Main Differences Between iPhone 5 & iPhone 6

If you own an iPhone 5, you might be wondering if the iPhone 6 is different enough to justify its purchase. If you are in this situation, keep reading to discover the differences between the devices so you can use this information to decide if you wish to add yet another iPhone to your collection.

Screen Size

The iPhone 5 has a 4 inch display which is actually pretty small for a Smartphone in the modern age. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display which is significantly bigger while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch screen. If you feel your iPhone 5 screen is too small, perhaps an upgrade is in order?


The design of the iPhone 6 matches up to the most recent iPads and is 0.7mm thinner than its predecessor at 6.9mm. The increased screen size means the new iPhone is 17 grams heavier than the old one. Now that the screen is larger, the power button is located on the side of the phone instead of on the top as is the case in the iPhone 5.

Specs & Features

While the iPhone 5 used an A7 processor, the iPhone 6 has been upgraded to an even more powerful A8 processor and its 20nm process allows it to deliver 50% more efficiency and 25% more power. While it is still 64-bit it does add 50% to the CPU as well.

The A8 has an M8 processor with a barometer; this helps you identify the kind of activity you are doing, estimate distance and keep track of changes to your elevation. While the iPhone 5 offered 10 hours of video playback and 10 hours of talktime per battery charge, the iPhone 6 gives you 14 hours of talktime and 11 hours of video playback.

Just Scratching the Surface

The above just scratches the surfaces of the differences between the two devices which also include an improved camera for better video recording in the iPhone 6 and a higher screen resolution. Overall, iPhone aficionados will be pleased enough with the changes to purchase the new iPhone 6 and get rid of their iPhone 5. Talk to a reputable Apple products specialist to learn more.