Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
Those searching for a smartphone for the
first time can become overwhelmed by the amount of choices available. There is a
common misconception that to get the best from a handset, you'll be forking out an arm and a leg or commit to a long-term expensive contract.
Of course, if you require a phone with the
latest specifications, then there is no issue in this. However, those with a smaller
budget could find the price too high. Just because some handsets are out of the
price range of some does not mean that there are not options available.
Apple has been a dominant force in the smartphone
industry for some time and often releases updated handsets to align within the
competition. Despite the advancements and improvements made, there is still
plenty of value to be found in earlier iterations of the iconic iPhone series.
Apple iPhone 6S Specifications
Released in September 2015, the Apple iPhone
6S was released with the following memory variants.
Apple iPhone 6s 16GB - Aimed at those who are tight on budget or who dont use the phone that much
Apple iPhone 6s 32GB - Released a few years later on when Apple scrapped 16GB altogether.
Apple iPhone 6s 64GB - For memory hungry semi power users
Apple iPhone 6s 128gb - For advanced users requiring abundant storage space
The Apple iPhone had screen dimensions of 4.7
screen and is constructed using Gorilla Glass and an aluminium frame for a more
robust finish. The screen resolution is 750 x 1334 pixels and was launched with
iOS 9, and can support up to iOS 13.4.
The iPhone 6S also introduces 2GB of
memory, the first in the range of iPhones to do so. Alongside this, users are
given an Apple A9 chipset, dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister chipset and a PowerVR
The main camera consists of 12MP while the
front-facing camera is 5MP. Video can be captured in 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @60fps
and 1080p @120fps whereas the rear camera can record 1080p at 30 FPS.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus Specifications
The specifications of the iPhone 6S Plus are
updated in several areas. Firstly, the screen is larger, measuring 5.5 inches,
as well as greater resolution coming in at 1920 x 1080.
The battery life is also improved, with
estimated talk time averaging an impressive 24 hours in contrast to the 14
hours offered by the iPhone 6S.
There has also been an improvement made to
the camera. Although on paper the two different models offer the same resolution,
the iPhone 6S Plus fares slightly better thanks to the image stabilisation
Which Should I Choose: The Apple iPhone
6S or iPhone 6S Plus?
Those looking for an affordable but
reliable handset will find both handsets are more than capable of meeting
requirements. The choice as to which handset is best for you depends on your
Those searching for a bigger screen and
better battery life will find that the iPhone 6S Plus delivers the additional
edge that makes viewing videos and gaming an enhanced experience. However,
those looking for a handset that’s reliable and can contend with a manner of
all online endeavours will find that the Apple iPhone 6S is more than capable
of fulfilling the role at an affordable price.
Apple iPhone 6s Price
Brand new Apple iPhone 6s are hard to find in 2020 so the ones youll easily find are refurbished ones. They can range anywhere between $199-$349 depending on the condition, capacity and the reseller's asking price.
Apple iPhone 6s battery replacement costs
Battery replacement costs anywhere between $40-$79 depending on where you get it replaced from. Some aussie repair places in remote areas might charge you $79 while in the metro areas it can cost around $40-$50. Now it doesnt mean the cheaper one is fake or wont last long, but its a matter of how much margin the retailer is making. Some batteries however are of inferior quality but generally speaking you should expect atleast 6 months warranty with your new battery.
Apple iPhone 6s screen replacement costs
Apple doesnt sell the screens outright so any screen replacements are done via third party repair places. This can costs anywhere between $79-$150 depending on where you at as explained above. The quality of the screen is quite standard and more or less OEM specs, however if your not comfortable with the screen res., ask the repair place to install the highest quality screen
Where to buy ?
Places like Officeworks, JbHifi, BigW and Harvey Norman still sell the 6s in 2020 but stock is hard to find on their website. You might want to walk in one of their stores and ask staff but dont hold your breath. Your better off buying a refurbished one from Phonebot at less than half the price of a new one