Here is iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus Comparison, that should help you decide whether or not you should be upgrading to Apple’s latest version of the iPhone.
iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus Comparison
Let us first get started with a head to head comparison of iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus specs in a tabular format, followed by a discussion of the main specs and features.
|Specs||iPhone 7 Plus||iPhone 6S Plus|
|Size (L x W)||158.2 x 77.9 mm||158.2 x 77.9 mm|
|Thickness||7.1 mm (0.29 inches)||7.1 mm thick|
|Weight||188 grams||192 grams|
|Screen||5.5 Inches||5.5 Inches|
|Resolution||1,080 x 1,920 (401 ppi)||1,080 x 1,920 (401 ppi)|
|OS||iOS 10||iOS 10|
|RAM||3 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||32, 128 and 256 GB||32 and 128 GB|
|Processor||64-bit Quad Core Apple A10 Fusion||64 bit Dual Core Apple A9|
|Front Camera||7 MP||5 MP|
|Rear Camera||2 x 12 MP Cameras||1 x 12 MP Camera|
|Battery||Not Known||2,750 mAh|
|Others||GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, Dual Band Wi-Fi||Same|
|Price||$769, $869, $969||$649, $749|
*Indicated prices are for phones with no contract.
Moving forward, here is an in-depth comparison of the major specs and features of the two iPhone models.
Size and Shape
- iPhone 7 Plus – 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.1 mm thick, 188 grams
- iPhone 6s Plus – 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.1 mm thick, 192 grams
As you can see from above, there is practically no change in size and the two phones are more or less identical in size and weight.
While both iPhone 7 Plus and 6s Plus have a similar size and shape, there are some distinct changes in iPhone 7 Plus that Apple has incorporated for functional reasons.
The first change that you will notice in iPhone 7 Plus is that it has two dual cameras on the back, as opposed to a single camera on the iPhone 6s Plus.
Another visual change that you will notice in iPhone 7 Plus is the absence of Antenna bands at the back of the Phone. The Antenna bands have been removed from the back to present a more unified and cleaner look for the new iPhone.
- iPhone 7 Plus – Quad core Apple A10
- iPhone 6s Plus – Dual Core Apple A9
iPhone 7 Plus is powered by Apple’s latest A10 Fusion processor (64 bit, Quad Core). Apple has also upgraded the GPU and introduced software side tweaks to make the new iPhone much more faster and responsive.
According to Apple, the A10 Fusion processor on iPhone 7 Plus is 40% faster faster than the A9 processor in iPhone 6s Plus model.
Apple has also upgraded the RAM from 2 GB to 3 GB on the iPhone 7 Plus.
- iPhone 7 Plus – 5.5-inch LED-backlit (401 ppi)
- iPhone 6s Plus – 5.5-inch LED-backlit (401 ppi)
While both phones have the same 5.5-inch LED-backlit display and the same 401 ppi resolution, Apple has brightened the display of iPhone 7 Plus by 25% and enhanced the display.
According to Apple, the display on iPhone 7 Plus uses more colours from the spectrum to produce true to life images.
- iPhone 7 Plus – 1 Hour More than iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s Plus – 2,750 mAh.
The battery capacity of iPhone 7 Plus is not known at this point of time. Going by Apple’s keynote address, iPhone 7 Plus has a battery which on average lasts 1 hour longer than the iPhone 6s Plus’s battery.
- iPhone 7 Plus – 2 x 12 MP Rear, 7 MP Front
- iPhone 6s Plus – 1 x 12 MP Rear & 5 MP Front
Considering the popularity of iPhone Cameras, Apple has come up with a major upgrade in the iPhone 7 Plus Camera.
iPhone 7 Plus is equipped with two 12-megapixel rear cameras – one of these Cameras features a f/1.8 wide-angle lens, and the other one is equipped with a f/2.8 telephoto lens.
These two Cameras work together to provide better zoom from a greater distance and produce high quality images, comparable to those shot with advanced cameras.
Apple has also increased the number of LED’s in rear camera – 4 LED’s as compared to 2 LED’s in iPhone 6s Plus. The front camera has also been upgraded to a 7 MP Camera with an aperture size of f/2.2.
In comparison, iPhone 6s Plus features a single 12 MP(f/2.2) rear camera and a 5 MP (f/2.2) front facing camera.
- iPhone 7 Plus – 32 and 128 GB
- iPhone 6s Plus – 32, 128, 256 GB
As you can see from above, both iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus come with an ample 32 GB storage in the base model.
Apple has also come with a new 256 GB model of iPhone 7 Plus for those users who take a lot of pictures with their iPhone.
- iPhone 7 Plus – Pressure Sensitive
- iPhone 6s Plus – Clickable
iPhone 7 Plus features a completely redesigned Home button. The clickable Home button which was a central feature in all iPhone models so far has been replaced with a non clickable pressure sensitive Home button.
- iPhone 7 Plus – Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black
- iPhone 6s Plus – Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
The iPhone 7 Plus is available in a total of 5 colours, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and 2 new colours which are Jet black and black.
WaterProof and Dust Proof
- iPhone 7 Plus – Waterproof
- iPhone 6s Plus – Not Waterproof
The iPhone 7 Plus is the first Apple device along with iPhone 7 to become waterproof. The new iPhone has been designed to a Waterproof rating of IPX67. This means that iPhone 7 Plus can withstand water splashes and even full submersion in 1 meter deep water for up to 30 minutes.
- iPhone 7 Plus – Dual Stereo Speakers
- iPhone 6s Plus – Single Mono Speaker
As mentioned above, iPhone 7 Plus features dual speakers, located on the top and the bottom of the phone.
The new speakers in iPhone 7 Plus are rated 2 times louder than the speakers on iPhone 6s Plus model.
Apple has removed the Headphone Jack from iPhone 7 Plus, making way for a new way to listen to music. iPhone 7 Plus will be shipping with a pair of EarPods that can be connected to the iPhone via the lightning cable.
In addition, iPhone 7 Plus will also be shipping with a lightning to headphone adapter, that you can make use of to connect your old headphones.
Clearly, iPhone 7 Plus has better specs and features compared to iPhone 6s Plus, including a faster processor, brighter display, Waterproof design, Dual Stereo Speakers and a whole new exciting Camera experience.