Apple may have moved on with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but let’s not forget about the smartphones that came before. When announced, the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6S Plus were Apple’s flagship devices.

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A few years down the line, & they remain chất lượng phones that offer excellent performance for the price. Having spent enough time with both devices, we now know exactly what made the 6 Plus và 6S Plus notable upgrades for táo khuyết aficionados. To get an idea of what sets the 6S Plus apart from its predecessor, we’ve decided lớn pit the two against each other in a spec comparison. May the best phone win (spoiler alert: the iPhone 6S Plus wins, though you should just wait for the iPhone 8).

Apple iPhone 6S Plus


Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Size6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches
Weight6.77 ounces6.07 ounces
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
OSiOS 10iOS 10
Storage32, 128GB16, 64, 128GB
SD card SlotNoNo
ProcessorApple 64-bit, A9Apple 64-bit, A8
Connectivity4G LTE, 802.11ac4G LTE, 802.11ac
Camera12MP rear, 5MP front8MP rear, 1.2MP front
Fingerprint sensorTouch IDTouch ID
Battery24 hours of 3G talk time24 hours of 3G talk time
MarketplaceApple phầm mềm StoreApple phầm mềm Store
Avg. Price$27.05/month for 24 months, or $649 without a contractN/A
AvailabilityAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-MobileNo longer available
DT Review4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars


Apple’s kiến thiết for the iPhone 6 Plus was beautiful simplicity, wrapping rounded edges into glass in an unassuming style typical of past iPhones. Táo bị cắn decided not to fix what wasn’t broken, bringing back a nearly identical style for the 6S Plus. However, it did improve the phone’s enclosure, borrowing a page out of the aerospace industry’s book & wrapping it in an alloy of 7000 Series aluminum. In other words, this is the strongest và most durable iPhone yet.


Aside from the dimensions of the 6S Plus registering one-hundredth of an inch bigger in height, width, and thickness, these two phones are mirror images of each other. Back is the same 5.5-inch screen with the same gorgeous 1920 x 1080 screen resolution owners of the 6 Plus came to know và love. Where the iPhone 6S Plus does diverge a bit from the 6 Plus is its available colors. While the 6 Plus comes in just Space Gray, Silver, & Gold (the Gold has been discontinued), the 6S Plus comes in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, or Rose Gold, giving buyers an even greater opportunity khổng lồ customize their smartphone.

Power & productivity

The 6S Plus is definitely faster than the 6 Plus. Apple’s A9 chip runs 70-percent faster than the A8, with a GPU that’s a staggering 90-percent faster. The iPhone 6S Plus also features 2GB of RAM, which is double that of the original 6 Plus. Additionally, cảm ứng ID is faster — there’s no lag when you swipe around — and games run more smoothly.

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The iPhone 6S Plus also touts what táo bị cắn calls 3d Touch, which grants users an extra level of cảm biến sensitivity. Slightly touching an application, for instance, brings up a table that’s similar lớn the right-click thực đơn you might see on a computer. Táo claims the feature improves productivity and streamlines the điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh experience when time is at a premium. Although you can get ios 10 on the 6 Plus, it doesn’t tư vấn the 3d touch feature.


The one area where the iPhone 6S Plus arguably blows the 6 Plus out of the water concerns its camera functionality. Instead of an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a sub-par 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, the 6S Plus touts a gorgeous 12-megapixel rear-facing camera và a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. In other words, táo bị cắn dở continues lớn make it easy for casual photographers lớn ditch digital cameras altogether and rely solely on the contraption they have in their pocket. For years, apple has continuously boasted about the iPhone’s camera prowess, and the iPhone 6S Plus legitimately raises the bar.


Packed within the camera’s massive tăng cấp is also the ability for users lớn not only shoot HD videos, but incredibly detailed 4K videos. Obviously it’s tough lớn put much stock in 4K actually mattering on something with a screen as “small” as an iPhone 6S Plus, but videos shot in 4K certainly looked a whole heck of a lot better than anything shot on a 6 Plus. Moreover, with 4K gaining popularity & momentum in the HD community, why not include it if the tech is there?


As always, the 6S Plus comes in three different storage sizes, each of which carries its own price tag. The 32GB 6S Plus comes in at $649 (or $27.05/month for 24 months), and the 128GB at $749 (or $31.21/month for 24 months). As of 2017, however, the iPhone 6 Plus is no longer being sold by táo bị cắn dở or any of the major carriers. With the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus out now, the iPhone SE is the represents the company’s entry-level model. If you want khổng lồ buy an iPhone 6 Plus, you’ll have to scour the second-hand market.


As is typically par for the course for Apple, each new line of iPhones is described as the most advanced ever created, when compared to other smartphones available at the time. With a newer processing chip, a much-improved camera, a new operating system, & two extra snazzy colors, the iPhone 6S Plus offers a tangible step up from its predecessor. The 6S Plus has also dropped in price since the 7 Plus was released, making it even more tempting. If you already have a 6 Plus, then skip the 6S Plus, và look at the latest model. But if you’re choosing between a second-hand 6 Plus và a new 6S Plus right now, we’d definitely advise you lớn go for the 6S Plus. If you’re not in a rush, we recommend wiating for the iPhone 8, which is rumored to lớn arrive in September 2017.