iPhone 6S In 2021! (Still Worth It?) (Review)

by birtanpublished on February 21, 2021

Welcome back everyone another year another iphone 6s and 2020x video and and hopefully 2021 is better than 2020 for a lot of you but nonetheless the iphone 6s is one of those devices that i've been talking about so much over the years a lot of people love and every single year it's almost one of the first you know revisited reviews i always do and the reason being is because a lot of people want to see it throughout the numbers that i see and throughout the hype throughout the year a lot of people either still own the

Iphone 6s use it or maybe they're just interested on how this phone is going to hold up throughout this year i'm going to break down basically what i think you know the future outlook of this device is and at the end of it whether it's still worth it or not now if you want to pick up this phone i probably wouldn't recommend it i would recommend at least picking up something like an iphone 8 or an iphone se 2 but i'll go ahead and leave a success and some other you know phones link down

Below you can get them from there and help support the channel at the same time now on the outside of this device specifically the display we still have that 4.7 inch panel which in this day and age i'll be honest is outdated but at the same time it's really not because right now apple is still selling the iphone se 2 they also plan on selling an iphone se 2 plus sometime this year or next year which is still going to maintain that home button design

So it's not like this phone is completely outdated it's a little bit old but it's really not that bad you know especially when you consider the fact this is over a five-year-old phone at this you know point and also it's super cheap so that's another huge thing to keep in mind you have touch id on the front too which is really nice on the bottom the lightning port and headphone jack this phone supports it so that's another cool reason as to why somebody might want to pick

This phone up now on the back you have that aluminum back which i'm totally okay with this phone still feels like a pretty premium device doesn't feel cheap at all and i'm pretty sure the whole entire 2021 you know device list is going to be you know glass backs or frosted glass backs and i if that's the case this one still feels pretty premium and you do have that single camera setup on the back as well which we'll go and hit on this thing has that single 12 megapixel sensor and surprisingly apple

Still has only made 12 megapixel sensors on all their iphones so far of course they're higher quality and they're way better than this one but it's still pretty interesting that the megapixel count is still the same even though it really doesn't mean a crazy amount now you have 4k at 30 capability on this phone too which is amazing for this type of device again if you want to go ahead and pick up this phone just for the camera i probably wouldn't recommend it but this phone holds a special place in a

Lot of people's hearts because this was the first iphone that we actually had the capability of shooting 4k videos now in this day and age i still shoot all my videos in 1080p and i'm pretty sure a lot of people only use 1080p but 4k at 30 is you know hyping up and i feel like more and more people are going to be using 4k 30 and i've actually been seeing a lot more tick tock you know people talking about you know upping your resolution by going to 4k at 30. so that's another big thing

I see a lot more people that you know ended up using it but this phone has that capability which is cool no 4k 60 no additional lenses but for a five-year-old device i think it's okay and especially considering the fact the sc2 you know also only has a single camera set up you can do 4k 60 on that but still only a single camera setup i think the iphone 6s is still in pretty decent company especially for being a five-year-old device that you can pick up for like less than like 80 dollars in a lot of

Places the front camera is 5 megapixels and only 720p video is there definitely not the craziest capability when it comes down to cameras but i think it's totally okay for the most part so in terms of the camera setup that pretty much covers it up now one of the biggest changes that i think is going to happen throughout this year is the software life cycle and what i see happening is that apple you know is pretty much going to stop supporting the iphone 6s in terms of the

Next official version of software so going from ios 14 to ios 15 the iphone 6s is not going to get ios 15 based on everything that i'm hearing now is at the end of the world absolutely not this phone still has a ton of capability in my opinion but more so than that this phone also has the ability of you know still probably maintaining security updates we saw with the iphone 6 and iphone 5s it didn't get ios 13 or ios 14 but apple is still supporting that device list for both of them three of them including the six plus

So i kind of see apple doing the same thing here they're going to support the 6s 6s plus and iphone sc and they're just going to keep supporting it until i guess the iphone 7 stopped getting unsupported which may be until i was 16 so we're going to get still a long supported software on this device and if not it's still going to be a really good version of software for this phone to end off and you still have that check range jailbreak capability on any version of software too so that's

Another pretty big thing to keep in mind so in terms of software that pretty much covers it up now in terms of the performance which i'm pretty sure everyone wants to hear about this phone has a little bit more of a dated you know apple a9 chip inside of it a dual core cpu and two gigabytes of ram on each model now what i can tell you is is that this was actually the first iphone to print two gigs of ram just like how it was the first iphone to bring 4k at 30 and what

I can tell you is is that for sure it's definitely not you know the fastest performing phone it's definitely not you know the best performing iphone ever but what i can tell you is is that for a five-year-old phone that's still getting software support that has crazy features still i think it has more than enough capability for you know it to be someone's daily phone for the most part now is it going to be someone's daily phone and they're going to think they have the

