iPhone XS vs iPhone 6s

Which phone is best for you?

iPhone 6s was released three years before iPhone XS, but such is the enduring nature of Apple’s design, it still looks modern and sleek by most standards. Put it next to iPhone XS, though, and you’ll notice how much has changed.

iPhone Xs has a larger screen for starters – over an inch longer from corner to corner – covering nearly the whole front of the phone. There is of course the ‘notch’, which houses the TrueDepth camera. This can create a 3D map of your face – letting you unlock your phone securely with a glance, map your expressions onto fun 3D animojis and more.

As you’d expect, the camera has come along a bit too. It boasts two 12-megapixel lenses, one set to 2x optical zoom and one wide-angle – so you can create a range of professional effects with ease. And the front-facing camera comes with Portrait Mode to really get the most from your selfies.

If you’re looking for an entry-level iPhone that looks stylish, with the reassurance of Apple’s quality build, iPhone 6s won’t let you down. But if you want to explore the latest Augmented Reality apps, or take photos that will amaze and impress your friends, iPhone XS might be your best choice.

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    iPhone XS

    • Create stunningly detailed images thanks to Smart HDR – or adjust depth of field to create professional looking portraits

    • See more with 60% greater dynamic range than its predecessor, iPhone X

    • Share your feelings with 3D Animoji that mirror your own expression

    • Enjoy a smoother gaming and streaming experience with the new A12 Bionic chip

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    iPhone 6s

    • Say goodbye to fingerprint smudges thanks to a special coating that repels oil and reduces annoying smears

    • View crystal clear videos and images with the 4.7-inch Retina HD display

    • Relive your favourite memories. Live Photos sets your pictures in motion

    • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

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  iPhone 7
iphone 6s
Storage Capacity 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Display 5.8 inches 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and Weight Height:158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight 192 grams
Height 138.3 mm
Width 67.1 mm
Depth 7.1 mm
Weight 143 grams
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes
Chip A12 bionic chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Main Camera Dual 12MP 12 MP
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Front Camera 7 MP 5 MP