iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus – What are the differences?

Apple is expected to release its flagship phones on 7 September. The initial rumors were that the manufacturer would release the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone Pro but it was later confirmed that the manufacturer would only be releasing two phones, the 7 and 7 Plus.

These two phones have many similarities but also possess a few notable differences. These differences are usually crucial to buyers who like to know whether buying the Plus would give them an edge over owning the iPhone 7. These differences include:

Design and size and display

The two phones are expected to have the same design as the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus. The notable difference is rumored to be the omission of the headphone jack which already has Apple enthusiasts up in arms about it.

The size of the phones will vary; with the iPhone 7 at 7.2 mm thickness and 4.7 inches display while the iPhone 7 Plus has 7.3 mm thickness and 5.5 inches in display.

The 7 Plus is generally larger and notably heavier because of the bigger size. They are both rumored to have OLED display, a move from the IPS LCD and Quad HD. Because of their sizes, the iPhone 7 will have a sharper pixel density at 624 ppi, with the 7 Plus at 543 ppi.

Hardware and software

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are not expected to see much of an upgrade from their predecessors. Both the phones will be using the A10 processor which is famous for its high battery usage. These flagships are therefore rumored to be enjoying a 14% increase in the battery power capacity from their predecessors.

While the iPhone 7 is expected to have 1960 mAh, the iPhone 7 Plus is expected to have about 3100 mAh for battery capacity. While both phones are rumored to be starting at 32 GB internal memory options, they differ in RAM with the iPhone 7 at 2 GB and the iPhone 7 Plus at 3 GB. As for the software, both the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus are expected to have iOS 10.


One of the differences between most phones is the camera. Users consider it important to have good quality photos without having to get a DSLR camera.

The iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to have a dual-lens camera that will provide photo taking experience that is similar to that of a professional DSLR camera. It is rumored to have 12 MP featuring a driver chipset from LinX technology. The iPhone 7 on the other hand will also have 12 MP according to rumors only that it will be a more traditional camera. It is expected to have one telephoto sensor and lens.


While there isn’t much difference with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the difference in the dual camera and the battery power are definitely significant. At the end of the day, however, every buyer must know that buying the 7 Plus will be more costly than buying the iPhone 7 Plus. The ultimate question that every buyer should ask is whether, according to them, the features in the 7 Plus are worth the extra money.