With the recent release of the of the brand new handset the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple have left us in somewhat of a dilemma… How do the two compare side by side and ultimately which one suits you?
Compare iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus…
Here is a quick devised spec check of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Firstly lets start off with the all important screen size. Does size really matter? Sorry but only you can answer this one folks.
iPhone 6 – 4.7 Inch display
iPhone 6 Plus – 5.5 Inch display
With nearly a whopping inch between them in screen size, you are likely to use each iPhone 6 in different ways. Ask yourself, ‘are you a person that prefers a discreet lightweight phone that you can easily slip into your pocket? Or an impressive large screen that allows you to comfortably read ebooks and catch up with the latest blockbusters on the way to work?’ I know which suits me best…
Lets face it they both have their pros and cons regarding size, but Apple needed to take the plunge and challenge the smartphone market and show them who’s still boss 🙂
iPhone 6 – 129 grams
6 Plus – 172 grams
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are bigger and heavier than their recent predecessor the iPhone 5s. However the good news is that the iPhone 6 is thinner by roughly .5mm – impressive.
As we are on the subject of weight how thin are the iPhone 6 and 6 plus?
iPhone 6 – 6.9mm
6 Plus – 7.1mm
Design and Colour
Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus look the same (except one is larger of course). They are both made out of the same high quality materials. The iPhone has now ditched the all glass surround and have made the new models more clumsy proof (great news for me aka ‘Miss Butter Fingers’).
While the sultry smooth glass face remains, it blends seamlessly into the sleek metal body. Thankfully smashed iPhone backs will be a thing of the past – just dents and scratches from now on!
With newly rounded corners these set of iPhones won’t just be comfortable to hold, you won’t want to put it down!
Both models are available in three colours – silver, gold and space grey.
As we are aware the most vital things in life come down to price. So what exactly can we expect to pay for Apple’s latest models?
iPhone 6 – Starting from £539 this include 16gb and the price will increase if you decide you need more storage.
iPhone 6 Plus – £619 again this including the basic storage amount of 16gb, expect steeper prices the more you go up.
The All Important Specs…
We’ll start with resolution, although both come with Retina HD display, each are different in terms of resolution.
iPhone 6 – 1334 x 750p
6 Plus – 1920 x 1080p
Yes both vary in amounts, but you would expect the larger screen to be of higher resolution than it’s smaller counterpart. However each model will provide a spectacular to view.
iPhone 6 – Up to 50hrs
iPhone 6 Plus – Up to 80 hrs
It’s all about the GPU
With gaming features a must have on the iPhone and speed being the contending factor, how do they compare against each other?
Well the iPhone 6 is up to 50x Faster but wait for it… the 6 Plus is 84x Faster. We are definitely getting the vibe the iPhone 6 Plus is more superior and advanced than it’s baby brother the iPhone 6.
Both models match each other in this race. Their storage capacities range from 16gb, 64gb and a massive 128 GB!! Higher storage than any other iPhone model, bare in mind the iPhone 5s stops at what nows seems a tiny 32gb, awww bless.
The built-in camera on both the iPhone 6 and bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus, is FANTASTIC! They are identical in every way bar one… the iPhone 6 plus has the added bonus of ‘Optical image stabilisation’.
iPhone 6 – Up to 14 hrs on 3G
6 Plus – Up to 24 hrs on 3G
iPhone 6 – Up to 10 days (250 hrs)
6 Plus – Up to 16 days (384 hrs)
Internet battery usage
iPhone 6 – Up to 10 hrs 3G, 11 hrs wifi and 10hrs on 4G LTE
6 Plus – 12 hrs wifi, 12 hrs 3G, 12 hrs 4G LTE (Up to)
Audio Playback Life
iPhone 6 – Up to 50 Hrs
6 Plus – Up to 80 hrs
Both iPhones contain the following features:
Full sRGB colour
Higher contrast, brightness and white balance
Zoom feature to view apps up close
New sideways feature, so you can turn apps on their side
Built in Accelerometer, Barometer and Gyroscope
Bottom line is both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are incredible phones and you can’t go wrong picking either. While most of their features are the same, the difference between them are mostly down to taste i.e size. Delve deep inside for a moment and ask yourself ‘what iPhone elements are important to you,’ and all shall become clear.