Difference between iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S

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.

No one can deny that the iPhone is one of the dominant players in the phone market. It controls a huge market share of the industry. The iPhone is now on its sixth generation. The iPhone 6 immediately follows the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. However, the iPhone 6 is considered a direct successor of the iPhone 5S.

 The first thing that the new iPhone builds up on is the screen size. The iPhone 6 flaunts a 4.7 inch screen which is the biggest screen to be seen on an iPhone yet. However, the larger iPhone 6 screen has the same resolution as the iPhone 5S, i.e. 326 pixels per inch. Furthermore, the iPhone 5S had Corning Gorilla Glass with oleophobic coating, whereas the iPhone 6 officially just has a shatter proof ion-strengthened glass with oleophobic coating.

Also, the iPhone 6 has curved edges on the body frame, which differs from the iPhone 5S’s straight angular edges. The iPhone 6 continues to have the aluminium backing and toughened glass fronts which was introduced with the iPhone 5. This aims to reduce the problem of shattered backs as seen in the iPhone 4. Additionally, the iPhone 6 is slimmer than the iPhone 5S. Further changes in the body include the move of the power button from the top of the phone to the side. This has been done to make it easier to reach on the larger body.

In terms of hardware the new iPhone 6 debuts the A8 – 64bit architecture, as compared to the A7 64-bit architecture in the iPhone 5S. Apple claims that this will improve graphics and CPU performance by 50% and 20% respectively. The iPhone 6 has the PowerVR GX6650 GPU, whereas the iPhone 5S has PowerVR G6430 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.

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S has an 8-megapixel camera, with an f / 2.2 lens and sensor pixels 1.5 microns a piece; but the iPhone 6 has a protruding camera lens from the back which may be an issue for scratching. The iPhone 6 also features phase detection autofocus which was seen in the Samsung Galaxy S5. 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.

In terms of software, both have the TouchID sensor; however, the iPhone 6 offers Apple Pay which allows the consumer to pay over NFC technology. Nevertheless, the HFC technology which is introduced on an iPhone for the first time will be limited to Apple Pay.

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 5S.

Comparison between iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S:

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

 

 

iPhone 6

iPhone 5S

Launch Date

September 2014

September 2013

Company

Apple Corporation

Apple Corporation

Size

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

4.87 inches (123.8 mm) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) x 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)

Display

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

Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

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

Protection

Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

4.55 ounces (129 grams)

3.95 ounces (112 grams)

2G Network

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

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

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models

CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (CDMA), A1453

3G Network

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

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

TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (GSM), A1453

 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA), A1453

 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1457, A1530

4G Network

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

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

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 25) - A1533 (GSM), A1533 (CDMA)

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

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26) - A1453

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

(1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20) - A1457

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

TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20 / 38 / 39 / 40) - A1530

GUI

iUI

iUI

CPU speed

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

Dual-core 1.7 GHz

GPU

PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)

Apple A7

OS

iOS 8

iOS 7

Chipset

A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

M8 motion coprocessor

Apple A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Nano-SIM

Internal Memory

16 / 64 / 128 GB

16 / 32 / 64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

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

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. 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, USB, NFC (Apple Pay only)

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

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

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

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, LE

v4.0 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

USB v2.0

Primary Camera

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

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (True Tone) flash

Secondary Camera

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

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

Video

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

1080p HD video recording

30 fps

True Tone flash

Slo-mo video

Improved video stabilization

Take still photo while recording video

Face detection

3x zoom

Video geotagging

Camera Features

  • 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
  • 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
  • Autofocus
  • 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
  • Face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging
  • Timer mode

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

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

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

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 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh)

Stand-by

Up to 10 days (250 hours)

Up to 250 hours

Talk time

Up to 14 hours on 3G

Up to 10 hours on 3G

Internet use

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

Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback

Up to 11 hours

Up to 10 hours

Audio playback

Up to 50 hours

Up to 40 hours

Available Colors

Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Silver, Space Grey and Gold

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5 (Safari)

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • 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
  • 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)AirDrop file sharing
  • 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

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