Detailed comparison of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. Rating of the difference in specs, performance and ease of use

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:06:55, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 12:09:56

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A comparative review of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. We thoroughly compared their displays, designs, functions, and performances. We explain how to choose a smartphone in a way that is easy for even beginners to understand.

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General rating:

71.2/100

(The 271th of all smartphones)

62.2/100

(The - of all smartphones)

Grip
69/100
57/100
Screen quality
- /100
- /100
Performance
- /100
- /100
Storage size
- /100
- /100
Battery
- /100
- /100
Rear-camera resolution
- /100
- /100
Front-camera resolution
- /100
- /100

What is the difference between the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB? See a detailed comparison of ease of use and performance

Comparison of weight and size of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The design of iPhone X

The iPhone X is 5.7 inches (143.6 mm) long, 2.8 inches (70.9 mm) wide, and 0.3 inches (7.7 mm) thick. It weighs 174 oz (174 g).

The design of iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB is 6.2 inches (158.2 mm) long, 3.1 inches (77.9 mm) wide, and 0.3 inches (7.3 mm) thick. It weighs 192 oz (192 g).

Which is the better design to use?

Those who are looking for a phone they can use one-handedly will find the iPhone X easier to use and carry around. Flick typing is easier on the iPhone X, making it relatively more user-friendly. Also, iPhone X is more compact than iPhone 6s Plus 16GB and less bulky for the user to carry around.

The difference in weight is 174 oz (18 g). The iPhone X is much lighter, putting less burden on the hand.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Ease of holding it in one hand71/10060/100
How much it does not feel heavy to hold in one hand36/10024/100
Ease of carrying around64/10057/100

Compare the display of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Display of the iPhone X

The iPhone X uses a Super Retina OLED liquid crystal. The resolution is 1125 x 2436, and the pixel density is 462 ppi. The iPhone X has a 5.8 inch screen size.

Display of the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB uses a 3D Touch Retina HD liquid crystal. The resolution is 1080 x 1920, and the pixel density is 400 ppi. The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB has a 5.5 inch screen size.

Which has a better screen?

This makes a 0.2 inch difference in the display sizes. When actually viewing the two phones' onscreen displays, it is obvious that they are roughly the same size. For doing internet research using systems such as SNS, there is not much difference between the two phones. Both the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB can be easily used for this kind of purpose. The gaming screens of these two phones are roughly the same size. Both the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

The display of iPhone X looks sleeker than that of iPhone 6s Plus 16GB, and is more suited for everyday use such looking things up on the Internet and playing mobile games. When using the smartphone as a VR, the screen is generally held much closer to the face than when using the smartphone for other purposes, and so the clarity of the screen becomes a rather important factor. The iPhone X also offers a crisp, cleaner display when using a VR headset than the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. The iPhone X has the necessary specs for this kind of purpose.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

How suited is the screen for usual usage?74/10072/100
How suited is the screen to play games on?76/10073/100

Compare the camera performances of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Camera performance of iPhone X

The main camera of the iPhone X has 12 MP. The front camera has 7 MP.

Camera performance of iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The main camera of the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB has 12 MP. The front camera has 5 MP.

Which camera performance is better?

There is very little difference in the performance (or pixel count) of iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB when shooting distant objects or Instagrammable landscapes. Also, when using the rear camera to snap close shots of photogenic sweets or meals, there is very little difference between the pixel counts of the two phones. Both the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

There is a 2 MP difference in front camera pixel number. When taking photos of distant objects, including photos taken using a selfie stick or photos that require clear backgrounds, the camera of iPhone X has better performance. The iPhone X's front camera has a more suitable megapixel count for shooting objects up close for selfies and such.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Is is suited to taking far away objects with the rear camera?70/10070/100
Is it suited for taking close objects with the built-in camera?75/10065/100

Comparison of the processing capabilities of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The processing capability of the iPhone X

Performance is defined by the chipset, and the iPhone X uses the Apple A11 Bionic SoC. The CPU performance is 2.39GHz×6(Hexacore). The memory capacity is 3GB.

The processing capability of the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Performance is defined by the chipset, and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB uses the Apple A9 SoC. The CPU performance is 1.85GHz×2(Dual core). The memory capacity is 2GB.

Which has the better processing capability?

As compared to the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB, the iPhone X boasts boasts a better CPU and specs. This is a 1GB difference in memory capacity. The iPhone X has more memory storage, making the iPhone X work better for multitasking or running 3D games.

