Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched in September 2014. These both are the best selling models of the iPhone. Presently, Apple stopped selling brand new iPhone 6 and 6 plus, but you can buy their refurbished counterpart from third-party vendors.
Some people think that refurbished phones are old and faulty products, this is not true. These are those phones which are returned to the manufacturer due to minor malfunctioning or software failure. Then they are tested by the quality control engineers, and after that, all the technical faults are fixed and repaired. After complete conditioning, these phones were kept in stores for resale. Many third-party dealers also sell refurbished iPhone 6 and 6 plus at very affordable prices. But verify the dealer before cracking the final deal and check the reviews about him on the internet.
The refurbished iPhone 6 and 6 Plus comes with a one year Apple warranty, and they work the same as the new models. Both of them come with excellent battery life, good processing speed, high-quality cameras, and improved Wi-Fi connectivity. They are free from any software or hardware related defects. If you want to save money, it is best to go with these refurbished iPhones.
Now let us discuss the key features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.
Key Features of iPhone 6 and 6 plus:
Both iPhone 6 and 6 plus works on 4G LTE networks and allows you to browse and download the files at an optimum speed. They are available with CDMA as well as GSM support. But once the CDMA iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is unlocked, you cannot use them for CDMA networks. They are available in four models; A1549, A1522, A1586, and A1524.
- Outer Shell
The outer shell of both models of the iPhone 6 comes with rounded edges instead of sharp squared edges. The design of the iPhone 6 is similar to iPad Air. The back cover of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is of aluminum, with two plastic strips for the antennas. These iPhone models are available in pink, silver, gold, and space grey colors. The thickness of the iPhone 6 is 0.27 inches, whereas the iPhone plus is 0.1 inches thicker than it. The outer body of both phones is sturdy enough to resist jerks and shocks.
There is a big difference between the display of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. iPhone 6 features a 4.7″ LCD screen, and its resolution has a “2X” resolution, i.e., 1334X740. On the other hand iPhone 6 plus features a 5.5″ widescreen and has a “3X” resolution, i.e., 1920X1080.
Also, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus do not need additional screen protectors because they both come with iron-strengthened Gorilla glass. This glass provides necessary protection to the screen from scratches and breakage.
If you want to run a widescreen phone, you should buy a refurbished iPhone 6 Plus; otherwise, the refurbished iPhone 6 would be fine.
- Operating System
Talking about iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’s operating systems, both of them support iOS 8 and can be upgraded up to iOS 12.4.6.
iPhone 6 and 6 plus are available in 4 different storage options; 16 GB, 64 GB, 32, and 128 GB, and all these three storage spaces complemented with 1 GB RAM. Choosing between them can be very confusing. The price of the iPhone goes high as the storage space increases. For low budget buyers, it would be better to go with a 16 GB storage option and use iCloud storage services.
The processing speed of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus is around 280 Mbps. They feature the Apple A8 processor, whose operating frequency is 1.4 GHz. It’s a dual-core processor that supports 802.11 ac wireless standards.
Both these iPhone models’ front camera is of 8 megapixels, whereas the selfie camera is of 1.2 megapixels. The aperture size of the rear and back camera is f/2.2 wide. But the image quality of the iPhone 6 plus is better than the iPhone 6 because the iPhone 6 plus model comes with optical image stabilization technology. And it makes the picture more alluring and attractive.
The iPhone 6 Plus battery is much larger than the iPhone 6. These both consist of non-removable batteries. The iPhone 6 comes with Li-Po 1810 mAh battery, and iPhone 6 Plus comes with Li-Po 2915 mAh battery. The iPhone 6 plus battery has a slightly longer life than iPhone 6.
In Final Words
Both iPhone 6 and 6 plus possess almost the same features. The only difference is between their screen size, camera quality, and battery life. The above points can help you to choose between the iPhone 6 and 6 plus.