The iPhone 6S entered the smartphone market as a giant, a flagship, and a very much desirable phone. The device was released on September 25, 2015. It came along with a sibling: the iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6 was in the leaks and rumors, it was released as the leaks were.
Over the years, the iPhone 6 has been succeeded by the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X. Apple has made variants of their devices ever since the device release. Now the latest iPhone 12 has 4 variants: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
In the face of the latest Apple smartphone, the old device might be way below their level. However, the real question is, is the old still worth it in 2021? Would you buy it? Let us know in the comments.
How much does an iPhone 6S cost in 2021?
The iPhone 6S was released officially with the price tags of iPhone 6s 16GB at $649. iPhone 6s Plus 16GB at $749. As new devices get released, older ones go down in prices. The Ghanaian market was ravaged by the announcement of the price points for the device. Today, the story is different. The device is probably the most popular Apple smartphone in Ghana. Its popularity is due to the fall in price as compared to newer models. Currently, you can find brand new iPhone 6S devices (In-box) at the price of GH¢1,000. That’s crazy, right? The device might not be as exciting as it was back then, but it is still what it was then. And it provides the same value.
One of the best ways to get good performance smartphones is to wait for a few years, then make your purchase. That’s of course, if you are on a strict budget, do not appreciate the latest devices enough, and have the patience to wait. Not everyone can wait a few years to buy the iPhone that they desire.
2021 Review of the iPhone 6S – Is it Still Worth it?
The iPhone 6S was released as the 9th Generation of the iPhone. Officially released on September 9th, 2015, the iPhone 6S was the smaller brother of the 6S Plus. The device was warmly received by smartphone reviewers and technology enthusiasts.
Both devices were very similar and came with a new body design from the previous iPhone, the iPhone 5 which was smaller and somehow boxy.
The 6S has an aluminum alloy body with Apple’s A9 chip.
The 6S featured a 12-megapixel rear camera that is capable of shooting 4k video at 30 frames per second. You can also get good crisp “Live Photos” with the device.
The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6 are very much alike in lots of areas. The primarily visible difference is that of their sizes. The body was improved to be more resistant to drops and other environmental conditions. Previous iPhones had glass backs that easily cracked.
The iPhone 6S has the Apple A9 system-on-chip. Which means faster and better performance than previous models. The device has 2 GB of RAM and variants in storage. It features LTE allowing faster internet access.
The iPhone was the debut of the 3D Touch which allowed users to access menus that previously involved a lot of steps.
What You Need to Know When Buying Used iPhones
Make Sure It’s Not a Stolen iPhone
iPhones are desirable and come at a hefty price. The theft and selling of phones are more common than you might think.
Now how does that affect you? Well, it turns out Apple blocks reported stolen phones with an activation lock. Once it has been reported, you might not be able to unlock the device making it useless to you and your money wasted.
The best way to know for sure is to use the IMEI to run a check online using one of the reputed stolen phone checker websites.
Check the iPhone Battery Health
Battery health is important to the iPhone. It determines the lifetime health of the battery. You can easily locate the battery health in the iPhone settings. Anything above 70% is quite good. However, ask how long the device has been used and the activities the phone has been used for. Undue pressure can cause the battery to weaken and fall in health rapidly.
Confirm; Is the iPhone Locked to a Carrier?
Carrier networks lock phones to their network when they sell them to users. It is usually a contract that restricts the user to that particular network on the device. In return, the carrier sells the device to you at a discounted price. The catch is that since you are permanently restricted to the carrier, you can only buy their services. You cannot change that.
If you happen to buy such a used phone, using it becomes a difficulty considering that those networks do not function in Ghana.
Is the Device Physically Pleasing and Functional?
Buying a used phone doesn’t mean settling for anything. Check the body of the phone to determine its physical health. Use the buttons and be sure they function as they should. Ask about anomalies you might find. Better aware than surprised by what you bought.
Can You Count on Used and Refurbished iPhones?
The question of trust depends on who you are buying from. Ideally, buy from only trusted and highly recommended sellers. You can find some great sellers of the new iPhone 6S on Tonaton!
How & Where to Buy the iPhone 6S in Ghana
Right, now how to buy your iPhone 6S and where to buy it. With the information in this article, it is our hope that you know enough to decide whether you can buy. Also, the basic information on the specifications can be of help.
Using the tip right above, you can also consider some used iPhone 6S devices.
Tonaton is Ghana’s largest marketplace with lots of smartphones for your choosing. Whether you want the iPhone 6S or a newer model, you can find your preference by going to our mobile phones category. Adhere to the platform guidelines to stay safe.
The iPhone 6S is still worth buying considering the value it gives and its significantly low price. And of course, you can satisfy all your electronics needs on Tonaton. You can also sell your used or new smartphone by posting an advertisement for free.