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What’s The Difference Between The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

Apple’s big news today was the unveiling of two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What’s the difference between the two? Here’s a side-by-side breakdown for the 6 and 6 Plus.

Price, With Contract

  • iPhone 6: $199 for 16GB of memory, $299 for 64GB, $399 for 128GB, all with two-year contract. 
  • iPhone 6 Plus: $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64, $499 for 128GB, all with two-year contract. 

Price, Unsubsidized

  • iPhone 6: $649 for 16GB, $749 for 64GB, $849 for 128GB
  • iPhone 6 Plus: $749 for 16GB, $849 for 64GB, $949 for 128GB

Color and Material

  • iPhone 6: 4.7-inch screen, with rounded edges and a 6.8-mm-thick metal body. Comes in silver, gold, and space gray. The phone’s back is constructed of anodized aluminum and stainless steel, with a front made of something Apple calls “ion-strengthened glass”—a sturdy material that won’t shatter easily.
  • iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5 inch display, with a metallic 7.1-mm-thick body that comes in silver, gold, and space gray. The model has rounded buttons, rounded corners, and a protruding camera. This phone is also made of anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and ion-strengthened glass.

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  • iPhone 6: The 8MP camera captures video at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second; slow-mo video can take 240 frames per second. The phone also boasts a true-tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels, an f/2.2 aperture, “focus pixels,” and autofocus that’s twice as fast as the previous generation (that would be the camera in the iPhone 5S). The iPhone 6 also has digital image stabilization, cinematic video stabilization, improved face detection, burst selfies, and single shot HDR photos. 
  • iPhone 6 Plus: The Apple-designed image signal processor helps with shaking and low lighting. The 8MP camera also has true-tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels and an f/2.2 aperture. New sensors allow for faster autofocus and better face detection. The camera features panorama shots of up to 43 megapixels, optical image stabilization and burst selfie mode. It’ll take 1080p video at 30 or 60 frames per second, with slow motion capture at 240 FPS. It offers “cinematic video stabilization” and continuous autofocus while shooting. 

Technical Specifications

  • iPhone 6: Display is 4.7 inches with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. The phone features a 64-bit A8 chip, 16:9 aspect ratio, M8 chip motion coprocessor, barometer, advanced wireless capabilities, and supports up to 20 LTE bands. The iPhone 6 also features a faster 802.11 AC wifi and the ability to make calls over Wi-Fi. 
  • iPhone 6 Plus: Display is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phone features a new 64-bit A8 processor and claims battery life sufficient for 24 hours of 3G talk time. It also has an M8 motion coprocessor and a barometer; supports 20 LTE bands and voice over LTE, a technology for using data to transmit voice calls; and features next-generation Wi-Fi (802.11ac), with Wi-Fi calling built-in.

Image courtesy of Apple

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