On the surface, the Apple’s new iPhone 6s may look like the iPhone 6, but looks are where the similarities stop. Updates under the hood include a boost in RAM, a better camera, and 3D touch. However, the iPhone 6s is noticeably heavier, thicker, and has a shorter battery life. Apple considers the iPhone 6s to be its best phone yet, but is it worth the upgrade? Let’s dive in for a closer look.
The 16 MP Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony’s 23 MP Xperia Z5 have recently put pressure on Apple to improve its camera. The iPhone 6s has upped the ante from an 8MP camera on the iPhone 6 to a 12MP rear and 5MP selfie worthy front camera. Another great upgrade to the camera is the movie feature. Slo-mo can now crank out 240FPS which results in way smoother capture. Although the iPhone 6s won’t produce Hollywood quality movies, it will deliver 4K quality home flicks.
iPhones have never been known for their power. This lack of power has generally gone unnoticed due to the iOS’s minimal memory requirement. Nonetheless, the new 3D Touch system requires a bit more horsepower. Apple added a 64-bit A9 chip, which allegedly boosts operating speed by over 70 percent over the iPhone 6. Add 2GB of RAM and you have the most powerful iPhone to date.
3D Touch is One of the most anticipated upgrades to the iPhone line. Users interact with apps differently based on how much force is applied to the screen. “Peek” and “Pop” let you preview apps without having to fully engage. For example, instead of simply clicking on an email in your inbox to open it, you can “Peek” it. A light press on the screen allows you to view the email without actually opening it. To fully open the email, just press a little harder to engage the “Pop” feature. Consider this a touch screen “preview” before you commit to a full click.
The iPhone has never been known for fantastic battery life and the iPhone 6s is no exception. For continuous use, you should consider a portable charger to give you the extra boost you need for music streaming, web surfing, and much more. Overall, if you love the Apple’s operating system and are looking for the fastest iPhone yet with serious camera performance, the iPhone 6s is definitely worth the upgrade.