The time has finally come for Apple enthusiasts to form insanely long lines in front of Apple’s retail stores, in hopes of getting the newest version of their smartphone. This year, Apple treats its fans with not one, but two models, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Seeing how iPhones are through their nature very expensive devices, without any exception from this year’s models, it’s only logical that one might ask himself what exactly are the upgrades he is paying so much to have? In this article we will take a look at the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and compare them with last year’s models, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S.
iPhone 5C vs iPhone 6
The display clearly shows an improvement, as the iPhone 6 comes with a much larger display unit, measuring 4.7 inches. The iPhone 5C came with only 4 inches worth of display. Although the screen size is bigger on the iPhone 6, the image resolution didn’t have to suffer, as it actually increased. The iPhone 5C’s 640 x 1136 resolution doesn’t stand a chance against that of iPhone 6, which is 750 x 1334.
The processor is one of the new iPhone 6’s strong points, as its new Cyclone dual core chip, clocked at 1.4 GHz, is supposedly 20% faster than the unit found in the 5C. Also, the new iPhone brings out 50% faster performances out of its GPU. The huge difference in power between the two devices is understandable when you realize that you’re putting an A6 chip, like the one found in the 5C, against the newest model, the A8 , which powers the iPhone 6.
The difference between the two handsets isn’t as prominent when it comes to the camera. The iPhone 6 can shoot videos at 1080p with 16 fps, whereas shooting at 720p will boost the fps up to 240.
Battery life was a huge concern for Apple users for quite some time, and the manufacturer finally listened to its customers, as the iPhone 6 comes with a significantly increased battery life that can sustain the device four extra hours for talk time and ten additional hours for music, as compared to its predecessor.
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 5S comes with a 640 x 1136 resolution, which puts it far behind the new iPhone 6 Plus. The 2014 installment of the iPhone comes with a huge 5.5 inch display, which helps it pretty much cross over to the phablet market. It is the first full HD iPhone released, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The display is most likely the biggest selling point in the iPhone 6 Plus’ arsenal.
The iPhone 5S falls behind the newer editions of Apple’s flagship device. It isn’t able to to beat the iPhone 6 Plus nor the standard iPhone 6, although there isn’t too much of a difference between them, spec-wise. The advanced optic image stabilization (OIS) feature found in the iPhone 6 Plus sets it aside from all other iPhone models, including the regular iPhone 6.
Just like the regular iPhone 6, the 6 Plus received a massive battery spike, which puts it way over the iPhone 5S from last year, which was the target of a lot of criticism for the poor performance in the battery department. Apple answered the prayers of its customers, thus the new iPhone 6 Plus features a battery that is able to sustain the phone’s life for double the amount the 5S was capable of.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature NFC support, which makes the devices eligible for mobile payment technology, something Apple has already tapped into. Reportedly, there will be selling points where you can use your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to finalize transactions quick and easy.
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