Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6s

SCORE:
66
SCORE:
70

Highlights

  • 4.7" 750 x 1334 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 1810 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Highlights

  • 4.7" 750 x 1334 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 1715 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
 
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone 6 to Apple iPhone 6s 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 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

Apple iPhone 6s

BODY
71
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
59
MEMORY
21
CAMERA
60
FEATURES
78
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
47
OVERALL
66
BODY
69
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
59
MEMORY
32
CAMERA
68
FEATURES
81
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
81
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
46
OVERALL
70

Advantage of Apple iPhone 6

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

Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
Lighter 4.55 oz (129 g) vs 5.04 oz (143 g)
Thinner 5.44" x 2.64" x 0.27"
138.1 x 67.0 x 6.9 mm
vs 5.44" x 2.64" x 0.28"
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 65.8% vs 65.6%
Larger Pixels on Main Camera 1.5μm vs 1.22μm
Higher Battery Capacity 1810 mAh (typical) vs 1715 mAh (typical)

Advantage of Apple iPhone 6s

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

Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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 Resolution: 750 x 1334 and 750 x 1334
👎   Low Screen Pixel Density: 326ppi and 326ppi
👎   Low Screen To Body Ratio: 65.8% and 65.6%
👎   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
👎   Low Capacity Battery: 1810 and 1715 mAh
👎   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 and here - Apple iPhone 6s.

BASICS Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone 6vsiPhone 6s
Version1GB/16GBvs2GB/16GB
Version2A1549 (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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame
Weight4.55 oz (129 g)vs5.04 oz (143 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.44" x 2.64" x 0.27"
138.1 x 67.0 x 6.9 mm
vs5.44" x 2.64" x 0.28"
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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, 2000
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 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
TDD LTE: Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
ScreenSize4.7"/119.3 mm (full rectangle)vs4.7"/119.3 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCDvsIPS LCD
Screen Resolution750 x 1334vs750 x 1334
Screen Pixel Density326ppivs326ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9vs16∶9
Screen To Body Ratio65.8%vs65.6%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)vs500 (typical)
Contrast Ratio1400∶1vs1400∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
RAM1GBvs2GB
Internal Storage16GBvs16GB
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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
720p 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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-PovsNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity1810 mAh (typical)vs1715 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Chargingvs
Talk TimeUp to 14 hours (3G)vsUp to 14 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 10 hoursvsUp to 10 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 11 hoursvsUp to 11 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 50 hoursvsUp to 50 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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 vs Apple iPhone 6s
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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