iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : Should you upgrade or wait for the iPhone 8?
iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have landed and there are some big differences between them. The iPhone 7 Plus is bigger, but should you upgrade when it looks so similar to the iPhone 6S – especially as last year’s model has just received a price cut and surprising storage boost?
Are these new features worth an upgrade if you’ve got a year old iPhone 6S? Does the iPhone 7 make more sense for iPhone 6 owners? Or should you wait for Apple’s 2017 phone?
Here’s how the iPhone 6S and 7 stack up against each other, and what reviewers think you should do if you’re thinking of upgrading:
iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : Display of iPhones
Apple is still using LCD screens on its iPhones and the 4.7 inch display on the iPhone 7. The backlight on the iPhone 7 is more powerful and Apple claims it is a 25 per cent brighter screen.
The basic stats are also the same. On the iPhone 7, it’s a 1334 x 750 pixel Retina HD display with a pixel density of 326ppi (1920 x 1080 with a 401ppi on the Plus) – again, nothing has changed here in two years.
Like the 6S, the iPhone 7 has a 3D Touch-ready display, something the iPhone 6 lacks. where iPhone 6s have 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio. iPhone 6S (which was already brighter than the iPhone 6) and has support for a wide (P3) colour gamut.
iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : Size & Design Of both iPhones
If you’re after an entirely new design, there’s very little the iPhone 7 will do to tempt you to upgrade. The iPhone 7 is exactly the same size as their 6S counterparts. They also use the same aluminium unibody casings and have the same curved sides and corners.
- iPhone 6S – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 143 g (5.04 oz)
- iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)
The iPhone 6 uses Series 6000 aluminium, which is prone to bending, but this is fixed by the iPhone 6S which uses much stronger Series 7000 aluminium. Meanwhile the iPhone 7 retains this stronger chassis while adding water resistance (allow 30 minutes full submersion at depths of up to one metre) and a fixed home button with haptic (vibration) feedback which eliminates an infamous point of failure.
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iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : Performance – The Fastest Gets Faster
Even now some benchmarks claim the 2015 iPhone 6S is faster than Android’s 2016 flagships, but that hasn’t stopped Apple giving the iPhone 7 another significant speed boost:
- iPhone 6S – Apple A9 chipset, CPU: Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister; GPU: PowerVR GT7600, 2GB of RAM
- iPhone 7 – Apple A10 Fusion chipset: Quad Core CPU, Six Core GPU, 2GB of RAM
Apple has yet to detail the iPhone 7’s exact CPU and GPU models and clock speeds, but it claims the range’s first ever quad core processor delivers 40% and 50% performance gains respectively over the iPhone 6S.
iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : Cameras of Both iPhones
While Apple continues to extend its performance advantage year-in-year out against rivals, the improvements made to its cameras have been more incremental to the extent that the iPhone has been overtaken by both the Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.
But what if you’re committed to Apple’s ecosystem? Looking at the specifications alone, a lot has changed:
- iPhone 7 – Rear: 12 megapixel sensor, f/1.8 aperture, Focus Pixels, Optical Image Stabilisation, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, 4K video recording. Front: 7MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p recording
- iPhone 6S – Rear: 12 megapixel sensor, f2.2 aperture, Focus Pixels, Software Image Stabilisation, dual-LED flash, 4K video recording. Front: 5MP Front Camera, f2.2 aperture, 720p video recording
In reality the biggest differences are actually on the secondary cameras where the woeful 1.2MP photos and videos on the iPhone 6 became respectable on the iPhone 6S and rather good on the iPhone 7.
iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 6S : Storage And Price
The iPhone 7 finally ditches the loathed 16GB entry level tier and doubles storage across the range from 16/64/128GB to 32/128/256GB. This makes the iPhone 7 far better value for money, but making the upgrade decision harder is Apple has retroactively upgraded iPhone 6S storage as well.
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- iPhone 7 – 32GB ($599.99), 128GB ($699.99), 256GB ($799.99)
- iPhone 6S – 16GB ($357.99), 64GB ($439.99), 128GB ($466.99)
This causes a conundrum. For example, is a 128GB iPhone 6S preferable to the same outlay for a 32GB iPhone 7.
Should I wait for the iPhone 8?
The iPhone 7 has only been on sale for a few weeks, but attention is already turning to Apple’s 2017 smartphone.
Given that the iPhone 7 is an extensive update to the iPhone 6S, Apple is expected to skip releasing a 7S and instead introduce a completely new device with an overhauled design next year. The iPhone 8 is expected to be a radical departure from previous models and its release will mark ten years since the introduction of the original iPhone.
Apple is tipped to introduce a smartphone using a complete edge-to-edge OLED display which curves into each edge of the device. The home button, fingerprint scanner and FaceTime camera will all be hidden underneath the display, and the casing will be made of glass rather than aluminium.
Should you believe the hype? Given that pretty much every detail about the iPhone 7 made its way onto the web before Apple revealed it, it’s easy to believe that these early rumours are at least pointing in the right direction. Know Your Mobile reckons that if you’ve got any doubts about upgrading now, waiting until next September may be the best thing to do.