The new smartphones by Apple – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are very different from the sixth-generation iPhone.
The device does not have a headphone jack, but has stereo speakers, and they are waterproof. The camera processor and battery life also have been improved. What are the main similarities and differences between two devices?
IPhone 7 and 7 Plus design are the same 6s and 6s Plus: metal case, heavy-duty glass, a size of a screen.
However, in appearance there is little change: internal antenna located on top of the corners, the white lines are not placed at the top and bottom of the housing. IPhone 7 and 7 Plus is available in the new color Jet Black and Black that look amazing, but now it had fingerprints on it.
The size of the display is identical but the weight of new generation is easier: IPhone 7 (138,2 × 67,1 × 7,1 mm, 138 g) and iPhone 7 Plus (158,2 × 78 × 7,1 mm, 188 g), iPhone 6s (138,2 × 67,1 × 7,1 mm 143 g) and 6s Plus (158,2 × 78 × 7,1 cm, 192 g).
As for the rest, 7 and 7 Plus has the same layout of the buttons: the power button – the right, and volume control and switches Ring / Silent – on the left. «Home» button with a built-in fingerprint scanner is still located at the bottom of the screen, but it has changed. Now it has a built-in drive Taptic Engine and responds to the pressing force.
As representatives of the company, it will take the time to get used to it, but the button became more reliable. It vibrates from the effects in applications.
Locating connectors have not changed on the iPhone 7. Lightning connector is still on the bottom beside the speaker, but the second speaker is now at the top, so the music sounds almost twice louder than 6s and 6s Plus.
But now the new iPhone does not have headphone jack 3.5 mm. It has caused a lot of controversies. Connector removed to make room for the aforementioned drive Taptic Engine. How is important this shortcoming, depends on the user. He will not be able to connect headphones to your phone via Bluetooth. Familiar wired headphones Earpods will be possible to connect to the Lightning port or purchase a new wireless Airpods.
But one thing is can be very useful: the smartphone is waterproof, protection class – IP67. This means that Plus 7 and 7 can operate in water depths of about 1 m for 30 minutes, they can withstand rain, dust and accidental falls in the bathroom.
The display and processor
Processor and display are not changed in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The screen resolution and density of pixel remain the same: iPhone 7 – 4.7-inch, 1334 × 750 pixels, the display Retina HD (326ppi), 7 Plus – 5,5-inch, 1920 × 1080 pixels, Retina (401ppi) display.
According to the company, it may be noted improved color calibration, a wider range of colors, brightness of display increased by 25%. We can be seen on 6s and 6s Plus almost the same features because people are quite satisfied viewing angles, excellent color reproduction, and brightness of the screen.
On the other hand, the performance is definitely better. 7 and 7 Plus works on the new processor A10 Fusion Apple’s chipset, which operates 50% faster than the A9 processor in 6s and 6s Plus, especially when it comes to graphics performance.
In theory, the camera 7 and 7 Plus is not much different from the 6s and 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s are equipped with the 12-megapixel main camera, but the aperture, pixel size and post processing of photos have changed in 7 and 7 Plus.
The aperture iPhone 7 increased to f / 1.8 compared to f / 2.2 at 6S, it will provide an improved optical image stabilization, and more light will be penetrated in the camera. Now you can edit the “live photo”, and make the pictures sharper and brighter. That means the iPhone 7 should take better, more reliable shots in all circumstances, but especially in low-light settings. It should also do a better job of reducing noise and getting rid of blur from shaking hands.
IPhone 7 Plus also has a camera 12 megapixel, but if the iPhone 7 single camera, here – a double. The first lens – wide angle camera with f / 1.8 aperture, and the second – a telephoto lens with f / 2.8 aperture . 7 Plus is equipped with optical zoom x2 zoom and x10 software, so the photos turn out professional and do not lose their sharpness. The second camera allows 7 Plus capture even the finest details without losing clarity, using a single lens to blur the background, and the other – for facial recognition on photos.
All four smartphone supports 4K video at 30fps and 1080p settings – at 60fps. The iPhone 7 and Plus 7 have a front camera with resolution – 7 megapixels, and 6s and 6s Plus – 5 megapixels. It also has features optical image stabilization, face detection, and color, so the picture will become clearer. The front camera supports 1080p video, while 6s and 6s Plus – 720p. It is obvious that photographers will enjoy 7 and iPhone 7 Plus more than 6s and 6s Plus.