The “S” variants in iPhone came back in 2009. The “S” here means Speed. S models are typically characterized by modest refinements, and while they traditionally afford at least one defining feature. The S model typically follows basic physical design of the phone.
Both iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus looks almost identical to last year’s models. The measurements are a hair different in some areas. The new iPhone’s are bit heavier, This was expected as last year’s iPhone 6 Plus had an issue in its body which caused the phone to get bend when decent amount of pressure was applied on the back of the phone. This Problem was with only few people and that problem got viral on internet. That Problem was named as “Bend-Gate”, Actually issue doesn’t affected majority of the iPhone users. Apple noted down this problem so in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus company is using High grade Aluminium to make sure the new set of phones are less prone to bending.
The Some part of that extra weight that new iPhones have are also due to the main feature of the phone that is 3D Touch. This new feature on the iPhone 6s & the iPhone 6s Plus adds a new layer of interactions and information to iOS. The screen on the device is pressure-sensitive. This is not the first Apple device a pressure sensitive screen, Products like Apple Watch and MacBooks already have the Force Touch Technology build inside them.
3D Touch can show quick actions when you deep press on apps.Pushing on a message in Mail opens a preview that you can slide to either side to delete or archive, and pushing harder opens the message. Pushing on a Camera apps can gives you options for taking selfie, take slo-mo etc. Pushing down Safari will pushing lightly on a link opens a preview, and pushing slightly harder actually opens the page.
Basically, Apple calls it “Peek & Pop”. So in a app which supports 3D Touch, if you see something you like then press it with little bit of pressure to peek to see what it is and then if you apply even more pressure you can pop into that thing so that you can see it full screen.
So when you push down on the screen, the distance between them changes, and the phone can do things based on how hard you press, with precise bits of haptic feedback from Apple’s Taptic Engine vibration system. Still Apple is not making it up that exactly how many levels of pressure-sensitivity the new screen can detect.
Apple is using the same glass that you see on Apple watch sport, The new glass is stronger so you don’t need to worry about the glass of the phone getting scratched. The New Touch ID on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are insanely fast. So i have been into the times where when i just simply put down my finger on the home button and i missed out all my notification. Now with the new Touch ID on the new iPhones you can simply unlock your phone by just taping the home screen instead of holding down your finger.
The New Touch ID is Insane !
Camera on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are one of the factor which will make this iPhones to stand apart from the rest of old iPhones. So finally the new camera is 12-megapixel shooter and the front camera or the iSight camera has been update to 5-megapixel. Jumping from 1.2 megapixel to 5 megapixel for the iSight camera is defiantly a huge improvement over the iPhone 6. Now all of your selfie’s will look crispy.
The Front Facing camera in iPhone 6S, as compared to the iPhone 6 is simply tremendous !
Another small feature that is added to iPhone 6s & iPhone 6S Plus Camera is the “Retina Flash”. Apple is not first to introduce this, Originally App called Snapchat has this feature since years. Basically the entire screen blinks white when you take a selfie in low light, serving as a makeshift flash. According to Apple the screen backlight to go three times brighter than normal when it’s flashing in this way.
Now lets talk about camera, the new 12 Mega Pixel camera on the new iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus will record 4K videos. So you will be wondering that the jump from 8 Mega Pixel to 12 Mega Pixel will create drastic change in the quality of Photos, then let me be clear about this, If you compare the same photos shoot from both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s then the difference will not be game changing. we conclude that the photo which is shoot on iPhone 6S is better then the iPhone 6. As far as micro details goes then iPhone 6S is the clear winner here. Overall the images that you will click with both of this iPhones will be Crispy and with accurate colors in majority of conditions like indoors, dark , bright etc.
Another feature that iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s comes in with are called “Live Photos”. So now when youpress the shutter button, you’ll see a little Live indicator pop up, letting you know that the phone is recording 1.5 seconds of action before and after your shot. After that you can head to your camera roll and 3D Touch the photo to play back the short audio and video clip you’ve captured. Again this idea of live photos is not first, HTC Zoes has similar feature.
The only temporary little downside of live photos is you need to keep your camera pointed at your subject after you have taken a photo. Apple knows this problem and will provide an update which will sense when you’re moving the phone and cut off the Live recording. Live photos are also require a lot of space on your iPhone.The sharing of live photos is little bit limited, you can share live photos with a friend who is running iOS 9 or Watch OS 2 or OS X El Capitan.
Apple has plans to expand the support of live photo sharing, so for that company has plans to provide developer API for Live Photos to work in 3rd party apps and web. Photo sharing giant Instagram have already signed up.
And finally 4K Video recording comes iPhone, No doubt the 4K footage that you recored on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus are very crispy and clear. Apple is very proud of the fact that the iPhone’s A9 processor can do all of its stabilization and processing magic while shooting 4K. A9 processor in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are even able to edit a 4K video in iMove.
Battery on the iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus are technically smaller, But that don’t matter the battery life on this iPhone is pretty great. You use your iPhone day long with a full charge. If you are a heavy phone user and worry that battery life on iPhone 6s will not last a day long for you then the iOS 9’s Low battery mode can save your juice. The Low power mode cuts performance, minimizes animations, and turns screen brightness down to make sure battery life can be extended as long as it can. If you are coming from an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus then battery life will be a disappointing factor for you.
Should you upgrade from iPhone 6/6Plus to iPhone 6s/6s Plus ?
The new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus packs some of the amazing new feature, If you own iPhone 6 and this question is striking in your mind then what we recommend here is to wait for upcoming iPhone, Apple mainly made big changes in the hardware part and camera, so if you think iPhone 6S will be insanely fast then iPhone 6 then you are getting it wrong. Of course iPhone 6S has better processor then iPhone 6 but if you compare both of the phone side by side then in terms of performance you will not that that major changes. Another Big change that iPhone 6S has is the new 12 megapixel camera, again by comparing both of the images side by side you will not find that major changes.
Should you upgrade from iPhone 5s or lower to iPhone 6s/6s Plus ?
Of course, you should, you will find some mind blowing changes in terms of Performance, camera quality, display, Touch ID, Battery life and overall built of the device.
TechnoScore : 9.3
Good Stuff :
- Performance is amazing
- Camera is great
- 3D Touch is very useful
- Touch ID is insane
Bad Stuff :
- No major design changes
- Battery life could be better
- 3D Touch Currently is limited to few apps
- 16 GB storage option is a joke