Apple has recently announced the latest entry in its flagship smartphone series with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both of these models are now available for pre-order but before you reach for your wallet, which sized screen would you be opting for? Will it be the smaller 4.7 inch screen or the phablet-esque 5.5 inch screen? To help you decide, we have a detailed comparison of both models of the new iPhone below.
The Display of the iPhone 6
The most obvious change between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s is the size of its display. The new iPhone 6 carries a rather low resolution at 1334 x 750 and has about the same PPI as the iPhone 5S. Whereas the iPhone 6 Plus delivers a full 1920×1080 HD viewing experience. Apple has updated the display of RetinaHD which now produces images that are more crisp, with brighter colors as well as higher contrast.
Actual Weight and Size
It should come as no surprise that with a bigger display, comes with it an increase in both size and weight. Here are the specifications:
iPhone 6: 138.1mmx67mmx6.9mm, weighing at about 4.6 oz.
iPhone 6 Plus: 158.1mmx77.8mmx7.1mm, weighing at about 6.1 oz.
Despite the bigger size as opposed to the previous generation, the new generation iPhones are still easy to hold and use with in one hand.
What we know thus far is that the new generation iPhone 6 uses the new 20nm Apple A8 SoC which actually looks like a newer version of the A7 SoC dual-core with a bigger GPU. What this means is that the iPhone 6 will not falter in performance and with the updated M8 motion coprocessor equipped, the iPhone 6 is guaranteed to consume less power.
One of the biggest concerns that Apple fans constantly fight over is the battery life. While there have been no detailed specifications released, Apple has promised that their latest entry smartphone will provide a significantly longer battery life than its predecessors. We all hope that with the bigger sized iPhone 6, that Apple was able to squeeze in a bigger sized battery. Apple’s own statistics states that you will get about 11 hours when browsing over WiFi and about the same amount of time for non-stop video playback.
In this current “selfie-crazed” generation, Apple fans won’t be satisfied if there wasn’t at least a significant upgrade to the camera. That is exactly what Apple has delivered as the new iSight sensors built into the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s 8MegaPixel cameras allow the devices to perform a phase-detection autofocus. Additionally, the iPhone 6 Plus’s camera can take images with better sharpness as well as low-light image quality thanks to its optical image stabilization function.
It isn’t surprising that we found both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be very admirable attempts by Apple to maintain their market share of the smartphone industry. Pricing wise, there’s about $100 difference between the two iPhone 6 models but based on what we have seen, you won’t be disappointed no matter which version you choose to buy in the end.