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iPhone 6s Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus Spec Shootout – The battle of Apple’s behemoths

by Todd Haselton | September 9, 2015September 9, 2015 2:20 pm PST

Last year Apple finally released a phone, err phablet, that would be able to compete against other large phones. Some users just prefer big phones, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Apple has opted for a “plus” version of the iPhone 6s.

The iPhone 6s Plus will be available in a new color this year, Rose Gold, but what else is new? We know the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will sport a new supposedly stronger aluminum material, a new display glass, 3D Touch, new updated processors and better wireless capability. But what else? Is it worth an extra hundred bucks for the 6s Plus when the 6 Plus still appears to be a very compelling device.

Check out the spec comparison of the iPhone 6s Plus vs the iPhone 6 Plus:

iPhone 6s Plus Gallery

iPhone 6 Plus Gallery

Apple - iPhone 6s Plus Apple - iPhone 6 Plus
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type Retina HD Retina HD
Operating System iOS 9 (at launch) iOS 8 (at launch)
Processor A9 chip with 64-bit architecture A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM 2GB 1GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 1.2MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • TD-LTE
  • TG-SCDMA
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2750mAh 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
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 6.23 inches (15.82 cm) 6.22 inches (15.80 cm)
Width 3.07 inches (78.0 mm) 3.06 inches (77.7 mm)
Depth 0.29 inches (7.4 mm) 0.28 inches (7.1 mm)
Weight 6.77 oz (192 g) 6.07 oz (172 g)
Colors Gold, Gray, Rose, 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 4K, 30 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

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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