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Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB) vs Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Motorola Moto G8 Play phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G8 Play XApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)18Points
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

2750
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Compare Apple iPhone 6S Plus X
Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

13
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)18 Advantages Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)vsMoto G8 Play (XT2015-2)14 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
+2GB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (114GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (20GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)23%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x1920 pixels89%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1520 pixels
+401 PPI48%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs271 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Sapphire GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.84Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core60%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+184 grams (6.44 ounces)4%
Lighter
5.5"vs+6.2"13%
Larger screen
(back) 12MPvs+(triple camera) 13MP + 8MP + 2MP91%
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2750 mAhvs+4000 mAh45%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

23 Common items in both devices
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
+16 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
ModeliPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Other model namesiPhone 6s Plus A1634, iPhone 6s Plus A1687 CDMA, iPhone 6s+Lenovo Moto G8 Play XT2015
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandAppleMotorola
Release dateSeptember, 2015October, 2019
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)75.4 x 157.6 millimeters (2.97 x 6.2 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Operating systemiOS 9.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 15feature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Chipset64bit - Apple A9 APL089864bit - MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70M (12nm)
CPU processor1.84Ghz Dual-Core TwisterOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GT7600 MP6ARM Mali-G72 MP3 900Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)720x1520 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI271 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6

A1634 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

A1687 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 66)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels(triple camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.214mm1.25µm117º
2MP depthf/2.21.75µm
Main camera resolution4608x2592 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.25µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Touch ID v2
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC Apple Pay only (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black onyx, Magenta red
- Silicone case included
- Max Vision display
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2750 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1440 minutes | 24 hours | 1 dayfeature not registered
Standby23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.12W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.93W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)feature not registered
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