iPhone 6S Plusby Apple

  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6S Plus
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A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
89%
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PROS

  • The phone displays faster performance than last year's iPhone 6 thanks to improved processor and graphics chips.
  • Siri works hands-free, even without being plugged in, like the Moto 360.
  • Camera now delivers 8 megapixel stills, 4K video, and Live Photos, which capture motion before and after the shutter is released.

CONS

  • Styling is identical to the iPhone 6 Plus, which many people consider relatively uninspired.
  • The low-end 16GB version isn't especially practical, which means you really need to spend at least $850 to get your hands on a Plus.
  • Apple has made no real effort to improve the anemic battery life of the iPhone 6 Plus.
The iPhone 6S Plus is the big brother to Apple's "between year" iPhone 6S. It has a larger screen (5.5 inches vs. 4.7 inches) and ... well, that's pretty much it. The 6S Plus delivers all the new features of the S model--3D Touch, hands-free battery-operated Siri, faster Touch ID, better CPU performance, Live Video, and a better camera--in a larger body for people who want a more spacious display. It's Apple's most polished and mature phone to date.
NameiPhone 6S PlusiPhone 6SNexus 6PGalaxy S6 edge+Moto X Pure Edition
ManufacturerAppleAppleGoogleSamsungMotorola
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When it comes to choosing between the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 6s, the only real point of differentiation is the sizing. The 6s Plus is…

When it comes to choosing between the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 6s, the only real point of differentiation is the sizing. The 6s Plus is a monster, whilst the 6s is much more managable in terms of slipping it into your pocket.

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Moving onto its accuracy under the sRGB color spectrum chart, the iPhone 6s Plus performs exquisitely by hitting most of the target value ma…

Moving onto its accuracy under the sRGB color spectrum chart, the iPhone 6s Plus performs exquisitely by hitting most of the target value marks – giving its colors that true-to-life, realistic tone. It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s pretty close to achieving that.

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And yes, I came to love the Plus for its pro-type features, and even for its near-tablet feel. For videos, and games. But as a normal phone,…

And yes, I came to love the Plus for its pro-type features, and even for its near-tablet feel. For videos, and games. But as a normal phone, its size never seemed truly comfortable to me.

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have made the jump from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels on the back camera and 1.2 to 5 megapixels on the front came…

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have made the jump from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels on the back camera and 1.2 to 5 megapixels on the front camera, but the big imaging news is Live Photos. By recording 1.5 seconds of video before and after each shot, the new iPhones add a new dimension to your stills.

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In our ad hoc tests in the office the iPhone 6S Plus was able to run for around 24 hours using only 29 per cent of its battery. That's going…

In our ad hoc tests in the office the iPhone 6S Plus was able to run for around 24 hours using only 29 per cent of its battery. That's going to be great for weekends away, or those moments when you've forgotten your charger.

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A big iPhone makes a lot of sense when combined with the Apple Watch. With that adorning your wrist the idea is you won’t need to pull the i…

A big iPhone makes a lot of sense when combined with the Apple Watch. With that adorning your wrist the idea is you won’t need to pull the iPhone 6 Plus out of your pocket or bag all the time.

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Touch ID is much faster and a lot less finicky on the iPhone 6S Plus. Although it’s probably only a fraction of a second speedier, the added…

Touch ID is much faster and a lot less finicky on the iPhone 6S Plus. Although it’s probably only a fraction of a second speedier, the added quickness matters, especially when you use Apple Pay.

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Apple says the phone's new Touch ID sensor is twice as fast as the old one, which was pretty fast. In side by side testing against an iPhone…

Apple says the phone's new Touch ID sensor is twice as fast as the old one, which was pretty fast. In side by side testing against an iPhone 6 Plus, I found that yes, that's true, but we're talking tenths of a second here, so you might not notice.

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Using Primate Labs’s GeekBench 3 testing app, the iPhone 6s models appear to be roughly 60 percent faster then iPhone 6 models at single-pro…

Using Primate Labs’s GeekBench 3 testing app, the iPhone 6s models appear to be roughly 60 percent faster then iPhone 6 models at single-processor tests. On GeekBench’s multi-processor test, the 6s models are between 50 and 60 percent faster.

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There's no mistaking the incremental credentials of the iPhone 6S Plus when it comes to design. It looks identical to the iPhone 6 Plus, and…

There's no mistaking the incremental credentials of the iPhone 6S Plus when it comes to design. It looks identical to the iPhone 6 Plus, and I mean identical. Remember the iPhone 4 and 4S? It's like that.

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And because of its sheer screen size, the iPhone 6s Plus does tremendously well at showcasing some of Apple’s new hardware features. It’s pa…

And because of its sheer screen size, the iPhone 6s Plus does tremendously well at showcasing some of Apple’s new hardware features. It’s particularly good for 3D Touch, and has a great screen for showing off those 12Mp photos and 4K video you can now shoot.

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The 5.5" "Retina HD" display is now smothered in a more durable glass that we hope we'll never have to put to the test. It makes it very shi…

The 5.5" "Retina HD" display is now smothered in a more durable glass that we hope we'll never have to put to the test. It makes it very shiny indeed, though, almost mirror-like in the sun, and an absolute fingerprint hoover, so you'll spend half your day buffing it on your sleeve. But you'll want to, as the screen is a star, a 1920x1080 resolution at 401 pixels per inch and vibrant and punchy for films and games.

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the iPhone 6S Plus might be less bendable (if you’re in the habit of trying to bend your new iPhone). Its body is made of 7000 Series Alumin…

the iPhone 6S Plus might be less bendable (if you’re in the habit of trying to bend your new iPhone). Its body is made of 7000 Series Aluminum, a new-to-Apple alloy that features a tiny bit of strengthening zinc.

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Apps are not only optimized for the larger displays, their icons are also ready on day one to support the new 3D Touch feature. And there’s …

Apps are not only optimized for the larger displays, their icons are also ready on day one to support the new 3D Touch feature. And there’s no uncertainty for me now about which display size I want as I’ve lived a year with the 4.7-inch model and spent a healthy amount of time knowing I’m better off this year with the 5.5-inch.

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One of the design decisions that might have photographers dismayed is that Apple retained the same f/2.2 aperture for both its rear and fron…

One of the design decisions that might have photographers dismayed is that Apple retained the same f/2.2 aperture for both its rear and front cameras, whereas competitors like Samsung and LG offer brighter lenses in their flagship phones.

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The bigger 5.5-inch 6s Plus lasted longer and is the best choice if you’re a heavy user and want some juice left over at the end of the day.

The bigger 5.5-inch 6s Plus lasted longer and is the best choice if you’re a heavy user and want some juice left over at the end of the day.

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Positive Reviews
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Good Battery life and Screen Size
Very pleased with the battery life and the screen size. I felt like it might be too big at first, but after a few weeks of use I wouldnt have it any other way.
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Easily slips in and out of men's pants pockets!
At first I thought it would be too big for me to choose it as my phone. Once I did the pocket test and compared phone specs I know I had to have it. Love the update and the slim case. The screen size is great!
Negative Reviews
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Just a tad too big
Wish I got the regular 6 instead of the 6 Plus. The phone is just too big and it's a bit awkward to hold and to put in pockets. Solid build quality though and very user friendly.

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