The iPhone 6s Plus isn’t spectacular, redesigned, completely overhauled. Apple didn’t intend to make too many changes, in order to keep the same price, but there are some small improvements which are worth mentioning.
Last year, Apple released the iPhone 6 with a much larger display compared to the iPhone 5S and it was sold like hit pancakes. But the VIP was actually the iPhone 6 Plus phablet, which came with an identical design and hardware specs. The fans were happy because of the bigger screen and higher resolution, and, on the other hand, they noticed that the device is very easy to hold, as it was very slim and had curvier edges. But, there was a serious problem, because the device was bending and the fans were worried that their iPhone will eventually crack. That’s why Apple worked on making the phone more solid, using the 7000 aluminum which was used to make the Apple Watch. This material should be 60 percent more durable, but it influenced the dimensions of the iPhone 6S Plus, making it 0.1mm taller, 0.1mm wider and 0.2mm thicker. Also, the successor is 20 grams heavier, weighting 192 grams. What you’ll like about the new model is the Rose gold color, which was introduced especially for the female buyers.
The iPhone 6 Plus came with a 5.5-inch Retina display with Full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 401 ppi and a brightness of 574 nits. The images are very vibrant, even if the resolution isn’t 2K, as on other Android rivals. So, the only thing that was changed on the iPhone 6S Plus is the support for the 3D Touch technology, which improves the interaction between the user and the device. When tapping on the screen, the technology will detect the amount of pressure applied to the screen and will react accordingly. How does it work, more exactly? Well, let’s say that you want to open Maps to check an address that was inserted into a message you’ve received. You won’t need to tap on the address, but instead, you will peek at the app, and you’ll open a Quick View window and the address will be displayed in Apple Maps. After seeing it, to go back to the Messages app, just minimize the window. To take a closer look, you will apply more pressure and the Quick View window will be displayed on the entire screen.
The iPhone 6 Plus came with an Apple A8 chipset which was powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor, which was backed by 1GB of RAM DDR3. The iPhone 6S Plus received the new Apple A9 chipset which houses a dual-core 2 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. The internal memory is available in the same three options: 16/64/128 GB.
As for the new chip, it was built using a 14nm process and it should be 70 percent faster than the A8. However, the battery has the same capacity of 2915mAh, but we’re pretty sure that Apple worked on extending its life.
The previous iPhone 6 Plus came with the usual 8MP rear camera, but with new elements which improved the image quality. Apple added optical image stabilization, a 1/3in sensor and larger 1.5µm pixels sensor, auto HDR capabilities, dual tone “True Tone” LED flash and the option to record 1080p videos at 60fps, or slow motion 720p videos at 240fps. The front camera has a resolution of 1.2MP and it supports 720p HD video recording.
The iPhone 6S Plus was “spoiled” with two new cameras, as the one on the back was upgraded to 12MP and it can record videos in 4K at 30fps. Also, there is a new mode called Live Photos and using the 3D Touch technology, you are able to play photos in the Photos app. The front camera wasn’t neglected either, as it was increased to 5MP, and thanks to the Retina HD screen, which provides a True Tone flash, the selfies look better in dark environments.