iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone 6s in 2019

nikolay_valkov

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two days ago I bought iPhone 6s. the phone seems to work better than I think, but because I do not understand a lot of speed tests and so on I want to ask you about a opions ... is it okay or not? btw i'm inlove with this phone, really...
 

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two days ago I bought iPhone 6s. the phone seems to work better than I think, but because I do not understand a lot of speed tests and so on I want to ask you about a opions ... is it okay or not? btw i'm inlove with this phone, really...
I just traded my in my 6s for the XS. In my admittedly light usage the 6s was doing just fine performance wise and all in all the experience going from the 6s to the XS isn’t huge.

One thing that I do miss is the headphone jack, the 6s is the last iPhone to sport one. So something to consider if you rather not dongle or find Bluetooth phones to have inferior sound quality as opposed to wired phones.
 

Robert M.

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Honestly, iPhones have been "good enough" for years now.

The newer ones are nice, but they aren't miles ahead of a 6S. The form factor is the biggest difference. Almost everything else feels nearly identical. And with the 6S still supporting the latest version of iOS, Apple Watches, Airpods, and being good for normal daily tasks, there's really no reason to upgrade unless you need better cameras or just want something new and slightly faster (the new phones are way faster on paper but in day-to-day use you won't really notice it).

So, yeah, it's fine in 2019.
 

nikolay_valkov

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Honestly, iPhones have been "good enough" for years now.

The newer ones are nice, but they aren't miles ahead of a 6S. The form factor is the biggest difference. Almost everything else feels nearly identical. And with the 6S still supporting the latest version of iOS, Apple Watches, Airpods, and being good for normal daily tasks, there's really no reason to upgrade unless you need better cameras or just want something new and slightly faster (the new phones are way faster on paper but in day-to-day use you won't really notice it).

So, yeah, it's fine in 2019.
that's why I chose this model, I do not see much difference from the models except the camera and speed naturally, but I am very pleased and I do not regret my choice
 
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digger10

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I have a Day 1 6s that has seen a lot of miles. Use it as a back up phone, an iPod (that sweet, sweet headphone jack!), a housebound apple tv remote, and when abroad and I want a something built like a tank, less conspicuous to throw in a local sim.

The battery was getting worse and worse obviously, but the battery replacement programme fixed that cheaply. Now it flies through tasks as intended. The 6s is a great phone.
 

supergt

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The 6s is a workhorse. Recently sold mine for above average value only because 64 gb wasn't sufficient. Should be good for a few more years if iOS13 doesn't slow it down too much.
 

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I just bought a used 6s to replace my SE. While I like the slightly bigger screen (easy on my eyes), I noticed the battery consumption is worse than that of SE. Also, I think SE has a better speaker.
 

KOTN91

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Although it’s not as cool as the XR, the 6S still does the job. I’d take it over absolutely any android phone that’s for sure
 
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I just bought a used 6s to replace my SE. While I like the slightly bigger screen (easy on my eyes), I noticed the battery consumption is worse than that of SE. Also, I think SE has a better speaker.
I owned both and the major downside to the SE was the speaker, the 6s sounded better to me, at least it was more audibly loud-er. Another opposite experience, was the SE battery life has always been really good for the most part, and comparable to the 6S obviously depending on ones settings and usage.
 

zx128k

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more demanding apps might choke on a 6s, also battery life isn't great.

But most day to day tasks are fine.
 
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two days ago I bought iPhone 6s. the phone seems to work better than I think, but because I do not understand a lot of speed tests and so on I want to ask you about a opions ... is it okay or not? btw i'm inlove with this phone, really...
I recently replaced my iPhone 6s, with an XR. I'm happy I did, because I ended up liking the XR a lot. But I traded in the 3-year old 6s only because it seemed to start missing calls and going silent during some calls, requiring reboots to fix, so I assumed that some part of its hardware was finally failing. Other than those problems at the end (and the fact that Apple gave me $200 for the 6s, further attesting to its value), I would still have the 6s today, as I was still happy with its overall performance with iOS 12.
 
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FeliApple

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It's great for me. Battery life is awesome, performance is flawless, apps run amazingly well. The phone is on iOS 9.
 

pika2000

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two days ago I bought iPhone 6s. the phone seems to work better than I think, but because I do not understand a lot of speed tests and so on I want to ask you about a opions ... is it okay or not? btw i'm inlove with this phone, really...
I am still using my launch 6S today. I deferred my plan to upgrade to the XR simply because the 6S still flies under iOS 12. The only downside is its battery life for obvious reasons as it has the smallest battery capacity for its form factor. So the only recommendation I would give you is check your phone’s battery and maybe replace it. Other than that, it’s an amazing phone even for 2019.
 

kazmac

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Just bought a 6s+ for mom through Verizon, I am envious. I miss those phones so much. Not digging my 8+ at all (I miss the headphone jack, the aluminum body & lighter weight).

The only thing I’d miss with a 6s+ is the 3GB of RAM as Sketches Pro needs that much.

Mom’s 6s+ seems to be running fine on the latest iOS, but she will only be making calls on it for now, so glad to hear the 6s line works nicely in 2019.
 
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two days ago I bought iPhone 6s. the phone seems to work better than I think, but because I do not understand a lot of speed tests and so on I want to ask you about a opions ... is it okay or not? btw i'm inlove with this phone, really...
Still a really good phone. Agree with another poster on most phones are good enough nowadays. 6s can run the latest iOS so that’s a plus as well. Price is good also.
 

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The 6S, like the SE that uses the same internals, is still very usable today.

As for the argument of camera quality, yes - on paper a lot of the specs of the newer iPhones are better. But in usage, the difference isn’t huge. Further, as a pro photographer that occasionally gets a great shot with an iPhone, I’ll say I’ve sold more prints and copies of photos taken with a 6S Plus and SE than all models after combined. The photographer makes the difference more than small jumps forward in camera tech.
 

JBGoode

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I used a 6s up until a few days ago and it worked great! I did just replace it with an X for the new form factor and better battery life but I've no complaints about the functionality of the 6s. For day to day tasks there's not much difference from my new phone and I would expect it to be fine for a while longer.