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.