The iPhone 6s launched hot on the heels of the iPhone 6, but didn’t bring about too many major changes. The upgrade might not seem as vital to most existing iPhone 6 users, except for one accept – the camera.

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iPhone 6 iPhone 6s
Back iSight Camera 8MP 12MP
Front Camera 1.2MP 5MP
Video 1080p 4K
Flash Double LED Double LED
Aperture ƒ/2.2 ƒ/2.2

Same-Same

There are a few things that have changed regarding the cameras of the two versions of the phone, but a lot has stayed the same. Both iSight cameras still ship with dual LED True Tone flashes, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Face Detection, Burst Mode, etc. All the great stuff is still there either in the same form or improved upon.

Improvements

The iPhone 6’s 8MP iSight camera performed relatively well and the details produced by the images were decent. The larger pixels allows more light into your pictures, producing more detailed shots. That being said, at the time the iPhone 6 was released Samsung released the Galaxy S6 and LG released the G4 – both with substantially better cameras that the iPhone 6’s 8MP iSight camera. But the iPhone 6 didn’t fail on the camera front just because of its low megapixels, as Apple focused on perfecting the camera software and technology, which enabled the phones to produces some surprisingly stunning snaps.

Monkey

The iPhone 6s makes up for that with its new and improved 12MP sensor which allows you to take the most vibrantly colourful pictures ever on an iPhone. Colours just seem to completely pop and come alive and you’re able to clearly distinguish between an array of detail and colours in every picture.

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Landscape

Videos are now also 4K compared to the iPhone 6’s 1080p video camera capabilities. And let me tell you the iPhone 6s takes extremely smooth pictures and the only other camera which comes close to its precision and detail is the LG G4.

The iPhone 6s also brought with it a massive leap from 1.2MP front camera to 5MP. When you snap a selfie with the iPhone 6s you immediately realise the improvements and your selfie doesn’t look like you took it with a flip phone from 2001 like it does with the iPhone 6. The newer version also comes with a selfie flash, but this feature falls short to achieve a better selfie and more often than not ends up washing out your facial features only leaving eyes, nostrils and teeth – a look only Lord Voldemort is able to pull off.

Selfie

One of our favourite new features the iPhone 6s has over the iPhone 6 is Live Photo. Live Photo is a feature that lets you basically tun your photos into short 1.5 second videos. The pictures appear at first to be still , but once you Force Touch them they turn into fun GIFs. The quality of these pictures are just brilliant and so smooth. Just be sure to turn the feature off when you don’t want to use it otherwise you waste a lot of space on your phone.

Verdict

The iPhone 6s has a better quality camera in terms of specs over the iPhone 6 camera, which only has a 8MP and a terrible 1.2MP front camera. But instead of focusing too much on upping the megapixels, Apple have worked on fine-tuning the camera and photography technology, giving the iPhone 6s camera a boast over the iPhone 6 camera in terms of the quality, clarity and vibrancy of the images.

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If you’re in the market to upgrade we highly recommend that you consider the iPhone 6s as it is a beautiful designed smartphone that performs amazingly well and smoothly and has stand-out features like Live Photo and 3D Touch.

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