iPhone 6s vs iPhone 7

Which one is best for you?

At first glance iPhone 7 is pretty similar in appearance to iPhone 6s but there’s one very significant difference. With iPhone 7, Apple boldly ditched the traditional headphone jack – recommending instead that users switch to wireless headphones or AirPods.

Take a look at the specs, though, and you’ll notice there have been some pretty major upgrades. The improved camera, with a 6 element lens, captures a wider range of colours than iPhone 6s. A 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.

One of the biggest advances for iPhone 7, though, is the A10 chip. Apple claim that the A10, its first quad core chip, is 40% faster than the A9 (featured in iPhone 6s). The A10 also has two high-performance cores and two lower powered cores for everyday tasks – so it can perform simple functions without draining as much battery. As a result, Apple claim that iPhone 7 boasts up to 2 hours’ longer battery life than iPhone 6s.

While traditionalists may find the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack hard to get used to, iPhone 7 has plenty to excite Apple fans and represents a clear step up from iPhone 6s in pretty much every metric.

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    iPhone 6s

    • Say goodbye to fingerprint smudges thanks to a special coating that repels oil and reduces annoying smears

    • View crystal clear videos and images with the 4.7-inch Retina HD display

    • Relive your favourite memories. Live Photos sets your pictures in motion

    • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

    Buy the iPhone 6s
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    iPhone 7

    • Take pictures like a pro with a 12-megapixel camera, and optical image stabilisation that keeps images steady when on the move

    • Express yourself and match your phone to your outfit with a choice of four colours

    • Relax, and use your phone without a worry, with its splash and water resistant design

    • It’s twice as nice – 2x faster chip than the iPhone 6 and twice as loud as the 6s

    Buy the iPhone 7
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Display 4.7 inches (diagonal) 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 138 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 5 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Battery 1715 mAh 1960 mAh
Storage 16 GB
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