What are the main differences between iPhone 6 and iPhone 7?

Many users are wondering what the differences are between iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 , since the difference visually is little, which disappointed a large part of the audience that was expecting something bigger and more expressive in terms of design.

It is possible to notice that some details were changed between the versions in the visual question, the lines were smoothed on the iPhone 7, and the available colors were the great novelty brought by Apple at launch, such as red.

Differences between iPhone 6 and iPhone 7

Design and size of iPhone 6 and iPhone 7

As you can see, in the last 3 years the models look almost identical. This can be seen in the specifications:

  • iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g
  • iPhone 6 – 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in) and 129 g

The iPhone 7 is water resistant and able to withstand 30 minutes fully submerged, and the Home button is now fixed.

Although there are slight differences in weight, iPhone 6 (Plus, 6s, 6s Plus) and iPhone 7 (Plus) share all aluminum designs with smoothly rounded sides.

The iPhone 6s / 6s Plus and iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus models use the 7000 series aluminum, which is more durable than the aluminum used in the iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus.

IPhone 6 and iPhone 7 screen

There were not many changes in this regard, as Apple only increased the brightness on the iPhone 7 by 25% compared to the iPhone 6S (which was already brighter than the iPhone 6) and added support for a wide range of colors (P3) , so the colors are extremely accurate.

Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus screens are bright, vivid and very accurate in color. The iPhone 7 also offers 3D Touch like the iPhone 6S. The 3D Touch functionality to detect different pressure levels enabled the “Peek and Pop” shortcuts (mainly in icons and to view emails and links).

Performance of iPhone 6 and iPhone 7

Perhaps the best reason to upgrade to the iPhone 7  is speed:

  • iPhone 6 – Apple A8: Dual Core CPU, Quad Core GPU, 1 GB of RAM
  • iPhone 7 – Apple A10 Fusion: Quad Core CPU, Six Core GPU, 2 GB of RAM

Talking a little about the hardware of the two models, the iPhone 6S CPU and GPU is 70% to 90% faster than the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 7 offers a superior performance of 40% CPU and 50% GPU compared to the iPhone 6S. In addition, the iPhone 7’s RAM memory being larger can open multiple applications at the same time.

IPhone 6 and iPhone 7 cameras

With the iPhone 6 we can take photos and videos in great quality. In fact, for many it is enough. So, is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 7 in relation to Camera?

Differences from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 cameras:

  • iPhone 6 – 8 megapixel rear camera, f / 2.4 aperture, Focus Pixels, EIS, dual-LED flash, 4K video recording. 1.2MP front camera, f2.4 aperture, 720p video recording.
  • iPhone 7 – 12 megapixel rear camera, f / 1.8 aperture, Focus Pixels, Optical image stabilization, Quad-LED flash, 4K video recording. 7MP Front Camera, f / 2.2 aperture, 1080p recording.

As we can see, the iPhone 7 has seen a significant improvement in virtually all aspects: the chassis is stronger and water resistant, the screen is brighter and the camera is better. It’s up to you to choose your iPhone according to your needs!

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