To the layperson, the iPhone 5s and the new iPhone 6 Plus both have WiFi, but if we were to take a closer look, the iPhone 6 Plus has 802.11ac WiFi, while the iPhone 5s has 802.11n WiFi, with the former allowing WiFi speeds up to three times faster than that of the latter. Well to put it to the test, the folks at iClarified have put together a video to show just how fast the new iPhones’ WiFi is compared to its predecessor.
To make the test fair, both phones have been restored to iOS 8 and are both connected to a 2013 Apple AirPort Extreme, which is Apple’s WiFi base station that currently supports 802.11ac. Now as you can see in the short video clip, it is obvious that the iPhone 6 Plus is noticeably faster in its connection compared to its predecessor.
However we should point out that while having the ability to connect to faster WiFi is important, it also depends on your internet service provider. If you have a bad ISP that is slow or is unable to provide you with a steady connection, then the extra boost in speed really won’t matter, but if you’d like the option of being able to connect to faster WiFi, then perhaps you could consider making the upgrade.
|Product Name||iPhone 5s||iPhone 6|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1560 mAh||1810 mAh|
|Street Price||$155 iPhone 5s on Amazon||$265 iPhone 6 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone 5s Full specs and details||iPhone 6 Full specs and details|