Apple took the wraps off this year’s new iPhones earlier this week. This year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are a lot like their predecessors, but let’s forget about that for the moment and concentrate on the two variations. How do they differ in price, specs, and available colors?
With design being the first on the list, you may be quick to believe there are no differences. But you would be wrong without going in-depth. There is the dual-camera lens on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus, which is certainly something you will not find on the standard 7. And while this is the camera, its lens has been sculpted and incorporated into the design of that handset and is a clear difference.
The design is not the only thing which has not changed with this generation of Apple handset. The display size of each handset is identical to those of their predecessors, meaning that the 7 has a 4.-7-inch screen like the 6s and the 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen like the 6s Plus.
The fact that each handset has a different size display dictates that they are somewhat different from one another. Starting with the smaller 7, its dimensions are 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm, and the 7 Plus’ dimensions are 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm. So as you can see from the above details, the Plus, while obviously larger, is also the thicker of the two by 0.2mm.
Both iPhones are available in beautiful black with an incredible matte finish and a deep high-gloss Jet Black. Neither of the new handsets is available in Space Gray. Instead, you can get one in silver, rose gold or gold.
Both have the same 12-megapixel sensor with a wide angle lens, but the 7 Plus has a second 12-megapixel sensor which incorporates a telephoto lens. This enables the 7 Plus to capture sharper images of almost anything that is farther away. Plus, it can zoom in at up to 10x, which is twice the capacity of the 7 at 5x zoom. It has been suggested (with no real word testing completed), that the 7 would be able to match the Plus in low-light performance. However, we will have to wait and see if this is the case.
Prices for many electronic items can be dependent on where you purchase them. For example, one store may have a sale or opening offer and another not. However, for the iPhone, Apple strictly sets its prices, not allowing retailers and carriers to compete on the price of a handset. So if you want an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, here are the prices you can expect for one that is SIM-Free (not tied to a carrier).
For a SIM-free 32GB iPhone 7, you will have to pay £599/$649, and for the 128GB model, you’ll have to shell out £699/$749. The 256GB version will set you back £799/$849.
The 32GB iPhone 7 Plus will cost £719/$769, and for the 128GB version, you can expect to pay £819/$869. Finally, the 256GB phone set you back £919/$969.
iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Specs Compared