You may have noticed that Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, were unleashed to the world last week. If you haven’t already got your hands on one and are still weighing up which version to go for, here’s the lowdown on the main differences between the two.
Size and Design
The most obvious and visible difference is the size of the handset. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 Retina HD screen whilst the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LCD display. The pixel density on the iPhone 6 is 326 pixels per inch, whereas on the iPhone 6 Plus it’s a slightly sharper 400 ppi. The iPhone 6 is also slightly slimmer at 6.8mm compared to the Plus which measures 7.1mm.
As you would expect the Plus is also heavier weighing in at 172 grams versus 129g for the iPhone 6. Both smartphones have a new curvier design with tapered corners, an aluminium frame and a toughened glass screen. Colour choices for both iPhone 6 models are also the same and are available in gold, silver and space grey.
Both the iPhone 6 models have the same 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture and a dual LED flash. The iPhone 6 Plus also benefits from optical image stabilization, which means you’re picture won’t come at blurry if your hand is shaking a little, and the bigger screen makes it easier to line up your shot in the viewfinder. On the front of both iPhone 6 handsets is a 1.2-megapixel camera which shoots 720 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second.
Processor and Storage
The processor, RAM and storage options for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are identical. Both devices have an Apple A8 chip, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. There are 3 (non-expandable) storage options available for each of the iPhone 6 models – 16, 64 and 128 GB.
As you would expect the larger iPhone 6 Plus has a bigger and more powerful battery than the standard iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts a 2915mAh battery which offers up to 24 hours of 3G talk time, 80 hours of music playback and up to 14 hours of video viewing. The iPhone 6 has a 1810mAh battery which will provide around 14 hours of talk time on 3G, 50 hours of music playback and around 11 hours of video playback.
So, there you have it. The difference between the 2 handsets is more than just size but there’s not much to chose between them. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts a sharper screen, a camera with optical image stablisation and a more powerful battery. In truth, you can’t go wrong with either – they’re both excellent phones but if you’re struggling to decide, we hope we’ve made it a least a little more clear cut!