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

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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.

Display
Size
4.0 inches
4.7 inches
4.7 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
60.82 %
65.71 %
65.71 %
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
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Apple A7 (28 nm)
Apple A8
Apple A9 APL0898
Processor
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
GPU
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR GT7600
RAM
1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR4
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 (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Battery
Capacity
1570 mAh
1810 mAh
1715 mAh
Stand-by time
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
10.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Internet use
 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
Music playback
40.00 hours
50.00 hours
50.00 hours
Video playback
10.00 hours
11.00 hours
11.00 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)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, 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: 1.22 μm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 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
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
5 MP
Video capture
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)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
Weight
3.95 oz (112.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 849
$ 849


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