What does the 6 Plus have...that the 6 doesn't?

Legion103

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Everyone keeps talking about those "extra features"

What are they, beside resolution?
 

Vader

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It provides a landscape mode similar to the iPads (home screen can switch to landscape mode). The camera is slightly different apparently, but the only stated difference is that the 6+ will have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Also the things others mentioned with the display and battery life.
 

Imory

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better battery is such bs, the phone will require to use a lil more battery = basically the same crap.
Apple have always been pretty spot on when demonstrating/showing charts on their battery life. While the display is bigger, it doesn't necessary correlate completely to the amount of battery. They clearly showed that in some aspects, the 6+ will have an extended amount of battery life. The question is though really how significant that difference will be.

All in all, the differences between the phones aren't really that big. I expect the OIS to be a pretty small improvement given that the digital IS they've used before has always been good.

I have a feeling the screens of both models won't disappoint either, but I'll wait for the reviews before adding anything more.
 

richardbb85

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Apple have always been pretty spot on when demonstrating/showing charts on their battery life. While the display is bigger, it doesn't necessary correlate completely to the amount of battery. They clearly showed that in some aspects, the 6+ will have an extended amount of battery life. The question is though really how significant that difference will be.

All in all, the differences between the phones aren't really that big. I expect the OIS to be a pretty small improvement given that the digital IS they've used before has always been good.

I have a feeling the screens of both models won't disappoint either, but I'll wait for the reviews before adding anything more.
benchmarks does not equal to real world usage
 

boshii

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better battery is such bs, the phone will require to use a lil more battery = basically the same crap.
It obviously will have a better battery. Yes, the benchmarks they show can be BS but no way it will be equal to the 4.7" iPhone 6. If it were equal they would show equal BS benchmarks.
 

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richardbb85

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It obviously will have a better battery. Yes, the benchmarks they show can be BS but no way it will be equal to the 4.7" iPhone 6. If it were equal they would show equal BS benchmarks.
benchmarks mean nothing to me, everyone i know charges their iphone 5 at least once a day
 

Imory

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benchmarks does not equal to real world usage
No, but they're much better than listening to someone here saying it would hardly make a difference in an arbitrary way. Anandtech have great ways to measure battery life which is really not that far off from simulating "real world" usage. Even though we all use our phones differently.

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....yeah on "divide everything by 4" day.... ;)
I honestly don't feel that with the products I've had so far.
 

jlake02

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benchmarks mean nothing to me, everyone i know charges their iphone 5 at least once a day
The sizes are rumored to be ~1800mAh and ~2900mAh. No WAY the larger screen completely eats up that extra 1100mAh. The 6+ will dominate the 6 in battery life. The cost of that battery life is carrying around a larger device.





:apple:
 

JayLenochiniMac

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In terms of real-world usage, optical image stabilization is really the only thing the iPhone 6+ has over the 6. Yes, I really do mean real-world usage because many of us are not wall huggers and are able to get through the day on a single charge just fine.
 

lordofthereef

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benchmarks does not equal to real world usage
benchmarks mean nothing to me, everyone i know charges their iphone 5 at least once a day
They are a good starting point, especially when comparing models. Don't look at it as hours of use, look at it as percentage differences, between the two phones.

The 6 Plus is about 20% better, at minimum, at all of the things measured. That should give you a decent example of how it will compare to an iphone five.

If you are charging five times a day, you will only have to charge four. :rolleyes:

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Doesn't the 6 Plus also get different versions of some of the stock apps, to utilize the extra screen space? And landscape mode for the home screen (like the iPad)?
IMO this is the biggest feature difference, aside from screen size. I am really hoping we see tons of iPad styled apps coming to the 6 Plus. My pie in the sky dream is to see the iPad store open to the 6 plus completely.
 

sand_man

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Double the ram, 2gb vs 1gb...

Isn't OIS similar to the floating lens technology that helped make the high end Nokia Lumia's king of the camera smartphones?

Would really like to see a breakdown comparing stills and video between the two (6 and 6+). I expect a camera review within the next couple of weeks...

401ppi vs 326ppi is not insignificant either...
 

richardbb85

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The sizes are rumored to be ~1800mAh and ~2900mAh. No WAY the larger screen completely eats up that extra 1100mAh. The 6+ will dominate the 6 in battery life. The cost of that battery life is carrying around a larger device.





:apple:
dont get your hopes up