The iPhone 6S is the best phone you can buy.
As I wrote in my full review, there’s very little to complain about. The new iPhone is nearly perfect.
But I do have one major issue with the iPhone 6S. It starts with just 16GB of storage, which I think won’t be enough for many, if not most people.
Here’s how I explained it in my review:
The entry-level iPhones start with just 16GB of storage, which I don’t think is enough for many (if not most) people. The storage tier structure of the iPhones (16GB, 64GB, and 128GB) essentially forces a lot of people to spend the extra $US100 to get the 64GB model so they don’t have to freak out about running out of space.
Here’s Apple’s argument: It says it has data proving most people with 16GB iPhones don’t even come close to using all that storage. It says it now offers cheaper online storage services so you can keep your stuff in the cloud instead of locally on your device. It says future software updates won’t require a ton of free space to install.
Here’s my argument: I believe that plenty of people have realised 16GB isn’t enough, so they’re spending more to get the higher-capacity models. Apple’s cloud services aren’t as reliable as others from companies like Google and Dropbox, and they essentially force you to pay Apple more money to get the most out of your device. Plus, two of the iPhone 6S’s major features — Live Photos and 4K video — are designed to use up more storage.
My advice: Unless you plan to use your iPhone just to casually browse through apps and send text messages, prepare to suck it up and spend at least $US100 more to get the storage you need.
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