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

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

The new Apple iPhone 6s is here and it brings heaps of improvements, making it one of the biggest upgrades for the series.

In order to fully understand the scope of changes, though, we need to look at things from a cold-blooded specs perspective and put it in the context of previous iPhones.

So how does the new iPhone 6s specs compare against that of its predecessors: the 2014 iPhone 6 and the 2013 iPhone 5s? We take a look at all the important specs side by side, so that you can easily notice the areas, where Apple has made improvements.

Naturally, some things like the Force Touch functionality remain off the spec sheet, and we'll be looking at all of these in separate articles. With this in mind, take a look at our iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s specs comparison right below.

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

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
326 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
65.71 %
60.82 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

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

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, 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: 1.22 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

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 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

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

 
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A8
Apple A7

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR G6430

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
1 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.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

1715 mAh
1810 mAh
1570 mAh

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

10 hours
10 hours
 

LTE

10 hours
10 hours
 

Wi-Fi

11 hours
11 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
50.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
11.00 hours
10.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Apple Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
 
TV-out

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 849
 


Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Still only 750p screen. Apple must be scared to go higher in fear iOS will lag.. I'd be interested to see how fluid iOS is in QHD. I'm guessing not very :)

2. SonyOwner unregistered

No major upgrade after the 5S. I think the camera on the 5S can compete with the 6S. Still, 5S is a great deal.

3. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Meh !! As a iPhone 6 user only the camera on the 6S seems to impress me !!

4. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Geting a iPhone 6S, here is a video about transferring contacts from iPhone 5S to iPhone 6S with one click. Also works with old Android phone youtu.be/c4v2lY2RoIg

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