Which one is best for you?
Two years is a long time in the development of iPhones. iPhone 6s Plus was launched in September 2017 and, just two years later, iPhone 8 Plus can already be seen to be leaving it behind in performance and hardware.
For starters, iPhone 8 Plus now has dual 12 megapixel cameras, working together to offer 2X optical zoom and some neat special effects. They also perform much better in low light. iPhone 8 Plus also boasts wireless charging, a True Tone display that adjusts colours to compensate for the ambient lighting, and is water and dust resistant.
Likewise, iPhone 8 Plus benefits from Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor. With 6 cores working together, you’ll enjoy a smoother gaming experience than ever. It’s also more efficient than the A9 featured in iPhone 6s Plus – so you’ll get about an hour longer between charges. Added to that, iPhone 8 Plus now has the ability to charge more quickly – up to 50% in 30 minutes.
iPhone 6s Plus still has plenty going for it of course. It’s still a stylish large format phone with a 12-megapixel camera, decent processor and Apple’s easy-to-use operating system. It also has a 3mm headphone jack, which will suit those who prefer traditional wired headphones. Some even may prefer the aluminium build of iPhone 6s Plus – but iPhone 8 Plus (which has a glass back, partly to support wireless charging) can clearly boast many great improvements that make it a joy to use.
iPhone 8 Plus
Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode
Love gaming and video? Get more from your phone with a 5.5-inch display
Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 Plus has the most durable glass ever used previously
Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the fast six-core A11 chip
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
|Name||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone 6s Plus|
Buy the iPhone 8 Plus
Buy the iPhone 6s Plus
|Size and weight||
Height: 158.4 mm
Width: 78.1 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Weight: 202 grams
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras||12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||5 MP|
4K video recording
4K video recording at 30 fps
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
||A9 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||-|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone 8 Plus||Buy the iPhone 6s Plus|