With two Apple iPhone devices in the market and both enjoying a fair share of success, users (Apple loyalists who aren’t patient enough to wait for iPhone 7) have become somewhat confused about which of the two to opt for. However, worry not as we are here to make that confusion go away. Although most of the features in both phones are the same, there are still some distinctions that can have an influence on the ultimate decision. But first, let’s get the similarities out of the way. Both phones contain A8 and M8 processors, feature NFC, have LED-backlit IPS LCD with capacitive screen and 16M colors, come with the internal storage of 16, 64 and 128 GB, are upgradable to iOS 8.2, feature 1 GB of RAM, have the option of Nano-SIM, contain fingerprint sensor (Touch ID), and they both support the new payment system started by Apple. Now, let’s start looking at the business areas, i.e. the actual difference between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The major difference that you will notice straight away is of dimensions, as iPhone 6 comes with the dimensions of 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm, whereas iPhone 6 Plus’s dimensions are 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm, making it significantly larger than the former. The display size of the devices and their resolutions are quite different as well. iPhone 6 screen is 4.7 inch IPS LCD with the resolution of 1334×750 pixels. On other hand, iPhone 6 Plus is a bit large with 5.5 inch IPS LCD and it comes with the resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. When it comes to contrast ratio, iPhone 6 has the edge with 1400:1 as compared to iPhone 6 Plus which is not that far behind with 1300:1. Due to the size difference, iPhone 6 weighs less than its big brother.
Another major difference between the two phones is the battery life. iPhone 6 Plus features a larger battery which tends to its big screen needs. According to multiple tests performed by different outlets, iPhone 6 Plus’s battery beats iPhone 6’s battery by a minor margin. This means that Plus users will be getting a few extra hours of usage.
iPhone 6 contains 1,800mAH battery while iPhone 6 Plus features 2,915mAH battery. The difference is huge, but that doesn’t help increase the battery too much because iPhone 6 Plus is running at higher resolution and is catering to a 5.5-inch screen. iPhone 6 has the talk time of 14 hours on 3G, whereas iPhone 6 Plus features the talk time of 24 hours on 3G.
Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature 8-megapixel camera just like their predecessor, but these new phones include an improved f/2.2 aperture along with processing algorithm. These features help the iPhones in taking the pictures in almost all conditions. One major difference in cameras of both new iPhones is of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This feature is only available in iPhone 6 Plus and it brings stability to the images even when the mobile is not held steadily. If you don’t have steady hands and want to take pictures on regular basis, then your best bet is to go for the iPhone 6 Plus.
The new iPhones are available in three colors (gold, silver, space grey) and three sizes (16, 64, 128GB). iPhone 6 Plus will cost you more, but will also give you a few additional features in exchange. On the other hand, iPhone 6 is a bit cheaper, but you obviously will have to say goodbye to the bigger screen and some other differences discussed above.
Both models are great new additions to the Apple family and if you were wondering which model is the best for you, then we hope that this article has removed your confusion. If you don’t mind large screen phones, then go for the Plus version and get some amazing features with it. iPhone 6 is not a bad deal either as it will give you almost the same performance as its larger counterpart, apart from the tiny bit differences that have been pointed out in the article. Of course, in the end, the choice is yours to make.