Wednesday, November 4, 2015

12 Reasons Why You Should Get the iPhone 6S


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I've had my 4S since May 2013.  I am been well overdue for a new phone and wanted more GB too.  As for my husband -- he finally joined the 21st century and got a complete upgrade.  He went from having a slider phone with no data plan to the brand spanking new iPhone 6S.

1)  3D Touch is awesome.  I had to look at some videos to see how to use it, but 3D Touch allows me to access my apps so much quicker.  It doesn't work for all of them, but I'm so happy it works with messages, email and calendar.  I love that I can easily add an event or compose an email using 3D Touch.

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3D Touch for email
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3D Touch for adding/viewing calendar events


























2)  It's light and sleek. (I huge difference from the weight of my 4S.)

3)  I can zoom in while taking a video.  I love this!  I don't have kids, but I do have Hugo and he's my fur baby.  Seth calls me a crazy dog mom and I am constantly taking photos and recording him.  I like being able to zoom in on Hugo when he's doing something silly without being right next to him like I used to do with my 4S.  I'm so glad I went up from 16GB to 64GB, because I've heard the photos and videos can take up more room than on the older version.

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I figured out how to use the video zoom 
feature at 1:15 in this video.  


4)  Picture quality is top notch. I love taking photos with this phone.  It actually records "live," so there is a couple of seconds before and after a photo, so when I view it I can choose the perfect 'frame' to use as my final photo.  My 4S had trouble taking photos at night, but my 6S took the perfect photo of an event we went to last week:  movie under the stars!

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Movie under the stars at our friend's home (Liz & Chad).
5)  LTE is super fast and I don't miss 3G one bit.  A few weeks ago, I was in the middle of I-10 riding in the backseat on the way home from Albuquerque watching Hulu.  I think Hulu has more glitches on my PS4, than it did on my iPhone.  I swear everyone in Alamo uses up all the band width between 8pm and 10pm and I can never watch Hulu (freezes, starts and stops....ugh!) 

6) The battery lasts soooo much longer than my 4S ever did!  When I had the 4S, my phone would be at 50-60% by lunch time and now it's hovering around 85%.  I haven't changed my usage of the phone, if anything, it's increased since I'm still learning about the 6S and playing around with apps and it's features.

7) I never had a lock (pass code) on my 4S, because I was too lazy and too impatient to deal with entering a code in every time I needed to use my phone.  The Touch ID makes it simple and efficient.  I set mine with my thumbprint because it's the finger I use to push the home button every time I use my phone. (Apple requires you to set up a 6 digit code as the backup. I've noticed the iPhone requires it after the phone has restarted for the initial login, so don't forget your passcode!).  Seth just informed me he likes the Touch ID too. :)  I'm so glad he entered the 21st century (finally!).

8)  Approving/confirming iTunes purchases has never been easier with Touch ID.  I love that I can just use the Touch ID and it's approved.

9)  "Paste and go" is awesome for accessing websites. It's skipped a step.  On my 4S, I would have to  copy,  paste and then click go/return.  Now it's only 2 steps.

10) The screen size is PERFECT.  My 4S was a bit small and it frustrated me when it came to using the keyboard. As I said above, it is the perfect size for watching Hulu and videos. 

11) Voice over LTE (VoLTE) --  I can talk on the phone and utilize apps at the same time.  Example:  I can talk on the phone and surf FaceBook or look up locations on google maps at the same time. I doubt it works for everything, but it's worked for me because I can check things while I'm waiting on hold.

12) We used Amazon to buy our accessories.  I ordered the Spigen iPhone 6S case in champagne gold. It's not too bulky and is rubbery, so I have a good grip on it when I'm holding it.  I don't drop my phone much, but I've dropped it at least once or twice and it's protected my phone.  My husband got the Spigen in gunmetal.  I also got a pink leather Snugg "wallet" for the times when I want to have my money, IDs and credit cards with me.  It's light weight, non bulky and protects my phone if/when I drop it. It also has a magnet to keep it closed and when I've got it open the magnet keeps the flap open. Seth and I also put a JETtech screen protector on our phone.  It was suggested by a friend to put the glass screen protector, so if it was dropped the glass screen protector would most likely shatter and our phone screen would not, but we felt the JETech was sufficient for us.

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Seth's Spigen (gunmetal) case

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Snugg pink wallet/case

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Snugg pink wallet/case opened 
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Snugg pink wallet/case opened with tilt feature

I hope you all are having a wonderful week.  It's been NUTS at work, but I'm looking forward to my first weekend off since August this coming weekend!  I've already got plans with Seth to go to a friend's house to play some board games.  Hugo was also invited to play with their cute dog Dottie. :) Happy Hump Day!
 
*The opinions within this post are my own and I have not been endorsed to promote any of the products mentioned.

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