Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: 6 key differences

Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: 6 key differences
And now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement is over, it is time for a game of spot the differences. The subject – Apple's two new smartphones. Now, you're probably assuming that the two phones are nearly identical, and you're on the right track if you do. There are several differences between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, however, and in this post, we're about to go over six of them. 

To learn more about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, feel free to read our extensive coverage on their specs, features, price and release date.

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Bezel looks bigger too. iPhone 6 Bezel+: 5.5 inch, 158 x 77.7 x 7.1 mm Note 4: 5.7 inch 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm G3: 5.5 inch 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm 5mm in height really matter for pocketing.

3. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Yeah, They forgot to mention the bezel size difference. Lol.

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

just get an ipad mini with lte, answer calls with iwatch

5. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

That's more expensive though.

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

how is ipad mini more expensive? we are talking about off-contract prices, not to mention tmobile gives you free data on lte, you can practically make /receive free calls with hangout forever

15. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

iPad mini with cellular plus the Apple Watch is $779. iPhone 6 off contract is $650. How is the first option cheaper again?

4. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What big differences!

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

720p on a 4.7 inch screen is acceptable but well behind the curve. The HTC M7 for instance had 1080p on a screen this size over a year and a half ago,many other handsets also. 1080p on a 5.5 inch screen is decent,but lets face it,with 2k screens on rival phablets the iphone is well behind here also no matter how 'new gen' apple make it sound

9. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Today just makes it official that Apple is well behind in mobile and wearables combined, just playing catch up....I sympathize for the poor Apple fans really. The company today is not what it was 5 years ago and though it might get loyal appeal, it'll never get the respect again from true mobile connoisseurs.

16. Kinogo

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I don't understand why everyone keeps making such a huge deal about screen resolution. Past about 1080 you can't even tell the difference. The manufacturers only push the resolutions for marketing hype so people like you will make a big deal of it. I'd much rather have a 1080 or 720 display and better battery life, but every time they make a processor/software/battery improvement they just offset it by upping the resolution again. Who cares if a rival tablet has 2k rez?! My phone for the last two years was a Galaxy S3 and the resolution on there was just fine.

8. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm kind of suprised the 6 Plus is thicker than the 6, maybe that's why they didn't go with an "Air" name scheme. Still, would've liked to see it named Pro instead of Plus.

10. greyhulk

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

That's because the Plus actually has a decent-sized battery in it. I really wish Apple would stop prioritizing thinness over battery size, especially when a good compromise can be reached.

12. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

O Really? So how many milliamps does it have?

11. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

i'Phonearena lol No seriously you got all the excitement of 'newness' written all over the place. If you didn't notice, your main drive of traffic is experienced and well informed users who sees through deceits. A professional writer shouldn't go absolutely bananas, just write out what you know and specs. Basically try to be unbiased in your articles while stating facts.

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Silly of Apple not to put OIS and 1080p on the 4.7" iPhone. Still laughing at the iPhone 6 +.

14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

It would be funny if Android starts making smaller premium phones with better features.

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