The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now a reality, and all set to go on sale this coming Friday. Question: Which one should you buy?
In layman’s terms there’s a big one (the iPhone 6) and an even bigger one (the iPhone 6 Plus), but there’s a little more to the story than that. Fortunately, some dude has drilled deeper below. Check it out.
Here, in no particular order, I’m detailing five key differences between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If I’ve missed anything crucial, or indeed anything minor, hit us up with a comment below.
1. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: size
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mark a dramatic departure from the pocket-friendly iPhones of the past. The iPhone 5s measured 123.8mm vertically, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus stretch to 138.1mm and 158.1mm respectively.
Obviously it’s quite difficult to convey size in words, but the iPhone 6 is a little taller than the Samsung Galaxy S4, in a narrower and slimmer body. It’s a similar case with the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the former being taller, narrower and slimmer.
2. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: displays
Needless to say, the iPhone 6 Plus is an overall larger device than the iPhone 6 because it houses – you guessed it – a larger display.
The iPhone 6 has a resolution of 750 x 1334, yielding the same pixel density (326PPI) as the iPhone 5s before it. The iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, sets a new record for iDevice pixel density, with a 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution, and 401PPI.
3. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: camera
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both have 8MP rear cameras, with Apple’s all-new “Focus Pixels” technology aka on-chip phase detection autofocus. Essentially, the phones can focus twice as fast as previous iPhones – or so Apple says.
The obvious difference here is that optical image stabilisation (OIS) is exclusive to the larger iPhone 6 Plus, essentially negating – or attempting to negate – shaky hands.
4. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: battery
The exact sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus batteries appear to be a mystery for now, and indeed Apple prefers to focus on talk time, standby time, and video playback time.
The iPhone 6 looks like this: 14 hours 3G talk time, 10 days standby, 11 hours of video; the iPhone 6 Plus looks like this: 24 hours 3G talk time, 16 days standby, 14 hours of video.
5. iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: price
Last but not least, we turn to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price, remembering that the larger model delivers a larger display with higher pixel density, optical image stabilisation, and longer battery life. Is it worth it? You decide.
Full iPhone 6 prices:
- 16GB - £539
- 64GB - £619
- 128GB - £699
Full iPhone 6 Plus prices:
- 16GB - £619
- 64GB - £699
- 128GB - £789