The iPhone 6S reviews are here! Here’s what everyone is saying….
A bunch of iPhone 6S reviews were published today and we’re here to save you a load of time. See our round up here!
Ready or not, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus goes on sale this Friday. And lucky for you, a bunch of tech journalists (I’m still waiting Apple) got a chance to test them before the big launch.
Now, if you’re like me and don’t feel like reading these gazzalion-word reviews, the team over at Business Insider rounded up some of the best points into bite-sized tidbits.
Here’s what some of the tech-elite had to say about the new iPhone S6:
- 3D Touch will be a game changer. The Verge’s Nilay Patel calls it “by far the most aggressive and interesting step in this direction anyone has ever taken.” Patel also calls the iPhone 6S Plus the “best iPhone ever made.”
- But while it generally works well, there’s a little confusion at first with 3D Touch, and it takes some getting used to. Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart says: “If you don’t press hard enough, you activate the old-fashioned ‘jiggle mode’ whereby your apps shake, inviting you to move them around the home screen. But Apple has added haptic feedback to guide your actions. Press until you feel a crisp click under your finger, and you’ll know you’ve done it right.
- The iPhone 6S’ Live Photos feature is “enjoyable,” though it has its setbacks.You take a photo as regular, but Apple captures 1 1/2 seconds of additional content on either side. So even though it doesn’t take up as much space as a regular video, you’re essentially getting little videos, so you can make your photos animate. The Times’ Chensays Live Photos “quickly became an enjoyable, integral part of shooting photos with an iPhone,” though he didn’t like 3D Touch.
- The iPhone 6S’ camera is phenomenal. TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino says the new model has “the most impressive camera and image processing feats in a smartphone, ever.” He says the iPhone 6S’ 4K video mode is its “crown jewel.”
- The new iPhones are more durable. They are made from higher-grade, stronger aluminum alloy and have new glass for the screens, which Apple says is the strongest used in smartphones these days. The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern says she felt “far less flex” than with the iPhone 6, so you hopefully won’t have to worry about another Bendgate.
- The new iPhones are a lot faster, too, but you still get only 16GB of storage with the base model. The Verge’s Walt Mossberg said the new iPhone 6S was speedier than the previous model without compromising battery life. He even called it the “best version ever of the best smartphone on the market.” It’s not just that the phone runs more smoothly, Mossberg said TouchID was faster too. He did, however, say Apple should have increased the amount of storage in the base model of the iPhone 6S. The new iPhone, like Apple’s previous phones, starts with 16GB, while competitors double the amount of storage in their entry-level models.
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