iPhone 6 Screen vs 5S


macrumors 68030
Original poster
May 25, 2010
I understand both screens have the same PPI, is there any noticeable difference between the two?

I have a 6 Plus and I'm considering an exchange (due to multiple yellow screens) so I thought I'd ask anyone if they noticed the 6 screen to be better than the 5S.

When comparing the 6 Plus to the 5S I can definitely see the difference, just thought I'd ask someone who has handled both.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 8, 2014
Quite a noticeable difference, actually. Bolder, brighter, and as many have mentioned elsewhere, the app icons seem to be almost on top of the screen. You have to see the two side-by-side to appreciate it fully.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 8, 2011
As far as clarity they're the same, however the 6's colors are more vibrant (at least I think so). Other than that, they're pretty much the same screen.

Snot Rox

macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2014
SF Bay Area, CA
The 6 looks much better than the 5s despite it having the same ppi. I believe the 6 has a much much higher contrast ratio than the 5s - even the 6 plus.
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