Apple has recently launched its next generation of iPhones along with Apple TV, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. However, the one device that always becomes the center of attraction is the iPhone, which revolutionised the smartphone market. Keeping up with the tradition it started last year, this year too Apple launched two models viz. Iphone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This is a brief overview of the plus sized model of the latest iPhone.
Cosmetically speaking, Apple has not changed anything from the last generation of iPhones. However, Apple claims that even though these devices look the same, difference lies in the material used where latest devices have been crafted from more durable aerospace grade Aluminium. Moreover, this year Apple has introduced a new colour that is called Rose Gold but is more like blush pink.
Apple has also revolutionised the smartphone display with its Retina Display technology, which ensures a sublime viewing experience. The iPhone 6s Plus is the bigger sized variant that has been equipped with a larger 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x q080 pixels, which produces a pixel density of 401 ppi. Also, the new device has been equipped with 3D touch which does not only registers touch response but also force applied.
If there is one thing that every Apple user swears by, it is the user experience provided by the Apple product. This is largely owing to the iOS operating system that boasts of extreme attention to details, superior ease of usage and smooth user interface. Apple iPhone 6s Plus comes with iOS 9, which happens to be the latest update and one of the most enhanced iteration.
Performance and Battery Life
As is customary with Apple, the brand has not revealed the exact specifications of the handset in terms of performance. However, Apple did reveal that the iPhone 6s Plus comes with an A9 chipset that happens to be 2X times faster than its predecessor. The battery under the rear panel of this device is a 2750 mAh unit for a day long usage.
This time Apple has given a major bump to the camera on iPhone since iPhone 4s as the new device is equipped with a powerful 12 Megapixel iSight snapper instead of the regular 8 MP camera. The camera has been equipped with bells and whistles like OIS, Auto HDR, backlight illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover and Hybrid IR filter. There is a 5 Megapixel Facetime HD camera on the front panel of the handset.
On the connectivity front, the handset maker has equipped the device with NFC and Bluetooth, however, they are limited to only certain functions and data transfer is not one of them. Coming to the connectivity, the handset has been equipped with connectivity from 4G LTE to 2G.
Coming to the hardware and aesthetics, Apple has not provided any significant upgrade over last two devices in its new launches. In case you already own iPhone 6, it is pointless to upgrade to new devices. However, if you are looking to switch over from other smartphone to iPhone, it does not get any better than Apple iPhone 6s Plus.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||October 16, 2015|
|Model||iPhone 6s Plus|
|Color||Gold, Grey, Silver, Rose Gold|
|Operating System||iOS v9
Upgradable To V11.2
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.84 GHz Dual core 64 bit|
|Chipset||Apple A9 APL1022|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||67.51 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch, 3D Touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Front Camera Sensor||BSI Sensor|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization, Burst Mode|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
2160p@30fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
Digital Zoom, Up To 5x
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2750 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||24 hr|
|Music Play Time||80 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/1700/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
|USB Port||USB 2.0, Proprietary|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, USB Power Adapter, Earpods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, SIM Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|