Apple iPhone 6S vs 6S Plus – Which is Better and Why?

After iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, now welcome to another era of iPhone. Apple has just launched two new iPhone variations aka iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Not only just two new iPhones but also they have announced some other products like iOS 9, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and more others.

Surprisingly, both of the new iPhones come with almost same configuration. Nevertheless, here is a detailed comparison that will help you to choose the better iPhone.

Apple iPhone 6S vs 6S Plus

Apple iPhone 6S vs 6S Plus – Which is Better and Why?

Although, both of the iPhones have 95% same configuration, yet, there some differences between two of them. Know more about the full phone specifications and the differences between Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.


iPhone 6S Plus has 5.5-inch display, when iPhone 6S has 4.7-inch display. The display size of 6S is same as iPhone 6 and on the other hand, the display size of iPhone 6S Plus is same as iPhone 6 Plus. Anyway, both of the new iPhones come with LED backlit and multi-touch IPS display. iPhone 6S Plus has 1920×1080 pixel of resolution at 401ppi. But, iPhone 6S has 1334×750 pixel of screen resolution.

You will get 1300:1 contrast ratio in 6S Plus and 1400:1 contrast ratio is 6S. Both have 500 cd/m2 maximum brightness, full sRGB standard color, dual-domain pixels for wider viewing, fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating, display zoom and other features.

Body and Weight

Obviously, iPhone 6S Plus has a bigger body than 6S. The dimension of iPhone 6S Plus is 158.2×77.9×0.29mm body and the weight is 192gm only, which is 20gm more than iPhone 6 Plus. On the other hand, the dimension of iPhone 6S is 138.3×67.1×0.28mm and the weight if 143gm only. As the dimension is smaller than 6S plus, the weight is low too. However, in terms of dimension : weight, the weight of iPhone 6S seems much lower than what it should be.


A9 chip in iPhone 6S

Unlike iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come with A9 chipset with 64-bit architecture. As mentioned before, the CPU would be much faster than previous iPhone because of having A9 chipset. On the other hand, you will get M9 motion coprocessor included in both iPhones.

Therefore, in terms of speed they are faster than previous iPhones but both are same. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have A8 chipset with M8 motion coprocessor.

iSight Camera

Camera of new apple iphone

The main surprise comes here. This is probably the first time, when Apple has launched two gadgets with almost same iSight camera. There is only one difference between iPhone 6S camera and iPhone 6S Plus iSight camera. The iPhone 6S doesn’t have any Optical image stabilization feature when 6S Plus comes with that. Previously, this was available only in iPhone 6 Plus.

Apart from this one difference, you will get the following features in those 2 iPhones,

  • 12MP camera
  • Live photos (new feature)
  • Local tone mapping
  • Better noise reduction
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • True tone flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Panorama
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Face detection

And more others. This a truly awkward to buy iPhone 6S Plus only for Optical image stabilization.

FaceTime Camera

In one line, there is no difference between both FaceTime cameras. You will get 5MP camera, retina flash (new feature), 720p HD video recording, auto HDR, face detection, birst mode, timer, exposure control and more others in both of the new iPhones.

Video Recording

Alike iSight Camera, there is only one difference between iPhone 6S video recording and 6S Plus video recording through iSight camera. In iPhone 6S, you won’t get Optical Image Stabilization for video whereas, this is available in 6S Plus. Apart from this, you will get 4K video recording, 1080p video recording, slowmotion video recording, true tone flash, cinematic video stabilization, playback zoom, face detection and more others.

The Playback zoom will help you to zoom in and out when you are watching the recorded video. This is a new feature that is included in iPhone 6S as well as iPhone 6S Plus.


The battery backup of iPhone 6S Plus is exactly same as iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6S is same as iPhone 6. That means, they have lithium –ion battery that is capable of providing 24 hours of backup on 6S Plus and 14 hours of backup on 6S. The standby time of iPhone 6S is 10 days, when 6S Plus is capable of 16 days. There is a little difference in internet use and HD video playback as well.

iPhone 6S

What do you say?

Apart from these aforementioned features, there is no other difference (Except price) between iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Therefore, this is really awkward to spend more than $200 only for bigger screen and optical image stabilization.

What do you want to say?

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1 comment

  1. salma says:

    Thank you for that , however even though I always go for a plus I like the I phone 6s because its cheaper. On Apple’s official site the I phone 6s plus is 544.99 and the I phone 6s is 449pounds and I find 449 pounds a really good price and it helped me a lot because first I wanted to get the I PHONE 8 OR I PHONE 8 PLUS BUT……. they were really bad because one of my friends has I PHONE 8 ands told me that its really bad because it always freezes for her and if you dropped you, you would have to get a new one obviously , because the BACK IS GLSS…….. SO NOW IVE DECIDED TO GET THE I PHONE 6S. I HOPE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE wondering ON WHAT PHONE TO BUYYY……. NOW KNOWWW. BYEEEEE

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