Apple has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone- iPhone 7 alongside iPhone 7 Plus. Wondering what upgrades does the iPhone 7 brings with it over the predecessor? Read on to find out how iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 compare with each other.
Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 Comparison
|Device/Features||Apple iPhone 7||Apple iPhone 6s||Apple iPhone 6|
|Price||Will start approx. at Rs. 60,000||Rs. 47,499/ Rs. 59,599/ Rs. 61,999||Rs. 36,990/ Rs. 44,999/ Rs. 52,000|
|Display||4.7-inch IPS 3D Touch, oleophobic coating||4.7-inch 3D Touch, oleophobic coating||4.7-inch IPS LCD, oleophobic coating|
|Resolution||1334×750 pixels – 326ppi||1334×750 pixels – 326ppi||1334×750 pixels – 326ppi|
|SoC||Apple A10 Fusion||Apple A9||Apple A8|
|CPU||Quad-core||–||Dual-core 1.4 GHz|
|RAM||–||2 GB||1 GB|
|Memory||32/128/256 GB||16/64/128 GB||16/64/128 GB|
|Battery||–||1715 mAh||1810 mAh|
|Rear Camera||12 mega pixel iSight with quad LED two-tone flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 6-element lens, High-speed Sensor and 4K video recording||12 MP iSight, true tone dual LED flash, 4K video recording and slow motion video recording 720p at 240fps||8 MP iSight, Auto Focus, Dual Tone LED Flash, 1080p video recording, slow motion video recording|
|Front Camera||7 MP with Retina Flash||5 MP with Retina Flash, FaceTime HD, f/2.2||1.2 MP, FaceTime HD, f/2.2|
|Connectivity||4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC|
|OS||iOS 10||iOS 9||iOS 8|
|Extras||Fingerprint Sensor with Taptic Engine, 3D Touch Display, Retina Flash, IP67 rating, Stereo speaker system, AirPods||2nd gen Fingerprint Sensor, Apple Pay, 3D Touch Display, Retina Flash, Always On ‘Hey Siri’||Fingerprint Sensor, Apple Pay|
|Dimensions & Weight||67.1×138.3×7.1 mm, 138 grams||67.1×138.3×7.1 mm, 143 grams||67×138.1×6.9 mm, 129 grams|
|Color Options||Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black||Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Space Grey||Gold, Silver, Space Grey|
On design front, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s look identical. The iPhone 7 however, comes with some changes like the antenna bands have been moved from the rear towards the top and bottom. It lacks 3.5mm audio jack and instead comes bundled with wireless AirPods which let users enjoy music. The iPhone 7 also comes with water and dust resistant IP67 rating. It will also be offered in Jet Black color option in addition to Rose Gold, Gold, Silver and Black colors. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are being offered in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver and Space Grey color options.
All the three phones feature a 4.7-inch IPS 3D Touch display with 1334×750 pixels resolution, 326ppi pixel density and oleophobic coating.
Processor & RAM
Under the hood, the iPhone 7 packs a dual-core Apple A8 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The iPhone 6s has an Apple A8 chipset clubbed with 2GB of RAM. The Apple iPhone 7 comes with a quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor which is said to be 40 percent faster than the A9 chipset and two times faster than the A8 chipset. iPhone 7’s GPU performance is also 3 times faster than the iPhone 6.
While iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s come in 16/64/128 GB storage variants, the iPhone 7 will be available in 32/128/256 GB storage options.
The iPhone 6 comes with an 8 MP iSight camera on the rear and a 1.2 mega pixel FaceTime camera. Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s are equipped with 12 mega pixel iSight rear cameras and also support 4K video recording. The primary camera of iPhone 7 comes with quad LED two-tone flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 6-element lens and a High-speed Sensor. iPhone 6s comes with f/2.2 aperture.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s sport 7 mega pixel and 5 mega pixel FaceTime cameras respectively. Front cameras of both the phones come with Retina Flash.
The battery life of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s is 14 hours while the battery life of iPhone 7 is said to be two hours more than the iPhone 6s.
Although all the three models pack fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button, iPhone 7’s fingerprint sensor is the most advanced one.
The iPhone 7 comes with a new stereo speaker system which is said to be louder than the iPhone 6s. Apple has also dropped the 3.5mm audio jack and has introduced AirPods which will allow users to enjoy music wirelessly. iPhone 7 also comes with IP67 rating for resistance against water and dust.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are available in India starting at approx. Rs. 36,990 and Rs. 47,499 respectively. The iPhone 7 will go on sale in India on October 7, starting at approx. Rs. 60,000.
Apple iPhone 7 does come with numerous improvements and upgrades over its predecessors. It comes with faster processor, improved performance, better fingerprint sensor, IP67 rating, double internal memory and more.