iPhone 5 vs iPhone 6


Those upgrading from the iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6 will be getting a solid year-over-year upgrade in terms of performance. You will also be getting a phone with a totally new exterior look and feel. The iPhone 5 was the smaller form factor featuring a glass-back design, whereas, the iPhone 6 shifted to a larger size and metal casing. As part of this transition, the display size went from 4-inches to 4.7-inches. Other highlights of the iPhone 6 include Touch ID, NFC for Apple Pay, the newer Apple A8 chip, up to 128GB of storage space, and a 12MP rear-facing camera.

Storage Options

iPhone 5 Storage

The Apple iPhone 5 has 3 storage options:

  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Which iPhone 5 storage should I buy?

iPhone 6 Storage

The iPhone 6 has 4 storage options:

  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Which storage iPhone 6 is the most popular?

The iPhone 6 sports one storage size not available for the iPhone 5: 128 GB. Both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 share three storage options: 32 GB, 64 GB and 16 GB.

Color Choices

iPhone 5 Colors

The iPhone 5 is available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • White

Which iPhone 5 color should you buy?

iPhone 6 Colors

The iPhone 6 is available in 5 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 6 is the most popular?

The iPhone 5 boasts two colors not found in the iPhone 6 color palette: Black and White. The iPhone 6 sports four colors not available for the iPhone 5: Gold, Gray, Gray and Silver. Both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 share one color: Gold.

More Specs

Apple iPhone 5 Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.31in x 4.87in x 0.3in
Weight 112 grams
Display / Screen
Description 1.2GHz Apple-designed ARMv7 Apple A6
Description 1 Gb
Description 1440 mAh

Apple iPhone 6 Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.64in x 5.44in x 0.27in
Weight 129 grams
Display / Screen
Description LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Description Apple A8
Description 1 Gb
Main Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Selfie Camera 1.2 MP, 720p, burst, HDR

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