The initial rumors were that the manufacturer would release the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone Pro but it was later confirmed that the manufacturer would only be releasing two phones, the 7 and 7 Plus. After spending a few weeks with them, we can say that these two phones have many similarities, but also possess a few notable differences. These differences are usually crucial to buyers who like to know whether buying the Plus would give them an edge over owning the iPhone 7.
If you’re in a similar situation, we got you covered, as below you can find all the differences between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!
Design and size and display
The two phones have almost the same design as the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus and, just like last year, the size of the phones will vary. The iPhone 7 will have a 7.2 mm thickness and a 4.7 inches display, while the iPhone 7 Plus has 7.3 mm in thickness and a 5.5 inches display. However, the 7 Plus is generally larger and notably heavier because of the increased size. They both come with OLED displays, a move from the IPS LCD and Quad HD, and, because of the size, the iPhone 7 has a sharper pixel density, of 624 ppi, while the 7 Plus stops at 543 ppi.
Hardware and software
In terms of hardware, both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are using the A10 processor, which is famous for its impressive battery saving capacity. Therefore, they are able to register a 14% increase in the battery power capacity from their predecessors. While the iPhone has a 1960 mAh power pack, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 3100 mAh unit. While both phones start with 32 GB internal memory options, they differ in RAM with the iPhone 7 at 2 GB and the iPhone 7 Plus at 3 GB. As for the software, both the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus are running iOS 10.
One of the major differences between the two phones is a camera setup. Users consider it important to have good quality photos without having to get a DSLR camera, so the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a dual-lens camera that delivers a photo taking experience that is similar to that of a professional DSLR camera. It has a dual 12 MP sensor, measuring 28mm, with two different apertures, f/1.8 and f/2.8 The iPhone 7, on the other hand, also comes with a 12 MP sensor, but it’s a regular camera. However, it’s still great, allowing you to unlock the full footage capturing potential of the handset!
While there isn’t much difference with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we can’t ignore the camera setup and the battery capacity. Still, at the end of the day, every buyer must know that buying the 7 Plus will be more costly than buying the iPhone 7 Plus. The ultimate question that every buyer should ask is whether, according to them, the features in the 7 Plus are worth the extra money.