Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: 6 key differences

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  1. cphoanggia macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2014
    And now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement is over, it is time for a game of spot the differences. The subject – Apple's two new smartphones. Now, you're probably assuming that the two phones are nearly identical, and you're on the right track if you do. There are several differences between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, however, and in this post, we're about to go over six of them.

    To learn more about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, feel free to read our extensive coverage on their specs, features, price and release date.

    1. Size

    Yup, size is what sets the two iPhones apart, but we're sure you've figured this out already. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus rocks a much larger, 5.5-inch display. Naturally, physical size is another differentiating factor. The iPhone 6 measures 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.2 x 67.1 x 6.9 mm) while the iPhone 6 Plus measures 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158 x 77.7 x 7.1 mm).

    2. Display resolution

    With the bigger iPhone 6 Plus you won't be only getting a larger display. You'll be getting more pixels on it as well. The larger iPhone has a display resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, while the iPhone 6 has a pixel count of 750 by 1334.

    3. Battery life

    A larger phone deserves a larger battery, don't you agree? Well, that's what you'll find inside of the iPhone 6 Plus. According to Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus delivers up to 24 hours of 3G talk time, 12 hours of LTE internet use, up to 14 hours of video playback, or 80 hours of audio playback. With the iPhone 6, you'll be getting slightly shorter usage time. Official data states that the phone lasts through 14 hours of 3G talk time, 10 hours of LTE internet surfing, 11 hours of video playback, and 50 hours of audio playback.

    4. Price

    Hardly a surprise, Apple is charging more for its larger iPhone model. You'll be spending $299 for a 16GB iPhone 6 Plus, while an iPhone 6 with the same amount of storage costs $100 less. Prices are with a 2-year contract.

    5. Optical image stabilization

    The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone to feature optical image stabilization – a feature that reduces motion blur caused by shaky hands and that lets the camera software set longer exposure times at night. The iPhone 6 relies on software-based image stabilization only, which gets the job done, but likely isn't as efficient as the Plus's solution.

    6. Landscape mode

    Here's a trick that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus can do. When flipped sideways, its interface switches to landscape mode, even when you're on the homescreen. The stock keyboard and applications are optimized for landscape mode and look awesome when it is active.

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  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
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  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Wow! I had no idea. I just emerged from a cave.

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