iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: What's the Difference?

The highly anticipated iPhone 7 will soon be released in two versions: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In this post, we will compare the two models and take a detailed look into the differences in their technical specifications and features.

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If you are looking forward to getting your new iPhone 7 as soon as it is released (see iPhone 7 release date) but you still haven't decided which model you will be buying, then you have come to the right place as we will go over the differences between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the two new smartphone models of Apple.

With each new model since its first release, iPhone became larger in size and richer in features. Though the leap from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 did not introduce any change in the overall phone size or the screen sizes, it made the new model slightly lighter in weight and added many software and hardware enhancements.

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: What's the Difference?

As also its name implies and as you can see from the above image, the new iPhone 7 Plus is considerable larger (about 15%) than the iPhone 7 (just like the iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus). Now, let's see what technical and feature differences these two new models have in detail below.

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus Features

We will compare iPhone 7 with iPhone 7 Plus by a number of aspects to help you decide which one to buy. By the way, you can buy iPhone 7 from the official online Apple store below, if you can't find a nearby local store:

http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-7

COLORS

In terms of colors, there's no difference between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both models come in five colors which are Black, Gold, Jet Black, Rose Gold and Silver.

SIZE & WEIGHT

The new iPhone 7 has a height of 5.44 inches (13.83 cm), width of 2.64 inches (6.71 cm) and a depth of 0.28 inch (0.71cm). It weighs 4.87 ounces (138 grams). The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, has a height of 6.23 inches (15.82 cm), width of 3.07 inches (7.79 cm) and a depth of 0.29 inch (0.73cm). It weighs 6.63 ounces (188 grams).

As you see, both models are pretty light-weight despite their sizes.

STORAGE CAPACITY

Both models come in three capacity options: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. Note that the Jet Black color option is available only with 128GB and 256GB models.

SCREEN

iPhone 7 has retina HD display with a diagonal 4.7" LED backlit widescreen (resolution: 1334x750px, 326ppi), whereas iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5" screen (resolution: 1920x1080px,401ppi). Both models use Multi-Touch IPS technology displays. The contrast ratio of 7 is 1400:1 and 7 Plus is 1300:1.

You can find a more detailed comparison between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus technical specifications and features on the following table:

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus Comparison Table

iPhone 7iPhone 7 Plus
ColorsBlack, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Jet BlackBlack, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Jet Black
Capacity32GB, 128GB, 256GB32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Height5.44" (13.83cm)6.23" (15.82cm)
Width2.64" (6.71cm)3.07" (7.79cm)
Depth0.28" (0.71cm)0.29" (0.73cm)
Weight4.87 ounces (138 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)
Screen Size4.7"5.5"
Resolution1334x750 pixels (326ppi)1920x1080 pixels (401ppi)
Retina HD DisplayYesYes
Multi-touch IPS technologyYesYes
Wide Color display (P3)YesYes
Contrast Ratio1400:11300:1
Max Brightness625 cd/m2625 cd/m2
Display ZoomYesYes
ChipA10 Fusion, 64-bitA10 Fusion, 64-bit
Motion CoprocessorM10M10
Camera12 MP12 MP wide-angle and telephoto
Aperturef/1.8f/1.8, telephoto: f/2.8
Digital ZoomUp to 5xUp to 10x
Optical ZoomNone2x
1080p Video Recording30 - 60 FPS30 - 60 FPS
4K Video Recording30 FPS30 FPS
Video Digital ZoomUp to 3xUp to 6x
Video Optical ZoomNone2x
Body and Face DetectionYesYes
FaceTime HD Camera7 MP7 MP
CarriersAT & T, Sprint, T Mobile, VerizonAT & T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon
Bluetooth4.24.2
Wi-fi CallingYesYes
LTE AdvancedUp to 450 MbpsUp to 450 Mbps
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
Water ResistantYesYes
Apple PayYesYes
Video CallingYesYes
Battery LifeUp to 2h longer than iPhone 6sUp to 1h longer than iPhone 6s
Talk TimeUp to 21 hours on 3GUp to 14 hours on 3G
StandbyUp to 16 daysUp to 10 days
EasphonesEarPods with Lightning ConnectorEarPods with Lightning Connector
SIM CardNano-SIMNano-SIM

We included most of the important features and specifications on our table of iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus comparison. Hopefully, this table will help you with deciding which version of the new iPhone to buy: iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

TIP: You can learn more about iPhone 7 technical specifications here.

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