Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6: three-way specs comparison

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6: three-way specs comparison
Apple just opened a new grand new chapter in its book with the iPhone 7. Apart from the numerous hardware and feature improvements (waterproof body, anyone?), the new iPhone 7 brings forth two new color options and doubles the amount of storage previously available on Apple's phones. Great!

But how does the new iPhone flagship stack up against the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6, which is already getting a bit long in the tooth. True, Apple highlighted a couple of noteworthy differences between the current and previous generations of the device, but it won't be us if we don't provide you with a complete specs sheet comparison between the trio.

Specs comparison time!

Apple iPhone 7 vs Apple iPhone 6s vs Apple iPhone 6

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
326 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
65.71 %
65.71 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Flash

Quad LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

 
 
H.264, MOV

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust
 
 

IP certified

IP 67
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A8

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR4
1 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

256 GB
128 GB
128 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

1960 mAh
1715 mAh
1810 mAh

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

12 hours
10 hours
10 hours

LTE

12 hours
10 hours
10 hours

Wi-Fi

14 hours
11 hours
11 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
50.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
11.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Apple Pay

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 849
$ 849








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11 Comments

1. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

iPhone 7 is the best smartphone on the planet

4. Kumar123 unregistered

Best SoC, Best camera, Best display, Best battery life, Best ecosystem for both app and accessories make iphone the best phone out there. Especially this year iPhone 7 plus is awesome.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 6655; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple this new tech in an iPhone 7. Yet Apple still has to go with a low resolution display in the iPhone 7. Apple is the only one to sell a flagship device at a flagship price with such a low resolution display.

9. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

what do you mean its retina? isnt that the best ? bazels are good as well :d ok no BS, phone looks dope, i like it a lot, but to pay premium for that size and get 4.7 and low res screen, no no no, and battery on 4.7 iphones are we all know half day mostly. then again my edge 7 is 5.5, same as iphone 6/7 plus but iphone feels like snow shovel, its so much bigger and packs just 1080 screen LCD which is old as F, plus battery in real life tests it is behind edge 7. so once again no hard feelings, i was expecting something more for that $$$. by the way i used to have 5s iphone and still have macbook pro, please dont tell that ios has 10000000apps, i know almost all of them are useless. ecosystem, well, last time i tryed to sync my songs rating from ipod to mac, i lost all playlists and ratings on ipod, so lets be real. good luck for ones who will sleep few days next to apple store doors.

10. KRT55

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 30, 2016

Is this a troll comment or ? How on earth is it the best display? when year after year Samsung gets voted BEST DISPLAY by all professionals - not to mention next years iPhone will be using Samsung display LOL, secondly best camera? said who? hasnt proven yet. Thirdly, best battery ? LOOOOOOOOOOOOL don't make me laugh. Lastly, best ecosystem for app and accessories IS THE ONLY THING that I can agree with you on

2. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

So they wanna sell this for 2 years because the phone is faster?

3. fyah_king unregistered

Same looking crap!

5. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because looks are more important than functionality/s You Fandroid retards are somethin' else.........

7. sgodsell

Posts: 6655; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You talk about functionality, yet Apple still has the lowest resolution flagship at a flagship price. There is no excuse especially when Apple is boasting and bragging on how fast their A10 chip is. So why doesn't Apple put a 1080p display on their 4.7" iPhone? It's not like a 4.7" display hasn't has a 1080p display in the past. We know why, so Apple can boast and brag about the specs and speed, once again. The only idiot is you kiko007.

11. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i gave simple example to this, to my apple friend. i run 1440p screen on my pc, i can put 1080p screen most games will run 150-200 fps, which is amazing, but 1440p i have around 100 fps, sure ifans will not understand that. i personally enjoy more pixels + amoled than extra uber fast sh%^& low res screen, since its just a phone not a rendering machine.

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