Apple iPhone 6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: the weigh-in

Performance: ditto

Apple's A8 processor offers 50x the power of the original iPhone's

Again, both smartphones feature the same vital innards: Apple’s new A8 processor (which the company says is 50 percent more efficient than the iPhone 5s’ A7 processor), as well as an improved M8 motion coprocessor. Both models come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Performance should be exactly the same, to all intents and purposes – although we realise that the iPhone 6 Plus has more pixels and thus might require a little more power to push them.

Battery life, however, isn’t the same. The iPhone 6 Plus has a larger battery (because it has more room for one) and thus should go on for longer than its little brother: Apple claims the iPhone 6 offers 14 hours of 3G talk time, 10 days of standby time and 10 hours of 3G web browsing, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers 24 hours, 16 days and 12 hours. That’s enough to nudge it ahead in our opinion.

Winner: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Verdict: Shock! The iPhone wins!

If you go through and tally up each section, the iPhone 6 Plus is the “better” of the two iPhones – at least on paper. However, we suspect that the 6 Plus’ large size and pricing (almost S$1500 or around more than RM3000 for the 128GB model!) will ensure that the “normal” iPhone 6 proves itself a more popular choice – and for most of us, it’s probably the more suitable of the two.

READ MORE: Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in

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