Best phone absolutely not but if you had to actually use this phone i think you would probably go you know perfectly fine with it and the reason i say that is because i have compared this phone first of all i've been using this phone for many years but i have been comparing this phone against so many other competitors the iphone se 2 the iphone 12s the iphone 11s the iphone x the 10 horse i have found that for the most part this phone the biggest

Problem with it is the slowness of it and the gaming aspect but once the apps are loaded you know when snapchat is loaded once instagram is loaded on your display and all this stuff you're going to have probably the same experience as you would on any other phone for the most part as long as you're not comparing it side by side to another phone you're going to be totally okay you still have you know support for pretty much every single app that's ever came out there's really nothing crazy that like

An iphone 12 can do that the iphone 6s cannot do you know of course it's not as fast it's not as smooth but you're still getting the same type of support and hopefully that makes sense i mean again i would not go and downgrade to the iphone 6s because i like having a faster phone and like having more capabilities but the iphone 6s is still a pretty fast and pretty smooth phone still now throughout my time even in 2020 i have seen that ios 14 has taken a little

Bit of toll in the smoothness factor but i feel like that may be fixed throughout probably from now until that you know april time frame but once come like around may june and we get the final versions of ios 14 i feel like we're going to have a really solid polished version of software as we always do year after year and since this is probably going to be the last update we're having in that case i would think it would still be perfectly fine for people to pick up this phone

Even maybe like a year after this video possibly you know if it's still if it ends off in a smooth spot if it's not smooth then it probably wouldn't be good a recommendation but i think the performance aspect is probably one of its better assets for sure now on the flip side the worst aspect of this phone still is the battery life you know this phone doesn't really have that good battery life 1715 million powers on a you know brand new battery i'm sure a lot of you are going to end

Up buying this thing used or you've probably had it for a while the batteries degraded this thing's battery is not that great anymore i've compared it to a ton of iphones and it has really gone down quite a bit especially with ios 14. but apple has made battery cases you can easily replace the battery if you know how to open up a phone and stuff it's still pretty easy on this device so you still have some capability of repairability and stuff but the battery life just isn't really the best aspect of it so keep that in mind but to

Kind of sum up this video and to answer this first you know review of this year i guess is the iphone 6s still worth it in 2021 well let me tell you like this and let me break down some pros and some cons first of all the iphone 6s i think is such an impactful phone and it has so much capability at the time it was released and even in this day and age it still surprises me you know i think this was one of the biggest transitions from one iphone to the other going from the

Iphone 6 to the success there was a lot of differences there for sure now you're still getting a really good build quality of a device this phone still feels pretty good it doesn't quite feel like a thousand dollar phone anymore it was never a thousand dollar phone but it still feels pretty premium parts to repair this phone are super cheap too so if you accidentally crack the screen or crack the camera you can easily replace it for the most part which is another huge asset for it you're still getting software support

For the most part you know that you're guaranteed probably up until may or june but if this phone ends up getting ios 15 even better but i would plan out for mayor june officially ending by getting security updates here and there you still have you know a pretty decent camera on it you still have apple's ecosystem for the most part as well so that's another pretty big thing to keep in mind now it wouldn't be the first phone i would recommend to people even for an older generation device i think the lowest i would go was an

Iphone 7 but an iphone 8 would be a really good sweet spot for a lot of people to pick up if they're in the market for it but by all means i think if you currently own a success i would recommend keeping it for as long as you can you know there's no harm in keeping it but as always i would always recommend people to go to the next step up they can and in this case the next step up is an iphone 7 but i wouldn't go through the trouble just to pick up an iphone 7

Because i think that the best position you can go for from one device to the other and a mixture of performance stability longevity price tag is probably something like a used iphone 10r those devices you can pick up for like less than 400 dollars in a lot of places and i'll leave one link down below as well and those are a really good set of devices that have a lot of capability they're not super expensive and they're just you know really good values and they're going to be lasting for a very

Long time as well so i think the iphone 6s definitely has a couple of problems but i think it's still a pretty decent phone for being a five-year-old device that's still supported and it's fairly cheap and i think these things are really easy to pick up like i said it wouldn't be my first phone to recommend to people but if you happen to stumble across when it is in your budget i think it's still a decent pickup it's a decent all-around phone

For being in 2021 like i said if somebody you know released this phone if a manufacturer released a phone like this in this day and age i don't think anybody would buy it but factoring in the age and the software and all this stuff i think it's okay for the most part so that really pretty much covers it up if you guys have any other questions or anything let me know in the comment section below hit the like button that means so much but definitely hit that subscribe button every single subscriber that we get

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