Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Display

Size

4.7 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

326 PPI
326 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
60.82 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Peak brightness

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

Touchscreen

 
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Apple A6

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)

Battery

Capacity

1810 mAh
1440 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

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, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
H.264, MOV

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

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

4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

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

Data Speed

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
TV-out

Music player

 
 

Filter by

 
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

 
MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

 
MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Battery Service, Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Current Time Service, Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Time Profile
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M4, T4

Internet browsing

Browser

 
Safari

supports

 
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

 
YouTube (upload)

Phone features

Notifications

 
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

 
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

 
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo

Messaging

 
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Yes

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2014
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value: BCG-E2817A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2599A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.18 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body

1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP

$ 849
 

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 09, 2014
Sep 12, 2012
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