Comparing the iPhone 6s to the 6 – Should I Upgrade?

iPhone 6 vs. 6s

iPhone 6 vs. 6s

The new iPhone 6s is a powerful smartphone and can do a lot more. But if you are already on an iPhone 6 contract, you wonder if you should be upgrading to the 6s. I got an iPhone 6S from Verizon Wireless to check out and see if I should wait to upgrade or switch phones now.

The Phone

The 6s shares a lot from the iPhone 6. Also, the iPhone 6s Plus has a lot of similarities to the iPhone 6 Plus. The case, for example, is exactly the same. The screen size and resolution is also the same. The only addition to the s line is Rose Gold.

Inside the 6s is an A9 processor with M9 co-processor. The phones can be purchased with 16 GB, 32 GB or 128 GB. This phone is slightly faster than the iPhone 6 running iOS9.

The Camera Makes the Difference

If you needed a better camera, then the 6s is worth the upgrade. The main camera is now 12 MegaPixels (from the 8 MP iPhone 6). It has improved the HDR photos and can record in 4k- 30 fps. It can even do slo-motion in 1080p 120 fps. Both phones can do 720p at 240 fps.

The facetime camera also was improved with a 5 MP sensor and retina flash – the screen turns brite white to simulate a flash. While the iPhone 6 doesn’t have this feature, it’s not like the software couldn’t be written for it.

Of course, the biggest feature is their pressure-active screen. Push down for live photos or active walpapers. While it’s a great feature, I was not really using it a lot.

Other improvements include LTE and CDMA network connections. Wifi still is 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth LE.

So does the 6s inspire me to switch? Not really. I might switch to the 6s Plus for the additional features of that phone. Otherwise, I can wait until the iPhone 6ss or 7 or whatever they will be calling it.


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