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Apple - iPhone 6s 128GB - Gold (Verizon)

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A 4.7-inch Retina HD display with 3D Touch. 7000 series aluminum and stronger cover glass. An A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. All new 12MP iSight camera with Live Photos. Touch ID. Faster LTE and Wi-Fi. Long battery life and iOS 10 and iCloud. All in a smooth, continuous unibody design.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Apple iPhone 6s 128GB
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (376 out of 383)

Features


4.7-inch (diagonal) Retina HD display with 1334-by-750 resolution

3D Touch

A9 chip with M9 motion coprocessor

12MP iSight camera with Focus Pixels, True Tone flash and Live Photos

4K video recording at 30 fps and slo-mo video recording for 1080p at 120 fps

5MP FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash

Second-generation Touch ID

LTE Advanced¹ and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Wi-Fi with MIMO

iOS 10 and iCloud

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Customer rating

Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 383 reviews

99%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone; not sure if it was worth the upgrade.

    Posted
    Greg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    To begin, I love the Apple eco-structure and have enough Apple devices at home to open my own Apple store. Being able to share purchased apps, songs, movies, etc. with my family members is great, and utilizing iCloud to synchronize things between my phone (iPhone), tablet (iPad), and computers (Macs) is the icing on the cake that keeps me locked into Apple products. With that being said, the 6s is a great phone, but may not be for everyone, depending on what phone you already have. The new features, such as 3D touch, a faster Touch ID, 4K video, and the like are nice, but are not that revolutionary (or evolutionary) compared to the iPhone 6 I had previously. 4K video takes up a lot more space and, from what I can tell, still only uses H264 (as opposed to H265) encoding, despite the fact H265 is apparently used for FaceTime. I have had the phone for a couple weeks and have yet to utilize the 3D Touch feature. (Then again, I have something similar on my MacBook and have yet to use its Force Touch feature on the trackpad.) Unlike some of the gestures used with a multi-touch display, the 3D Touch is not that intuitive for me. I rarely take selfies, so the screen flash is not a big deal and, while some people are saying the phone and camera is faster that previous editions, I really have not noticed much of a difference. The Touch ID is indeed faster at recognizing my finger, which has actually been a problem as pushing the home button typically simultaneously unlocks my phone, which is not always what I want (especially when I am just trying to see the time or want to use the lock screen feature to open my camera, which is faster than navigating for the icon on the home screen). iOS 9 has some nice features, but you can run it on older phones with the same features. Oh, it also comes in rose gold now, which doesn't matter one little bit to me as I keep my phone in a case all the time anyway. Lastly, I have not even played around with the Live Photos feature. It looked kind of cool during the Apple keynote (made me think of Harry Potter, actually, with the moving photographs in the Daily Prophet), but the "pictures" take up almost twice the space, you have to remember to hold your phone still for 3/4 of a second after you take a picture, and the video it records both before and after the picture is at 15 fps, which apparently does not handle motion very well. If I want a video, I'll simply record a video. (I can always extract a single frame from a video, if I really wanted a still picture.) Again, it sounds like a neat feature, but I really have not had the impetus to turn it on. If I had an iPhone 5s or earlier, this would have been a great upgrade. Just the extra screen real estate to 4.7" would make it worth the upgrade. If you already have an iPhone 6, however, I would think twice about this particular upgrade, unless one of the new features is more important to you than it has proven to be for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love my new upgraded iPhone 6s

    Posted
    Gregaldo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Love, love, love my new phone. I have had a few issues with this iPhone 6s so far which I never experienced in my previous iPhone 5s, which has even cost me a trip with the phone back to Best Buy! This new iPhone 6s occasionally freezes up on the home page and web searching and lags and bogs in response to inputs while searching the Internet. I had to bring it in to Best Buy 's phone associates after only two days of purchase, because the home screen was frozen and would not respond to any inputs at all. You could not even perform a shut down. No response to sliding the shut down button upon hitting the sleep button. The Best Buy phone associate duplicated and affirmed the phones frozen state. After examining the phone for a while the sales associate performed a reboot I think and ask me to enter my password in which the phone finally opened and was operating normally again. I was told if it happened again to just reboot the phone and sent on my way while she stood their and crossed her arms and relaxed back against the cabinets hanging out making small talk. How wonderful! I now know that I will be constantly rebooting my brand new iPhone 6s for the rest of my time with it. Buyers remorse? Yes, so far!! Upon using the phone again after leaving Best Buy at times it bogs down in it's response to inputs and occasionally when searching the Internet, no writing is entered on the search bar while typing (freezes), then it would unfreeze and the entire typed entry would appear. I just hope this is not going to turn into a buyer's remorse problem for me. I here the iOS 9 bug fix update is causing even more problems, so I will never download that until the subsequent updates in the future get it right. I have to guess that this is just a problem with this particular iPhone 6s and would have to recommend this beautiful Apple iPhone 6s. I still love this phone and hope it turns out to just be breaking in is all it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone To Date

