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Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Apple iPhone 8

Are you considering buying a new or used iPhone and wondering if you should go for the Apple 6S Plus or purchase the Apple iPhone 8?

In this post, we’ll dive into the major differences between the two phones that you should know to help you make an informed decision.

We will be comparing their features, specs, camera, design, battery life, display, price, storage, performance, size, durability, and more. By the end of this post, you’ll have a better idea of which iPhone is the right choice for you.

Table Comparing the iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 8

SpecificationiPhone 6S PlusiPhone 8Verdict
Release year20152017iPhone 8 is newer
Display5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels4.7 inches, 750 x 1334 pixelsiPhone 6S Plus has a larger display
Rear camera12 MP, f/2.2 aperture12 MP, f/1.8 apertureiPhone 8 has a wider aperture for better low light photos
Front camera5 MP, f/2.2 aperture7 MP, f/2.2 apertureiPhone 8 has a higher resolution front camera
ProcessorA9 chipA11 Bionic chipiPhone 8 has a faster and more efficient processor
Storage32/64/128/256 GB64/256 GBiPhone 8 has a higher starting storage option
Battery capacity2750 mAh1821 mAhiPhone 6S Plus has a larger battery capacity
ChargingLightning port, 5W chargerLightning port, 5W chargerTie
Headphone jackYesNoiPhone 6S Plus has a headphone jack
Water resistanceNoIP67iPhone 8 is water-resistant
Biometric authenticationTouch IDTouch IDTie
Price (USD)$199 (32 GB) / $299 (128 GB) / $399 (256 GB)$449 (64 GB) / $549 (256 GB)iPhone 6S Plus is more affordable

Based on the comparison, the iPhone 8 has some advantages over the iPhone 6S Plus, such as a newer processor, water resistance, and a higher-resolution front camera. However, the iPhone 6S Plus has a larger display, larger battery capacity, and a headphone jack, which may be important factors for some users.

  Apple iPhone 6 Plus Apple iPhone 8
Price $299.00 $699.00
Brand Apple Apple
Category iPhone iPhone


Device Type Smartphone Smartphone
Models A1522, A1524, iPhone7,1 A1863 (with Qualcomm modem (USA, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, China))
A1905 (with Intel modem - EMEA, UAE, LATAM, Canada, USA - AT&T/T-Mobile, Singapore)
A1906 (sold in Japan), iPhone10,1, iPhone10,4
Announced 09 September, 2014 12 September, 2017
Released 19 September, 2014 22 September, 2017
Status Discontinued Available
Predecessor Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPhone 5C Apple iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus
Successor Apple iPhone 6S / Apple iPhone 6S Plus Apple iPhone XR
Slogan "The two and only" A new generation of iPhone
Generation 8th 11th


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar Bar
Lenght 158.1 mm or 6.22 inches 138.4 mm or 5.45 inches
Width 77.8 mm (millimeters)
7.78 cm (centimeters)
0.255 ft (feet)
3.063 in (inches)
67.3 mm (millimeters)
6.73 cm (centimeters)
0.221 ft (feet)
2.65 in (inches)
Height 158.1 mm (millimeters)
15.81 cm (centimeters)
0.519 ft (feet)
6.224 in (inches)
138.4 mm (millimeters)
13.84 cm (centimeters)
0.454 ft (feet)
5.449 in (inches)
Thickness 7.1 mm (millimeters)
0.71 cm (centimeters)
0.023 ft (feet)
0.28 in (inches)
7.3 mm (millimeters)
0.73 cm (centimeters)
0.024 ft (feet)
0.287 in (inches)
Volume 87.33 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
5.3 in³ (cubic inches)
67.99 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
4.13 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 172 g (grams)
0.38 lbs (pounds)
6.07 oz (ounces)
148 g (grams)
0.33 lbs (pounds)
5.22 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass)
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Glass front (Gorilla Glass)
Glass back (Gorilla Glass)
Aluminum frame
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Colors Space Gray
Space Gray


SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1 1
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz (A1522)
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz (A1522)
CDMA 1900 MHz (A1522)
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A (A1522)
1xEV-DO Rev. B (A1522)
1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz (A1524)
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz (A1524)
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (A1524)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (A1524)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (A1524)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (A1524)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 800 MHz SMR (B27)
LTE 700 MHz APT (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) 5.5 in (140 mm) Retina HD: LED-backlit IPS LCD Retina HD display, LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Size 5.5 inch 4.7 inch
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD 24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 ratio 16:9 ratio
Display area (~67.8% screen-to-body ratio) (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 401 pixels per inch (PPI) 326 pixels per inch (PPI)
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display Multi-touch touchscreen display
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Ion-strengthened glass
Oleophobic coating
Ion-strengthened glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Scratch resistant
Retina HD display
1300:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Ion-strengthtened glass
Retina HD display
Force Touch
1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wide Color display (P3)


Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Apple Lossless
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, .awb)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
FM Radio No No
Alert Types Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm Audio jack 3.5mm jack, 16-bit/44.1kHz audio No
Audio Features Loudspeaker
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
Stereo speakers
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Comaptibility

Rear/Main Camera

Number of cameras 1 1
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination) CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras Sony ISX014 Exmor RS
8 MP
Sony Exmor RS
12 MP
Wide (main) lens 12 MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 28 mm
Pixel size: 1.22 micron
Sensor: 1/3 inches Apple iSight Camera (BSI CMOS)
Phase autofocus
Optical stabilization
Sensor format 1/3"
Sensor size 4.8 x 3.6 mm (millimeters)
0.24 in (inches)
Pixel size 1.471 µm (micrometers)
0.001471 mm (millimeters)
1.22 µm (micrometers)
0.001220 mm (millimeters)
Crop factor 7.21
ISO 32 - 2000
Aperture f/2.2 f/1.8
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.15 mm (millimeters) 29.89 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame) 3.99 mm (millimeters) 28 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses 5 6
Flash type Dual LED Quad LED
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 60 fps (frames per second) 60 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Touch focus
Face detection
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Largan Precision Optics
IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 240 fps
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Macro mode
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p)
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
8K video recording No
Stabilization Optical

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP
7 MP
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Pixel size 1 µm (micrometers)
0.001000 mm (millimeters)
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Image Resolution 1280 x 960 pixels
1.23 MP (megapixels)
3088 x 2320 pixels
7.16 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second) 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Face unlock
Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation
720p @ 240 fps


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 12.5.5 iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 15.5
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI iPhone OS UI


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A8 APL1011, M8 motion coprocessor Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72, Neural Engine, M11 motion coprocessor
SoC Process Technology 20 nm (nanometers) 10 nm (nanometers)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Dual-core 64bit 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) 2.39 GHz Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) 64-bit
CPU bits 64 bit 64 bit
CPU cores 2 6
CPU frequency 1400 MHz (megahertz) 2100 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 64 KB + 64 KB (kilobytes)
32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 1024 KB (kilobytes)
1 MB (megabytes)
8192 KB (kilobytes)
8 MB (megabytes)
Level 3 cache memory (L3) 4096 KB (kilobytes)
4 MB (megabytes)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics) Apple GPU
GPU cores 4 3
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/64/128 GB 32/128/256 GB NVMe
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Multi-touch touchscreen display
Triple microphone
Apple M8 motion coprocessor
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Touch ID fingerprint reader
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Three-axis gyro
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor


Bluetooth Version 4.0 5.0
Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
USB Lightning, USB 2.0 Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
Cell ID
Cell ID
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No No
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No Yes


GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. (Safari) (Safari)


SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view)
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes Yes
IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes Yes

Battery or Power

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 2915 mAh 3.82 V 11.1 W·h 1821 mAh (6.96 Wh)
Charging Features Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Placement Non-removable Non-removable
Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery. Up to 384 h (3G) Up to 10 days
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 24 h (3G) Up to 14 h (3G)
Music Play Up to 40 hours

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $237 $370
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ ৳ 14,900 ৳64,999
Price in (Canada) US$629.00 CA$599.00
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED 501.63 AED 1,699.00
Price in (India) ₹ ‎₹23,999.00 - ₹39,999.00 ₹ 22,998
Price in (Iraq) ع.د IQD 427,680 IQD 374,220
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ ₦53,800.00 ₦123,000.00
Price in (Tanzania) TSh ‎TZS 500,000.00 TZS 800,000.00
Price in Australia A$1,129.00 $449
Price in France €270.00 ‎€799.00 - €879.00
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