Apple iPhone 6s Plus Review: More Of A Good Thing

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Performance: Browsing and Storage

We'll begin our performance evaluation by looking at the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. According to the SunSpider website:

This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only, not the DOM or other browser APIs. It is designed to compare different versions of the same browser, and different browsers to each other. Unlike many widely available JavaScript benchmarks, this test is real world, balanced and statistically sound.
JavaScript testing
JavaScript Android and iPhone testing
Apple iPhone 6s Plus

The iPhone 6s Plus picks up where its predecessor left off and put even more distance between it and the competition. Not a bad start for the new iPhone.

More importantly than what's reflected in the SunSpider benchmark is the doubling of RAM from 1GB to 2GB in the iPhone 6s Plus. This allows for cycling through more open tabs without having to reload entire webpages.

Passmark PerformanceTest Mobile
Storage testing

Apple iPhone 6s Plus Storage Benchmark

One thing we haven't spent a lot of time testing on mobile devices is storage performance. It's an area that's becoming increasingly important as smartphones grow in capabilities, both for productive chores and for things like transferring large photos and videos.

The iPhone 6s Plus is well equipped to handle those things, as PassMark's PerformanceTest Mobile shows.

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