Apple has revealed the new iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 smartphones. So what's new and how does it stack-up compared to the iPhone 5S? We run the numbers for an at-a-glance look at the differences...

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was announced today by Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's biggest-ever launch event. It's the new flagship iPhone and will replace the iPhone 5S on many people's smartphone wishlists this Christmas. So what's new and what's the difference?

Here's a handy comparison of the key iPhone 6 and 6 Plus features and specs and how they stack up against the existing 5S handset...

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Size

The bigger screen iPhones are naturally heavier than the iPhone 5S but the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 are both thinner than the previous generation. 

 

iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions - 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 (HWD, mm)

Weight - 172g

 

iPhone 6

Dimensions - 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 (HWD, mm)

Weight - 129g

 

iPhone 5S

Dimensions - 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 (HWD, mm)

Weight - 112g

 

Screen

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have predictably been given a new and improved display, leaving the 5S trailing in its wake when it comes to screen real estate, resolution and pixels per inch.

iPhone 6 Plus

Screen size - 5.5in

Resolution - 1920 x 1080

PPI - 401

1300:1 contrast ratio

 

iPhone 6 

Screen size - 4.7in

Resolution - 1334 x 750

PPI - 326

1400:1 contrast ratio

 

iPhone 5S

Screen size - 4 inch

Resolution - 1136 x 640

PPI - 326

800:1 contrast ratio

Processor

iPhone 6 Plus

A8 with 64-bit architecture - 25% faster processing, 50% faster graphics

M8 motion coprocessor

 

Phone 6

A8 with 64-bit architecture - 25% faster processing, 50% faster graphics

M8 motion coprocessor

 

iPhone 5S

A7 with 64-bit architecture

M7 motion coprocessor

 

More after the break

Camera

The iPhone camera didn't get a huge upgrade on the face of things. The same 8MP spec is here but the iSight camera itself has been an upgraded and there are new features, such as 'optical image stabilization' on the iPhone 6n Plus. 

 

iPhone 6 Plus

New 8MP, iSight, optical image stablilisation, focus pixels, burst selfie mode, better FaceTime HD camera

 

iPhone 6

New 8MP, iSight, focus pixels, burst selfie mode, better FaceTime HD camera

 

iPhone 5S

8MP, iSight, f/2.2 aperture, True Tone flash, Burst mode

 

 

 

Features

iPhone 6 Plus

Apple Pay, NFC, Barometer, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, FaceTime HD camera, AirPlay mirroring, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor

 

iPhone 6

Apple Pay, NFC, Barometer, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, FaceTime HD camera, AirPlay mirroring, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor

 

iPhone 5S

Touch ID fingerprint sensor, FaceTime HD camera, AirPlay mirroring, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor

 

 

Storage

iPhone 6 Plus

Storage capacity - 16, 64, 128 GB

 

iPhone 6

Storage capacity - 16, 64, 128 GB

 

iPhone 5S

Storage capacity - 16, 32, 64 GB

 

 

Battery life

iPhone 6 Plus

Video 14 hours

Audio 80 hours

 

iPhone 6

Video 11 hours 

Audio 50 hours

 

iPhone 5S 

Video 10 hours

Audio 40 hours

 

Price and release date

iPhone 6 Plus

£619 - 16GB

£699 - 64GB

£789 - 128GB

September 19th, pre-orders from September 12th

 

iPhone 6

£539 - 16GB

£619 - 64GB

£699 - 128GB

September 19th, pre-orders from September 12th

 

 

iPhone 5S

£459 - 16GB

£599 - 32GB

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