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Update Published September 21, 2021

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What are all the differences between the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7? Which is best?

Please note that Apple has discontinued the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, & iPhone 7. This Q&A has been updated with the lakiểm tra configurations, iOS compatibility details, và more. It can be quite useful for anyone buying or selling any of these models on the used market.

There are a whopping twenty four different iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus, và iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models. As always, EveryiPhone.com has documented all of them in detail. However, this Q&A primarily addresses collective sầu differences for the sake of simplicity.

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Phokhổng lồ Credit: Apple, Inc. (iPhone 6)

As these three lines nội dung the same general shape & kích thước, it would be easy to lớn mistake any of them for one another even with a fairly detailed inspection.

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Pholớn Credit: Apple, Inc. (iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus - Back)

However, there are many important differences between the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, và iPhone 7 that are not obvious & that are well worth nhận xét as a result.

External Design & Functionality Differences

Although there are tiny differences in weight, the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus, và iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus all chia sẻ thin all aluminum designs with softly rounded sides.

The iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus và iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models use aerospace-grade 7000 series aluminum, which is more durable and less bendable than the aluminum used in the earlier iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, though. The iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus adds ion-strenghtened glass and an unadvertised rubber gasket for improved water resistance and the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, & dust-resistant lớn the IP67 standard (as well as pack ion-strengthened glass), but still are not waterproof.

All have a Lightning connector, but the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models have dual (stereo) speakers instead of one but lachồng the traditional bottom-mounted tai nghe jack that the other models have. They have sầu much more subtle rear antenna lines, too. All three lines have sầu a "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor, but the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus is faster than its predecessor & the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus has a taptic-engine powered solid state "clickless" Home button rather than a physical Home button lượt thích the others.

Display Differences

All three lines have sầu a multitouch "Retina HD" display và the same dimensions, resolutions, px density, and contrast ratio as well as dual domain name pixels, but each line is better unique và more capable than its predecessor.

The display chất lượng & functionality is different between models accordingly:

iPhone 6/6+iPhone 6s/6s+iPhone 7/7+
Dimensions:4.7/5.4"4.7/5.4"4.7/5.4"
Resolution:1334x7501920x1080 1334x7501920x1080 1334x7501920x1080
Pixel Density:326 ppi401 ppi 326 ppi401 ppi 326 ppi401 ppi
Contrast Ratio:1400:11300:1 1400:11300:1 1400:11300:1
Wide Color:NoNoDCI-P3
3D Touch:NoYesYes
Tapic Sensor:NoYesYes
Touch ID:1st Gen2nd GenSolid State
Ion-X Glass:NoYesYes

Perhaps most notably, the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus provides a "wide color" gamut (DCI-P3) & enhanced brightness that in detailed testing, the respected DisplayMate found to lớn be "visually indistinguishable from perfect."

Housing Color Differences

For the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus và iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus lines, Apple added new color options to stoke demand.

Specifically, the color options for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, & iPhone 7 include:

iPhone 6/6+iPhone 6s/6s+iPhone 7/7+
White Front/Silver BackWhite Front/Silver BackWhite Front/Silver Back
White Front/Gold BackWhite Front/Gold BackWhite Front/Gold Back
Blaông chồng Front/Space Gray BackWhite Front/Rose Gold BackWhite Front/Rose Gold Back
Black Front/Space Gray BackBlack Front/Matte Blachồng Back
Blaông xã Front/Glossy Blachồng Back
White Front/Matte Red Back*

cảnh báo that Apple warns the glossy "Jet Black" color option for the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus is particularly vulnerable to "micro-abrasions" và is not a good choice for those who are picky about damaging the finish.

*From March 21, 2017 until September 12, 2017, Apple sold a (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. It has a trắng front and a matte red baông xã.

Camera Differences

The iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus, & iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus all have dual cameras, but there are notable chất lượng differences between them.

