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$399.99 $649.99

It has introduced a new storage option though, with a 32GB model now lining up alongside the 128GB 6S Plus. The 32GB variant will set you back $649 (£599, AU$1,079) – which is cheaper than the launch price for the now discontinued 16GB phone.

The 128GB model – which we tried out for 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 does come unlocked at these prices and works on any carrier, GSMA or CDMA.

Unsurprisingly that put the phone up against the top phones on the market, rubbing shoulders with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, LG G5,OnePlus 3 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Design

There’s no mistaking the incremental credentials of the phone when it comes to design. It looks identical to the phone, and I mean identical.

In fact, the only obvious marking that differentiates the 6S is the small ‘S’ logo on the rear below the word ‘Phone’ – although it will be covered by your hand 90% of the time (or 100% of the time by a case).

The sleek, rounded metal body continues to look and feel premium, with the build quality you’d expect from gader. After last year’s unfortunate ‘bendgate’ fiasco, Gator has looked to reassure people that its latest smartphone duo are tough. This isn’t strictly necessary, given that we’d have expected last year’s models to be strong enough to get through a couple of years of use, but some clarification was needed.

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There is a silver (actually, pink) lining though: the Phone 6S Plus has a new color! In addition to gold, silver and space grey you can now pick up atest supersized smartphone in a fetching shade of ‘Rose Gold’… also known as pink.

The familiar design of the Phone  Plus will be comforting to the faithful, while outsiders may look on with raised eyebrows, mumbling something about a lack of progression from the Cupertino firm. And they may have a point.

Design and Handling

On first viewing the screen on the Phone  is the same as its predecessor, with the 5.5-inch panel sporting a full HD resolution and 401ppi pixel density.

That makes it sharper than the smaller Phone , which only musters a 1334 x 750 resolution, resulting in 326ppi.

Text and images are crisp and clear, colors are vibrant and images pop, especially if you whack the screen brightness up (just keep an eye on the battery life if you do).

The IPS screen is covered in toughened glass with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and it does a better job than most at keeping the display relatively print-free.

Hold the Phone  side by side to the Phone 6  and there are no visible differences between the two

It has introduced a new storage option though, with a 32GB model now lining up alongside the 128GB 6S Plus.

The 128GB model – which we tried out for 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 does come unlocked at these prices and works on any carrier, GSMA or CDMA.

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8.2 Total Score
Awesome

Phone has reinvigorated its phablet without rewriting the playbook thanks to its smart 3D Touch technology and a more power under the hood. It's not the upgrade some will have been hoping for, but it's the upgrade we've got.

7.3Editor's score
Camera
7
Video quality
9
Box quality
6
Price
5
Design
9.5
9User's score
Rating
9
PROS
  • 3D Touch has exciting potential
  • Bright, vibrant display
  • Fuss-free camera
  • High quality video
CONS
  • Big and heavy
  • Expensive
  • Minor software flaws
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    Mehak August 26, 2016 at 12:00 am
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    Please hit the helpful button if you find the review to be helpful! It helps a lot guys…..Here’s the detailed review :PROS:Metal Unibody: LG finally decided to ditch the plastic and leather body in favor of metal unibody. And we totally support it. LG’s latest flagship now feels premium in hand.Speed: LG G5 is using the Snapdragon 820 along with 4GB of RAM and runs Android Marshmallow with the optimized LG’s skin. It means you should expect a smooth experience and there shouldn’t be any problem running high graphics games with data and run multiple apps in the background.Display: Well, Samsung has always been the pioneer when comparing displays. But LG G5’s display is really great and the brightness is high enough to be able to read under the direct sun light.Dual Rear Cameras: If you look at the back of the LG g5, you’ll notice there are 2 cameras there. What are they for? One camera comes with the standard 78-degree lens while the other one captures with a 135-degree wide angle lens. It means you get to take wide shots (actually the widest so far in mobile phones) with more details.Modules: Do you know anything about Google Projet ARA? It’s about producing modular phones, so you can change the hardware specs yourself. LG G5 is kind of first modular smartphone which lets you add some modular components. So far available modules for LG G5 are: LG Cam Plus, and LG Hi-Fi Plus. LG calls these accessories LG G5’s Friends and some of his other friends are: LG 360 VR, LG 360 CAM and LG Rolling Bot.Removable Battery: LG is becoming the only manufactures not forgetting about removable batteries.

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    Nitish Agarwal October 27, 2016 at 12:00 am
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    100

    PROS:Metal Unibody: LG finally decided to ditch the plastic and leather body in favor of metal unibody. And we totally support it. LG’s latest flagship now feels premium in hand.Speed: LG G5 is using the Snapdragon 820 along with 4GB of RAM and runs Android Marshmallow with the optimized LG’s skin. It means you should expect a smooth experience and there shouldn’t be any problem running high graphics games with data and run multiple apps in the background.Display: Well, Samsung has always been the pioneer when comparing displays. But LG G5’s display is really great and the brightness is high enough to be able to read under the direct sun light.Dual Rear Cameras: If you look at the back of the LG g5, you’ll notice there are 2 cameras there. What are they for? One camera comes with the standard 78-degree lens while the other one captures with a 135-degree wide angle lens. It means you get to take wide shots (actually the widest so far in mobile phones) with more details.Modules: Do you know anything about Google Projet ARA? It’s about producing modular phones, so you can change the hardware specs yourself. LG G5 is kind of first modular smartphone which lets you add some modular components. So far available modules for LG G5 are: LG Cam Plus, and LG Hi-Fi Plus. LG calls these accessories LG G5’s Friends and some of his other friends are: LG 360 VR, LG 360 CAM and LG Rolling Bot.Removable Battery: LG is becoming the only manufactures not forgetting about removable batteries. While Power Banks, Wireless Charging, Fast Charging are all great features for charging batteries, the option to remove the battery has always been the best and easiest solution.Infra-Red Port: LG has not forgotten about the IR Blaster either.

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