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Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus specs: how the new iPhones compare

The new iPhones are here; earlier today, Apple officially launched both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and while we’re tempted to start calling these the “big” and “little” new iPhones, that’s a bit a misnomer, as compared to previous generations, both new Apple smartphones soundly fall in that same “big” category.

Size may be the most obvious factor separating these two iPhones, a consideration that spills over into categories like screen resolution, but that’s not the only difference between the two. To help you with an at-a-glance breakdown of some of the key iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus specs, we’ve created the chart below, detailing many of the ways these two iOS handsets match up, as well as the important areas where the two differ.

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Apple iPhone 6 specs

Component iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus
Screen size 4.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080
Pixel density 326 ppi 401 ppi
SoC Apple A8 Apple A8
Type 64-bit 64-bit
Speed Not given Not given
GPU Not given Not given
RAM Not given Not given
Storage 16/64/128GB 16/64/128GB
Expansion No No
Camera 8-megapixel iSight with 1.5µ pixels 8-megapixel iSight with 1.5µ pixels and optical stabilization
Flash True Tone flash True Tone flash
Front-facer 1.2-megapixel FaceTime 1.2-megapixel FaceTime
Battery 24hr talk time/12 day standby 14hr talk time/10 day standby
OS iOS 8 iOS 8
Bands Varies – supports UMTS/HSPA+ DC-HSDPA LTE and CDMA EV-DO Varies – includes UMTS/HSPA+ DC-HSDPA LTE and CDMA EV-DO
SIM type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Present Present
Infrared No No
Sensors Fingerprint barometer gyroscope accelerometer proximity ambient light Fingerprint barometer gyroscope accelerometer proximity ambient light
Build Anodized aluminum Anodized aluminum
Size 138.1mm x 67.0mm x 6.9mm / 129g 158.1mm x 77.8mm x 7.1mm / 172g

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!