Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

SCORE:
67
SCORE:
71

Highlights

  • 5.5" 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 2915 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Highlights

  • 5.5" 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 2750 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
 
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone 6 Plus to Apple iPhone 6s Plus to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone 6s Plus gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

BODY
65
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
63
MEMORY
21
CAMERA
60
FEATURES
78
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
57
OVERALL
67
BODY
61
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
63
MEMORY
32
CAMERA
68
FEATURES
81
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
81
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
56
OVERALL
71

Advantage of Apple iPhone 6 Plus

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 6 Plus over Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Lighter 6.07 oz (172 g) vs 6.77 oz (192 g)
Thinner 6.22" x 3.06" x 0.28"
158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm
vs 6.23" x 3.07" x 0.29"
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 67.8% vs 67.7%
Larger Pixels on Main Camera 1.5μm vs 1.22μm
Higher Battery Capacity 2915 mAh (typical) vs 2750 mAh (typical)

Advantage of Apple iPhone 6s Plus

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 6s Plus over Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
More RAM 1GB vs 2GB
Higher Main Camera Resolution 8MP vs 12MP
Higher Front Camera Resolution 1.2MP vs 5MP
Front Flash vs Retina Flash
Higher Video Playback Resolution/FPS 1080p at 60fps vs 4K UHD at 30fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
vs 4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
GALILEO vs
QZSS vs
Bluetooth version v4.0 vs v4.2
CPU Speed 1.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz
Barometer vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   4G Bands
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   3.5mm Audio Jack
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Low Screen To Body Ratio: 67.8% and 67.7%
👎   No HDR display
👎   Small RAM: 1GB and 2GB
👎   Small Internal Storage: 16GB and 16GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   1 Rear Camera
👎   8MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Telephoto Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Fast Wired Charging
👎   No Wireless Charging

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone 6 Plus and here - Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

BASICS Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone 6 PlusvsiPhone 6s Plus
Version1GB/16GBvs2GB/16GB
Version2A1522(GSM)vsA1633
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsSpace Gray, Silver, GoldvsSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Annouce date2014, September 09vs2015, September 09
Release Date2014, September 19vs2015, September 25
BODY Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame
Weight6.07 oz (172 g)vs6.77 oz (192 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)6.22" x 3.06" x 0.28"
158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm
vs6.23" x 3.07" x 0.29"
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1700, 1900, 2100
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100
TD-SCDMA 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
ScreenSize5.5"/139.7 mm (full rectangle)vs5.5"/139.7 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCDvsIPS LCD
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920vs1080 x 1920
Screen Pixel Density401ppivs401ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9vs16∶9
Screen To Body Ratio67.8%vs67.7%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)vs500 (typical)
Contrast Ratio1300∶1vs1300∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
RAM1GBvs2GB
Internal Storage16GBvs16GB
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Rear CamerasWidevsWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraiSight Camera
Resolution: 8MP
Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.5μm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs
Telephoto Cameravs
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasFaceTime HD cameravsFaceTime HD camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 1.2MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 5MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs
Macro Cameravs
Front Flashvs Retina Flash
Rear Flash True Tone flashvs True Tone flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Video Playback Resolution/FPS1080p at 60fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatH.264, AAC-LC, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, PCMvsH.264, AAC-LC, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, PCM
Digital ZoomFor video: 3xvsFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS720p at 30fpsvs720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
vs4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
vs1080p at 120fps
720p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Panoramavs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
HDR10 playbackvs
HDR10+ playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightningvsLightning
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/acvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv4.0vsv4.2
NFC (Only Apple Pay)vs (Only Apple Pay)
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
OSiOS 8, upgradable to iOS 12.4.6vsiOS 9, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A8vsApple A9
CPU TypeDual-corevsDual-core
CPU Speed1.4 GHzvs1.8 GHz
GPUPowerVR GX6450vsPowerVR GT7600
SENSORS Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Loudspeaker ConfigurationMonovsMono
Audio Playing FormatAAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+), Apple Losseless, AIFF, WAVvsAAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+), Apple Losseless, AIFF, WAV
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
Audio Specifications16-bit/44.1kHzvs16-bit/44.1kHz
BATTERY Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-PovsNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity2915 mAh (typical)vs2750 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Chargingvs
Talk TimeUp to 24 hours (3G)vsUp to 24 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 12 hoursvsUp to 12 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 12 hoursvsUp to 12 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 80 hoursvsUp to 80 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)vs32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)vs-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensingvs5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)vstested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4vsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .icsvs.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell checkvsLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell check

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