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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5S

Are the New iPhones Worth the Upgrade?

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus craze has officially begun with Apple's announcement out of Cupertino, CA, today. But before you plan to wait in line or get online for preorders, one question needs to be answered: is it that much better than the iPhone 5S?

The main difference is the size, of course, with the two new iPhones coming in bigger but thinner. The processor has also improved, and you can count bigger memory, a higher-quality display, and longer battery life as new bonuses. As for the camera, most specs stayed the same, although you can record more frames per second. We'll let the numbers speak for themselves with a spec comparison between the iPhone 5S and the new 6 and 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 5S
Size 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches 6.22 x 3.06 x .28 inches 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches
Processor 64-bit A8 chip, M8 motion processor 64-bit A8 chip, M8 motion processor 64-bit A7 chip, M7 motion processor
Memory 16, 64, 128GB 16, 64, 128GB 16, 32, 64GB
Display 4.7-inch Retina HD, 1334 x 750 pixels, 326 ppi 5.5 Retina HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 ppi 4-inch Retina, 1136 x 640 pixels, 326 ppi
Camera 8MP with focus pixels, 1080p HD (30 fps or 60 fps) 8MP with focus pixels, 1080p HD (30 fps or 60 fps) 8MP, 1080p HD video (30 fps)
FaceTime Camera 1.2MP; 720p HD 1.2MP; 720p HD 1.2MP; 720p HD
Battery 14-hour talk time on 3G; up to 250 standby hours; up to 10 hours 3G Internet 24-hour talk time on 3G; up to 384 standby hours; up to 12 hours 3G Internet 10-hour talk time on 3G; up to 250 standby hours; up to 8 hours 3G Internet
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