6 versus 6 plus video. The winner is...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by smoking monkey, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

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    Disclosure: I don't have a 6 or a 6+ but do have an interest in watching videos on them if and when I get one.

    So... I went into my local phone shop and played around with both models.
    I checked out the video players side by side using the trailers for the Hobbit and Lego movie.

    I put both phone to full brightness and played both at the same time.

    There was no comparison. the picture on the 6+ was incredible. In fact I was really disappointed with the picture on the 6. It lacked detail and was flatter in comparison. the extra DPI on the 6+ makes a huge difference.

    It's not a huge test or even very thorough, but this was a real world side by side comparison and the 6+ won convincingly.

    Just thought I'd share in case somebody is on the fence about which to get and likes to watch videos on their phone.
     
  2. myscrnnm macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I have the 6 Plus, but apart from higher resolution and pixel density, I would have put my money on the 6. It's supposed to have a slightly higher contrast ratio, and the same GPU needs to power fewer pixels.
     
  3. smoking monkey thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I expected them to look quite similar but I was shocked by the results. So much so that I wouldn't get a 6 as I watch a lot of video and I often carry around my iPad air to watch videos on the train and when I'm waiting somewhere. (Living in Japan means you take a lot of trains). The 6+ is big enough to replace an air on small local trips, but not bigger trips I think.

    My wife even commented on the difference and she doesn't care about such things usually.

    Personally I'd like to do another side by side test and will go to an Apple store hoping they have preloaded content on the machines or try HD youtube videos.
     
  4. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I think if you really wanted to fairly compare the video quality of cameras on both these phones, I think you have to record the video and play both site by side on same display (like on PC/Mac/Tablet etc)

    When you play the videos on separate phones, 6 and 6+, the difference of the display quality on these phones (like higher PPI etc) will prevent you from doing a fair comparison.
     
  5. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    He's not talking about the camera mate.
     
  6. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I get it now, thanks. He was talking about the video and I assumed he meant video quality.
     

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