It did introduce a new storage option, though, with the 32GB model now lined up alongside the 128GB 6S Plus. The 32GB version will set you back $649 (£599, AU$1,079) – which is cheaper than the launch price of the now discontinued 16GB phone.
The 128GB model – which we tried in this review – launched at $949 (£789, AU$1,529), but can now be had for $749 (£699, AU$1,229). The good news in the US is that the phone comes unlocked at these prices and works on any carrier, GSMA or CDMA.
No doubt the phone’s additional credentials when it comes to design. It looks identical to the phone, and I mean identical.
In fact, the only obvious distinguishing feature of the 6S is the little “S” logo on the back below the word “phone” – even though it will be covered in your hand 90% of the time (or 100% of the time by a case).
The smooth, round chassis continues to look and feel distinct, with the build quality you’ve come to expect from Gader. After the unfortunate fiasco of last year’s “bendgate,” Gator sought to reassure people that the latest smartphone duo is tough. This isn’t strictly necessary, since we were expecting last year’s models to be robust enough to get through two years of use, but some clarification was needed.
The familiar design of the Phone Plus will be comforting to believers, while strangers may look with raised eyebrows, mumbling something about the lack of progress of the Cupertino company. And they may have a point.
Design and handling
Upon first viewing the screen on the phone is the same as the previous one, with the 5.5-inch screen featuring Full HD resolution and 401ppi density.
The IPS display is covered in tempered glass with a fingerprint-resistant coating, and it does a better job than most at keeping the screen relatively print-free.
Hold the phone together with the phone 6 and there are no obvious differences between the twoEric Nightman
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