A stunning all-rounder with an impressively good camera
If your heart is set on Apple, then you won’t find a better phone than the iPhone 6s. Powerful, beautifully designed, and with a staggeringly good camera, it’s become a firm favourite in the UK for good reason.
It’s only fair to mention that some iPhone 6 owners may be disappointed with a 6s that looks almost identical to its award-winning predecessor. The razor-sharp 4.7” screen is still housed in aerospace-standard aluminium, while the glass is scratch-proof and exceptionally durable. But with the similarities come a build that oozes quality, and usability that isn’t far behind.
The iPhone 6s camera is something to behold. The 12-megapixel iSight back camera and accompanying 5-megapixel front-facing Facetime HD camera, with ƒ/2.2 aperture, are amongst the very best mobile phone cameras available. And you could pretty much shoot a Hollywood-standard movie with 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 FPS.
The major improvements come in the form of this iPhone’s power and new features. The operating system iOS 9 and A9 processor, with 2 GB of RAM, make the 6s extremely fast. In fact, the iPhone’s custom-designed 64-bit A9 chip delivers a desktop computer performance, with CPU speeds up to 70% faster, and a GPU up to 90% faster. The other key innovation is the introduction of 3D Touch. This new system for interacting with your mobile phone uses pressure-sensitivity to open up a range of options for your apps and phone features, depending on how hard you tap. It’s a fun feature to get to know and is likely to keep coming back in future iPhone models.
In summary, this is a handset that stands out from the crowd for its ease of use, speed, and its raw power. The iPhone 6s is an excellent all-round performer, providing not only a world-class camera, but also a great musical experience, with iTunes still unparalleled in its well-designed simplicity. The only drawback of the 16 GB version is that memory isn’t expandable. If you’re not a hoarder of apps, films and music, this shouldn’t present a problem, but you’re otherwise likely to find the space being quickly filled, especially if you prefer not to regularly manage your phone’s contents. The Apple iPhone 6s doesn’t come cheap, but quality rarely does.