Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Essential Phone

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1312 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
504 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

67.58 %
84.85 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Flash

Quad LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
128 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

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, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

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, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E3087A link
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.09 W/kg
0.28 W/kg

Body

1.10 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 969
$ 700
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