iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

Which phone is best for you?

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hit the headlines when they became the first in the series to ditch the headphone jack in favour of wireless headphones – a controversial move but one that ultimately didn’t put off loyal fans.

They are also the first in the series to be dust and water resistant – a welcome feature giving users reassurance when using their phones outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also feature the A10 chip. At 40% faster than the previous year’s model, this was an impressive leap forward.

Well if you’re keen on photography, iPhone 7 Plus is a clear winner. It sports two rear facing cameras that work in unison – with the second camera giving you 2x optical zoom. Unlike digital zoom, this allows you to get in close to your subject without sacrificing quality.

On battery life, iPhone 7 Plus is ahead too, as you’d expect from a larger format phone. iPhone 7 Plus has up to 24 hours talk time compared to 14 hours for iPhone 7 – or up to 60 hours’ audio playback vs 40 hours for iPhone 7 (according to Apple’s own figures). It’s worth noting that these specs refer to ‘wireless’ talk time and ‘wireless’ audio playback – though Apple’s new AirPods are not included in the box.

iPhone 7 Plus is a step up in price of course – so if you don’t feel a dual camera and extra battery life are essential, the more pocket-sized (and pocket-friendly) iPhone 7 may be the one for you. You’ll still benefit from Apple’s A10 chip, a wide colour Retina display and the reassurance of water and dust resistance.

  • Apple

    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

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  • Apple

    iPhone 7 Plus

    • Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera that can capture the subject in the foreground and blur the background

    • Do what you love for longer, thanks to longer battery life than any previous iPhone

    • 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

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  iphone 7
iphone 7 plus
Storage Capacity 32GB
128GB
256GB
32GB
128GB
256GB
Display 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Retina HD display with wide colour gamut and 3D Touch
5.5 inches (diagonal)
Size and Weight Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 138 grams
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 188 grams
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Main Camera 12 MP All-new 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Video Recording 4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps
Front Camera 7 MP 7 MP