iPhone 8 vs iPhone 6s

Which one is best for you?

Two years is a long time in phone technology, so the iPhone 8 was always likely to outclass the iPhone 6s. With its latest range, however, Apple is really setting out its vision for the future.

From the A11 Bionic chip at its heart to the wireless charging Apple has introduced for the first time, iPhone 8 is a clear leap forward. It may even have broken some records, with the California giant claiming the toughest glass and smartest processor of any smartphone.

Amid a number of advances, iPhone 8 has an improved camera with optical image stabilization and wide-colour capture – giving you better action shots and more realistic images. iPhone 8’s True Tone display outshines the Retina HD of its predecessor, allowing for improved viewing of 4K video content, another first for Apple’s latest range.

Throw in further innovations such as the new Portrait Lighting feature that creates stunning selfies and you have a device that clearly has the future in mind.

Judged purely on the specs, iPhone 8 is a better device than iPhone 6s. However, iPhone 6s is still a great phone and some will prefer its classic look, 3mm headphone jack and more modest price.

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    iPhone 8

    • Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode

    • Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 has the most durable glass ever used previously

    • The sophisticated all-glass design lets you effortlessly charge your phone wirelessly

    • Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the faster six-core A11 chip

    Buy the iPhone 8
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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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Display 4.7 inches
4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 148 grams
Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Rear camera 12 MP
12 MP
Front camera 7 MP
5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 1821 mAh 1715 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes
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