Apple iPhone 6s Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
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Quick Verdict

If you've already heavily invested in the iOS ecosystem with apps and iTunes purchases and like large-screened phones, the Apple iPhone 6s Plus is a good choice, although it's rather dated now.

The good

  • Solid battery life
  • Good performance
  • Good iOS camera
  • 3D Touch expands your interaction options
  • Live Photos

The bad

  • It's a large phone
  • It's not a huge jump from the iPhone 6 Plus
  • It's premium priced

iPhone 6s Plus at a glance
When did the iPhone 6s Plus come out? November 2015.
What’s new about the iPhone 6s Plus? 3D Touch Support.
How much does the iPhone 6s Plus cost? $849 (32GB) $999 (128GB).

The iPhone 6s Plus is large enough to accommodate a battery that beats the iPhone battery curse and powerful enough for those who want a truly premium device.

It's quite dated now, but the iPhone 6S is still a viable option for anyone looking for an affordable Apple iPhone, though its performance can't compare with the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.


Design

  • Classic iPhone design.
  • Bezel-heavy and not particularly high resolution either.
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Camera

  • A good camera eclipsed by later iPhone models.

Performance

  • Good performance for a phone of its age.

Battery life

  • Acceptable battery life to get through a single day's usage.

Verdict

  • A "classic" iPhone option, if you're keen on that.
  • Few contract options means you may be better off with a newer iPhone.

Pricing and availability

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple's large-screen smartphone

The iPhone 6s Plus provides a large display, fine camera and good performance.

Promoted
OS iOS 9
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Processor A9
Height (mm) 158.2
Width (mm) 77.9
Depth (mm) 7.3
Weight (g) 192
Battery size (mAh) 2,750
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
128GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 2
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes
Updated February 21st, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
6.1
1792 x 828
64GB
128GB
256GB
2,942
5.8
2436x1125
64GB
256GB
512GB
2,659
6.5
2688 x 1242
64GB
256GB
512GB
3,179
5.8
2436 x 1125
64GB
256GB
2,716
4.7
1334 x 750
64GB
256GB
1,821
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
256GB
2,675
4.7
1334 x 750
32GB
128GB
256GB
1,960
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
256GB
2,900
4
1136 x 640
32GB
128GB
1,624
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
2,750
4.7
1334 x 750
32GB
128GB
1,715
4.7
1334 x 750
16GB
32GB
64GB
128GB
1,810

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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