iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's first smartphone to feature Optical Image Stabilization

iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's first smartphone to feature Optical Image Stabilization
Among the multitude of new (or just enhanced) features that the iPhone 6 comes with, Optical Image Stabilization is a first for Apple. However, only the iPhone 6 Plus’ rear camera features OIS, while the camera found on the back of the smaller iPhone 6 offers digital image stabilization.

According to Apple, OIS works with the new iPhone’s gyroscope, the A8 chipset, and the M8 motion coprocessor to literally move the camera lens in order to compensate for a user’s eventual hand shake when taking photos. Thus, photos should be crisp and blur-free, even in low light conditions.

Optical image stabilization aside, the rear cameras on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are identical: they’re the same 8 MP iSight units with f/2.2 aperture, True Tone dual-LED flash, and 1080p video recording (up to 60fps) with cinematic stabilization. While Apple didn’t say why it included OIS on the iPhone 6 Plus, but not on the iPhone 6, this may have something to do with the dimensions of the two handsets: the 5.5-inch model is 7.1mm-thin, while the 4.7-inch model is 6.9mm-thin.

Does the presence of OIS make the iPhone 6 Plus more attractive to you?


source: Apple

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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)
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)

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91 Comments

2. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Gotta see and test one of these. I've seen what apple can do with the software utilization. Good job Apple.

68. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I like the fact that Apple includes OIS. But it seems every single camera image example is faked, i.e. done by a professional, with professional lighting, and tons of post-processing.

71. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I think we have to pay $200 extra to have this OIS... apple is good in camera software optimizations so result will be good... but not good as samsung lg sony nokia/microsoft and chinese brands

79. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

JESUS CHRIST! PEOPLE MENTION 'APPLE'S FIRST" AS IF THERE ARE SO MANY APPLE DEVICES. APPLE BARELY INNOVATES SO YAY THEY INNOVATED! NOW GET OVER IT! THEY GOT IMAGE STABILIZATION AND 1080P LARGE SCREEN. WELCOME TO 2012. PEOPLE GIVE APPLE MORE CREDIT THAN IT DESERVES... ITS A TRASHY BRAND LEFT BEHIND CURVE NOW.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I want that gorgeous 5.5 inch, 1080p, 401 pixel screen, 128 gig gold.

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Isn't it a little too expensive for a smartphone?

64. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Try monthly payments on that with t- mobile

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not if one can afford it. People can talk all the snack they want, come the 19th, it's on.

10. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Well Darkk, I'm going to give the 6+ a shot. It will be my first iPhone. 64gb for me in smoke gray. Actually excited and a little disappointed b/c it also means no Note 4 for me :-(

45. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

Hey dude come on. If you dont like the performance get the exynos versionit is a beast even tho android 4.4 doesnt support 64 bit and it scored 50000 on antutu and very high compared to the other devices in other benchmarks too, and thats even tho the software is not finished yet. imagine when it runs on android 5 that supports 64 bit omg it is going to destroy everything. Other than that it has a 2k oled screen and there is a mode where you can make the colors super accurate if you like it thag way. It has a 16 megapixels similar to the 8 megapixels of the iphone 6 but better in terms of feature other than the number of pixels. It has a removeable battery, It has 3gb of ram, s pen, Multitasking, gear vr and a 5.7 inch screen. Also in andriod you can download movie torrents. Dude take a moment and think, i wish you good luck :)

55. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Another clueless Androtaku post, typical. Being ARM standard architecture, Suxynos doesn't even need a benchmark. The metal score only depends on the clock speed. They are all the same. And why do the scores vary? The OEMs cheat. They modify the system schedule so that the CPUs are more responsive to benchmark typical routines, often sacrificing the performance for real use. Raising the clock is the simple thing, raising IPC through chip architecture the hard one. Guess who does which. And regarding synthetic benchmarks. It really depends on the routines executed. Some benefit more from higher clock speed while others more from higher IPC. The final score heavily depends on how they are weighted. Last but not least, there isn't a 64-bit Antutu. Even if there were one, comparing the scores side by side wouldn't make a sense at all since again, it too much depends on the routines. Doing integer square root with aarch32 would be slightly faster while aarch64 smokes aarch32 running integral image. Benchmarks are BS.

59. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'Benchmarks are BS.'..........unless Apple is winning. I still remember how all iOS trolls spammed the entire internet when iP5s came out top on every benchmark......smh

63. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Tell me what's wrong in what I said instead of what others unknown to me claimed some time ago. You can't - Androtakus can't.

61. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I think its you that is saying non sense. When you play a game or edit a picture on your phone, isn't it the same code as the benchmark that you run on the CPU? So its complete non sense from your part to say bench are BS. The only place you have reason is when you say manufacturers cheat, but again there are special bench for this. And, the other thing, that you didn't say, is that you must not use ONE benchmark to reflect real world but MANY, the only thing particular with real world is that it is benchmarking the phone with various test, not just one even I must say that some benchmarks are giving scores of many smaller benchmarks. So its what you say that is BS.

62. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Benchmarks run the same routines over and over on the same memory area, in a fixed amount of fixed sizes. It's a piece of cake for system engineers cheating benchmarks once they know these numbers. Don't trust benchmarks.

72. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ok, I will not trust iphone bench marks then, bcoz I dont trust apple anyway... they are the biggest rip of... isight, itime, igimmicks in huge iprice... only you praise the wonderfulness of such a lowly specd phone.... may be you are paid by apple(most probably)... otherwise you also know in your heart that iphone sucks, I know you are not going to admit but thats ok

78. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

The Note 4 is definitely going to be a great phone but after having the Note 3 for 6 months, I am just looking to try something different. I have rocked an Android phone since the Motorola Clic and I have also used the HTC 8X Windows Phone. iOS is the only thing I have not tried on a phone. I have the Note 3 and there are just not enough changes to make me get this one. This is how I see it * Same user experience as Note 3 * Removable battery means nothing to me * S-Pen was never used only to show off * Multitasking - Rarely used multi-window * Gear VR - LOL at this one * 5.7" screen, looks phenomenal but there really is no content to take advantage of it right now * Movie torrents - I purchase my movies and frown upon piracy. * Camera quality - I will wait and see but considering that 99.9% of my photos are for social media, I think this camera will do just fine. Trust me, I have thought it out and I want to try a different user experience for a little while. What I don't understand is why you feel the need to try to convince me. I am just tired of TouchWiz right now, the Xperia overlay is a big "HELL NO," love Sense but I've owned 6 HTC phones in 4 years (currently tired of it), LG is a Samsung clone (IMO), and I've owned both the Nexus 4 and 5 (tired of those as well). The only thing in Android-land that has my attention right now is the Moto X with the customization options but since I already know that the user experience will be very similar to the Nexus 4 and 5, I am going to pass. I am just looking for a change and Apple finally is making something that I feel will satisfy me in the short term. So why not give it shot?

91. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@thegreathero1 I have a feeling you may like it, but I only say that because this is what happen to me when I switch from droid to Lumia 1520. I always had a droid in the past, even got my friends on the samsung bandwagon, even got them to switch to the galaxy note. Then I left them and join Lumia 1520, just like you I never use the pen on any of my galaxy notes, removable battery do not mean a thing to me because my Lumia 1520 last 2 days in hard usage, with lighter usage I can go 4 days with no charging. This is why if I upgrade I need my next phone to have same battery life as my Lumia 1520. The camera quality is great, especially with the updates we keep getting, I cant see any faults with my Lumia 1520. I got rid of my galaxy note 3 and got a LG G2, so I still keep a android phone as a back up, but right now Lumia 1520 is my favorite phone. Before the Lumia 1520 I never tried a Windows Phone, I never tried a Apple phone either, if I do try one maybe in the future, but for now, I just want to enjoy my time on Windows.

90. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you work for samsung @smarttechbadworld

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just remember bro, you got a buyers remorse period. I hope you enjoy it GH1

65. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You going to keep telling us that in every iPhone 6-related article? No one cares lol

83. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes you do. You keep replying fool.

4. John.v2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

....talk about paid promotions.....

6. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

ITT: -another- iPhone post.

8. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

With or Without the OIS, doesn't change the fact that the new iPhones are wack.

16. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

z2 , z3 , s5 , without ois and they perform very well .. So ois is not that wow ... APPLE = FAIL AGAIN .. 8 MP haha

29. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Actually Galaxy S5's DIS was much better than LG's OIS on the test. So , who knows!!!!?

22. AlikMalix unregistered

How do explain the great experience I had since 2009...?

26. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

it's not that hard.... you're an iTroll. There you have it.

49. gregoryyy3 unregistered

How is he itrolling when this is an article on the iPhone ?

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