Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Display

Size:

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 401 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 401 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

67.91 %
67.58 %
67.47 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
625 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
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A9 APL1022
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor:

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Apple 3-core GPU

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

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

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

2750 mAh
2900 mAh
2691 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

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

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
7 MP (HDR)
7 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)

Weight:

6.77 oz (192.0 g)
6.63 oz (188.0 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 09, 2015
Sep 07, 2016

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2944A link
BCG-E3087A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.91 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body:

1.14 W/kg
1.10 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.14 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 949
$ 969
$ 949

In The Box:

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2015
Sep 07, 2016
Sep 12, 2017
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