The iPhone 6S Plus is a successor to Apple’s extra-large iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6S Plus looks similar on the outside to its predecessor, but boasts of a new more powerful processor, improved camera on both sides, and some novel UI introductions. The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are latest iteration of the iPhone.
Where to Buy iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6S Plus Key Specs & Features
- 5.5-inch IPS Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400 ppi)
- Apple A9 Chipset
- 2GB RAM
- iOS 10, upgradeable to iOS 13
- 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB Built-in Storage
- 12MP Rear Camera
- 7MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 450 Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
- 2915 mAh Li-ion Battery
The iPhone 6S Plus looks very similar to the iPhone 6 Plus, but is slightly thicker and heavier. A new rose gold coloured model will be joining the existing space gray, silver, and gold model.
Display & Cameras
iPhone 6S Plus features a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, which is the same size and resolution as its predecessor.
The screen however is now fortified by sapphire crystal glass and ion strengthened glass with oleophobic coating.
The new display supports pressure sensing technology, which Apple calls 3D Touch. 3D Touch offers a new way of interacting with an iPhone 6S Plus.
With 3D Touch you can access different features of the phone depending on how hard or how lightly you press on the screen.
iPhone 6S Plus gets a camera upgrade on both sides. On the rear the 8 MP camera has been dropped for a 12 megapixels camera with sapphire crystal lens cover.
The camera can record 4k ultra HD videos and can even record 4k videos while simultaneously snapping 8 megapixels still photos.
The rear camera also features optical image stabilisation (OIS), dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, and HDR.
Apple also upgraded the front facing camera to make it better suited for a selfie crazy world. The iPhone 6S Plus features a 5 megapixels FaceTime camera.
Apple also added what it calls Retina flash, which brightens the screen so that it can be used as a flash for the front camera.
Hardware & Software
iPhone 6S Plus features a new A9 chip, which Apple claims offers a 70% faster CPU and 90% faster graphics. It chip is also embedded with the M9 motion co-processor.
Touch ID and Apple Pay are still part of the mix. The new phone will run on iOS 9. iPhone 6S Plus is available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB with no slot for expanding the storage.
The more recent iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with the A10 Fusion chip, which Apple says is 40% faster than the A9 chip.
The smartphone sports a 2915 mAh battery and offers a decent battery life. iPhone 6S Plus does not have native support for wireless charging. However, there are some cases you can buy to add wireless charging capability to your smartphone.
iPhone 6S Plus Price & Availability
iPhone 6S Plus price in Nigeria starts at around 66,000 Naira depending on the configuration. The iPhone 6S Plus costs around $120 at leading online stores. The smartphone is now available as refurbished.
The smartphone launched initially in United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom on September 25 and landed in over 130 countries by the end of 2015.
iPhone 6S Plus launched at a price of $749, $849, and $949 for the 16GB, 64GB or 128GB models respectively. You can now buy unlocked iPhone 6S Plus at Amazon with the refurbished model starting at around $139.99.
Accessories and Replacement Parts
Your smartphone will need accessories like cases and you may need replacement parts like screen and battery. Here are some accessories and replacement parts for your smartphone:
Apple iPhone 6S Plus Specs
Here are a few specs of the Apple iPhone 6S Plus:
- Platform: iOS 9
- Processor: 2GHz Dual Core Processor, (Apple A9)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Dimension: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 192 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi), 3D Touch
- Screen Protection: Sapphire crystal glass, oleophobic coating, Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
- Rear Camera: 12MP Camera, 4k 2160p ultra HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama), Slo-Mo
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera, 1080P HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes (CDMA models)
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes (CDMA models)
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes, (Apple Pay Only)
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0 Reversible Connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes, Apple Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay (supports Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX)
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: No
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 2915 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: up to 24 hours (3G)
- Standby Time: up to 384 hours (3G)