Welcome to the Apple iPhone 6S review for 2018. The iPhone 6S has been around since late 2015 so it’s a pretty old phone but is it with buying in 2018. It is still for sale on the official Apple website and priced relatively cheaper than the iPhone  7 and 8 not to mention the iPhone X. The iPhone 6S is officially priced at $649 in base trim or from $849 for the larger screen 6S Plus as an outright purchase. Don’t even think about the regular iPhone 6 unless you have basic requirements or not into modern games. Is the iPhone 6S a budget mobile phone is it worth it?

In terms of construction the iPhone 6s is very good. It has a weight to it that feels premium and on the screen side looks great. Unfortunately the rear side of the 6S is looking a little cheap due to the obvious antenna lines. Not many will see it’s rear anyway as there will be some sort of case to prevent damage when it is inevitably dropped. Very good overall and definitely a benchmark despite the unsightly lines – surely Steve Jobs would object! It is a bit of a brick in 2018 and it looks exactly like the older iPhone6.

In terms of hardware specifications the iPhone 6s can be judged by its technical specifications and the most annoying and obvious part is the screen resolution and display technology. The screen images is dull and the graphics appear faded, only those with rose coloured glasses on, like  iPhone fans cannot see it for how school it looks. Although the resolution is not even HD the high density of pixels make the graphics look better than it’s resolution suggests. The speaker is a standout that actually sounds great for a tiny one and the real home button is nice to press and the fingerprint scanner works very fast! The low memory capacity is as always disappointing as the entry level 32Gigs is barely usable in 2018.

In terms of use the iPhone 6s is still pretty good. After all the operating system and the hardware are designed as a pair. In the past simplicity has been a key factor in it’s popularity however there is now 10 times the difficulty. Mind you it still lack the flexibility and functionality of an Android OS based phone. Nonetheless it works really well and mostly smooth until an App requires just a tiny bit extra power. We also noticed that when the iPhone’s battery level gets under 30% there is a noticeable drop in stability and performance. Overall a good iPhone that the can most things only limited it’s tiny memory.

The conclusion is simple, the iPhone 6s is a very good phone and worth buying in 2018 if you’re an iPhone convert but for anyone else it is expensive. It’s not as slick as the latest iPhones which indicates that the operating system is getting bloated. Efficient systems like the late Windows Phone was amazing and could run on low powered CPUs easily and just a smooth. If you want an iPhone then the 6S is the cheaper alternative but support for it will disappear in the next 12 months so our recommendation to to get there expensive iPhone 8 or 7 if you can still find one. Alternatively the 5SE is worth a look and cheaper.


  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Network
  • Design
    Touch screen
    L138.3 x W67.1 x 7.1 mm
    Weight 143 grams
  • Display
    4.7 inch LCD
    750 x 1334 LCD
  • Camera
    12 MP auto-focus
    LED Flash
    2nd forward facing video call camera 8MP
  • Video Camera
    4K 30FPS main video camera
    5MP front camera
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V4
  • CPU
    A9 1.8 Ghz CPU
  • Memory
    1 Gig RAM
    Up to 32 or 128 Gig for user
  • Features
  • Power
    1715 Li-Po mAh battery
    Up to 10 Days Standby
    Up to 14 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx FROM $649 AUD May (Outright)