Battle of the iPhones: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6

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Recently, iPhone 7 hit the markets and die hard apple fans marveled as the new edition brought it with specifications and features that they had been waiting for. While many were thoroughly overjoyed by new apple iPhone, others raged about how iPhone 6 was clearly the better phone in terms of design, usability, and features. The iPhone 7 is supposed to outsell its predecessor; however, while it might be too soon to say anything, the sales do not look great. Should you be upgrading to the new phone? Let’s find out, it’s a battle of iPhones, and both the contenders look pretty strong.


Design and dimension:

When it comes to apple iPhones, not a lot of change occurs in the overall design, however, there seems to be an almost obvious change in design between the iPhone 7 and 6S.  The greatest difference is in the headphones from which jack has been removed. Not many are thrilled about this change and they feel the change greatly compromises on the aesthetics of the phone, however, Apple states that the change in design would greatly improve the workability of the headphones and since they are wireless now, a jack seemed almost unnecessary. This bold step seems to originate from Apple’s endeavors to advance standards, claiming that this new leap will allow users to not only listen to music but also charge their phone easily simultaneously. This new move is already looking unpopular with the masses, even though Apple has included a 3.5mm lightning adapter in the box. It’s still too soon to say whether sales would plummet due to this change. In terms of size, iPhone 7 is only slightly larger than its ancestors and looks quite sleek and stylish. The smoothness and colors are intriguing, however, not that different from previous versions.  Perhaps if iPhone creators had invested a little in introducing novel colors, even if they did not deviate from their metallic collection, the new phone would have gathered quite an audience. The new line includes colors like Rose, Gold, silver and black, while space gray has been discarded. Here is the dimension breakdown of iPhone 6S and iPhone 7, virtually identical!

  • iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)
  • iPhone 6S – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 143 g (5.04 oz)



While the design might not have swayed us, the features surely will. This is the first time Apple has introduced water resistant phones that can be submerged underwater for nearly 30 minutes. Moreover, the durability of this phone is the toughest with the power of nearly 7000 aluminum as with iPhone 6S, however, Apple has also incorporated IP67 dust and water resistance for a greater protection level. For people, the water resistance is enough to invest in an Apple phone, despite Samsung and other rivals continuously producing waterproof phones for the last few years or so.

Other features have also been improved; the home button has shifted to a touch sensitive surface with a haptic feedback. This will allow custom feedback patterns and would improve the phone’s usability overall. Antenna bands from the back have been removed and this is giving a fresher look. The speaker has been joined into the earpiece so the users can listen to clean audio with zero interruptions.

Display and performance

Moving on to the Graphics, Apple has been shifting up the game with its Retina Display, however with its recent phone, the LED, and 750p, the colors, and graphics have been exploded into a wonderful array of display design. Even Apple seems to think they have outdone themselves. This change surely cannot be matched up with rivals such as Samsung.

The speed of the phone is bullet proof, extremely quick; however, this part has not been advertised well by the company. While there hasn’t been a RAM upgrade, it doesn’t look like apple phones really need one. The 50% boost in 4G speed and improvement in Touch ID seem like great improvements.


Overall, it seems the new iPhone is quite similar to the old iPhone 6S, however, with feature such as water resistance and improvements in speed; It is definitely worth the investment. Although, it might seem a little waste of money for people who currently own a 6S, perhaps the new phone is a better upgrade for people who own different phones or lower versions of the iPhone!

Written by Greedyuniverse

Hi, I’m George Antoni, Founder & Editor of GreedyUniverse, a website where I publish and provide free unique technology related information.

I’m a Tech Guru & Graphic Designer living in South Africa.

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