iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – Specifications, Features & Design Analyzed

Ramish Zafar
Posted Sep 7, 2016
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The big day is here folks. Apple has finally launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The devices come with quite a few upgrades. Many of these had been predicted well beforehand by the rumor mill. You’ll get significant performance, graphics and power efficiency upgrades on the devices this year. In addition to these, you’ll also get Lightning earbuds with the pair. These should be a treat to a lot of users out there, particularly the music lovers. Wondering how the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus stack up against the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus? Take a look below for a brief comparison.

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The strongest changes on the iPhone this year are those for aesthetics. Not only are we seeing some major upgrades to design, but you’ll also get new color options as well. Comparing the devices for design, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature redesigned antenna bands and remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. The build for this year’s iPhone is more seamless according to Apple, and includes singular integration of glass and aluminum. These, coupled with a larger camera sensor for the 4.7 inch and a dual camera sensor for the 5.5 inch device blend in nicely with an overall smooth effect.

Apple’s being a miser once again on core performance specifications, so you’re going to have to wait to find out more here. Cupertino’s official numbers suggest 40% performance and 50% graphics upgrades over the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also feature improved battery life owing to the A10 fusion. For display, you’ll get the iPad Pro’s wide color P3 gamut as well, which was expected. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are also water resistant. Take a look at all the specifications you’d want below.

Moving towards camera, the iPhone 7 features a rear camera with resolution 12MP. While this doesn’t change the resolution, the iPhone 7 becomes the first 4.7 inch iPhone to feature Optical Image Stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and a six element lens. This is combined with Apple’s first custom Image Signal Processor and a 60% more faster lens make for impressive upgrades. The iPhone 7 Plus is the star of today’s launch, however. Featuring a dual camera with resolutions of 12MP for both the lenses, combined with focal length and depth manipulation it features some massive upgrades.

Finally, moving towards storage. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also upgrade matters significantly in these areas. For starters, the 16GB storage option is gone for this year’s iPhones and you also get an all new 256GB variant. In pricing, you’ll be able to get the 32GB iPhone 7 for $649. Here’s the complete coverage of pricing and pre-order details. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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