"The iPhone 6s Plus packs in new and improved snappers. Is it still the best camera phone?"
Even though Apple has stoicly refused to indulge in the megapixel count game, the iPhones have widely been regarded as having one of (if not the) best smartphone cameras in the industry. The simple, no-frills interface makes it super easy to just whip out your iPhone and capture the moment – which is frankly what most users are looking for. The 8MP/1.2MP cameras of the iPhone 6 (review) and 6 Plus (review) were starting to feel a bit dated though, which is probably why Apple decided to give the snappers a much needed upgrade with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new iPhones now feature a 5MP FaceTime camera in the front, and a 12MP iSight camera at the rear, which supplemented by a True Tone dual-LED flash. Apple has also taken the selfie craze into account, letting you use the display to act as a 'Retina flash' in low light. The optics at the rear feature an aperture of f/2.2, PDAF (or as Apple calls it, Focus Pixels), a five element lens, Hybrid IR filter, BSI sensor and a sapphire-coated lens cover. The iPhone 6s Plus (unboxing and first impressions | frequently asked questions), which is what we're reviewing, gets an extra in terms of Optical Image Stabilisation, for less blurry shots. The front camera also gets an f/2.2 aperture as well as a BSI sensor.
With the front camera slowly overtaking the rear, it's no wonder that the FaceTime camera received a significant upgrade this time around. Despite its low megapixel count, the front camera of the iPhone 6 was still among the best, and with the 6s Plus, it's gotten even better. This doggie selfie is sharp and in focus, with natural colours and minimal noise.