Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Apple iPhone 6s Plus's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.84 GHz

There is a Apple A9 1.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 9 (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 16/64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1440mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1440 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 1440 minutes (2G), 840 minutes (3G).



The iPhone 6s Plus is the Porsche 911 of phones. It might look the same, but it improves with every new generation.

- Bogdan Popa , Softpedia 


Apple’s big iPhone is stupendously good, coupling 3D Touch with the best iPhone camera ever.

- Jonathan Bray , Alphr 

Reviews summary

9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 31 reviews

What's good

  • Vibrant and sharp display with good viewing angles and contrast
  • Optical image stabilization for clearer shots in all lighting situations
  • 3D touch adds extra dimension to navigation
  • New
  • Fast processing speed

What's bad

  • Curved design makes it difficult to grip
  • No obvious difference in image quality between 6S Plus and 6 Plus
  • Some slow down when opening and closing apps
  • Learning curve for 3D touch
  • Live Photos takes a lot of space

With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple finally gave consumers what they wanted – a larger screen. The 6S Plus range takes the same screen size of its predecessor and adds a few bells and whistles not found on any other iPhone. Most of these new features are not obvious at a glance. In fact, experts note the general appearance is practically identical to the 6 Plus from its rounded body to premium build quality. It is, however, slightly thicker and a bit heavier at 192 grams. This is due in part to the new aluminum alloy used for the body and frame. Apple touts it as stronger and more durable than previous versions. When put to the test, experts did not notice any issues with bending. With that said, the larger size and rounded corners did make it difficult for reviewers to grasp with many adding a case is almost necessary for a better grip.

The 5.5-inch display has a 1920 x 1080 resolution. While this might sound low, especially in comparison to the quad HD resolutions of the Galaxy Note 5 and LG G4, experts were overall impressed with the clarity and natural colors of the 6S Plus. Stuff.TV adds, "Unless you've got laser sharp vision and put the iPhone 6s Plus next to its Android competition, you shouldn't notice the difference…" Experts also noticed a couple other subtle upgrades to the display including a new polarizer for better sunlight legibility, increased contrast and wider viewing angles. Perhaps the biggest improvement they noticed was the thinness of the display stack. The Verge states, "…it looks more like you're touching pixels directly than ever before. It's like the screen is painted on."

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Most consumers likely won't notice these minute changes in the iPhone 6 Plus. The biggest reason change, however, comes with the introduction of 3D Touch. Apple has actually introduced 3D touch by a different name – Force Touch – in the Apple Watch and latest MacBook Pro . In essence, it's an additional navigational layer that utilizes pressure in addition to regular taps and swipes. Apple has broken up 3D Touch into two functions dubbed Peek and Pop. In use, critics have found it extremely useful especially when viewing emails. A forceful hold on an email expands a preview bubble on the screen allowing them to "peek" at the contents. When they increased pressure even further they were able to "pop" the message to full screen. This isn't a completely intuitive experience as Tech Radar points out, "…it's a feature you really need to work at in order to make it a natural experience."

The 6s Plus is armed with Apple's own A9 processor, which Apple claims to be 70 percent faster than its predessor in CPU tasks and 90 percent better in GPU (graphics processing). Despite these claims, reviewers didn't notice too much of a difference in speed. They had the same fluid performance when navigating the home screen and only ran into a slight slowdown when opening and closing apps. Gaming was similarly smooth with no frame rate drops or lag even when play graphically-intensive titles. In terms of battery-life, most experts were able to get a full day's worth of average use while heavy usage led to around 6-8 hours.

Another big upgrade for Apple is its jump to a 12MP main camera and 5MP front camera. Included with the 6s Plus is optical image stabilization technology (missing from the standard 6s). Despite the 4MP jump, experts were hard-pressed to see any huge improvements between the 6 Plus and 6s Plus. This isn't a bad thing as they were able to take highly detailed photos with natural colors and tones. They only started noticing difference when zooming in very closely. In low light settings, the optical image stabilization allowed them to take images with very little noise. A new feature of the S series is the ability to take Live Photos. When this feature is on, it records about 1.5 seconds before and after the picture without any additional input from users. This then creates a short "gif" of the moment as well as audio. While a nice idea, many reviewers ended up turning it off as the file sizes were massive and the videos often came out choppy or blurry. The front camera also comes with a huge upgrade – flash. Rather than a separate LED flash, Apple has turned the phone screen into a sort of flash. When the shutter is pressed, the phone will see how much light is needed then adjust the white hue as necessary. In general, experts were able to take amazingly clear selfies even in low light situations. Besides taking excellent images, the main camera can also record 4K video at 30 frames per second.

