The moment you apply iPhone 6s Plus to your wrist, you instantly know that you have never felt anything quite like it before. With a single touch, 3D Touch allows you to do much more than ever. Live Photos instantly bring your old memories to life in an powerfully vivid manner. And that is just the beginning. Take another look at iPhone 6s Plus, and you will discover even more innovation on all sides.
With the revolutionary capabilities of Apple's new smartphone, iPhone 6s Plus has set the bar quite high when it comes to smartphone performance. As already stated above, with a single touch, you can already access your most-used apps, as well as get in touch with your friends and relatives who are always on the go. However, that is not all. With the ability to access your most-used apps while in portrait mode, iPhone 6s Plus is able to offer a much wider range of functional capabilities, such as sending and receiving email, viewing contacts and data, navigating through menus and options, as well as reading and composing emails and text messages.
And what more? With the tap of a single button, iPhone 6s Plus allows you to quickly switch from landscape to portrait mode, making it even more useful as a short-range substitute for the standard iPhone 6s phone. Moreover, unlike the standard iPhone 6s phone, iPhone 6s Plus offers a larger and more robust home button. It has a fingerprint scanner, so that you can use it with complete peace of mind. You can also activate the home button with a double-tap of the display, which is a welcome change. You will probably even find that the Home button, which typically does nothing but show your next available call on a scrolling list, responds to your clicking more quickly than the regular home button.
But in this review we will focus on the low power mode only, to see how the iPhone 6s Plus performs compared to the standard iPhone 6s. Apple claims that the iPhone 6s Plus has the same level of performance as the standard model, but with twice the battery life. So let us have a closer look at how the two devices compare. In general, both phones are very similar, with the iPhone 6s Plus offering similar software and screen features, but it does have some advantages over the standard model.
Both devices support standard LCD display resolutions of 4.5 inches and above, but the iPhone 6s Plus has a bit of an edge over its competitor, in that it offers bigger screen sizes, up to a taller of 6.2 inches. This means that the extra screen size is not a disadvantage, as it can be useful for viewing images and watching TV, but it might mean that the Plus's image stabilization is less reliable than the larger iPhone's. The Plus's image stabilization is affected by some minor motion that appears on objects when they are moving, such as when you turn the camera or tap the screen. This effect is also noticeable if you move your arm in any direction.
The Plus's camera appears to be on a par with the iPhone's, with the same kind of noise reduction and stabilization, but the iPhone's has a lower maximum light sensitivity, which makes indoor pictures look dim. Image stabilization on the Plus is also not as refined as it is on the iPhone, resulting in some strange looking pictures when taking photos of people with a wide angle lens. It also seems that the Plus has a soft focus feature, but it does not work nearly as well as its rival. Other than that, the two models can be fairly comparable in quality. The Plus offers slightly better sound quality, although it seems that this is by design rather than a limitation of the Plus's design. The Plus offers better battery life and screen protection, but the lack of optical zoom is a drawback on the Plus.
The iPhone 6s Plus costs $100 less than the Plus model, so for those who like to take advantage of all the Plus capabilities, it is probably the best choice. However, the Plus comes with a two year warranty, while the iPhone has no such provision. If your phone's warranty gets voided, Apple will replace it for you. It is also worth noting that the Plus is slightly bigger and heavier, along with other differences, such as fewer buttons and a smaller screen. The iPhone is also cheaper overall.
Both phones are great choices for people who use their cell phones for everything from calling, texting, to surfing the web, and both offer highly efficient performance for casual and professional users. However, the Plus has a slight edge in one area where it seems to have an edge over the iPhone: camera performance. The Plus has a fiercer camera than the iPhone, which means it takes better pictures and allows users to do things like panning and zooming. It also does allow users to upload images straight from their phones to social media sites, and the Plus also has a built-in support for the Android version of the Google Camera.