iPhone 6S in 2020 – worth buying? (Review)

by birtanpublished on December 5, 2020

The iPhone 6s has been around since 2015 and while it looks the same as the iPhone 6 it brought some key upgrades that have kept it relevant even on the latest version of iOS 13 hey how's it going I'm Josh from 91 Zack and today we're talking about the iPhone 6s how does it hold up and is it still worth buying in 2020 to put it simply yes the iPhone success is somehow still worth buying not because it's the fastest device or because it has the best camera this is a 2015 smartphone it's not going to blow your mind

However it might be worth it for you because the value is so darn good it can be found for like a hunter bucks used or refurbished on eBay calm the iPhone se which is basically the same phone but slightly smaller can be found for as low as like 50 bucks if you want to see you comparison between the two phones I'll link it in the description below for the most part I don't recommend to the iPhone 6s and 6s plus at least for most people why well for one it may not get iOS support past this September now personally I think it will and if I had to guess I'd say it'll gets the

September of 2021 but there's no guarantee of this also there's general problems with buying used which a lot of people aren't gonna want to deal with bad batteries potentially cosmetic damage for most people buying a phone new from a carrier makes more sense and most carriers won't have the iPhone 6s brand new anymore some will like I know Straight Talk does but still for most people you probably want to look for a better phone that said if you're not most people and you want to phone simply for value and you don't mind buying used to refurbished the iPhone 6s might just

Be for you the 6s is completely worth the money it's worth buying it's just probably not the phone most people should buy but if you have a limited price in mind you can't really do much better than the success I'll link in the description below my complete iphone buying guide where I go over basically every iPhone but for now let's take a step back here and talk about the design of the iPhone 6s the iPhone 6s has an aluminium body and comes in the color silver space grey gold and rose gold which is the one I have here the phone is relatively light and thin although it

Is bulkier than the iPhone 6 however this is a good thing because unlike the iPhone 6 this phone does not bend at least without unnecessary force the general design to me is a bit boring but that's just me I do think the iPhone 7 and 8 made the phone look better but honestly odds are you'll be slapping a case on this thing anyways so it doesn't really matter on the bottom of the phone we have the Lightning port and you've got it headphone jack this is the best iPhone to still have a headphone jack as the iPhone 7 got rid of it the next year this might be a selling point for the

IPhones success for some maybe not for others but regardless it's nice to see it here the iPhone 6s comes in two different size options the regular 4.7 inch and the 5.5 inch 6s plus practically speaking the two phones are basically the same with the only major difference of being the sides the battery and the 6s plus is better and it does have optical image stabilization but beyond that they're the same phone with the seven plus or eight plus you are getting a better device over the smaller model and that's really not as much the case

Here so just get the phone that fits best in your hand ideally you get the smaller success I think because it is cheaper and thus for me at least better value but that display both phones have Retina displays although the success plus does have a slightly higher pixel density does that matter to you probably not the success is fine at least in my opinion again get the phone that fits best in your hand if you're torn between the two or just the 6s because it's cheaper under that screen we have the home button and second generation touch ID such ID here is

Really fast and works great no complaints it's one of my favorite things about the success the success also has three touch feature the newest iPhone 11 pro it's gotten rid of basically the phone can tell how much pressure you're applying to the screen pushing harder can give you some more options this used to be super useful but unfortunately with iOS 13 a lot of its old functionality can be done with or without it it is still cool and I really miss it for the keyboard you can hard press anywhere on the keyboard to access the cursor and move around whereas on a

Phone without 3d touch you have to hold the spacebar it's not a big deal but it has been an annoyance for me since switching to the 11pro max let's talk about the camera one nice thing is that since I used this phone for about six months back in 2017 I have lots of photos to show off so that's fun on the rear we have a 12 megapixel sensor that can shoot video and up to 4k at 30 frames per second here's some video here it's not spectacular but it's also not bad at all before he is nice to have and the success was a big jump over the iPhone 6 in terms of camera quality I'll

Show some photos in a moment but first let's talk about the selfie camera it has 5 megapixels and up to 1080p video recording this really isn't a great selfie it's fine it does the job but newer iPhones do a lot better with this especially the iPhone 11 but enough of that now I'll put up some photos for you to judge for yourself so yeah the camera is fine if you want to buy an iPhone for the camera the iPhone 11 is really the phone to get there's an ultra wide camera it can take really great selfies it can take night

Photos portrait shots all across the board the 11 is a big jump over what we've seen in the past few years that said the success for most people is gonna be more than enough and considering it's a hundred bucks it's pretty hard to argue with hardware wise these 6s and 6s plus actually remain kind of impressive we're looking at Apple's a nine ship set inside with two gigabytes of RAM this gives us pretty decent performance even with iOS 13 basically any game can run great and basic apps like Instagram or snapchat are also grapes

Honestly this feels like a legit phone if you have an okay battery battery life can be a bit rough especially if you have the smaller success you can check the battery health by going into settings battery battery health and it will tell you the maximum capacity anything in the low 80s is gonna start feeling pretty rough as the phone will automatically start slowing itself down so that it doesn't randomly shut down you can turn off the slow down but then it'll get even worse battery life and you'll probably have unexpected shutdowns overall it's not a great

Situation if you have a bad battery and luckily Apple's actually kind of fair with battery replacements being only 50 bucks u.s. that seems surprisingly reasonable and so yeah I would recommend getting any battery if you need one overall though the iPhone 6s is a great phone and that goes for the 6s plus as well the 6s plus does have better battery life of course just because the battery is bigger but it still might need a battery replacement if the health isn't so good again I actually used the iPhone 6s back in 2017 not this one this one here and now my

Brother uses it and it's doing really well for him the battery life was rough so we got replaced last year and no regrets there it's doing a much better forum and it's a pretty legit phone honestly this is a totally usable more than acceptable iPhone for a hundred bucks a hundred bucks one tank of gas almost cost me 100 bucks of course I live near Vancouver where you know prices are through the roof constantly but regardless this is a cheap phone the some of the iPhone 6s and 6s plus are great phones and might be worth picking

Up if you're okay buying used or refurbished some carriers like Straight Talk do still have successes in stock and that's not terrible although do you really want straight talk as your carrier you know that's up to you there's some benefits to buying use that's for sure because it keeps you free to choose whatever carrier you want but at the end of the day this phone is ridiculously cheap the 6s will likely get another year of support ending around September 2021 that's my guess it might only get to the end of this year

So that's a risk you have to keep in mind but right now it's running I was 13 really really well and I have no complaints using it this is a great phone for an even better price so the iPhone 6s is absolutely worth buying if you think it fits your situation again I'll link my twenty twenty I phone buying guide in the description if you want to hear about other iPhones and compare them to this one but with that I think I'm pretty much done here thank you so much for watching if you found this video helpful or interesting maybe hit that like button and consider

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