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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | September 9, 2014September 9, 2014 1:00 pm PDT

Apple just announced two new iPhones, including the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The former has a 4.7-inch display while the latter has a bigger 5.5-inch screen. There are more differences between the two phones than that, though. The iPhone 6 Plus has a 1080p screen while the iPhone 6 does not. Additionally, it has optical image stabilization with its 8-megapixel iSight camera, which isn’t offered on the iPhone 6. How else do the two phones stack up?

That’s what we’re here for, and we’ve created this easy-to-use spec comparison table so that you can see how the two phones differ. Which one do you think you’ll be picking up when they hit stores? Are you more impressed by what the iPhone 6 Plus offers, or is the screen too big for your tastes?

Apple - iPhone 6 Apple - iPhone 6 Plus
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 750 1080
Resolution Y 1334 1920
Display Type Retina HD Retina HD
Operating System iOS 8 (at launch) iOS 8 (at launch)
Processor A8 chip with 64-bit architecture A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM 1GB 1GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.2MP 1.2MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery N/A N/A
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 6.22 inches (15.80 cm)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 3.06 inches (77.7 mm)
Depth 0.27 inches (6.9 mm) 0.28 inches (7.1 mm)
Weight 4.55 oz (129 g) 6.07 oz (172 g)
Colors Gold, Gray, Silver Gold, Gray, Silver
Supported Audio Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Other Features
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
  • Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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