About Apple iPhone 6s - Review, Specs + more The Apple iPhone 6s is equipped with fairly decent hardware and has several sophisticated features like 3D Touch. Also noteworthy is its mooted energy efficiency, compared to rival handsets. It's now looking a bit old in the tooth to some, but is it still a worthy consideration for those who don't need any of the flashy (and arguably unnecessary) latest developments in handset technology? It's a particularly good choice for those on a budget, but is it worth opting instead for the 6s Plus for only slightly more per month?. Let's find out... Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are now somewhat older smartphones and have been replaced with newer, more powerful devices (now we're up to the iPhone X and all its derivatives...) from the manufacturer in recent years. However the perks and benefits according to the experts that set apart the 6s in its heyday are still standing today: with a crisp 4.7" display and features such as 3D Touch and new hardware components camera and processor were both well received in tests. Let's take a closer look... A wide range of functions, on a budget What the 6S offers, among other things, is 3D Touch — a function that is triggered by pressing the touch screen more intensively. So after pressing the icon, a menu is displayed, which could come up with four functions. However, this feature is not completely new, because Apple Watch had the 3D Touch feature for a few years prior. That said, it's still impressive to behold. Further optimisations compared to the previous year's model, for example, are the new 64-bit A9 processor, which, paired with the improved CPU, should be able to perform intensive tasks even more quickly. For the camera, Apple is now offering a whopping 12 megapixels and new features such as "Live Photos" to record moments before and after the image capture, as well as the ability to make 4K videos. This time around, the Cupertino-based company is avoiding the criticism of the previous generation's bent case fiasco by using 7000-grade aluminum as the material of choice. Even the case colours are exquisite: in addition to gold, silver and space grey, there are are pink gold variants to choose from (also called millennial pink). The memory sizes are set as usual to 16, 64 and 128GB as we've seen in other recent iPhones. Sturdy aluminum housing, improved camera Other new features at the time of launch included the updated voice control via Siri, which should respond to the command "Hey, Siri". In addition, the aluminum housing proved in advance in the test that it is particularly resistant. The 6S is also energy efficient, in spite of lower battery capacity. However, this reduced battery charge compared to its predecessor to 1715 mAh does not seem to have a negative effect on the battery life, as thanks to iOS 9, the model ensures efficient energy consumption. Should I still buy an iPhone 6s in 2019? Indeed, it's an older model — but it's still going strong. A lot of new features on today's flashy and expensive phones are simply not needed by many users. The only drawbacks here are the high Apple premium/price; and the 16 GB memory which is too small (in the basic version), so it's worth getting a bigger memory if possible. Our verdict ExpertReviews gave the 6S the "Excellent" rating (5 out of 5) and once again draws attention to its powerful A9 CPU, the fast TouchID sensor and the 3D Touch display. Our tester at oneCOMPARE can't disagree, and also there is a lot of sophisticated technology in the sturdy aluminum housing, such as a better iSight and FaceTime camera, even if the optical image stabilider on the 6S is sorely missing. As a small fly in the ointment, the only missing features are with regard to the battery life and the somewhat now dated design. How much does the iPhone 6s cost? If you are looking to compare iPhone 6s pay monthly prices and don't want to break the bank, then the iPhone 6s is available on very cheap pay monthly contracts - the cheapest price is £15 a month now. The cost of the handset to buy outright from retailers is about £299 - but you cannot buy it from Apple directly any more. However you may wish to consider the newer iPhone 7 which has a lot more features and a very similar price - it may just be worth the small extra outlay.