iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus

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.

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    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

    Buy the iPhone 8 Plus
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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 5.5 inches
5.5 inches
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
Video recording 4K video recording
4K video recording at 30 fps
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 2691 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
16GB
64GB
128GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes -
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