iphone 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Verdict: Phablet Offers More Bang For Buck [VIDEO]

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New iPhone 6 in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch spec. Apple

The highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus arrives Sept. 19. Most Apple fans have already decided that they will order a new iPhone when it launches, but which one? Ugh, worst first world problem evar. We take a look at the top-of-the-line 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and the standard 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to help you decide.

The most obvious distinction between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is the size. The 4.7-inch display delivers a 1334x750 resolution screen while the 5.5-inch display boasts a 1920x1080 resolution. According to Tech Times, the vibrant HD 5.5-inch display features a pixel density of 401-ppi and is one of the best on the market. However, Tech Times remarked that the 4.7-inch display's pixel density of just 326-ppi was "rather disappointing." 

Tech enthusiasts that watched the Apple event may remember that the Cupertino company claimed that the A8 chipset in the iPhone 6 will produce quality graphics on par with game consoles. If gaming or playing videos is important to some iPhone users, there is no doubt that the iPhone 6 Plus and it's massive 5.5-inch 1080 HD screen has the clear advantage. 

The massive display in the iPhone 6 Plus comes at a price. The gracefully packaged standard iPhone 6 measures 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches and weighs just 4.55 ounces. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus is 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches and 6.07 ounces. Not only is its dimensions more cumbersome, the iPhone 6 Plus is approximately 33 percent heavier than the iPhone 6.

Next, smartphone users now spend a lot of time using their cameras. Both the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a new 8-megapixel camera with iSight sensors. What's more, "Focus Pixels" technology allows the camera to focus onto objects much quicker than before. However, the iPhone 6 Plus has additional features up its digital sleeve. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts more advanced optical image stabilization, which virtually eliminiates shaky photos.

As you may have guessed the massive difference in heft has a lot to do with the extra features and bigger battery in the iPhone 6 Plus. Given that the iPhone 6 Plus features a bigger screen and a higher resolution, it is natural for it to consumer more battery power as well. Since Apple did not want its flagship 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to deliver a shorter battery life than its smaller variant, Apple made sure to slap on a battery that allows the iPhone 6 Plus a total standby time of 16 days, 12 hours of 3G/4G/WiFi browsing, 14 hours of video playback, and up to 80 hours of audio. Alternatively, the smaller iPhone 6 offers 10 days of standby, 10 hours of web browsing, 11 hours of video playback, and 50 hours of audio. Regardless, both iPhone 6 models offer a more dramatic improvement over the outgoing iPhone 5S. 

As you might have guessed, the extra goodies in the iPhone 6 Plus come at a premium. The iPhone 6 Plus price will start at $299 with a 2-year contract for the 16GB. The standard iPhone 6 16GB will start at $199 with a 2-year contract. More accurately, a no-contract iPhone 6 Plus starts at a staggering $749 while the iPhone 6 will cost $649.

Both phones have its merits as the different factors including compact dimensions, vibrant display, battery use, camera photo quality, and pricing influence your final decision. In our opinion, the iPhone 6 Plus is a lot more phone at a starting price of just $100 more. Which phone will you purchase? Let us know in the comment section below:

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