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.

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
Apple A8
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
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 (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 22 days (522 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 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 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

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

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
$ 849


Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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