After a long wait, and ton of speculations regarding the device’s characteristics, the newest flagship device from Apple has arrived, as it was unveiled by the tech giant not that long ago. And since one of the thing you do when a new smartphone comes out is to compare it to other models, what better contestant for the iPhone 6 than last year’s iPhone 5S. This way, we’ll get to see exactly what has improved since the last model, and what exactly the device can offer that is worth upgrading from the already existing iPhone.
Starting off with the exterior look of the two devices, there’s nothing much to discuss, as Apple maintained its tradition of using pretty much the same design from the precedent edition, for the new model. Although very similar, such as having the same aluminum back panel, and fairly similar dimensions for the body, there are a few changes present. These include a touch of style around the Home button with the help of a metallic bezel, and new color options for the iPhone 6 units. Overall, the iPhone 6 keeps loyal to the iPhone look. We front panel consists of glass. Te glass is a bit curvy and goes around the edges while there are bezels on the sides, but very small. The TouchID fingerprint scanner made its way over from previous iPhone models. Other design aspects include the stainless steel Apple logo and the record thickness of only 6.8 mm.
The iPhone 5S sports a 1136 x 640 resolution that operates using a 326 ppi pixel density. The iPhone 6 comes with some improvements in this department, as it uses ion strengthened glass over it’s much larger 4.7 inch screen. The resolution is also better, 1334 x 750, but with almost the same pixel density, 325 (The iPhone 5S has 326). This means that the iPhone 6 offers a much larger screen without compromising any of its brightness or sharpness.
The processing unit behind the phone’s power has also been upgraded. Even though the A7 chip found in the iPhone 5S was very well received, it has stepped down in favor of the newest Apple chip, the A8, which is very high regarded. The configuration of the 5S also included 1 GB of RAM. The A8 has to follow up to a 1.3 GHz dual core unit, which was the A7, the first processing unit with a 64-bit architecture. Impressive as it is, the processing capabilities of the iPhone will further improve once more developers switch to 64-bit architecture for their apps. The A8 was design to avoid overheating even when under a serious amount of tasks at and. The chip is supposed to be 50% faster when gaming, and 20% faster in performance, as compared to the iPhone 5S’s chip.
The auxiliary processor was also upgraded, as Apple switched from an A7 to an A8 chip. The additional helping processor will determine if you are cycling or running, or even walking, keeping account of details such as hight and distance with the help of the built-in barometer.
The newest variant of the Apple flagship also trumps over the 5S in terms of internal storage. Even though neither device can support microSD cards, the iPhone 5S has 16, 32 and 64 GB versions, whereas the current iPhone model swapped the 32 GB version with the 128 GB variant. The phone supports LTE while the 5S is also capable of 3G/4G. NFC was added to the iPhone 6, bringing support for Apple’s new Apple Pay system, whereas the 5S does not have NFC. Other standard connectivity options like WiFi and Bluetooth are present on both handsets.
Although there is no information on the device’s battery just yet, the iPhone 6 promises to see an increase in battery, as it is already reported that the iPhone 6 can last up to 14 hours on talk time.
Moving on to the last point of the comparison, we are going to take a look at the camera that comes with one device and the other. Even though it kept the 8 MP camera also used for the last iPhone 5S, the new iPhone 6 sports a camera that has been served with its fair share of tweaks and update, on both the hardware and software sides. Before the phone actually takes a picture, it will adjust for the best settings available, so your shot will be great. The speed of the autofocus, now called “phase detection” has been doubled, with the help of focus pixels used by the handset. The iPhone 6 camera comes with a lot of cool features such as face, smile and blink detection, slow-motion video, HQ panormama shots and 1080p video capabilities.
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