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Apple iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 5s: head-to-head spec comparison

At about this time of year every year, we’re faced with the same situation. Apple has just gone official with a new iPhone (two new iPhones, this time), and in that process discounted the pricing of the last-gen models. So is it worth skipping on the upgrades and grabbing a cheaper phone instead? Let’s have a look in our Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s comparison chart.

The good thing is, unlike what happened with Sony’s flagship Xperia line, nothing has got worse between generations. And there’s a commendable set of upgrades, too – it’s more than clear that this isn’t just an incremental bump up for the iPhone line. We’ve included also the iPhone 6 Plus, the 5.5-inch sibling to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, for comparison; you’ll see its specs, where they differ from those of the iPhone 6, after the slash mark.

Let’s get right to the improvements. The screen is seeing a bump up in resolution in pixel density, and Apple has gone ahead and outfitted its new flagship with a 64-bit home-grown A8 system-on-a-chip. The storage options now also benefit the customers more than they did last year, with a 64GB and 128GB option taking the place of 32 and 64GB, respectively. The camera has been given a slight upgrade (and there’s optical image stabilization on the 5.5-incher), and the battery looks to be vastly better. NFC has also been included for Apple Pay purposes, and there’s support for the 802.11ac WiFi band.

The iPhone 6 models go up for pre-order this Friday; picking one up?

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