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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Jet Black||Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Jet Black|
|Capacity||32GB, 128GB, 256GB||32GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Height||5.44" (13.83cm)||6.23" (15.82cm)|
|Width||2.64" (6.71cm)||3.07" (7.79cm)|
|Depth||0.28" (0.71cm)||0.29" (0.73cm)|
|Weight||4.87 ounces (138 grams)||6.63 ounces (188 grams)|
|Resolution||1334x750 pixels (326ppi)||1920x1080 pixels (401ppi)|
|Retina HD Display||Yes||Yes|
|Multi-touch IPS technology||Yes||Yes|
|Wide Color display (P3)||Yes||Yes|
|Max Brightness||625 cd/m2||625 cd/m2|
|Chip||A10 Fusion, 64-bit||A10 Fusion, 64-bit|
|Camera||12 MP||12 MP wide-angle and telephoto|
|Aperture||f/1.8||f/1.8, telephoto: f/2.8|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 5x||Up to 10x|
|1080p Video Recording||30 - 60 FPS||30 - 60 FPS|
|4K Video Recording||30 FPS||30 FPS|
|Video Digital Zoom||Up to 3x||Up to 6x|
|Video Optical Zoom||None||2x|
|Body and Face Detection||Yes||Yes|
|FaceTime HD Camera||7 MP||7 MP|
|Carriers||AT & T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon||AT & T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon|
|LTE Advanced||Up to 450 Mbps||Up to 450 Mbps|
|Battery Life||Up to 2h longer than iPhone 6s||Up to 1h longer than iPhone 6s|
|Talk Time||Up to 21 hours on 3G||Up to 14 hours on 3G|
|Standby||Up to 16 days||Up to 10 days|
|Easphones||EarPods with Lightning Connector||EarPods with Lightning Connector|
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.