FaceTime Cameras

Each front-facing "FaceTime" camera is better than its predecessor:

iPhone 6/6+iPhone 6s/6s+iPhone 7/7+
Megapixels:1.2 MP5 MP7 MP
Aperture:f/2.4f/2.2f/2.2
Video:720p720p1080p

Most notably, the front-facing camera in the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus & iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models have larger sensors và wider aperture values (smaller f stop), which allows for more light. The iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus shoots 1080p Clip, also.

iSight Cameras

The rear-mounted cameras, which Apple formerly called "iSight" but dropped this branding with the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, have even less in common:

iPhone 6/6+iPhone 6s/6s+iPhone 7/7+
Megapixels:8 MP12 MP12 MP.. x2*
Aperture:f/2.2f/2.2f/1.8/f/2.8*
Pixel Size:1.5µm 1.22µm 1.22µm
LED Flash:Dual True Tone Quad True Tone
Lens:Yes Five-Element Six-Element
Zoom:3x5x5x & 2x/10x*
Video:1080p4K4K
Slo-Mo:NoYesYes
Focus Pixels:NoYesYes
AIS:YesYesYes
OIS (Photos):NoNo/YesYes
OIS (Videos):NoNo/YesYes

* The iPhone 7 Plus models, and only the iPhone 7 Plus models, have dual rear cameras. There are two rear 12 megapx cameras, one wide-angle with a f/1.8 aperture và another telephoto lớn with a f/2.8 aperture. By combining an image from both cameras, it emulates a 2x optical zoom as well as a 10x digital zoom.

In a detailed review, DxOMark found significant improvements in the iPhone 7 camera compared lớn its predecessors.

Identification Differences

It is easy to mistake any of the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models for one another when they are not side-by-side.

Many of the devices can be identified by Model Number, which is listed on the baông chồng of each phone in tiny type, but not all of the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus models can be individually identified in this way.

Nevertheless, for the purpose of this Q&A, it is sufficient khổng lồ note that the following Model numbers refer khổng lồ these devices:

iPhone ModelModel Numbers
iPhone 6A1549, A1586, A1589
iPhone 6 PlusA1522, A1524, A1593
iPhone 6sA1633, A1688, A1700, A1691
iPhone 6s PlusA1634, A1687, A1699, A1690
iPhone 7A1660, A1778, A1779, A1780
iPhone 7 PlusA1661, A1784, A1785, A1786

These devices also can be spotted uniquely by other identifiers.

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Specifically, EveryiPhone.com"s Ultimate iLookup feature -- as well as the nghienanchoi.com phầm mềm for iOS 5 or later -- can precisely identify these iPhone models by Order Number (referred to as "Model" within the iOS "Settings" app under General > About), and their Serial Numbers, as well.

Battery Life Differences

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s models have sầu the same battery life as vì chưng the larger iPhone 6 Plus & iPhone 6s Plus models, but the battery life is a bit different for the subsequent iPhone 7 và iPhone 7 Plus models:

iPhone 6/6+iPhone 6s/6s+iPhone 7/7+
Talk Time (3G):14/24 Hours14/24 Hours14/21 Hours
Internet (3G):10/12 Hours10/12 Hours12/13 Hours
Internet (4G/LTE):10/12 Hours10/12 Hours12/13 Hours
Internet (Wi-Fi):11/12 Hours11/12 Hours14/15 Hours
Video Playback:11/14 Hours11/14 Hours13/14 Hours
Audio Playback:50/80 Hours50/80 Hours40/60 Hours

As you can see, battery life is better for the larger "Plus" models, as they have sầu physically larger batteries, but it also is worth noting that the newer iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models have better battery life in some tasks, but inferior battery life in others.

Wireless Connectivity và Data Differences

In basic terms, each line of iPhone models tư vấn more advanced wireless connectivity than their predecessors. All of these devices support 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), and UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), as well as LTE/4G connectivity but tư vấn for specific bands varies. The iPhone 7 và iPhone 7 Plus models supports the faschạy thử version of LTE Advanced which is as fast as 450 Mbps.

For details, if desired, refer to lớn these separate Q&As:

When they were first shipped, the iPhone 6 và iPhone 6 Plus models supported công nghệ Bluetooth không dây 4.0, but with iOS 9 installed, Apple upgraded the Công nghệ Bluetooth capability in these models lớn Bluetooth không dây 4.2. However, on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Công nghệ Bluetooth 4.2 only supports improved privacy rather than increased speed. The newer iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models fully support Bluetooth 4.2.

Internal Differences

The iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus, & iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models have much different architectures:

* The iPhone 7 Plus models have 3 GB of RAM whereas the smaller iPhone 7 models only have sầu 2 GB of RAM.

