Apple unveiled two large new iPhones earlier this week, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Though both models are larger than their predecessors, the iPhone 6 Plus has nearly an inch large display than its smaller siblings. How is an Apple fanatic supposed to decide which one to buy?
Here’s a quick roundup of the specs and features of both the models, including their major differences that help you decide to choose the best.
The most notable physical difference between previous iPhones and the new models is the screen size, which we hope you’ve spotted out already. Both models have larger displays and better resolutions than the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6’s screen is about 1 inch smaller than its bigger sibling. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen with 1,334X750 pixel resolution which is a significant increase over its 4-inch predecessor, but it’s too smaller than many other flagships, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (5.1”), the HTC One M 8 (5”), and the new Moto X (5.2”). The iPhone 6 Plus features a much larger, 5.5 inch screen with a 1,920X1,080-pixel resolution screen- giving Samsung , which has dominated the Phablet market, some competition.
The iPhone 6 is priced at $199 for a 16GB configuration, while an iPhone 6 Plus with the same amount of storage costs $100 more. Prices are with a 2-year contract.
Though both models are equipped with an upgrade 8 MP rear-facing camera, only the iPhone 6 Plus has the extra advantage of optical image stabilization which would be helpful to an unsteady hand for shooting an image or recording a video.
Both the phones have a longer battery life than their predecessors. According to Apple, the iPhone 6 delivers up to 14 hours of talk time on 3G, 10 hours of internet use, 11 hours of video playback and 50 hours of audio playback. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts up to 24 hours of talk time, 12 hours for surfing the internet, up to 14 hours of video playback.
Another interesting thing worth mentioning is that when you hold the iPhone 6 Plus horizontally, its interface switches to the landscape mode, even when you’re on the home screen; the iPhone 6 will not.