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Apple iPhone 6s vs Essential Phone

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1312 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
504 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
84.85 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)

Materials

Main body: Aluminum
Main body: Ceramic; Accents: Titanium

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 54

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

1715 mAh
3040 mAh

Charging

 
Yes

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (471 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1337 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

10 hours
 

LTE

10 hours
 

Wi-Fi

11 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
 

Video playback

11.00 hours
 

Cellular

CDMA

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

GSM

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

UMTS

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

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

Mobile hotspot

Yes
Yes

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Proprietary
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
USB Type-C (reversible)

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.28 W/kg

Body

0.38 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 700