iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6S 

Much to love – and not much to separate them 

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.

Bigger screen, better battery life …

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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Capacity1 16GB
64GB
128GB
16GB
64GB
128GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.5 inches (diagonal)
1920x1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 7.1 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 143 grams (5.04 ounces)
Height 158.2 mm (6.23 inches)
Width 77.9 mm (3.07 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 192 grams (6.77 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 - -

Chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor

Camera 12MP camera

ƒ/2.2 aperture

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Digital zoom up to 5x 

Live Photos with stabilisation

True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
12MP camera

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Live Photos with stabilisation

True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

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Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 

FaceTime HD Camera 5-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control
 
5-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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