WSJ reviews the iPhone 6s: great performance, fine camera, but no battery life improvement
posted by Luis D. / Sep 22, 2015, 8:28 AM
According to her, not only is there no battery life improvement over last year's model, but the iPhone 6s Plus lasted only 20 minutes longer than the 6s, despite carrying a higher capacity unit. We cannot comment on the publication's proprietary battery test procedures, so stay tuned for our opinion once we've put the iPhone 6s through our own test's paces!
Despite battery life remaining at iPhone 6 levels, the iPhone 6s’s new A9 processor and 2GB of RAM result in a noticeable speed boost. Ms. Stern says that exporting an HD video is "three times as fast", while browsing was smoother and multitasking feels noticeably quicker. Unlocking the phone is also much faster, with the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor being "at least twice as fast". Right on, Apple!
A slightly better iPhone 6.And finally, a word about the improved camera. The new 12MP sensor does deliver a bit more fine detail that's available for cropping, but image quality remains essentialy unchanged from the iPhone 6, meaning that daytime shots are superb, but low light ones leave something to be desired. However, 4K video recordings are "very crisp", but also take up "six times the space of a typical 720p video", which means those buying the 16GB base model are at quite the disadvantage. Also, Joanna Stern and other reviewers seem to universally agree that Live Photos is pretty cool, for a gimmick.
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Getting a Space Gray 64GB 6S Plus Friday. Can't wait!
posted on Sep 22, 2015, 8:30 AM 14
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Lucky You, I will wait another year to buy 128gb 6S, prices right now are ridiculous. Maybe I will sell my kidney, I heard it's a good way to fund iPhone
posted on Sep 22, 2015, 8:34 AM 17
Going to buy iPhone 7 next year. BTW don't believe Samsung paid troll claim that he is going to buy iPhone. He is trying really hard to represent himself as a iPhone fan lately so that whenever Galaxy S7 come out next year he gets to say Galaxy S7 is the best phone. Just think about it what better way to praise Samsung phone than pretending to be a iPhone user. ;)
posted on Sep 22, 2015, 8:53 AM 12
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What did you expect its a site full of people with opinions, of course their favorite phone company is the best. even if it has 10 minute battery and a camera that takes 1mp photos of blurr ;) you should know that since you're a Veteran user here Papa
posted on Sep 22, 2015, 3:14 PM 2
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What's going on, Darkk? Loving this Note 5. It works almost flawlessly. I just hope that I don't have any issues when Marshmallow comes around. Kit-Kat was great, but Lollipop crippled my Note 4. Constant lag around the home screens & graphical glitches with folders & certain widgets. They were minor things, but annoying nonetheless. What's up with you, man?
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 11:23 PM 0
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Samsung can easily buy Apple and Huawey all together, but that would be just stupid. If you think Apple is big, then you have no idea how Big is Samsung. But hese guys are really doing a wonderfull job selling a phone with a processor made by them
posted on Sep 22, 2015, 11:54 AM 1
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Well done sir. Good battery life with the plus and a good amount of storage!
posted on Sep 22, 2015, 9:09 AM 1
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