iPhone X vs iPhone 6s Plus

What’s behind the image change?

iPhone 6s Plus was the talk of the tech world when it was released in September 2015 – but how does it stand up to the new premium iPhone X?

The first thing you’ll notice about iPhone X is that it’s had an image change. A thinner, more flexible screen curves round the sides to meet the smooth glass back. The home button has been removed and replaced by a bar that’s incorporated into the screen. It’s slightly smaller than iPhone 6s Plus – but thanks to these design changes actually has a larger screen – 5.8 inches’ vs 5.5 inches – so your videos and images will look even better.

There’s a new section at the top to accommodate the front facing camera and 3D sensors, too. These allow much better facial recognition – so you can unlock iPhone X just by looking into the screen. They’ll also help you take better selfies, and even create ‘animojis’, where your expression is mapped onto personalised 3D emojis.

Which one has the X-factor?

iPhone X also features Apples new A11 chip – which is faster and more efficient than the A10. It even boasts machine learning, so Face ID can adapt to changes in your appearance over time. And, as well as the new screen technology and 3D face recognition, iPhone X, pushes ahead with little details such as optical image stabilisation in both of the rear-facing lenses for clearer action pictures and videos.

So ultimately, iPhone X wins out in pretty much every metric. It is smaller, but with a bigger screen, more features, faster chip – and even supports wireless charging. iPhone 6s Plus is still a very desirable smartphone. But if you absolutely must have the best iPhone in the room – iPhone X is the one.

 

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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
16GB
64GB
128GB

Display Super Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.8 inches (diagonal)
2436x1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
Retina HD display with 3D Touch 
5.5 inches (diagonal)
1920x1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 143.6 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 70.9 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 174 grams (6.14ounces)
Height 158.2 mm (6.23 inches)
Width 77.9 mm (3.07 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 192 grams (6.77 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes -

Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: f/2.4 aperture

Dual optical image stabilisation

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)
 
12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

f/2.2 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital Zoom up to 5x

Live photos with stabilisation

True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

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Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps,  30 fps or 60fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 

FaceTime HD Camera 7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Body and Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Animoji
 
5 -megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

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720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

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