On a budget? Grab an iPhone 6s for $185, get the most bang for your buck

On a budget? Grab an iPhone 6s for $185, get the most bang for your buck

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Apple still sells the iPhone 6s as an affordable, "mid-range" iPhone option if you will. And it's still pretty great — it has the amazing Taptic engine for vibration feedback, it has 3D Touch, and it still sports a headphone jack. You get to use Touch ID and even the home button is a mechanical, clicking thing, instead of a simulation. So, basically, if you're more of a fan of how Apple used to make phones, the 6s is a cool toy to have.

So, here we have an A-grade refurbished iPhone 6s for $185. That's the kind of money you'd pay for a low midrange or even entry-level phone and it's a budget range where the iPhone 6s' performance and camera are hard to beat. Granted, it's a 16 GB model, so you will have to be really careful with your storage usage. And, considering Apple is still selling these in its own store, it's reasonable to expect that it'd be getting updates for a while still.

Why is this a deal? Well, you can find a lot of 6s units for $200 and less nowadays, but those are usually B-grade or worse and sold by less-known resellers. This deal here is by Newegg and the listing claims you will get a very clean device with a minimum amount of normal-use scratches. There's no money back policy, but you have 30 days to replace the device with another one, if you so wish.

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Never! What an ugly phone......those bezels....Yuk!

2. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Not only that it's only got 16 gb of storage. iOS grew a lot to the point that 16 gb is not enough for anything these days. That's why Apple started with the iPhone 7's only made iPhones with 32 gb or above. Starting with the iPhone 8's they started with 64 gb of storage. You can buy a 32 gb Moto G6 for that price, and it can do 4k video recording, and has 2 rear cameras, a higher resolution 1080x2160 resolution display for almost the same price as this thing. You will be throwing good money down the toilet if you buy this iPhone.

3. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

This is a waste of money

4. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

It’s a utilitarian design that’s worked (well) for years. When you make a great design that’s easy to hold and use, why change? It’s certainly a lot better than the “form over function” of Samsung’s Infinite ghost touch display, that’s for sure.

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Don't you mean ghost touch display from some of the iPhones, or is that touch disease.

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 7207; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

This would have been a perfect choice to replace my backup 5s (which I can sell for at least 120€, making this a 40€ deal; the price of 6s today is only 185$/160€); too bad they only deliver in US.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3128; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's a trap..

8. Rafael1703

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I still use an iPhone 6S Plus and to this day it has always been reliable, very fast and offers a still very good picture quality and a nice display... It's a 128GB model though... Couldn't see myself using a 16GB phone...

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It's a 3 year old phone with very limited storage. I know Apple is good about updates, but I could never recommend this to someone.

10. LEEDAQ

Posts: 173; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

16gb... and how many gb can we actually use??

11. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Or you can get a 32GB 6S from MetroPCS for $49 + $10 activation + $50 first month service + $30 using an eBay unlocking service. Note that you have to port in a number to get this deal. Then if you subscribe to Comcast, you can then port this from MetroPCS (after you unlock the phone) to Xfinity Mobile and get $150 back, essentially making the phone free.

12. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

After installing a few apps and taking some pictures, you're done with this 16GB version. It's a trap. :P

13. NinoH

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Well i bought an iPhone 6S for my wife for 200$ and it is an awesome phone. The camera holds its own, battery is OK, it’s fast, reliable and it will support updates for at least a couple of years. And for some reason apple handles storage a little more carefully then other manufacturers so yes 16GB is enough for most people.

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