The much talked about iPhone 6s was launched in the Indian Tech Market on Oct 16th, 2015. While a huge majority of apple-lovers was really excited about the new launch, the android lovers on the other hand called it another ‘no upgrade’ in the iPhone series. If we go by the usual iPhone trend, the ‘S’ models of this company are marginally different from their predecessors (like in the case of iPhone 5s) but iPhone 6s has changed this cliched trend of late as it has an individuality and worth of its own. We cannot and must not ignore it as a ‘slightly tweaked’ version of iPhone 6.
So how do team Apple describe their new launch?
Well they say ‘The only thing that’s changed is EVERYTHING’.
Apple also claims -:
[mks_pullquote align=”centre” width=”630″ size=”18″ bg_color=”#a692c5″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]‘The moment you use iPhone 6s, you know you’ve never felt anything like it. With just a single press, 3D Touch lets you do more than ever before. Live Photos bring your memories to life in a powerfully vivid way. And that’s just the beginning. Take a deeper look at iPhone 6s, and you’ll find innovation on every level’.[/mks_pullquote]
(as quoted on the Apple India Website)
This is what the makers claim, so how far are these claims to be trusted? For a better idea, we need to analyse all the vital features of this gadget.
What’s new in Apple iPhone 6S?
Design and Look
Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus look pretty much like the iPhones launched last year. A regular iPhone user won’t even feel much variation in terms of design and feel of this phone. It is made with 7000 Series aluminium, which is considered to be the strongest alloy that has been used to make any iPhone till date. The phone possesses a Retina HD display and it is made from the strongest cover glass used by any phone in the world. The glass used in this phone can be deemed as the strongest in the whole gadget industry.
This new launch comes in four beautiful colours and finishes (gold, silver, space grey, and the new rose gold).
Touch and Display
We may easily tag this new feature to be the USP of iPhone 6s. This phone has a pressure-sensitive touch screen technology known as the 3D Touch. In this fast paced world of touch screens and interfaces, this kind of touch technology seems to be a revolutionary innovation and a lot of people might buy this phone just for the sake of this new addition. You will see a response and feedback on the screen as soon as you touch it. The glass used in this phone ensures a sturdier feel.
It comes in two variants, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. They differ from each other in size. While the 6s model has a 4.7-inch retina HD display with a 3D touch, the 6s Plus model has a bigger display of 5.5 inches. It is Mercury free LED backlit display.
Like all Apple gadgets, this phone also works on the iOS and the company claims that the phone’s hardware is in complete tune with its software to improve the functionality and smoothness of the phone. The unique combination of A9 Chip and iOS 9 will give an edge to this iPhone.
This beautiful innovation is another USP of this gadget since iPhone usage is secure as ever. The phone will automatically unlock at just a tap by the user. Apple claims this touch unlocking feature to be much faster than before.
Camera (Live Photos Feature)
This goody gadget has a 12-megapixel iSight camera; the photographs you click are surely going to be sharper and more detailed. This camera is capable of a 4 K video recording. It has a 5 megapixel FaceTime HD front cam, which surely is great news for all iPhoners who love selfies. It is packed with a brilliant feature of ‘Live photos’, which will help users relive their memories later.
It has a 1715 mAh battery, which is surely way better than the other iPhones. It is a Lithium-ion battery which provides a talk-time of 24 hours on 3G networks and a standby time of 384 hours. Apple promises improved power efficiency with iOS 9 (though user reviews indicate that the battery efficiency is the same as that of iPhone 6).
Some Tech Specs Please
Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come with three storage capacity options of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB with an impressive 2GB RAM. While iPhone 6s is the lighter variant, weighing only 143 grams, iPhone 6s Plus weighs 192 grams.
Hey! You do get Earpods with remote and Mic Storage and travel case. So, music lovers, be happy!
Dear people, you have amazing specs and features, but is it a good buy (especially if you look at its price in the Indian market)? The current market price of all the variants of iPhone 6s is as given below
iPhone 6s (16GB) – Rs 62000
iPhone 6s (64GB)- Rs 72000
iPhone 6s (128GB) – Rs 82000
iPhone 6s Plus (16GB) – Rs 72000
iPhone 6s Plus (64GB) – Rs 82000
iPhone 6s Plus(128 GB) – Rs 92000
NOTE– The price may vary according to the website/dealer you buy it from and you may see a slight variation if you have a preference for a particular colour.
For example, the Rose Gold finish will be at a higher price at almost all shopping sites, since it is the new finish.
MY TAKE (to take or not to take…that is the?)
Definitely the iPhone 6s and 6s price is on the upside(DAMN!). But if your pocket allows and you are an iPhone addict, you must go for it. In case, you are one of those people who are looking for a strikingly different looking iPhone, sorry this is not meant for you because it looks pretty much the same as iPhone 6 sweetie.
And yes if you still insist, then you should go for the Rose Gold colour as that’s the only new thing in terms of looks. If you have small children at home, the live photo feature mode can come in handy. But then the Lumia and HTC phones have been doing this live- pictures- thing for quite some time now. So people, this feature is not as new as Apple would like to claim. The colour accuracy and sharpness of pictures is great, so a good buy, if you are a camera- enthusiast.
I suggest, if you must buy this phone, please go for the bigger iPhone 6s Plus variant and yes, it goes without saying that you must buy the one with a higher storage capacity (64 or 128 GB) because if you are shelling out such a heavy amount, then you must not save a few pennies and compromise on the features.
If you are already using an iPhone 6, you surely don’t need this upgrade but if you are an iPhone 5/5s user, you may confidently go for it. For gamers, 3D touch is surely the BOSS because they may be able to enjoy their gaming experience even more.
Well, the gadget market is full of competition; One Plus Two and Samsung Note 5 are other strong contenders in the market for high end mobile users.