iphone-7-plus-vs-iphone-6s-plus-spec-shootout

The iPhone 7 Plus is here so what does that mean for the iPhone 6s Plus? Should you upgrade your year-old Apple phablet, or it worth holding onto the device for another year? This spec shootout can help you decide.

The iPhone 7 Plus offers all of the latest Apple hardware, so if you’re upgrading from an older model, you might as well go for the best. But, if you already own the iPhone 6s Plus, it might be worth holding off for next year’s big rumored redesign.

We’ll leave it up to you. You can check the spec comparison below to see if it is worth upgrading from last year’s model.

iPhone 7 Plus Gallery

iPhone 6s Plus Gallery

Apple - iPhone 7 Plus Apple - iPhone 6s Plus
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type Retina HD Retina HD
Operating System iOS 10 (at launch) iOS 9 (at launch)
Processor A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM Unknown 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras 12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 7MP 5MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • TD-SCDMA (CDMA models only)
  • FDD-LTE
  • GSM/EDGE
  • TD-LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • TD-LTE
  • TG-SCDMA
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Battery N/A 2750mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 6.23 inches (15.82 cm) 6.23 inches (15.82 cm)
Width 3.07 inches (78.0 mm) 3.07 inches (78.0 mm)
Depth 0.29 inches (7.4 mm) 0.29 inches (7.4 mm)
Weight 6.63 oz (188 g) 6.77 oz (192 g)
Colors Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver
Supported Audio Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
In The Box N/A N/A