iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus.

Last updated: 1 November 2016


A brief history of iPhone.

We’ve been waiting for the hotly anticipated release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for what feels like an eternity, and finally – FINALLY! - we’ve been rewarded. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are here, and they’re bigger and better than ever. Apple has ditched the headphone jack, upped the water-resistant technology and even released the phone in a sexy new jet black model which everyone is already obsessing over. So, what’s similar and what’s different about the hottest new phone releases in town?

We don’t care what rock you’ve been living under, we know that you know that Apple has just introduced the latest additions to the iPhone family: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It’s no secret the two 2 phones are pretty awesome, or that there have been some pretty major changes: RIP headphone jack. Let’s check out the two 2 new members of the Apple family to find out exactly what the difference is between the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus.

Style.

Is bigger always better? We’re not ones to judge, but if you like your phones phablet-sized, you’ll love the 158.2 x 77.9mm finger-stretching grip of the 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 measures the same as the iPhone 6, so as you’d expect, it’s the lighter and smaller of the 2.

When it comes to colours, expect Gold, Silver and recent favourite Rose Gold hues for the 2 new models. Both the 7 and the Plus now also come in 2 different types of black: Black and Jet Black, which has a super-sleek, high-gloss finish and is everyone’s current obsession. Pairing your phone to your outfit has never been easier.

Functionality

When it comes to the basics, there’s little difference between the 7 and the 7 Plus. the The 2 new devices are the sturdiest iPhones to date, totally dust-proof, and now also water-resistant up to 1m, perfect for a new generation of underwater selfies.

The other big news is that Apple ditched the traditional headphone jack in favour of a Lightning port, making headphones as we know them, obsolete. The new iPhone comes with EarPods, or you can try Apple’s latest, very cool invention: wireless AirPods.

Any downsides accompanying the death of the headphone jack? Well, you can’t listen to music and charge your phone at the same time, but since you do get a whopping 2 extra hours of promised battery life, you really shouldn’t have to.

Display

These new iPhones boast a better-than-ever display. The iPhone 7 measures 4.7 inches; the iPhone 7 Plus measures 5.5 inches.

Both have Retina HD (a measure of top screen quality) and the brightest, most colourful display to date. But if it’s high-quality screen resolution you’re looking for, the 7 Plus pips it with full HD, meaning it will deliver much sharper images.

Camera

If there’s 1 big difference between the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus, it’s the camera. The iPhone 7 comes with a single 12 MP camera with a f/1.9 aperture, but it’s the dual camera of the 7 Plus that makes it perfect for snapping close-up, multi-zoomed or low-light pictures on your phone. So, if you’ve been waiting for the right phone to ditch your day job and embark on a career of Instagram stardom, this is the 1 to make it happen.

With an aperture of f/1.8 as well as a much larger f/2.8, the wide-angled lens opens up a realm of opportunity for 7 Plus users, making it 1 of the more superior smartphone cameras on the market. And don’t forget about the new bigger screens on these phones: seeing high res, extra-large photos of your ex/dog/dinner on your iPhone has never been better.

So, what do you think? Some pretty cool stuff happening here - there’s no denying the improvements that come with the latest iPhone models. We’re especially keen on the water-resistant technology and we could even be persuaded by the wireless headphone, but for the keen iPhone photographer (or the person trying to be the next Testino with a fraction of the talent), it’s the extra camera features of the iPhone 7 Plus that have got us the most excited.