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The iPhone 6s Plus vs. the competition: Big is beautiful

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Apple may have finally embraced larger phones last year, but this year's announcement of the 6s Plus doesn't mean we're going to see a 6-inch iPhone any time soon. We're still looking at the same 5.5-inch screen size, though with faster internals and some snazzy new features like 3D Touch. But, with larger displays becoming the norm, users now have to think about more than just the screen size. We've matched up the iPhone 6s Plus against some leading handsets to make it easier to decide which big-screen phone has what it takes to be your next device.

iPhone 6s Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Moto X Pure Edition
Pricing $299, $399, $499 varies by carrier, starts at $249 on AT&T $399, $449, $499
Known Dimensions 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches) 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm (6.03 x 3 x 0.01 inches) 153.9 x 76.2 x 6.1 mm (6.06 x 3 x 0.24 inches)
Weight 192g (6.77 ounces) 171g (6.03 ounces) 179g (6.31 ounces)
Screen size 5.5 inches (139.7mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm)
Screen resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (518 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (520 ppi)
Screen type IPS LCD, Retina HD Super AMOLED Quad HD IPS TFT LCD
Battery NA 3,000mAh 3,000mAh
Internal storage 16 / 64 / 128GB 32 / 64GB 16 / 32/ 64 GB
External storage None None microSD (up to 128GB)
Rear camera 12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size 16MP, f/1.9, LED flash 21MP, f/2.0, phase-detect auto-focus, HDR
Front-facing cam 5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2 5.0MP, f/1.9 5MP, f/2.0, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.2 LE v4.1 LE
SoC Apple A9 Samsung Exynos 7420 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
CPU NA 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz octa-core 1.8GHz hexa-core
GPU NA ARM Mali-T760 MP8 Qualcomm Adreno 418
RAM NA 4GB 3GB
WiFi Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Operating system iOS 9 Android 5.1 Android 5.1
Standout features 3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash S-Pen, fast wireless charging, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor Water-repellent nano-coating, TurboPower charging

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