iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6s Plus

Which one is best for you?

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus may look near identical to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – but there are a number of impressive upgrades that make them seriously desirable smartphones, even with competition from newer models.

For starters, they’re built from series 7000 aluminium – making them tougher and more rigid than iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones were also the first to feature the A9 chip with 2GB of RAM and a 70% boost in CPU power. Another new feature introduced with iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus was 3D Touch, which detects how hard you press on the screen – opening the window to much more sophisticated app use.

In terms of performance there’s little to separate the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus. Even the cameras are pretty similar, both featuring a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video capability. The 6S Plus is just slightly ahead with additional optical image stabilization for video.

As you’d expect, the 6S Plus has a better battery life than its smaller brother, boasting up to 24 hours talk time on 3G as opposed to 14 hours for the 6S. But other than that, and optical image stabilization for video, the phones are near-identical in specs apart from the screen size.

So ultimately, the choice here is between the luxury of the large 5.5-inch screen and improved battery life of iPhone 6S Plus and the convenience of the smaller iPhone 6S – which boasts the same processing power and near identical hardware.

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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

    Buy the iPhone 6s
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    iPhone 6s Plus

    • Capture the action with Optical image stabilisation and Cinematic video stabilisation

    • Gamer or a film buff? With a 5.5 inch display, bigger can be better

    • Take great selfies with the 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera

    • Stay in touch for longer with an impressive 24 hours talk time on 3G

    Buy the iPhone 6s Plus
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Display 4.7 inches (diagonal) 5.5 inches
Size and weight Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps
Processor A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 1715 mAh
Storage 16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16GB
64GB
128GB
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