Tech reviewer PhoneBuff has released an interesting speed test comparing Apple’s newest iPhone 11 Pro versus the five-year old iPhone 6s Plus. While it’s clear this is not a fair fight, it illustrates just how far the iPhone has come in five years.
The iPhone 11 Pro has Apple’s A13 Bionic chip versus the A9 in the iPhone 6s Plus. The 2019 iPhone has 4GB of RAM versus 2GB in the 2015 iPhone, while the iPhone 11 Pro is running a resolution of 2688×1242 versus 1920×1080 in the iPhone 6s Plus. Both phones are running iOS 13.3.1.
PhoneBuff told iPhone in Canada in an email, “the iPhone 6S Plus tested was brand new with 100% battery health.”
For those who haven’t seen PhoneBuff’s speed tests, they aren’t exactly real-life test scenarios, but rather opening a sequence of apps over two rounds, to see how the devices handle multitasking and launch speeds.
Here are the results for the first round:
- iPhone 11 Pro: 1m 45s
- iPhone 6s Plus: 2m 46s
…and the second round:
- iPhone 11 Pro: 56s
- iPhone 6s Plus: 1m 56s
The iPhone 11 Pro was able to complete the entire two rounds in two minutes and 41 seconds, before the iPhone 6s Plus could even finish the first round.
Again, if you don’t care about having the newest phone from Apple, the iPhone 6s Plus still appears to be a usable phone, despite being five years old and still supported by the latest version of iOS.