What's the difference between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

11:45 PM | 9 Sep, 2016
What's the difference between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
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Despite the leaked features and specs of the iPhone 7 beforehand, the launch maintained a sense of curiosity worldwide.

Like previous years, Tech giant Apple launched two iPhones this year as well; iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The general public seemed to be under impression that like iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the new gadgets had minor differences and were just a “number change.”

Here is the comparison between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

Size:

iPhone 7 Plus is 19.9mm taller, 10.8mm wider and .2mm thicker than the iPhone 7. It’s also a full 1.76 ounces heavier.

Display:

It not only has a larger display, but also more pixels for sharper text and crisper images. With its full 1080p resolution, the iPhone 7 Plus packs 401 pixels per inch, while iPhone 7 has a 1,334-by-750-pixel resolution with just 326 pixels per inch.

However, the Retina HD displays on both of Apple’s latest smartphones have been improved.

One advantage the iPhone 7 has is a slightly higher contrast ratio of 1400:1 versus the iPhone 7 Plus’ 1300:1.

Battery Life:

You’ll get up to 14 hours of talk time out of the iPhone 7 over 3G, while the 7 Plus delivers 21 hours. The latter also provides up to an hour of extra use when browsing the web on 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi, and when playing video.

Camera:

One of the biggest differences between the iPhones is their cameras. While the only thing to be gained by choosing a Plus-size iPhone in previous years was optical image stabilization, 7 Plus buyers get treated to a second camera module.

Alongside the wide-angle 12-megapixel iSight camera also found in the iPhone 7, which is greatly improved over the iSight camera in iPhone 6s, the 7 Plus boasts a second telephoto lens. This allows for 2x optical zoom and improved digital zoom, plus incredible depth-of-field effects.

Prices:

Prices start at $649 for an iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage when you buy off-contract, and they increase to $749 for a 128GB model and $849 for a 256GB model. iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769 for a 32GB device, while the bigger storage options cost $869 and $969 respectively.