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Here To Help You Decide If Whether To Get The iPhone or iPhone 6 Plus

by Mark KwanSeptember 11, 2014

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the latest additions to its iPhone family, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They’re the largest iPhones ever, and according to Apple, they’re “better in every way” than its last generation of smartphones. Both of these high-end devices are very similar, but there are five notable differences between them that potential iPhone 6 buyers should consider before making a purchase.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Size and Weight Comparison

The biggest and most noticeable thing between Apple’s two newest phones is the size. As we know the iPhone 6 Plus is HUMUNGOUS and the companies first attempt in the “phablet” field. The iPhone 6 Plus is big enough that it could replace your 7-inch tablet.

The new iPhone 6 Plus consists of a huge 5.5-inch screen, with a height of 6.22 inches (158.1 mm), surrounding display is a pretty big bezel that is making up that added space. With the width being 3.06 inches (77.8 mm) wide, It’s younger brother the iPhone 6 consists of a 4.7-inch screen, with a height of 5.44 inches and being 2.64 wide.

The differences in size may not sound like much, but anyone interested in purchasing either model would be wise to print out this size comparison graphic PDF templates we created before making a decision. The iPhone 6 Plus is huge. If you’re not used to a similarly sized phone, it could be a bit overwhelming.

For comparison, Apple’s two newest iPhones of course are larger then the previous released phones. With the current iPhone 5s/5c being around 4.9 inches tall and also 2.3 inches in width. By comparison, the iPhone 6 is a little bit bigger than a United States $20 bill, which happens to be 6.14 inches in length.

The most popular phablets today, Samsung’s Note lineup, are comparable in size to the iPhone 6 Plus, but the brand-new Note 4 is actually shorter (153.5mm) and just slightly wider (78.6mm).

As for weight, the iPhone 6 weighs about half an ounce less than the iPhone 6 Plus, which is a negligible difference.

I’d suggest testing out both models in store before making a decision, because the iPhone 6 Plus really is huge, if you preorder your device, you won’t be able to handle it before you purchase. So checking out a Galaxy Note for a size comparison isn’t a bad idea.

2) iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus Battery Comparison

With Apple’s new iPhone 6 having of a larger screen, comes the need to require more power to run it compared to the iPhone 6. So of course it would pack a much larger battery, It is said that the iPhone 6 Plus comprises of a 2915mAh batter and the smaller iPhone 6 sporting a 1810mAh battery pack. But Apple has not confirmed these battery details yet.

But what Apple has announced and confirmed is the battery life specifics. That is that the iPhone 6 will last around 14 hours with 3G talk, 10 days of standby time, up to 12 hours of internet use on LTE, 11 hours of video and 50 hours of audio playback.

With iPhone 6 Plus being bigger and packing a larger battery, of course the battery life will be a lot longer. The phone getting around 24 hours of talk time on 3G, 16 days on standby, up to 12 hours of internet use on LTE, 14 hours of video playback and 80 hours of audio playback.

Battery life is one of the most important specs to consider when investing in a device that you plan to use for two years or more, so the iPhone 6 Plus has a clear advantage here.

3) iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus Pricing Comparison

Guess what? The larger iPhone 6 Plus costs more than the iPhone 6. Surprise.

Pricing details for the iPhone 6 are: $199 for the 16GB, carrier-subsidized version; $299 for the 64GB carrier version and $399 for the 128GB carrier device. Unlocked iPhone 6 devices cost $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB) and $849 (128GB).

The iPhone 6 Plus costs $299 for the 16GB, carrier-subsidized version; $399 for the 64GB carrier version and $499 for the 128GB carrier device. Unlocked iPhone 6 Plus devices cost $749 (16GB), $849 (64GB) and $949 (128GB).

4) iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus iSight Camera and Optical Image Stabilization Comparison

One thing Apple always does really, really well on its smartphones: The camera. When it comes to megapixels, Apple’s smartphone shooters pale in comparison to other high-end devices, yet the iPhone still consistently takes comparable or better images than the others with massive megapixel counts.

About The Author
Mark Kwan
Some people may call me a geek which I take no offense to. Being a tech enthusiast at a young age, I am a blogger, graphic & website designer, YouTube video maker, and most of all a total tech enthusiast. At such a young age I am totally obsessed with blogging, developing web-sites using CSS, HTML, xhtml, WordPress, and making money online. Not only do I like creating websites I also like using Adobe Photoshop to create graphic designs which are incorporated in my websites. But most people know me from watching my YouTube videos that I film and edit for my YouTube page which include tech tutorials, reviews, unboxings, and anything else related to tech. I have been doing graphic & website design for many years, learning the trade from his older brother. Whom owns his own graphic & website design company.

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