Why is the iPhone 6s still Awesome ? (2017)
Hey what’sup guys I am Sarath here, and the last couple of weeks I got a chance to use the iPhone 6s which was launched in 2015. I probably thought that I would not like the phone as its 2 years old, and as that I have used the latest Android flagship phones but actually I was wrong. After using it for a while now, I feel the iPhone 6s is still awesome. I will tell you why..
So one of the things that I do appreciate in almost all the iPhones which you will right after you pick it up is the built. the iPhone 6s is fully made of aluminium, definitely you will love it. Even though it looks exactly like the iPhone 6, the 7000 series aluminum makes it feel like more durable and a solid designed phone. And as it’s a compact phone which has a 4.7inch display, you can easily reach all the corners of the phone inspite of having those huge bezels at the top and bottom. But overall the phone is very well build and feels comfortable in the hand,but sometimes slippery.
Now talking about the main reason why people buy the iPhone, is because of the Apple Ecosystem. Basically what Apple does is keeps everything simple. As it provides its customers the best hardware experience and the software experience both combines together to give the best smartphone experience. It runs on the latest version of iOS which is the iOS 10.3.2 and also its upgradable to iOS 11 which will be official out soon. And it has guaranteed updates for next 2 years, which android phones never has.
And I have the mention about the fingerprint sensor, which apple calls the 2nd generation Touch ID, which ridiculously fast, not the fastest but it’s one the fastest sensor. Just basically pressing the home button unlocks the phone, you don’t have to wait by holding the home button for long time. It’s a great improvement from its predecessor. And a small feature which I liked is rise to wake, which is used to wake the display as the name suggest, now you can just rise your phone to wake the phone, which I used often rather than pressing the homebutton to check the time or notifications.
One of the things which was introduced with the iPhone 6s in 2015 was 3D touch, Basically the device as an extra hardware underneath the display which is pressure sensitive. You can actually peek and pop using your device.So when you are using an app which supports this feature, you can actually peek into it by pressing it with a bit of pressure to see what it is, and if you want to see it full screen, you should press even hard to actually pop into that. And you can also 3D touch on home screen, it kind of shows up some quick actions . It also includes lot more features like you can use this while typing to turn your keyboard into a trackpad. But As it was really useless at first. But after these years 3rd party apps has taken advantage of the features apple provides. It makes it even cooler which overall enhances the user experience.
Huge upgrade from its predecessor which apple brought was the camera, it got a bump from 8MP to 12MP. But there was a slight difference in photos with some extra features like Live photos And the photos are kind of bit warmer than before and there was much detailed and the image processing was fast.,And also the selfie camera is now 5MP which turned out to click better selfies with decent detail. And in the other hand, the ideos which was shot with this phone came out very smooth and also it has got 4k recording options. So overall the camera is amazing. It would definitely satisfy people who use instagram and snapchat much often.
Now moving on to the performance, So with the combination of apple’s A9 CPU and 2GB RAM the iPhone 6s absolutely flies and also the multitasking was really great considering it’s a 2 year old device and also you can almost play any high graphic intensive games available in the play store as it’s specifically made for the iPhone so it’s actually one the reason why many people didn’t really upgrade to the iPhone 7. So if you decide to pick up the iPhone 6s in 2017 you will definitely have no problem as it performs like a breeze till date.
And finally taking a look at the price of the iPhone 6s, here in India it sells at about 35k for the 32gb version which is almost 10k lesser than the latest iPhone 7. I think you can save that cash and you can upgrade once the newer iPhone comes.
So that’s my take on a 2 year old phone which I think is still awesome.