Plus.
Let's dive right into what makes the iPhone 6s Plus a fantastic mobile phone.
There's not much to speak about design--but that's not a bad thing. Apple has a lengthy track record of building phones that are sleek, stylish, incredibly thin, and comfortable to hold. The iPhone 6s Plus comes packaged in a rounded metal body that feels sturdy and made with premium materials that won't bend (unless you force it to, which in that case have fun with a broken phone).
Standing tall at a colossal 6.2" inches, the phone may feel too big to hold and manipulate in one hand. It's also a little heavier and only millimeters thicker than its older predecessors, but you can expect it to fit comfortably in your pocket.
While staying true to its design roots, the iPhone 6s Plus has seen a considerable overhaul under the surface. With double the RAM and processing power of the iPhone 6, and a considerable amount of internal storage to boot, the 6s Plus deftly handles multiple apps, games, videos, and web pages without skipping a beat.
The 1920x1080p high-resolution display creates beautiful, vivid images. The 12-megapixel camera shoots stunning selfies and can record video in 4k resolution, proving to be a great outlet for your creative endeavors. Live Photos is a neat little add-on that effectively makes the photos you take into bite-sized GIFs, but it's doubtful anyone will use it much. It just seems rather unimpressive.
Perhaps the most exciting feature to talk about concerning the iPhone 6s Plus is the new 3D Touch capabilities. Now, the phone can sense how deeply you touch the display. This may not seem like a game-changer to you, but it paves the way for limitless functionality. If you press lightly you get one action, but press harder you get a second.
For now, the 6s Plus utilizes 3D Touch to better track multiple inputs and to set up shortcuts for common actions. For now, navigating apps are easier than ever, but it will be interesting to see where Apple takes 3D Touch next with future phones.