Comparison Between Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Apple iPhone 6 s Plus

Apple announced their latest smartphone called Apple iPhone 7 Plus with attractive features and specifications. when compared this handset with it’s predecessor called Apple iPhone 6s Plus, we can see a lot of differences and similarities. In the case of CPU, cameras and it’s features, internal storage, display color, weight, aperture, lens, connectivity option, battery life, ear phone, height, weight, width etc are different from one another. But both chipset, SIM slots, sensors, connector, battery, wireless and weight are similar. This analysis is to find out the difference and similarities between Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Apple iPhone 6s plus.

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OS (Operating System) and Chipset

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- iOS 10 OS and runs Apple A10 Fusion Chipset with 64-bit architecture, Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- iOS 9 OS and runs Apple A9 Chipset.

CPU and GPU

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus :- 2.23 GHz Quad-core  CPU and six-core graphics GPU.
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- 1.84 GHz Dual-core Twister CPU and PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) GPU.

Display

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus :- 5.5 inches, LED‑backlit widescreen, Multi-Touch display, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions at 401 ppi 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical), Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, Retina HD display
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus :- 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display

Internal Storage

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus :- 32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus :- 16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM

Micro SD card slot

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus :- No
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus :- No

Camera

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Dual 12 MP primary camera wide-angle and telephoto cameras, 401 ppi 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama).
  • secondary camera :- 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- 12 MP primary camera, Live Photos with stabilisation, Optical image stabilisation, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama),5x digital zoom, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Auto image stabilisation, Local tone mapping, Noise reduction, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode,
  • secondary camera:- 5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video Recording

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- 2160p@30fps, 4K video recording at 30 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, Optical image stabilisation for video, Optical zoom at 2x; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 7 Plus only), Quad-LED True Tone flash, Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p), Continuous autofocus video, Body and face detection, Noise reduction, Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video, Playback zoom, Video geotagging, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Apple iPhone 6s plus:- 2160p@30fps,
    4K video recording at 30 fps,
    1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, Optical image stabilisation for video (iPhone 6s Plus only), True Tone flash,1080p@60fps, Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, 1080p@120fps, Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p), Continuous autofocus video, Noise reduction, Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K videos, Playback zoom, 3x digital zoom, Face detection, Video geotagging, 720p@240fps

Connectivity

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,
    NFC, USB, 4G
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB, 4G

SIM card

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Nano-SIM
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Nano-SIM

Sensors

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Battery

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Non-removable Li-Ion battery
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Non-removable 2750 mAh Li-Po battery

stand-by

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Up to 384 h (3G)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Up to 384 h (3G)

Talk time

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Up to 21 h (3G)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Up to 24 h (3G)

Music play

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Up to 60 h
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Up to 80 h

Body

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in, 188 gram weight
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in, 192 gram weight

Ear phone

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- wireless
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- wired

Connector

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Lightning
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Lightning

Colors

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus:- Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus:- Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

Let’s compare and contrast both features and specifications.

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus was announced on September 2016, while it’s predecessor launched on September 2015. iPhone 7 Plus is powered by iOS 10 OS and runs Apple A10 Fusion Chipset. The chipset contains 2.23 GHz Quad-core  CPU and six-core graphics GPU. iPhone 6s Plus is powered by iOS 9 OS and runs Apple A9 Chipset. The chipset contains 1.84 GHz Dual-core Twister CPU and PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) GPU.

Both were used same display technology; 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 ppi pixel density. Ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating protect the display from scratches and physical damages. If we compare internal storage, both have three variants. iPhone 7 Plus possessed 32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB with 3 GB RAM. On the other hand iPhone 6s Plus has 16 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB with 2 GB RAM.

When come to camera, iPhone 6S Plus possessed a 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera (f/2.2 aperture). The front facing camera with a Retina Flash. Other camera features are phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR (photo/panorama). iPhone 7 Plus packs a dual 12MP rear camera of f/1.8 aperture and 7 MP front camera of f/2.2 aperture with features such as phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection and HDR (photo/panorama).

By the way the sensors and connectivity options provided by both phone are same. Beside the battery used by Apple iPhone 7 Plus is Non-removable 2675 mAh Li-Ion battery. At the same time Apple iPhone 6s Plus baked a  Non-removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery. Both supports Nano- SIM. Apple iPhone 6s Plus has EarPods with 3.5mm Headphone Plug, while it’s successor has wireless EarPods with Lightning Connector. Apple provided lightening to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter in this latest smart phone for the purpose to use any common headphones.

Apple added Apple Pay service in both phone, which support Visa, AMEX and MasterCard. By using NFC with Apple pay, helps to facilitate the payments.Another highlight is Apple iPhone 7 Plus provided  IP67 rating is for Water and dust resistance. iPhone 6s Plus has no protection from water and dust. There is key differences in both weight, the first one has 188 grams and the second one has 192 grams. The big changes we can see in both phone.

Conclusion

As per the benchmark report, the iPhone 7 Plus improves on its predecessors in several areas. There is an identical differences and similarities between both.

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