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

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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

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

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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

2GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

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

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
iOS (13.x, 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 22 days (540 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (540 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

40.00 hours
50.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

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

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)

Features

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

Front

7 MP
5 MP
1.2 MP

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
5.04 oz
4.55 oz

138.0 g
143.0 g
129.0 g

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 
 

Biometrics

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

Buyers information

Price

$ 849
$ 849
$ 849








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  • Battery 1960 mAh
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