In general reviewers highly recommend the iPhone 6s Plus for those upgrading from an older iPhone. Digital Trends states, "If you have an iPhone 6 Plus, you should probably hold out for the iPhone 7. If you're living with an iPhone 5S, 5, or an iPhone 4S, the iPhone 6S Plus is well worth the upgrade." The Verge adds, "…it feels like an entirely new kind of device for Apple…it could really be my main computer."


Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)


Know Your Mobile

Still flying off the shelves thanks to its large display and cheaper price point

from Know Your Mobile

While not as good as the iPhone 7 with its dual lens camera, the iPhone 6s Plus is the best S-series upgrade ever. The 3D Touch display, the pure speed of the device, and the major improvements to the camera and Touch ID–every single thing is leagues better than the iPhone 6.

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While not as good as the iPhone 7 with its dual lens camera, the iPhone 6s Plus is the best S-series upgrade ever. The 3D Touch display, the pure speed of the device, and the major improvements to the camera and Touch ID–every single thing is leagues better than the iPhone 6.

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Tools & Toys

Will make any upgrader a happy person

from Tools & Toys

A remarkable piece of technology: a computer, a camera, a personal assistant, a notebook, a communication omnitool, a game console, a media player, a library, and yes—if you insist—a phone.

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A remarkable piece of technology: a computer, a camera, a personal assistant, a notebook, a communication omnitool, a game console, a media player, a library, and yes—if you insist—a phone.

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iPhone Hacks

Smooth performance, good battery life

from iPhone Hacks

Despite being a long time Android user and iOS 9 not really being my cup of tea, I came away impressed with the iPhone 6s Plus and could actually see myself using one as my daily driver.

If you are already using an iPhone 6 Plus, I really don’t see any reason for you to upgrade t...More

Despite being a long time Android user and iOS 9 not really being my cup of tea, I came away impressed with the iPhone 6s Plus and could actually see myself using one as my daily driver.

If you are already using an iPhone 6 Plus, I really don’t see any reason for you to upgrade to the iPhone 6s Plus, until and unless you had spare cash lying around. This is because while 3D Touch, that A9 chipset, 4K recording, and Live Photos are cool features to have, they don’t really make your iPhone obsolete in any significant way. However, if you are using an iPhone older than that and are looking for an upgrade, the iPhone 6s Plus should be right up at the top of your list.

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The Inquirer

Apple phablet gets a mini update

from The Inquirer

The iPhone 6S Plus offers a large, good quality screen and great performance, while 3D Touch is an impressive piece of tech and a useful addition. The 6S Plus is a great choice of handset for anyone looking for a phablet with a premium build, although the cost could prove prohibitive.

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The iPhone 6S Plus offers a large, good quality screen and great performance, while 3D Touch is an impressive piece of tech and a useful addition. The 6S Plus is a great choice of handset for anyone looking for a phablet with a premium build, although the cost could prove prohibitive.

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Reviewed

It's just like the iPhone 6s, except really, really big

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If you've already decided you want an iPhone 6s Plus, it's probably because you want a big iPhone. And this—or last year's iPhone 6 Plus—is the only way you're going to get that. After all, its two most defining characteristics—its namesake and its size—also happen to be t...More

If you've already decided you want an iPhone 6s Plus, it's probably because you want a big iPhone. And this—or last year's iPhone 6 Plus—is the only way you're going to get that. After all, its two most defining characteristics—its namesake and its size—also happen to be the two most polarizing features in the world of smartphones. So if you want a 6s Plus and think you can cope with the size, then go for it. That said, I can't stress enough how important it is to pick one up for yourself. Seriously, go to the store and pick one up. Ask a stranger to use theirs. Trust me, they won't find it weird. They'll know why.

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The Indian Express

Has the potential to be the dependable business phone a lot of us want

from The Indian Express

I have now used the Apple iPhone 6s Plus for an entire working week and as my primary phone. Let me tell you this is the most relaxed I have felt with a a phone in a long time, primarily because I am not glancing at the battery icon every 10 minutes to see how long I have to go and I am not entering a new place with a recee of the power point...

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I have now used the Apple iPhone 6s Plus for an entire working week and as my primary phone. Let me tell you this is the most relaxed I have felt with a a phone in a long time, primarily because I am not glancing at the battery icon every 10 minutes to see how long I have to go and I am not entering a new place with a recee of the power point.

