The phablet market is gaining in popularity, with the iPhone 6s Plus being a popular choice thanks to its design, features and performance.
While the iPhone 6s Plus may have been launched more than five years ago, it's a testament to Apple's design brilliance that the phablet remains enduringly popular amongst users.
Of course, this device also holds a special place in Apple's relatively short but illustrious history, as it stands alone as the firm's very first phablet handset to hit the market. Breaking through the 5-inch screen barrier, the refurbished 6s Plus phablet also blazed a trail for bigger and more capacious devices to follow. Essentially, it's a trailblazer.
In some respects, it's hard to accurately appraise the iPhone 6s Plus and its standing in the contemporary market, not least because of the fact that so many phablets have since been released. However, there are many aspects of this phablet that means it wasn't just a one-hit wonder, especially when you consider it's incredibly sleek design, outstanding full HD display and purposeful camera feature.
Let's start with the design of the iPhone 6s Plus, which has inspired future generations of Apple phablets and even inspired rival brands such as Samsung. At the heart of this is a premium and curved metal body, which is dominated by the high definition 5.5-inch screen. Despite its slightly awkward dimensions of 158.2mm x 77.9mm (and a weight of 192mm), however, this phablet is just 7.3mm in width, embodying the slimline design we thirst for.
We've already said that this device represented Apple's first foray into the larger-than-life phablet market, and it's therefore fitting that the brand equipped the iPhone 6s Plus with a ground-breaking screen. It was certainly the first phablet to boast a full HD, 1920x1080 display, with a similarly impressive pixel density of 401pp. The LED backlit screen also creates a dazzling array of viewing angles, thanks largely to Apple's use of dual-domain pixels.
For those of you who are all about colour and vibrancy, you should also note that the device's IPS panel creates bright hues with a defined 1300:1 contrast ratio. So, you'll never find yourself caught out wondering what colour a product is again.
Originally, the iPhone 6s Plus was launched with the iOS 8, while our refurbished models are also available on the updated iOs 11 platform. This ensures that the device is as easy to navigate as possible, and you 'll find that the native interface of the iPhone 6s Plus provides also lends itself to quick and simplistic use.
Some of the best features include rich lock screen notifications and third-party integration with Siri, along with a host of additional features that add genuine value to the user experience. This ease of use earmarks the iPhone 6s Plus as a user friendly phablet, whether you 're transitioning from older devices or one of Apple's more recent handsets.
One of the main complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus pertained to a relatively mundane 8MP camera. Fortunately, Apple responded to this when developing the iPhone 6s Plus by integrating a brilliant, 12MP iSight snapper that really elevated the camera function. Notably, Apple also upgraded the front FaceTime camera from a meagre 1.2MP to 5MP.
Last, but by no means least, we come to Apple's ground-breaking 3D Touch feature. It's easy to forget that this debuted with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, with this inventive screen technology allowing for intuitive functionality in different scenarios. More specifically, it enables the iPhone 6s Plus to recognise the level of pressure that you 're applying to the screen at any given time, and react differently depending on the amount of force used.
Although Huawei may have been the first brand to introduce this type of technology, as usual Apple have elevated this to an entirely new level by creating ‘peek ' and ‘pop ' functionality (which offers huge value when exploring messages and mail apps).
Like Garmin and Nike, Apple is one of the most innovative brands in the world and has always strived to achieve firsts in the smartphone market. The iPhone 6s Plus is a case in point, with its sleek and high resolution display and innovative camera function contributing to a phablet that has rewritten the playbook for larger handsets. If you want to see how an iPhone can change your life, take a look at our refurbished iPhone 6s Plus deals.