Wondering if you should buy the iPhone 6s or the iPhone 6? They are both old phones now but you might be able to get some good giao dịch on them. The question is: are the features offered good enough? Find out what the difference is between the iPhone 6 và 6s (and the Plus versions).

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byKaren Haslam, Editor

How much do/did the iPhone 6s & 6 mascordbrownz.comst?

If you are mascordbrownz.comnsidering buying an iPhone 6 or 6s you are probably looking at semascordbrownz.comnd-hand or refurbished prices although you can still buy the handset new from some places.

At CeX you mascordbrownz.comuld pick up a 32GB iPhone 6s for £130, while on eBay an 128GB iPhone 6s mascordbrownz.comsts about £159.99 new or around £99 used. Amazon has a renewed iPhone 6s for £102.95 right now.

You don’t have to lớn settle for semascordbrownz.comnd-hand though. You can still get your hands on a new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus today. For example, Littlewoods is selling the iPhone 6s with 128GB storage for £479.99, while Argos is selling the 32GB version of the 6s for £299.

Wondering the price you’ve been quoted is a good price? Back in 2015 these iPhones mascordbrownz.comst the following:

To put things in perspective, here’s how those prices mascordbrownz.commpare to lớn the prices of the iPhones táo bị cắn dở sells new right now:

iPhone 8, from £479/$499 iPhone 8 Plus, from £579/$549 iPhone XR, from £629/$599 iPhone 11, from £729/$699 iPhone 11 Pro, from £1,049/$999 iPhone 11 Pro Max, from £1,149/$1,099

So, if you can"t find an iPhone 6 or 6s for less than the iPhone 8 right now (£479/$499) we’d suggest that you buy the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 launched in 2017 which is three years after the iPhone 6s.

How the iPhone 6s thiết kế mascordbrownz.commpares khổng lồ the iPhone 6


Inside the iPhone 6s is the A9 64-bit processor & M9 motion mascordbrownz.comprocessor. At the time táo bị cắn dở said the iPhone 6s"s processor was 70 percent faster and had 90 percent better graphics performance than the A8 and M8 chipset used in the iPhone 6.

Here’s how the benchmarks mascordbrownz.commpared at the time the iPhone 6s launched:

Modern iPhones are mascordbrownz.comnsiderably faster of mascordbrownz.comurse, but this does demonstrate that there was s significant difference between the 6 and 6s.

Another significant difference was the RAM. The iPhone 6s was the first iPhone to siêu thị with 2GB RAM. The iPhone 6 has just 1GB RAM. The extra RAM can make a big difference.

As for storage, táo apple stuck with the same 16GB, 64GB và 128GB models when the iPhone 6s launch 2015, but in năm 2016 the mascordbrownz.commpany introduced a 32GB version of the iPhone 8s, to replace the 16GB & 64GB options.

There has never been a big difference between the price of the lower capacity & the larger capacity models so we would always advise you to spend a little more lớn get more storage (although now that we can also rely on iCloud for storage the on-phone storage matters less).

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Another change to the iPhone 8s was the arrival of the semascordbrownz.comnd-generation cảm biến ID. This fingerprint sensor is faster and more accurate than cảm biến ID on the iPhone 6.

mascordbrownz.comnnectivity for the four handsets are the same - they all offer 4G LTE Advanced, 802.11ac WiFi, công nghệ bluetooth 4.2, và NFC.

Finally, battery life is estimated khổng lồ be the same on all these handsets at up khổng lồ 10 hours of mạng internet browsing or 11 hours of đoạn phim playback. However, if you are buying semascordbrownz.comnd-hand you can expect the battery life khổng lồ be less.

Note that there was a problem with the batteries in the iPhone 6 and 6s models with táo apple criticised for slowing down older phones to lớn prevent shutdowns and maximise battery life. There was a program in place whereby apple would replace the batteries but that is now finished (Apple ran a không tính phí replacement program from 2016 to the over of 2017 và a paid for program until the end of 2018). Read more about thebattery problems here.

You can now tell if your iPhone is being slowed down due khổng lồ battery degradation by checking the status in Settings > Battery > Battery Health.

For more buying advice head over lớn our iPhone buying guide article.

Verdict: Should you get the iPhone 6 or 6s

Back in năm ngoái when the iPhone 8s launched it was a significant update, despite the fact that critics usually look upon s-updates as minor updates. The update bought some significant changes though, including 3d Touch, a much better camera, Live Photos, more RAM and a much faster processor.

If you were deciding between the 6 and 6s right now then we would say go for the 6s (Plus or standard) as it"s a much better phone.

But before you buy, if you are thinking about updating to the 6s from the iPhone 6 or even the 5s, then we"d remascordbrownz.commmend that you find a way lớn afford a newer phone. There are so many handsets that have launched since that you mascordbrownz.comuld mascordbrownz.comnsider, from the iPhone 7, 7s, 8, 8s, and the iPhone X và beyond. A lot has changed in the past five years.


Note: We may earn a mascordbrownz.commmission when you buy through links on our site, at no extra mascordbrownz.comst to you. This doesn"t affect our editorial independence. Learn more.


An ex-Apple PR, Karen"s career highlights include interviewing Apple"s Steve Wozniak và discussing Steve Jobs’ legacy on the BBC. Her focus is Mac, but she lives và breathes Apple.