Apple recently released their brand new iPhone, the iPhone 6s. It’s the latest in a long line of great smartphone releases in 2015. I managed to get my hands on an iPhone 6s and have come up with a couple of positive and negative points about the phone:
The iPhone 6s camera is without a doubt a contender for smartphone camera of the year. It’s a big improvement on the iPhone 6 camera; the images are much sharper and more vibrant. Apple has increased the pixel size which means you can finally take 4K videos on an iPhone, hooray!! It took them a while to do it, but now that they have it’s brilliant. Videos are excellent and ideal for capturing those special moments. If you’re looking for a phone with a great camera, I highly recommend this one.
Apple’s new operating system rolled out in tandem with the iPhone 6s. Some say it was designed with the phone in mind. I’m a big fan of Android, I enjoy the stock Android OS, but iOS 9 is very good. It feels like they’ve made big strides, and the OS actually feels complete. With previous iOS’s I’ve felt like I’m using an unfinished product. Also, they’ve added some innovative features like 3D touch which I’m sure we’ll see on other phones soon. If you’re an Android user that’s worried the iPhone 6s will have a shabby OS, don’t be! This one works well and runs so smoothly. It’s a joy to use and a huge step up from previous versions.
One of the worst things about the new iPhone is that there’s still no expandable storage space. No matter how many generations we get through, Apple just won’t give us that SD card slot. Loads of other manufacturers give their phone’s SD card slots that allow expandable storage of up to two terabytes! Alas, if you get the new iPhone, you’re stuck with whatever storage you buy. At times, having no expandable storage makes me want to sell my iPhone. I don’t understand why they don’t allow it. Perhaps because Apple don’t make an expandable storage card? That’s the only reason I can think of at the moment. But, if you’re clever about what you download and clear the cache regularly, it may not bother you.
The second negative about the iPhone 6s is that you can’t remove the back. Again, this is something Apple like to do with their phones. They like to seal up the body so you can’t remove the back. In some ways, I can see why they do this. It means you won’t have to remove your iPhone case to get to the battery, nor will you ever have to worry about the back falling off during an unfortunate fall. But, it also means we can’t take out the battery and replace it with a better one. If you’re like me, you’ll be on your phone a lot. This means the battery life will drain away very quickly. I’d like to be able to replace my iPhone battery with something a bit more powerful, but I can’t! It’s annoying, and I guess I’ll have to carry around a portable charger wherever I go.
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