Unless you've been hiding in a cave, you're probably aware that Apple launched a couple of new iPhones recently. It's always a tricky one deciding whether or not to upgrade to the latest shiny smartphone particularly if it's an eagerly awaiting new iPhone. Here's how the iPhone 6 compares to its older sibling the iPhone 5s.

Design & Style

Whenever there's a new iPhone, you can bet your bottom dollar that it's going to be even more stylish than the last one. The iPhone 6 doesn't disappoint - it has indeed had a bit of a face lift with some new corner curves and a generally more aesthetically pleasing design.

One of the main differences between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s is the larger display, the iPhone 6 boasts a stunning 4.7-inch Retina HD screen with a resolution of 326 pixels per inch (1334 x 750). The iPhone 5s is of course smaller with a 4-inch 1136 x 640 display and it's also a bit thicker than the iPhone 6 which is very slim at only 6.8mm deep.

Another improvement to the iPhone screen is a display zoom feature on the iPhone 6 and a better contrast ratio together with new 'dual-domain' pixels which provides enhanced wide-angle viewing.


The upgrades to the rear and front facing cameras from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6 are fairly modest but very useful none the less. Both iPhone smartphones come with a rear 8-megapixel iSight camera and a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front. On the rear camera, the autofocus is much quicker to respond so it's certainly handier for action shots. On the front there is improved face detection and the lens lets in a lot more light (80 per cent more in fact) for better photos.

Processor, Power and Memory

There's been some more major upgrades to the performance of the iPhone 6 in comparison to the iPhone 5s. First up is Apple's new 64-bit A8 chip which improves the overall performance of the iPhone 6 by around twenty per cent and speeds up the graphics by almost 50% which is great news for gamers.

The A8 chip is also more efficient that the A7 chip which features in the iPhone 5s so the A8 chip can perform at a higher level for a sustained period of time. The iPhone 6 also comes with a new M8 motion co-processor which is also an improvement on the M7 version. The M8 motion co-processor has the ability to detect different activities more easily such as whether you're running or cycling.

Apple have also improved the battery efficiency for the iPhone 6 as well as providing a more powerful model, this means that you can easily get 14 hours of 3G talk time opposed to around 10 hours for the iPhone 5s. There are more storage options for the iPhone 6 with the option of 3 storage levels which are 16GB, 64GB or 128GB, the iPhone 5s offers a maximum of 64GB of built-in storage.

Other exciting new features for the iPhone 6 are the inclusion of NFC which will facilitate Apple's new wireless payment platform Apple Pay and there's also been some upgrades to Siri.

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