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 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 5s

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.5 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
401 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
67.91 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
H.264, MOV
H.264, MOV

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Apple A8
Apple A7

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR G6430

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1810 mAh
2915 mAh
1570 mAh

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 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

50.00 hours
80.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
14.00 hours
10.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 949
 


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22 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Same ole but longer with 750p LOL

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The iPhone 6 & 6 Plus are Water Resistant???

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I wonder where did PA get the information that the sensor on the iPhone 6 is 1/2.6", it has the same 8 megapixels, the same 1.5 micron pixel size and the same f/2.2 apperture so i'd guess they reused the module from the 5S just with phase detection.

2. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

are you going to do a quick speed test with the iphone 5s and iphone 6....Apple said its 50 and 84 % faster ..

12. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

84% faster than the first iphone not the 5s.

13. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

good catch..

22. yep_its_ed unregistered

*84x faster

3. MrTzr unregistered

Water-resistant?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

2GB of RAM on iP6+?

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Is it actually water resistant? Maybe I missed it from when my sh*t lagged out one of the many times from all the people watching the event….

11. PokeyMinch

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Ditto, It kept looping audio for me.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Battery life is what going to kill the new iphone

7. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Apple, get lost!

8. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

PA should make a comparison with the OG iPhone, that'll be even more impressive.

9. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

What ? Another same leak images?

10. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I am not surprised, there were not many pictures about the back of the phone at the keynote, because they know how hideous the phone looked from the back. it is just disappointing.

14. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

iwatch being demoed using two hands..lmao

15. cse.vicky unregistered

What will be the off contract price for each ?

16. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Off contract price mhmmmm $899 $999 $1200 lmao that's for the 5.5 one

18. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

The 5.5 inch phone got the better upgrade in specs, but I don't like Phablet :(

20. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

And all probably still won't be able to talk and surf the net on Verizon or sprint.

21. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I'm liking the iphone plus but GADAM the price

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