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Apple iPhone 6s Review Roundup

iPhone 6s remains the gold standard for all other smartphones to beat. Even the second best still goes to last year’s Apple iPhone 6.

iPhone 6s Rose Gold

Consensus

Still the best smartphone, but it may not worth buying if you already have iPhone 6.

4.33 out of 5

Average Overall Rating

★★★★★★★★★★

4.33 out of 5 stars (7 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

★★★★★★★★★★

4.3 out of 5 stars
But what the iPhone 6s lacks in innovation it makes up for in consistency, reliability, and charm. It just makes the experience of using a smartphone as painless as can be. And boy, does it look cool doing it. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4 out of 5 stars
If you want a phone that just works, get this one. Like all iPhones, it's well thought-out and beautifully made. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
the iPhone 6s provides major improvements over my iPhone 6 in several areas -- performance, camera quality and, of course, the new 3D Touch technology Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
If you're a T-Mobile iPhone user in a 700MHz coverage area who has had any problems with reception whatsoever, run to get this new iPhone. The improved modem makes a big difference... Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
Apple has retained the winning outward design of the iPhone 6, but packed in a bunch of cool upgrades like 3D Touch, Live Photos, a 12-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel selfie cam, double the RAM, and a much speedier processor. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
If you are thinking of buying a new phone, and you have anything older than an iPhone 6, you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. It is the best iPhone ever made, and it is right now the best phone on the market. Read full review →
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The iPhone 6 was already a spectacularly great phone. If you’d have to pay an early-termination fee to get the iPhone 6s, it’s probably not worth upgrading to the 6s. Read full review →
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The iPhone 6S is the best smartphone out there, period. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4 out of 5 stars
Apple's done what we all expected - finely balanced its latest phone. 3D Touch is a genuine innovation, and the phone works fluidly at nearly every task - but it's very similar to 2014's model. Read full review →
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Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Pros

  • Much better LTE reception than iPhone 6
  • Excellent cameras
  • Super-fast processor
  • 3D Touch has lots of potential
  • More powerful than iPhone 6
  • 3D Touch livens up iOS 9
  • Stronger aluminum construction
  • Crisp, gorgeous screen
  • 3D Touch is fun and useful
  • Upgraded rear camera, now 12 MP
  • Better front camera for selfies or FaceTime
  • Retina Flash improves selfies in low light
  • Shoots 4K video
  • Live Photos adds 3 seconds of video to stills
  • Faster processor
  • Stronger glass screen
  • Tougher aluminum case

Cons

  • Front-facing camera could be sharper
  • Average battery life
  • Smaller battery than iPhone 6
  • Entry-level 16GB model is insufficient
  • Battery life could be better
  • Will take developers time to support 3D Touch
  • Live Photos don't always work
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone 6s

Our Final Conclusion

iPhone 6s remains the gold standard for all other smartphones to beat. Even the second best still goes to last year's Apple iPhone 6.

Apple iPhone 6s colors
Apple iPhone 6s colors

Product Overview

September 9, 2015 - Apple today announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, adding a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in gorgeous...

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