For those who only use their phone's basic features like emailing, instant messaging, or social media, the iPhone X is the better choice to buy over the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. Users looking for a phone to meet their web browsing and video playing needs, with the occasional game every now and then, should definitely go for the iPhone X. The iPhone X has the necessary specs for this kind of purpose.

The iPhone X runs 2D games and simple 3D games much more smoothly, making it the better choice in this area. Complex, full-fledged 3D games definitely run better on the iPhone X than the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB has the performance needed for this kind of purpose.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Review on the CPU capbility and memory capacity when using Social Networks or the Internet84/10063/100
Review on the CPU speed and the memory capacity while playing 3D games67/10029/100

Comparison of the battery life of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Battery performance of iPhone X

The iPhone X has a battery capacity of 2716 mAh.

Battery performance of iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB has a battery capacity of 2750 mAh.

Which battery perfomances is better?

This makes a difference in battery capacity of 34 mAh, but it is not enough to only compare the capacity. With a high-performance CPU, the battery drains faster, and a larger screen also uses more battery.

If you only use it to make phone calls or checking the time there is no large difference between them. For looking things up online, checking SNS, playing games occasionally or for most frequent use, it doesn't feel like there is much difference between the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. Both the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

If you're using it frequently, for example playing games for a long time or using it to watch movies, you may feel no difference between the two devices.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Review on the battery life of a phone mainly using Social Networks and the Internet82/10079/100
Review on the battery life of a phone mainly using mainly games and videos65/10060/100

Compare the storage capacity of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The storage capacity of the iPhone X

The iPhone X has 256GB of internal memory.

The storage capacity of the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB has 16GB of internal memory.

Which has the easier storage to use?

The difference in internal memory is about 240GB. The iPhone X offers plenty of storage for those looking to use a few social media apps and games. Avid gamers should look to the iPhone X for fulfilling their storage needs, as the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB unfortunately falls behind here. The iPhone X has the necessary specs for this kind of purpose.

Because the speed of loading from or saving to the SD card is slow, it is suited for saving pictures or videos.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Review on the storage capacity when playing many games90/10070/100
Review on when you store many pictures and videos - -

Which to buy, the iPhone X or iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

At the end of the day which is better, the iPhone X or iPhone 6s Plus 16GB?

If you're looking for something that's easy to hold, the compact iPhone X is a great choice. If you want a larger screen, iPhone X is recommended as it has a 5.8 inch screen. The iPhone X also hands down has the superior specs. Between the iPhone X and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB, the iPhone X is overall the clear winner.

iPhone X

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

Handling60/10050/100
Display81/10074/100
CPU specs76/10043/100
General rating72/10060/100

Is it recommended to buy the iPhone X, compared with other smartphones?

Compared to other smart phones, the iPhone X has a size that is easy to hold, and looks compact. It can be easily operated with one hand. The screen size is larger than that of standard smartphones. It is suited for typing long texts and so can be used to read or edit office texts. In addition, its processing capabilities are of a slightly higher specification compared to the average smart phone, and can be said to be more than adequate for normal use. However, its performance may feel slightly inadequate when playing 3D games and such. Looking at the overall specifications, the iPhone X is a middle-range to high-end smart phone.

Is it recommended to buy the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB, compared with other smartphones?

Compared to other smartphones, the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB is averagely easy to hold. Although it can be a little difficult, it is the right size to be able to operate with one hand. The screen size is larger than that of standard smartphones. It is suited for typing long texts and so can be used to read or edit office texts. Its processing performance is roughly the same as an average smartphone. It is a well balanced model, but its performance does feel slightly lacking. Buying a higher performance smartphone would make using apps easier. Looking at the overall specifications, the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB is a middle-range to high-end smart phone.

What are the spec differences between the iPhone X andiPhone 6s Plus 16GB?

A summary of the technical specifications of the iPhone X and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. Functions and performance variations on the same model will be highlighted in red.

iPhone XiPhone 6s Plus 16GB
iPhone XiPhone 6s Plus 16GB
ColorSpace Gray/Silverー / ー/ ー / ー ー
OSiOSiOS
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.7 inches (143.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)3.1 inches (77.9 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm)
Weight174 oz (174 g)192 oz (192 g)
Display size5.8 inch5.5 inch
Display typeSuper Retina OLED3D Touch Retina HD
Screen resolution (width x height)1125 x 24361080 x 1920
Pixel density462 ppi400 ppi
Battery capacity2716 mAh2750 mAh
ChipsetApple A11 BionicApple A9
CPU specs2.39GHz×6(Hexacore)1.85GHz×2(Dual core)
RAM size3GB2GB
Storage size256GB16GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution7 MP5 MP

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