iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6

Optical zoom, faster chip and much more

Thinking of upgrading to iPhone 7 Plus from iPhone 6? There’s a lot to look forward to – and not just the bigger screen.

Design-wise the two are pretty similar, but straight away you’ll see that iPhone 7 Plus has two rear facing cameras. These are 12 MP each and work together giving you 2x optical zoom, without the need for a retracting lens. The new camera on iPhone 7 Plus also features optical image stabilisation. This means the lens physically compensates for any hand shaking when you’re using it – so you’ll get much better action shots and smoother videos.

With its fast A10 processor and 3GB of RAM (iPhone 6 has just 1GB) iPhone 7 Plus is streets ahead of iPhone 6 in performance. It will easily run the latest apps, and stores your recent activity in its memory – so apps will re-open in the state you left them.

An extra dimension

So apart from the bigger screen size, it’s fair to say the iPhone 7 Plus is a major upgrade from iPhone 6. Its screen shows a wider range of colours, so it’s perfect for showing off your images from the new improved camera. With added features like 3D touch opening up new ways to quickly access and use your favourite apps, there’s plenty to keep you occupied until your next upgrade.

 

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

Display Retina HD display with wide colour gamut and 3D Touch
5.5 inches (diagonal)
1920x1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
Retina display 
4 .7 inches (diagonal)
1134x750-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 188 grams (6.63 ounces)
Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 6.9 mm (0.27 inches)
Weight 129 grams (4.55 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes -

Chip A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M8 motion coprocessor
 

Camera All-new 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle ƒ/1.8 aperture; telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x

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
8MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

f/2.2 aperture

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Digital Zoom up to 5x

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True Tone flash

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Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 43 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

Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 6x

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
 
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1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

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Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

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Time-lapse video with stabilisation

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FaceTime HD Camera 7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Body and face detection

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Exposure control
 
1.2-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

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720p HD video recording

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Face detection

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Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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