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

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Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6: 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!

Display

Size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
65.71 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

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

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A8
Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
256GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

Capacity

1810 mAh
1715 mAh
1960 mAh

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

50.00 hours
50.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
11.00 hours
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

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

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
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)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.2 MP
5 MP
7 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics

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

Buyers information

Price

$ 849
$ 849
$ 849








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