Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 5s: specs comparison


One year ago, Apple broke free from the uniformity and unveiled not one, but two smartphones - the iPhone 5s and its cheaper, toned-down variation, the colorful iPhone 5c. That was the first time Apple unveiled a duo of devices, but surely, it wasn't the last one. Today, Apple once again a double crop of devices, but unlike the 5s and 5c, the newest iPhone smartphones are quite different from one another in the most noticeable aspect - their size.

Probably started by Samsung's original Galaxy Note, a certain trend has existed for the past few years, which pushed most of Apple's rivals to manufacture devices that gradually increased in screen estate and overall size. Until now, Apple refused to conform to this tendency, but the latest iPhone generation is Cupertino's first foray into this trend. But how do the newest iPhone crop fare against the iPhone 5s, the latest 4-incher that Apple launched? We were quite eager to put the trio in an improvised showdown and check out how they compare against each other in terms of overall size and pure hardware specs. 

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Apple iPhone 5s vs Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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Display

Size

4.0 inches
4.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
65.71 %
67.91 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A7
Apple A8
Apple A8

Processor

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

1570 mAh
1810 mAh
2915 mAh

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)

Talk time (3G)

10.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
50.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
11.00 hours
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
$ 949


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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2915 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1507 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x

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