    Posted
    Applefanatic
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    128 GB seems like a lot to most people, to others we await the days of 1 TB+ storage. This increase in size from my 5s was not something I looked forward to as I want a phone, not a tablet to fit comfortably into my pocket and be able to easily access the entire phone with one hand. The larger size has proven to make my fears a reality. I also don't like the switch of the power button to the side instead of the top, although I understand the principle of attempting to make it more accessible with one hand as retaining the button at the top would be quite a reach if not impossible without moving your hand or using another. Yet, with these complaints, the new features and increased storage have made the transition more compliant. The camera increasing from 8 MP to 12 MP and the front facing camera increasing from 1.2 MP to 5 MP are enough to make the leap. The 3D Touch, Apple Pay, increased battery life, 5K Video Recording, "Harry Potter" Photos a.k.a. Live Photos, and increased storage are all individually enough to make the transition as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, not much different than the iPhone 6

    Posted
    jrgspyder
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this as an upgrade from an iPhone 6 so I pretty much knew what to expect. The phone works great; it is faster than the iPhone 6. I would say there is not much difference between the two, with the 3D Touch being the biggest and there honestly isn't a ton of use for it at this point. The email preview use is nice but certainly something I wasn't longing for before the upgrade. The one negative so far, as I've seen online is the WiFi Assist feature which can end up eating up your data when you think you are using WiFi. This did happen to me but its now been disabled and no problems since. Siri is supposed to be improved but doesn't really seem to be other than the "Hey Siri" command that is a nice addition at times. I was never a big Siri user since she can't seem to figure out what I want and I don't see any big improvement with this upgrade. Overall, still a great phone that will keep me using iPhones in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 6s is better in many ways!

    Posted
    Oat2400
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    I was not a fan of how big it seemed the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus when they came out. I stand corrected!!! I upgraded from the iPhone 5s, and I am very happy with the 6s. The screen is bigger, which makes things easier to see, games that much bigger, but the screen is only one of the improvements. The upgraded camera is a big improvement, allowing for "live" pictures to be taken, where it is a mini video, which is a still picture when not clicked. The ability to touch the screen firmly and see the look in feature for emails and links when surfing on Safari is a nice feature. It only took a little getting used to to figure out how hard to press to do look in, and to select something. Apple has done it again. Even though it costs more, I highly suggest the 128GB model... You won't have to worry about storage space for system upgrades, and will have lots of room for videos or live photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Should have switched earlier

    Posted
    meowmix
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Coming from Windows Phone / Lumia, what a world of difference it is to actually have access to the latest apps+games+podcasts on such a smooth and fast operating system. There are a few things I miss here and there that Apple haven't adopted yet and maybe never will (i.e. wireless charging, dedicated physical camera button, back button) but as a whole the phone and software are very well built and a pleasure to use. The 3D touch feature is mostly a gimmick so far and I haven't really found much compelling use for it but it doesn't make the phone worse. Built-in iMessage is also a great feature for those who have poor network reception at home or at work, because if you have friends or family who also have iPhones you can get text messages via wifi without having to convince everyone in your network to use a 3rd party app. Recommend to get this 128gb or 64gb at MINIMUM because 16gb is simply not enough storage for apps, photo, video, music, podcasts, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good battery life

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was replacing a 2 year old IPhone 5 with failing battery life. So far the battery life on the 6s is great. I only charge it up every other day and that is with work use, texting, games and some phone conversations. The processor doesn't seem to much faster and browsing the net is about the same as my 5. I didn't see the huge jumps in speed like when I went from an iPhone 4 to the 5. There aren't many downsides so far. There seems to be a lag after the security code is entered or the touch ID is used before it will register other screen touches. I also am not a fan of the larger screen. While sometimes it is easier to read things, the phone itself takes up a lot more pocket space. I am also still on the fence with the side power button. Anything requiring me to hit it usually also has me hitting the volume buttons on the other side. All in all, if you are an apple fan you will like the phone but if you are already using a 6 I am not sure the upgrade to the S will see much of a performance jump.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok phone bad service

    Posted
    Dunerider
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The phone isn't different from the 6 by much it's mostly a gimmick with 3D Touch it works but is kinda stupid. I got the 6s because I was told it was the 6s plus waited for 3 hours and it was the 6s not the plus horrible communication very disappointed and the manager didn't do anything to speed up the process or change the fact that it was a waste of time and was told improper info. Very unimpressed would return the phone but they would just give me store credit which with the service I am going to do my best to avoid this store two people working on a iPhone release was kinda ridiculous. Manger just said sorry and that was the end of the email this was the Riverdale location I use to buy everything from there. this was a two year mistake and I regret it very much!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

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