Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.9 Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.0 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.3 Design & Materials 6.9 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 6.4 Performance & Hardware 7.0 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.7 Camera 7.3 Camera
Connectivity score 7.8 Connectivity 7.6 Connectivity
Battery score 8.7 Battery 5.9 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.4
81 opinions
8.3
67 opinions

Summary

Inches 5.5" 5.5"
Resolution FHD FHD
Usable surface 67% useful 67% useful
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Dimensions 77.9 mm
158.2 mm
7.3 mm
77.9 mm
158.2 mm
7.3 mm
Weight 192 g 188 g
Micro A9
Dual-Core
A10
Quad-Core
RAM 2 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB 32 GB
AnTuTu 175.000
v8
240.017
v8
Battery 2750 mAh 2900 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
iSight Camera (6s)
1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
iSight Duo Camera (7)
Selfie Camera SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 7 Mpx · ƒ/--
Bands
OS iOS 14 iOS 14

Brand

Brand Apple Apple
Aliases A1634, A1687 --

Release Date

Release date September 2015,
5 years ago
September 2016,
4 years ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Size
77.9 mm
158.2 mm
7.3 mm
Print 3D Model
77.9 mm
158.2 mm
7.3 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 192 g 188 g
Usable surface 67 % 67 %
Materials Aluminium alloy Aluminium alloy
Resistance - IP67
Colors
Gold

Silver

Gray

Rose-gold
Black

Gold

Silver

Rose-gold

Jet Black

Screen

Diagonal 5.5" 5.5"
Type LCD IPS LCD IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution FHD
1080 x 1920 px
FHD
1080 x 1920 px
Density 401 Pixels per inch 401 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • Brightnes 500 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1300:1 contrast ratio
  • Full sRGB standard
  • Retina HD display
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Force Touch
  • Without Notch
  • Brightnes 625 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1300:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Full sRGB standard
  • Retina HD display
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Ion-strengthtened glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Force Touch

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.1
6.9
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.8
8.5
Is it comfortable?
8.0
8.1
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.2
8.1
Number of reviews
81 opinions
67 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Apple A9 Apple A10 Fusion
CPU 2x Twister 1.85 GHz 2x low energy core + 2x high performance core
Type Dual-Core Quad-Core
Manufacturing 14 nm 16 nm
Frequency 1.84 GHz 2.4 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU PowerVR GT7600 6xCores PowerVR 7XT Plus

RAM

RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Type -- --

Storage

Capacity 16 GB 32 GB
Type -- --
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint Yes, on the front Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer

Others

Notifications LED LED Notifications LED Notifications
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
7.9
8.3
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.7
8.7
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.7
8.5
Number of reviews
81 opinions
67 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Rear camera Rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 12 Mpx
Sensor Apple iSight Camera (6s) Apple iSight Duo Camera (7)
Type CMOS BSI CMOS BSI
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 ƒ/ 1.8
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.19 µm 1.22 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/3.0 1/3

Features

Flash Dual LED Quad LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
120 fps
Yes,
240 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • Exposure compensation
  • Self-timer
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 5 Mpx 7 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ --
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
84
Mobile
84
Photo
82
Video
88
Mobile
90
Photo
84
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
8.9
8.8
Quality of nighttime photos
7.9
7.4
Quality of selfies
8.2
7.9
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.2
8.3
Number of reviews
81 opinions
67 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B27 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B27 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • CDMA2000 EV-DO REV.A
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • CDMA BC15 (1700/2100 AWS)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Single Sim Single Sim
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cell ID
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cell ID

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.870 W/Kg on head
0.980 W/Kg on body
1.340 W/Kg on head
0.950 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.140 W/Kg on head
1.140 W/Kg on body
1.190 W/Kg on head
1.170 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • TV-Out
  • UMA
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • UMA

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.0
8.8
Quality of the GPS
8.9
8.6
And the WiFi?
8.7
8.8
Number of reviews
81 opinions
67 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
2750 mAh
2900 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge No No
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 10%
    Less than half day
  • 23%
    Less than a day
  • 26%
    One day
  • 34%
    More than one day
  • 8%
    Two days or more
  • 9%
    Less than half day
  • 43%
    Less than a day
  • 27%
    One day
  • 18%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
81 opinions
67 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 10 months ago
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 10 months ago
Google Services (official) -- --

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 23%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 58%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 19%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 15%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 79%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 6%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 1%
    Never
  • 6%
    Once a year
  • 41%
    Every six months
  • 51%
    Every two months or less
  • 3%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 43%
    Every six months
  • 50%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
81 opinions
67 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  2GB  •  16GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  3GB  •  32GB Change