Apple, earlier today, finally took covers off its much-awaited next-generation iPhone models at a much-publicized event in San Francisco. The company announced two variants of the device at the event – the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Before we start off with the comparison the iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, let us take a quick look at the new features that both the iPhone models bring to the table. We will also talk about the improvements that the new iPhone models boast of over the old iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
We should right at the outset inform you that there has been no major change in the design of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus – except that it now comes in a couple of new colors. Apple this time, also brought a jet black, glossy edition of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus which Apple thinks would be a major attraction. Other color options in which both the new iPhone 7 models would be available include jet black, standard black, gold, silver, and rose gold.
Apple is touting the jet black version of the phone as a premium offering and has clarified that it would not be available in the 32GB variant. That reminds us of the memory capacity on the new iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus. Apple has done away with the 8GB and 16GB versions of its iPhones and the new base variant for the newly announced devices is 32GB. Other memory options include a 128GB and a 256GB variant for the iPhone 7 models. In fact, Apple has also upgraded the older iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus and all new iPhone 6 models will now come in two storage capacity options – 32GB and 128GB. The iPhone SE would be sold in a 16GB and 64GB capacity options.
The iPhone 7 series would be powered by Apple’s own A10 Fusion chipset which the company claims is the fastest smartphone processor on the planet right now. The phone still ships with 2GB of RAM. One major change that the iPhone 7 Plus brings to the table is the fact that the larger iPhone 7 Plus model features a dual-camera set up at the rear. Both the cameras at the rear can capture 12-megapixel images and is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution. The A10 fusion chips claim to offer better battery life compared to older chips thanks to its improved power management capabilities. In fact, Apple claims that the iPhone 7 can last 2 more hours than the iPhone 6 while the iPhone 7 Plus can last an hour longer than the iPhone 6S Plus
We will talk about the rest of the features of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus later. At this point, I will need to bring in the iPhone 7’s chief competitor and a device which has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
The Note 7, in case you are not aware, is an equally potent smartphone as the iPhone 7 Plus. Note that we are not comparing the Galaxy Note 7 to the iPhone 7 because the latter is smaller in size. The iPhone 7 Plus, however, is a different scenario. Both the handsets have almost the same target audience.
Now that we have had a brief introduction of the smartphones, how does the Galaxy Note 7 match up to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus? Let us find out using this spec sheet below.
As you might have observed, both the handsets seem very competent and competitive at least going by the spec sheet. What matters more, however, are the real time performances of both the devices in under normal usage conditions. Unfortunately, a mere spec-sheet comparison wouldn’t be enough to judge this aspect and we would need to review both the phones and compare them to reach some sort of conclusion.
Anyway, looking at the spec sheet, what do you think? Which phone is more powerful of the two? The iPhone 7 Plus or the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
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