iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s Plus

Bigger screen, or faster chip and updated camera?

Here you’ve a choice between the luxury of the large format iPhone 6s Plus and the technological advancements of the more recent iPhone 7.

To look at, the two phones are pretty similar (though of course the large format iPhone 6s Plus is bigger, with a 5.5-inch screen). Unlike iPhone 7 it also has a traditional headphone jack – so if you’re not ready for wireless headphones it may be a better choice for you.

Look at the specs, though, and iPhone 7 has some serious advantages. The new A10 chip is 40% faster than the A9 featured in iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 7 has an updated camera, too, with a 6 element lens, and captures a wider range of colours than iPhone 6s Plus. The new ‘wide colour’ screen, is designed to show off the results of the improved camera, and a new ‘taptic engine’ brings improvements to the 3D touch functionality, too.

Only you can decide …

If you’re hard-pushed to choose between iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 Plus, you need to decide which is most important to you – the large screen of iPhone 6 Plus or the improved processor, screen quality, camera specs and more of the iPhone 7. Whichever you pick you won’t be disappointed.

 
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Capacity1 16GB
64GB
128GB
32GB
128GB
256GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.5 inches (diagonal)
1920x1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
Retina HD display with wide colour gamut and 3D Touch
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 158.2 mm (6.23 inches)
Width 77.9 mm (3.07 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 192 grams (6.77 ounces)
Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 7.1 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 138 grams (4.87 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 - Yes

Chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor

Camera 12MP  camera

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Live Photos with stabilisation

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True tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
All-new 12MP camera

ƒ/1.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Live Photos with stabilisation

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 

FaceTime HD Camera 5-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

-

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

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Burst mode

Exposure control
 
7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Body and face detection

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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