iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 6s

Which one is best for you?

Three years separate the releases of iPhone 6s and iPhone XS Max, and Apple have not rested on their laurels. Constant innovation has led to a phone that is all but unrecognisable as a successor to 2015’s flagship iPhone.

The adoption of OLED technology has not only provided a vivid display with vibrant colours and pin-sharp resolution, but has removed the need for a bezel, enabling an edge-to-edge display on iPhone XS Max that makes the most of the available space, and measures a hefty 6.5 inches – perfect for gamers and film fans.

There have been huge improvements in camera technology too, with the single lens camera on iPhone 6s giving way to iPhone XS Max’s outstanding dual-lens camera with Smart HDR. This impressive new feature offers improved low-light capability, and crisper photos with better contrast.

iPhone 6s remains an excellent phone with premium features, but the new generation of iPhone models represent an entirely different proposition.

Name iPhone XS Max iPhone 6s
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Buy the XS Max
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Buy the iPhone 6s
Display 6.5 inches 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording at 25 fps or 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 Bionic Chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 3174 mAh 1715 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes
Buy now Buy the XS Max Buy the iPhone 6s