Apple presented the iPhone 6S Plus, the big brother of the iPhone 6S. It comes with improved camera and renewed Force Touch. And surprise with a detail.
At the 2015 Keynote in San Francisco presented the technology giant from Cupert ino as expected his second XXL smartphone, also called alphabet: the new iPhone 6S Plus as big brother the iPhone 6S. What has changed compared to the iPhone 6 Plus? At first glance, only details. The screen still measures 5.5 inches, the design is unchanged – apart from the new color option Rose Gold. Inside however, has been done a lot.
iPhone 6S Plus: No Bent gate more?
In iPhone 6S Plus is in the core the same technique as the iPhone 6S. The fascinating 3D touch interface is the same. Here you can call up additional functions with strong pressure to the display without leaving the current window. So a kind of right mouse button for mobile phones. In the keynote this technique seemed fascinating. Important in practice but is stability: So comes thanks to a new zinc-containing aluminum alloy, reinforced frame to use, thanks to which he is no longer as susceptible to accidental – or willful should be bending -. This was also urgently needed: The Bent gate scandal had many held especially in the first few months of buying an iPhone 6 Plus or can switch to the smaller iPhone. 6 Because the bending forces worked around in your pocket especially on the larger model. The new aluminum material is reportedly also in aircraft construction and in the Apple Watch Sport used. The glass front will have strengthened Apple.
Strong A9 processor, fast network
A completely new processor called A9 should make the iPhone 6S Plus significantly faster when working and playing. Apple itself speaks of a higher computing performance by 70 percent and improved by 90 percent gaming graphics performance. The Motion chip M9, thanks to the iPhone can count steps even in power-saving sleep mode, is integrated in A9 processor and thus costs less battery power. So Siri can continue with the command “Hey Sir!” Awake, even if the iPhone 6S Plus does not depend on the power grid. In LTE finally also supports the iPhone, the rapid transmission of up to 300 Mbps. Important but in practice is the fact that is as good as any globally available LTE- frequency available. Overall, the iPhone should be able to spark 6S Plus on up to 23 different LTE bands and thus be used in virtually every country. Like its predecessor WLAN ac is installed, but finally with multiple antennas, which should provide more speed and range (MIMO).
Camera: iPhone 6S Plus beats iPhone 6S
For years, Apple has maintained the 8-megapixel resolution of its iPhone cameras and drove it into the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test quite very decent results a. Now dares even Apple more pixels on the camera sensor: The main camera creates 12 megapixel front camera 5 megapixels (previously 1.2 MP). In the Keynote Apple stressed that one can avoid the drawbacks of more pixels on the same sensor size with new techniques such as deep trench isolation. At least on the Keynote publicly submitted in sample images showed very natural, balanced color. Whether that’s in practice, only shows the laboratory test.The demonstration Apple has concealed targeted every detail about differences between Plus model and normal iPhone 6S. But a closer look at the technical data sheets shows: Like its predecessor, Apple blocked this time only in the Plus version of the iPhone a true optical image stabilizer. When shooting at dusk and hands-free photos, the iPhone is likely to 6S Plus therefore have the edge.
iPhone models compared
|Model:||iPhone 6S||iPhone 6S Plus||iPhone 6||iPhone 6 Plus|
|Resolution||1334 × 750||1920 × 1080||1334 × 750||1920 × 1080|
|Size||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm||138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm||158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm|
|Weight||143 grams||192 grams||129 grams||172 grams|
|Main memory||2 GB||2 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Camera back||12 MP||12 MP||8 MP||8 MP|
|Camera, front||5 MP||5 MP||1.2 MP||1.2 MP|
|Price||from 739 Euro||from 849 Euro||From 699 Euros||from 799 Euro|
When comparing the data sheets also takes a further difference between the two models revealed: The iPhone 6S Plus is the first time thicker than its predecessor and also thicker than the iPhone 6S, at least if you believe the Apple data sheet, which always measures at the thinnest point of the housing , Apple gives a thickness of 7.3 mm on the iPhone 6S Plus and of 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6S. In the previous generation, both models were the same thin. The iPhone 6S Plus is become heavier: Apple is for the 6S Plus 192 grams, the predecessor only 172 grams. The reason for the increase in weight is called Apple does not, the battery is actually greater to despite stronger processor to achieve the same good values as the previous battery.
Assessment: Apple iPhone 6S Plus
The Phone 6 Plus is the thickest, heaviest and most expensive iPhone yet. But possibly the best. Especially the 3D touch technology is fascinating. It is not yet clear whether it is just a gimmick or a meaningful innovation in the end. Could convince Technically reinforced housing and improved camera. Precise information provides at the end but only an independent lab test.
Price, Release Date
Pr-order can be the iPhone 6S Plus from September 12, the sale and the delivery start on 25 September. The iPhone 6S Plus is available in three memory sizes. Prices: 849 euros for the 16 GB model, 959 euros for the 64 GB model and a whopping 1,069 euros for the 128 GB model. By the way: In the course of Apple sweeps the 128 GB model of the previous generation. For further reading: The live ticker of the Keynote.