Difference between iPhone 5 and iPhone 6

Key Difference: The iPhone 6 was announced in September 2014 and is the newest phone in the Apple iPhone series after the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone 6 has a bigger screen, rounded edges, and newer hardware.

For all purposes the phone market is currently dominated by two segments: the iPhone and everything else. The iPhone is now on its sixth generation, the iPhone 6. As the number suggests the iPhone 6 was preceded by the iPhone 5 and its two later variants: iPhone 5S and 5C. In the iPhone 6, Apple has introduced many changes as compared to its previous models. As usual, some of these have gone over well with Apple consumer, while others have garnered criticism for the company.

One of the most obvious changes that the company has made is the size of the screen. While the previous phones offered a 4-inch screen, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen. The iPhone 6 Plus that has been announced with the iPhone 6 has an even larger screen of 5.5 inches. Apple has previously stuck to its guns and constantly offered a phone with a 4-inch screen. This change in its screen size has led to criticism from Apple consumers accusing Apple of conforming to phone screen standards as set by other manufactures. Still, despite the larger screen, the iPhone 6 has the same screen density as the iPhone 5, i.e. 326 pixels per inch.

Furthermore, the phone now has rounded edges reminiscent of Samsung phones as oppose to previous iPhones. Apple also introduced aluminium backed phones since the iPhone 5S, in an effort to address the issue of shattered backs in the previous models. The iPhone 6 is also slimmer as compared to previous models. However, the iPhone 6 has a protruding camera lens which is a high risk for scratching.

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 6 has the A8 – 64bit architecture, the latest in the line. The iPhone 5 has A6 - 32bit. The iPhone 6 has the PowerVR GX6650 GPU, whereas the iPhone 5 has PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU. However, both have 1 GB RAM. The iPhone 6 will also come with new M8 motion coprocessor, which like the M7 is primarily aimed at fitness applications and can now distinguish between running, cycling and elevation.

The iPhone 6 also comes with NFC, the first iPhone to do so. However, this technology is limited to the newly launched Apple Pay service. This is similar to Google Wallet, which allows users to pay for things wirelessly through NFC.

The iPhone 5 had round volume buttons which have been changed to thin metal ovals in the iPhone 6. These buttons are set into a slightly recessed indent just below the silence switch. The sleep/wake button has also been moved from the top to the right of the device, which is completely new for the device.

The iPhone 6 offers a software called ‘Digital Image Stabilisation’ (DIS) which minimises camera shake that causes blurred shots. Its front facing FaceTime Camera is 1.2 megapixales which takes in 81% more light, gain HDR, improved face detection and a burst mode for better selfies. The phone also offers 1080p video recording at 30fps and 60fps (frames per second) as well as 120-240fps in slo-mo.

Also the iPhone comes is variants of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB, getting rid of the 32 GB available in previous models. The phone also has a bigger battery as compared to the previous range. The iPhone 6 touts a 1810 mAh battery, as compared to a 1440 mAh battery of the iPhone 5.

Comparison between iPhone 5 and iPhone 6:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

iPhone 5

iPhone 6

Launch Date

September 2012

September 2014

Company

Apple Corporation

Apple Corporation

Size

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

5.44 inches (138.1 mm) x 2.64 inches (67.0 mm) x 0.27 inch (6.9 mm)

Display

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology

Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles

Screen

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

1334 x 750 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

112g

4.55 ounces (129 grams)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

 

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29) - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41) - A1586

GUI

iUI

iUI

CPU speed

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP3

PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)

OS

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

iOS 8

Chipset

Apple A6

A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

M8 motion coprocessor

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

nanoSIM

Nano-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/64/128 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (Apple Pay only)

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

v4.0, A2DP, LE

USB

micro-USB 2.0.

USB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Camera Features

  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • 1/3.2'' sensor size
  • 1.4 µm pixel size, Simultaneous HD video and Image recording
  • Touch focus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR photo
  • New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • True Tone flash
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging
  • Timer mode

Sound Enhancement

No

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Stand-by

Up to 225 hours

Up to 10 days (250 hours)

Talk time

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Up to 14 hours on 3G

Internet use

-

Up to 10 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback

-

Up to 11 hours

Audio playback

-

Up to 50 hours

Available Colors

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML5 (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks
  • PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Apple Pay
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer/editor Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: tapscape.com, pocketnow.com

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