iPhone vs. iPod Touch Reviews

iPhone vs iPod touch
iPhone, iPod touch images copyright Apple Inc.

When you're considering buying a touchscreen-based multimedia and web device from Apple, choosing the iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 6 vs the new 6th generation iPod touch can be tricky.

After all, the touch is slimmer and lighter, but the iPhone has a phone and Internet access virtually anywhere, to say nothing of the 6 series' Touch ID fingerprint scanner, huge screens, improved cameras, and Apple Pay support.

On the other hand, getting those features adds $50-$120 (or more) each month to the cost of an iPhone (that being the price of a monthly service plan), while the iPod touch works just fine without any monthly fees and delivers full iOS 9 support, full App Store compatibility, a great camera, and a speedy processor.

Given that the devices are so similar, making the choice can be tough. In an effort to help those considering an iPhone vs. iPod touch, the chart below allows you to compare the devices head to head. And the links give more background about them.

Luckily, they're both great, so whichever you choose, you won’t be sorry!

iPhone and iPod touch Reviews

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iPhone vs. iPod touch

6th gen. iPod touch iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6
Capacity 16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Screen size (inches)
/Resolution
4 /
1136 x 640
5.5 /
1920 x 1080
4.7 /
1334x750
Processor Apple A8 Apple A8 Apple A8
Motion Co-Processor Apple M8 Apple M8 Apple M8
Battery Life Video: 10 hours
Audio: 40 hours
Talk/Video: 14 hours
Audio: 80 hours
Talk/Video: 14 hours
Audio: 50 hours
A-GPS No Yes Yes
Cameras 8 megapixel
& 1.2 megapixel
8 megapixel
& 1.2 megapixel
8 megapixel
& 1.2 megapixel
Video Camera 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD
Apple Pay No Yes Yes
Touch ID No Yes Yes
Apple Watch No Yes Yes
Phone No Yes Yes
4G LTE No Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Size (in inches) 4.86 x
2.31 x
0.24
6.22
x 3.06
x 0.28
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.27
Weight (in ounces) 3.10 6.07 4.55
iOS 9 Support? Yes Yes Yes
Monthly Fees No $50 and up $50 and up
Price $199-$399 $299-$499
(w/ 2-year contract)
$199-$399
(w/ 2-year contract)