Just the battery life of this phone makes it among the best smartphones in the market in my books. It also has one of the best cameras in the business and, of course, an overall experience that showcases the power of its processor and robustness of the platform.

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Tech Advisor

3D Touch, better cameras and better performance

from Tech Advisor

The iPhone 6S Plus is a remarkable phone, and it’s without doubt the best iPhone Apple has ever made. Just don't buy the 16GB model which doesn't have nearly enough storage. Few other phones are launching with screens under 5in which – if anything – makes the iPhone 6S look too...More

The iPhone 6S Plus is a remarkable phone, and it’s without doubt the best iPhone Apple has ever made. Just don't buy the 16GB model which doesn't have nearly enough storage. Few other phones are launching with screens under 5in which – if anything – makes the iPhone 6S look too small and the ‘giant’ 6S Plus normal. 3D Touch can sound gimmicky, but it’s absolutely not. It requires effort to force yourself to use it to begin with, but it quickly becomes second nature and it will be fascinating to see how app developers put it to use in apps and games. If you’ve already got an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus it’s hard to justify the upgrade for 3D Touch and the improved cameras. But for anyone with an iPhone 5S or earlier, there’s a world of difference and it’s a thoroughly worthwhile purchase.

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Mobile Choice

A force touch to be reckoned with

from Mobile Choice

This is a fabulous phone. It delivers everything you would expect from a top manufacturer at the top of their game, and a phone that they sell for top dollar. The camera with Optical Image Stabilisation is staggeringly good and there is 4K video recording. Apple have not talked about it, but vide...More

This is a fabulous phone. It delivers everything you would expect from a top manufacturer at the top of their game, and a phone that they sell for top dollar. The camera with Optical Image Stabilisation is staggeringly good and there is 4K video recording. Apple have not talked about it, but videos exist that show it to be water proof. iOS 9 makes small but impactful changes to the system, making using the phone easier, more intuitive and a feast for the eyes.

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Cnet

The iPhone 6S Plus has a few key advantages that give it an edge for serious iPhone users

from Cnet

If the Plus shaved its bezels down and got just a bit smaller and more hand-friendly, maybe this would be the ultimate phone for me. I actually want an iPhone somewhere in between the 6S and 6S Plus -- perhaps a 5- or 5.2-inch screen, but very little of anything else to get in the way. Could it happen? I hope so, in the iPhone 7, which should get a redesigned body....

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If the Plus shaved its bezels down and got just a bit smaller and more hand-friendly, maybe this would be the ultimate phone for me. I actually want an iPhone somewhere in between the 6S and 6S Plus -- perhaps a 5- or 5.2-inch screen, but very little of anything else to get in the way. Could it happen? I hope so, in the iPhone 7, which should get a redesigned body.

Or, if the dimensions of the Plus shrunk down a bit to accommodate that large screen in a slightly smaller frame. It can happen, especially if the home button were removed (or shifted).

If you're a serious iPhone user or someone who relies on their phone camera for work, you should get the Plus. If you can live with its size.

Even a year later, I'm not completely sure I can. But I envy its advantages.

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Softpedia

The special one

from Softpedia

The iPhone 6s Plus is simply the best iPhone ever released by Apple. OK, it might not have the battery life of the iPhone 6 Plus, but it's faster, more responsive, it comes with a (slightly) better camera, 2GB of RAM, 3D Touch, and other handy features. Some say that Apple might be playing catch-up because features and hardware available on this device are already available on Android flagships, but to fully understand its potential, you have to try it....

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The iPhone 6s Plus is simply the best iPhone ever released by Apple. OK, it might not have the battery life of the iPhone 6 Plus, but it's faster, more responsive, it comes with a (slightly) better camera, 2GB of RAM, 3D Touch, and other handy features. Some say that Apple might be playing catch-up because features and hardware available on this device are already available on Android flagships, but to fully understand its potential, you have to try it.

That's what Apple is all about. Try it and you will never go back.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 25, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 9 (Update Available: 11)

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Processor Apple A9 1.84 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/64/128 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.91 W/kg
Body: 1.14 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1440 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 720 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 720 minutes
3G Surfing Time 720 minutes
4G Surfing Time 720 minutes
Talk Time 1440 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 840 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors SIlver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 192 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Retina display, 3D Touch
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Multi-shot, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TIFF, TXT
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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