iPhone 6s Plus vs Moto X Style vs iPhone 6 Plus: Specs comparison

iPhone 6s Plus vs Moto X Style vs iPhone 6 Plus: Specs comparison
Well, folks, the insanely successful iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have officially turned 12 months old and, as tradition dictates, Apple has announced their rehashed versions – the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Retaining the very same design as their predecessors, but carrying a hardware bump, the new Apple handsets may face some serious competition not only in the face of the progressive 2015 Android flagships, but also the soon-to-be-cheaper iPhones of yesteryear.

Remember the Moto X Style? Motorola's surprise phablet, which was announced at the end of July and should launch some time this September. The 5.7” handset is the Moto line's top-tier handset and it definitely looks interesting enough to draw some custome attention its way.

So, how does the new iPhone 6s Plus compare to the upcoming Moto X Style and the 2014 iPhone 6 Plus? Let's look at them side by side!

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

67.91 %
67.91 %
75.03 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A8
Apple A9 APL1022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 418

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
2750 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
80.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
21 MP (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: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling

Front

1.2 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.31 oz (179.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
 
Splash, Dust; IP52

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

 
Notification light
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 949
$ 949
 


Related phones

iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 14.x
iPhone 6 Plus

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.1
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2915 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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