Back in 2014, iPhone 6 was then the latest hot cake in town. The smartphone used to be a hit. A device only for the rich. However, things have changed as the phone is now been regarded as an old device.
Some even refer to it as an Apple abandoned smartphone. What about the iPhone 7, well it’s still trending to those that have not used the iPhone before.
One thing that makes the phone the latest hot cake is that Apple still recognizes it as its own. I’m going to explain what I meant by that statement above. Before then, let’s look at a fair comparison between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 7.
iPhone 6 VS iPhone 7: Design And Display Comparison
In terms of body design, you can hardly differentiate between these two. However, when you look closely, you will notice that the iPhone 6 is well built and it packs a premium looks over its rival.
The phone packs a beautiful body that is more attractive than the iPhone 7. Although they’re both built with the combination of glass and aluminum body, the iPhone 6 is lighter. It weighs 129 grams against the 138 grams on the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 beat it’s predecessor as it’s the only one with an IP68 rating. This is to say that the iPhone 7 is water-resistant while the iPhone 6 is not.
On the display, both phones offer the same screen display size of 4.7 inches with the same resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels and 326 PPI density. They also have the same screen to body ratio.
The iPhone 7 has Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen against the IPS LCD on the iPhone 6. It also comes with some other internal features on the display such as 625 nits max brightness, Wide color gamut, 3D Touch display which you won’t find on the later.
iPhone 6 VS iPhone 7: Camera Comparison
On the camera set-up, the iPhone 7 is also winning. The handset is equipped with a single shooter of 12 MP that has Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and can also shoot 4K videos whereas the iPhone 6 has 8 MP main camera with Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and can only record 2K video quality.
Selfies lovers will also choose the iPhone 7 as it comes with 7MP while the iPhone 6 has just 1.2 MP front camera.
iPhone 6 VS iPhone 7: Performance
The iPhone 6 was announced with iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 12.4, while the iPhone 7 comes with iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 13.1.2. This is where you will confirm that Apple has abandoned the iPhone 6. As you can see there are no further updates available for the device
Those with this phone won’t be able to upgrade to the latest iOS 13.1.3 that was announced by Apple. Furthermore, the iPhone 7 has Quad-core 2.34 GHz with 2GB RAM, while the iPhone 6 has Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon with just 1GB RAM.
The inbuilt storage on the iPhone 7 starts from 32GB to 256GB, while the iPhone 6 starting from 16GB to 128GB. As you can see, the iPhone 7 is far ahead of the iPhone 6 in terms of performance.
Battery And Network
The iPhone 7 is the makeover of the iPhone 6 and because of that, the handset is blessed with 1960 mAh, while the iPhone 6 has 1810 mAh battery capacity.
Both phones have support for Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. You will also get Siri language command and dictation on them.
They have 4G LTE Networks for fast browsing and downloads. Other connectivity options on both phones include WiFi, A-GPS, Bluetooth and 2.0, proprietary reversible connector.
iPhone 6 VS iPhone 7
|iPhone 6||iPhone 7|
|Dimensions and Weight||138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm Weight: 129||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm Weight: 138g|
|Display||4.7 inches, 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density) and IPS, LCD Capacitive touchscreen||4.7 inches, 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density) and Ratina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||16GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 1GB RAM, 64GB 1GB RAM, 128GB 1GB RAM||32GB 2GB RAM, 128GB 2GB RAM, 256GB 2GB RAM|
|Software||iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 12.4||iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 13.1.2|
|Hardware||Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based)||MSM8953Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)|
|Camera||8 MP And front: 1.2 MP||12 MP And front: 7 MP|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS||2G/3G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable 1810 mAh battery||Non-removable 1960 mAh battery|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint (front-mounted)||Fingerprint (front-mounted)|
iPhone 6 VS iPone 7: Price Comparison
The iPhone 7 is currently selling for $209.99, while the iPhone 6 is selling for $107.50. You should bear in mind that the prices will depend on the storage model you are buying and also your country and location.
As for the verdict, the iPhone 7 has the final point. The phone is still an Apple device as it still receives an update from the company.
Apart from that, it comes with a bigger battery, hardware and also will deliver clear visuals as well. However, when it comes to design, the iPhone 6 is looking more attractive and portable.