iPhone 8 vs iPhone 6s Plus

New dimensions

Launched in 2015, iPhone 6s Plus was the second large format phone released by Apple- after iPhone 6 Plus. It’s no longer Apple’s biggest phone – that honour goes to the flagship iPhone X – but it’s still a good deal larger than the iPhone 8.

iPhone 6s Plus fares reasonably well against the newer phone in many other ways. The newer device has a 7MP front-facing camera compared to the 5MP featured in the older model. Both devices have Retina HD displays, 3D Touch and a 12 MP camera, for example. However, given that there’s three whole generations between the two devices, iPhone 8 inevitably pulls ahead of the iPhone 6s Plus.

The 64-bit A11 Bionic processor of iPhone 6 Plus leaves the A9 that power iPhone 6s plus way behind. This prepares iPhone 8 for new augmented reality apps hat Apple is reportedly developing.

A question of taste

You may prefer a big display to the bells and whistles of a newer model – and despite there being two years between them, iPhone 6 Plus still compares favourably to iPhone 8. Ultimately, it may just be down to which size phone you prefer.

 

 

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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
16GB
64GB
128GB

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

Size and Weight2 Height 138.4 mm (5.45inches)
Width 67.3 mm (2.65 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 148 grams (5.22 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 Yes -

Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP camera

ƒ/1.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Wide colour capture for photos and live photos 

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Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

f/2.2 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital Zoom up to 5x

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True Tone flash

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Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
 

Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 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
 
4K video recording at 30fps

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 120fps and 720p at 240fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

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FaceTime HD Camera 7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

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Burst mode

Exposure control
 
5-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina flash 

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720p HD video recording

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Face detection

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Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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