† Apple re-introduced 32 GB variants of the iPhone 6, but not the iPhone 6 Plus, in February and March 2017 in the US (on AT&T GoPhone & Boost Mobile), in India, Europe, & other international markets in Space Gray. The company also introduced a 32 GB variant of the iPhone 6 in Gold in Trung Quốc and Taiwan. The iPhone 6 was discontinued again on September 12, 2018.

The Japan-specific iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models -- the iPhone 7 (Japan) A1779 & iPhone 7 Plus (Japan) A1785 -- additionally are advertised khổng lồ tư vấn Sony"s FeliCa for contactless payments on iD and QuicPay as well as Suica tư vấn on JR East.

iOS Support Differences

The iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus originally shipped with iOS 8 and subsequently shipped with iOS 9. The iPhone 6/iPhone 6s Plus originally shipped with iOS 9 and later shipped with iOS 10. The iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus originally shipped with iOS 10.

Regardless of the version of the operating system installed when the device first shipped, all three lines support iOS 11 as well as iOS 12, although the iPhone 6 does not tư vấn some minor features.

The iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus models do not support iOS 13 or later versions of the iOS at all.

The iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus và iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus are compatible with iOS 13, but bởi not support the Adjust Portrait Lighting and High-Key Mono photgraphy features, Dolby Atmos playbaông xã, và modest AR features (Motion Capture và People Occlusion).

The iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus & iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus tư vấn iOS 14, as well. However, none support the minor Car Keys, Spatial Audio, App Clips, Location Anchors, Exposure Compensation, Burst Photos, QuickTake Video, & On-Device Dictation features.

Finally, the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus và iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus support the current version of the iOS, iOS 15, but they vì not tư vấn a large number of advanced features including Spatial Audio, Portrait Mode, Immersive Walking Instructions, Live Text in Photos, Live Text Translation, Visual Look Up, 3 chiều Landmarks, trang chủ Keys, and more.

It is not possible to lớn install a version of the iOS earlier than the one that was pre-installed, and it is difficult even khổng lồ "downgrade" khổng lồ an earlier version after upgrading a compatible iPhone to a later version of the iOS.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, & iPhone 7 Comparison Chart

These differences as well as other details and US pricing information is summarized below:

* lưu ý that these prices are for devices unlocked và paid in full upfront. Carrier subsidized options also were available.

For pricing in dozens of countries, see the "Global Prices" on the specs page for each iPhone as well as the "By Global Original Prices" section of EveryiPhone.com.

So, which is best? Should I buy an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 7?

Just compared lớn each other (& not subsequent models) for most users, the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus models are the best by far. They"re (1) faster, (2) have sầu a higher chất lượng display, (3) have sầu better cameras, (4) have sầu better battery life for Internet use, (5) have sầu the option of additional storage, (6) tư vấn faster LTE-A, & (7) are much more water resistant.

However, for those on an even tighter budget -- or those who have older, but expensive headphones that use a traditional tai nghe jachồng -- the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus remain worth consideration.

Previously, EveryiPhone.com suggested buying a used iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus over the earlier iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus because the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus models have sầu twice as much RAM và a faster architecture & accordingly likely would tư vấn the current iOS longer. This speculation was correct and the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus models no longer tư vấn the current version of the iOS.

At this point, the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus models likely are reaching the kết thúc of the road for iOS tư vấn, as well, but they vị still support the current version of the operating system.

The older iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus are particularly inexpensive sầu on the used market, và still are worth evaluating for that reason alone, but because they no longer support the current version of the iOS, tiện ích support will start to wane going forward.

iPhone Purchase và Sale Options

There are no shortage of places to lớn buy an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 7. However, buying your iPhone from a chất lượng company with an excellent traông chồng record will provide an ideal experience and save you money and time, also.

In the US, site sponsors Other World Computing & JemJem sell used and refurbished iPhone models with free shipping. On the other h&, if you need to lớn sell an iPhone, A+ BBB-rated Cash for Your Mac and GoRoostr will buy your older iPhone with an instant quote and prompt payment.

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In nước Australia, site sponsor Mac City likewise has a variety of used iPhone models sold at low prices and available with a không tính tiền warranty và fast shipping across nước Australia.

Please also see EveryiPhone.com"s Ultimate iComparison feature lớn dynamically compare any iPhone model to lớn any other iPod, iPhone, or iPad tablet.