Is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 6s and better than the iPhone 6?

The features and capabilities of the iPhone 6s are now known to everyone, and the owners of the iPhone 6 and older generations of iPhone have a reasonable question: is it worth updating to a new smartphone or better to wait for the next model to come out. We decided to compare the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6 with each other and help users decide on the purchase of a fresh “apple” smartphone.

Characteristics iPhone 6 iPhone 6s
Dimensions 138.1 × 67 × 6.9 mm 138.3 × 67.1 × 7.1 mm
The weight 129 grams 143 grams
Screen 4.7 inches, IPS LCD, 1 334 × 750 4.7 inches, IPS LCD, 1 334 × 750, 3D Touch technology
Battery 1 810 mAh 1 715 mAh
Cameras 8-megapixel main camera with the ability to record video [email protected]; 1.2 megapixel front camera with HD video recording capability 12-megapixel main camera with the ability to record video [email protected] and “live snapshots” Live Photos; 5-megapixel front camera with HD video recording and flash Retina Flash
Processor and RAM  Processor A8 with M8 coprocessor; 1 GB of RAM  Processor A9 with a coprocessor M9; 2 GB of RAM (unofficial information)
Price in Russia  From 45 thousand rubles  The price is unknown, presumably from 55 thousand rubles
Available Colors Space Gray and Silver Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

Let’s start with the most unusual – what is the iPhone 6s worse than the iPhone 6:

  • The iPhone 6s is 14g heavier and 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 6.
  • In the iPhone 6s a smaller battery is installed – 1 715 mAh instead of 1 810 mAh.
  • iPhone 6s more expensive than the iPhone 6 (thanks, Cap).

Now about what the iPhone 6s definitely wins for the iPhone 6:

  • Screen with support for 3D Touch.
  • 12-megapixel main and 5-megapixel front camera, the ability to record “live” pictures and 4K-video.
  • More powerful processor and 2 GB of RAM (this information is not officially confirmed).
  • Fingerprint reader Touch ID of the second generation.
  • More choices on color + new pink color.

Is it worth updating for iPhone 6s to iPhone 6 owners?

More likely no than yes. Why?

First, the new iPhone is somewhat heavier than its predecessor, and for many it can be a critical moment. It’s worth waiting for the next generation of iPhone, when all the same technologies will be packed into a more compact package.

Secondly, 3D Touch technology will now undergo its “break-in”, and all its charms will not be used by third-party developers. First you need to understand how and why to build it into your applications, and it will take some time.

Thirdly, iPhone 6 will receive all the chips of iOS 9 and for a long time will be supported programmatically.

Fourthly, the iPhone 6 perfectly copes with all its tasks: no applications can make it “hang”, the system’s performance – at altitude.

Fifthly, the iPhone 6s in Russia will be fucking expensive. Preliminary price for a new smartphone will start from 55 thousand rubles. This can be a decisive factor in making a decision. On the other hand, if you can afford it – then why not?

What do iPhone 5s / 5c / 4s / 4 / 3GS / 3G / 2G owners do?

Update for iPhone 6s for you the meaning is. But again with an eye on the financial situation.

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