iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. they were announced in September 2015 and were Apple’s flagships of that same year. Apple iPhone smartphones are well known and admired devices that are most of the time associated with class and style. This is an overview of iPhone 6s, the smaller brother of the iPhone 6S Plus. Let us see what Apple brings to the table with this device.
Design and build
The iPhone 6s is a compact smartphone. Weighing only 143 grams, it stands at 138.3mm tall, is 67.1mm wide and 7.1mm thick. This is a fit to hand build that is very comfortable to hold without any strains felt. It features a full unibody metallic design that gives that cold feeling to the hand anytime you pick your phone up. On the back of the iPhone 6s features a camera with a dual LED flash on the top right corner, a shinny Apple logo in the upper middle and iPhone branding on the bottom. Facing you is a selfie camera, sensor and an earpiece. The bottom bezel has a physical home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner which is quick and effective at its work. The design is sleek and the build of the iPhone 6s is compact. It is one you will easily fall in love with.
iPhone 6s comes with a 4.7 inches LED backlight IPS LCD capacitive touch screen panel. It has a 65.6 percent screen to body ratio and has a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi pixel density). This display is so pleasant with well represented colors and great brightness. It is a display that isn’t harsh to the eyes at all. There is support for 3D touch display, display zoom and multi touch. There is ion strengthened glass and oleophobic coating for protection of the display on the iPhone 6s.
iPhones are not camera phones. But they are a widely known for the standard of picture quality they give. The same is the case with the Apple iPhone 6s which has two cameras. A 12MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection, autofocus and has a dual LED (dual tone) flash. It has geo tagging feature, touch focus, face or smile detection and HDR (photo/panorama). The selfie camera is a 5M shooter with face detection, HDR and panorama modes. Both cameras are very decent.
Video recording from 720p@240fps up to 2160p@30fps. There is simultaneous 4K video recording and 8MP image recording. This is a phone for persons who love photography and video recording.
Performance and memory
Apple iPhone 6s comes with pre installed iOS 9 which is upgradable to iOS 10.3.2. it comes with Apple A9 chipset and a dual core 1.84 GHz Twister CPU. A PowerVR GT7600 (six core graphics) for processing performance on the iPhone 6s.
You get to choose from for varieties of the iPhone 6s ie the 16GB or 32GB or 64GB or 128GB version. All have 2GB of RAM. The iPhone 6s is a very snappy phone. It doesn’t hang even when other apps are running on the background. Impressive performance on the Apple iPhone 6s.
A sealed 1715mAh battery is the capacity we get on the 6s. It seems very little on paper. But due to Apple’s customization of their OS, the battery does last up to a whole day without need of charge. It has an endurance rating of 62 hours which is just about an average of smartphones these days.
Connectivity and network
There is support for wifi, dual band, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC (Apple Pay only) and it comes with a 2.0 reversible connector.
Network: Nano SIM. GSM 2G, CDMA, HSPA 3G and EVDO.
There is support for vibration, proprietary ringtones, loudspeaker that is pretty decent with its audio output and there is a 3.5mm jack that gives 16 bit/ 44.1 KHz audio on headphones. There is also noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Wrap up. It is the iPhone 6s, that alone should say it all. It nails every bit of feature a flagship smartphone should. I recommend the iPhone 6s for its good performance, camera, display and performance.