iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus
Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hit the market since September 16, 2016. Expectations are high, but are they going to meet the demands for upgrades? In some ways, we believe so and in others, perhaps not. Both iPhones arrive with almost identical design with their predecessors. There isn’t a lot of difference in the appearance from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Comparing the models side by side does yield some impressive differences and in order to please everyone, Apple has made improvements on each to make the choices a little tougher.
Each phone is powered with an upgraded Apple A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture and embedded M10 motion coprocessor. This make the new iPhones 40 percent faster than their predecessors.
Both are available in 32, 128 and 256 GB options and come with stereo speakers for audio output. The graphics for each have been improved to reflect more realistic images during game play and the brightness has increased by 25% as an added bonus. 6 core GPU on both make hard core gaming equal with the performance expected from a console during game running with 50% greater speed.
Additional enhancements from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include alteration of the antenna which was a source of contention for many users. It’s been moved to the top versus the back as with the previous model. They are available in rose gold, silver, gold and a new glossy black.
Video capabilities are neck and neck with 4 at 30 frames per second and 180p at 60 fps. The slow motion ratio is 720 at 240 fps. Both have LED backlit EPS LCD screens and they come with oleophobic Ion strengthened glass coating for extra durability, 3D touch and digital zoom.
These devices come with IOS 10 with NRC for Apple Pay, 3D Tocuh Home button, HTML5 Safari Browser and IPX7 certification which is your guarantee of water and dust proofing.
The 3.5 mm headphone jack and v2.0 Lightning reversible connector have been done away with and are being replaced with Lightning Earpods and a lightning to headphone jack dongle.
Comparable difference between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 is more lightweight and smaller. The 4.7 inch Retina HD display features 750×1334 resolution with 326 pdpi. which could have been better, but the iPhone 7 Plus makes up for this shortfall with a 5.5 inch touchscreen with screen resolution of 1080×1920 with 401 pdpi.
The iPhone 7 offers excellence in camera features with a single lens with 12 mp high spped sensors, autofocus, quad LED dual tone flash, phase detection and f/1.8 aperture. You’ll get touch focus geo tagging, HDR and image recording of 4K video and 8 mp image recording. Great for low light situations and impressive in its own right, but the best is yet to come.
The iPhone 7 Plus surges ahead with 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras. (Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture, Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture). It offers the capability to capture greater depth of field for more stunning image capturing.
The iPhone 7 has up to two hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s while the larger iPhone 7 Plus has up to one hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus. The wireless talk time for iPhone 7 is up to 14 hours on 3G, while iPhone 7 Plus is up to 21 hours.
The overall base cost for the iPhone 7 is $649 for the 32 GB option, with $100 additional expense for 128 GB and 256 GB options. The iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769 with the same incremental raises per level jump with the 256 GB option coming in at $969.
We see the iPhone 7 Plus as the winner of the competition for games who want a larger screen and enhanced features for hard core gaming. It also wins with the superior camera with dual lenses and longer battery life. Both are sweet phones. The iPhone 7 is smaller and lighter for greater ease in carrying and comes packed with great features, but the iPhone 7 Plus just has more value for the cost.
Here’s iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus Specs Comparison summary:
|Specs Comparison||iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Display||4.7 inches||5.5 inches|
|Resolutions||750 x 1334 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|OS||iOS 10||iOS 10|
|Dimensions||5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)||6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)|
|Camera||12 megapixels||12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras|
|Digital zoom up to 5x||Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x|
|Battery life||Up to 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s||Up to 1 hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus|
|Talk time on 3G||Up to 10 days||Up to 16 days|
|Internet use||Up to 12 hours on 3G||Up to 13 hours on 3G|
|Up to 12 hours on LTE||Up to 13 hours on LTE|
|Up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi||Up to 15 hours on Wi-Fi|
|Wireless video playback||Up to 13 hours||Up to 14 hours|
|Wireless audio playback||Up to 40 hours||Up to 60 hours|