Apple launched the new iPhone 7 to much fanfare last month and as noticed over the previous years, it had almost everyone drooling over it. Apple has decided to do away with the 16 GB model for good and has priced the 32 GB model for £599.
But the serious question to answer is that if the time is right to break the bank to upgrade it or not? Are you better off with your iPhone 6 or jump the ship to get iPhone 7? We provide you with a detailed look to it: Here is our comparison iPhone 7 v/s iPhone 6.
Any differences in design?
Apple has made few tweaks to the design of the iPhone 7 in comparison to the iPhone 6. The antenna lines on the back panel are ditched and the camera module has been handled in a more elegant way as compared to its predecessor. The iconic home button on the front of the iPhone was swapped for a new solid-state button which has an IP67 rating. This means it can withstand water immersion for up to 30 minutes and would survive a drop or two.
Apple has proceeded to remove the headphone jack from the device and has added extra Stereo speakers in place of it. You would be getting a lightening-to-3.5mm jack converter with the iPhone 7 but it limits you to either charge or listen to music as you cannot do the both at the same time.
No up gradation in display
The iPhone 7 has a similar display as in iPhone 6 as they still use the same IPS LCD screen technology. The screen size is also the same 4.7-inch size as the predecessor and also the 1334×750 resolution. Having said so, the iPhone 7 display still looks a lot better. It supports the DCI-P3 color gamut like the iPad Pro. This enables it to display a wide range of more realistic colors. In comparison to the older iPhone, iPhone 7 is 25% brighter and less reflective, making it better for outdoor viewing.
These improvements mean that iPhone 7 can render things such as skin tones better than the iPhone 6. It would be a bonus while watching videos on the device.
One thing about Apple is that it increases the performance levels of iPhones each year. The brand new A10 fusion chip makes the iPhone 7 twice as fast as iPhone 6 because of the presence of four cores, including two high performance cores. Also iPhone 7 consists of 2GB RAM as compared to 1GB RAM in iPhone 6.
This results in the newer version being considerably faster than its predecessor. The apps will open quicker and the iPhone will respond better to you.
Software is same. Duh
The iPhone 6 runs the same iOS 10 OS as the new iPhone but while you can expect the newer OS releases to reach iPhone 7, the same cannot be said about the older version. Apple has also utilized the touch-sensitive technology in a much better way than while it was initially launched in iPhone 6S. You can safely feel that iOS 10 works better on iPhone 7 than iPhone 6.
Camera iPhone 7 is better
The place where you will notice considerable different between the two iPhones is the Camera quality. The iPhone 7 has a 12-MP camera with a 6-element lens construction and an f/1.8 aperture lens in comparison to the 8-MP camera with f/2.2 lens on the iPhone 6. Also Optical Image Stabilization is missing on the older model. The low-light image processing in the iPhone 7 is significantly better than on the previous iPhone 6.
Also, the front-facing Selfie camera on iPhone 7 supports flash feature and the 7-MP sensor with auto image stabilization.
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Battery Life and Storage
The iPhone 7 has a larger battery at 1960 mAh instead of the 1810 mAh on the iPhone 6 but we found it hard to go through a full day with moderate to heavy usage of the device whereas it was easily possible with the iPhone 6.
On the storage front, Apple has done away with the 16GB version altogether for the iPhone 7. Storage is available at 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB whereas the iPhone 6 only went up to 128 GB storage.
The iPhone 7 has a good upgrade over iPhone 6 in terms of performance and camera but stills feel more of the same. If you are a relatively lighter user of the device, you can avoid the upgrade as your device can withstand the change in technology for a couple of more years. But if you intend to use your iPhone more aggressively and are a camera-addict, you could look upon the earliest opportunity to upgrade the device.