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The Apple iPhone 7 32GB is a significantly better phone, but the Apple iPhone 6S 32GB is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend!

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Excellence Score
45.6
57.4
Value for Money Score
60.8
55.0
Price ₹ 25,349 onwards ₹ 36,200 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 9, Upgradeable to 12Expected update to next Apple iOS version Apple iOS 10, Upgradeable to 12Expected update to next Apple iOS version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches
Screen Resolution 750x1334 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch) 750x1334 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Retina HD display with 3D Touch, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on front Retina HD Display, Wide colour display (P3), 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical), Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, Display Zoom, Reachability
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.84 GHz 2.23 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core Quad Core
Processor Name A9 chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M9 motion coprocessorRanked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M10 motion coprocessorRanked #12 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port Lightning USB-C
Primary Camera 12.0MP 12.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 1.22um Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, Live Photos, Local Tone Mapping, Noise Reduction, Crystal Lens Cover, True Tone Flash, Backside illumination Sensor, Five-element Lens, Hybrid IR Filter, Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels, Exposure Control, Auto HDR for Photos, Face Detection, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Auto Image Stabilization, Burst Mode, Timer Mode, Photo Geo-tagging, Slo-motion Video Support, Time-lapse Video with Stabilization, Cinematic Video Stabilization, Continuous Auto Focus Video, Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, Playback Zoom, 3x Zoom, Video Geo-tagging F/1.8 Aperture, Digital zoom up to 5x, Optical image Stabilisation, Six element Lens, Quad-LED True Tone Flash, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover, Backside Illumination Sensor, Hybrid IR Filter, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with Stabilisation, Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos, Improved Local Tone Mapping, Body and Face Detection, Exposure Control, Noise Reduction, Auto HDR for Photos, Auto Image Stabilisation, Burst Mode, Timer Mode, Photo and Video Geotagging, Optical Image Stabilisation for Video, Slow-motion Video Support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Time-lapse Video with Stabilisation, Cinematic Video Stabilisation (1080p and 720p), Continuous Auto Focus Video, Take 8-megapixel Still Photos while Recording 4K Video, Playback Zoom
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 7.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Retina Flash, HD Video Recording, Auto HDR for Photos and Videos, Backside illumination Sensor, Face Detection, Burst Mode, Exposure Control, Timer Mode Full HD Video Recording, Retina Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos, Auto HDR, Backside Illumination Sensor, Body and Face Detection, Auto Image Stabilisation, Burst Mode, Exposure Control, Timer Mode
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM
Thickness 7.1 mm 7.1 mm
Weight 143 gm 138 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack Lightning
Water Resistant Yes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 1810 mAh 1960 mAh
Battery Standby 240 hrs 240 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 14.00 hrs 14.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Web Browsing Time (3G): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, HD Video Playback Time: 11 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 50 hrs Internet Use (on 3G): Up to 12 hrs, Internet Use (on WiFi): Up to 14 hrs, Wireless Video Playback: up to 13 hrs, Wireless Audio Playback: Up to 40 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; TV Out; iBeacon Microlocation; Noise Filtration; AirDrop; AirPlay; AirPrint; Control Center; Notifcation Center; Siri; Spotlight Search; iCloud; iCloud Keychain; Multitasking; Wallet Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified); NFC; Lightning Connector; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; AirDrop; AirPlay; AirPrint; Control Centre; Handoff; HomeKit; iCloud; iCloud Keychain; Multitasking; Night Shift; Notification Centre; Siri; Spotlight Search; iMovie; Pages; Keynote; Numbers; iTunes U; GarageBand; Apple TV Remote; iTunes Remote; Music Memos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality, with Apple's famed attention to detail
  • Beautiful design, premium materials (unibody aluminium frame), and iconic looks
  • Relatively compact and easy to grasp compared to similar sized flagship phones of other brands
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The Touch ID biometric touch sensor is the still the most accurate and responsive fingerprint sensor around
  • Brilliant display with potent brightness levels, wide viewing angles, and superb color accuracy
  • The glass screen is now stronger and more shatter-resistant than iPhone 6
  • The most powerful and distinctive feature in the new interface is the 3D-touch functionality, which adds new layers of interaction to the touch display, and opens up various possibilities
  • 3D-touch lets you perform quick actions for the app on the homescreen without actually opening the app
  • Buttery smooth, slick performance all-round - arguably one of the fastest performing phone to date
  • Excellent rear camera - camera takes realistic photos in virtually every situation - no other phone comes close
  • The front camera is a big improvement over the previous iterations - images are realistic and detailed
  • Live photo feature records 1.5 seconds of action before and after your shot - and the shots animate as you swipe through the camera roll
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Decent call quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Stronger 7000 series aluminum gives it greater strength and durability as compared to iPhone 6
  • iOS 9 is both beautiful and simple, and brings in tons of functionality upgrades
  • The design follows on from the previous generation of iPhones - with the same excellent build quality, Apple's famed attention to detail, and beautiful aesthetics - in fact, the phone looks almost identical to the previous generation of the iPhone
  • Splash, and water resistant
  • Excellent display, improving a bit over the previous iPhones with a "wide color gamut" screen and enhanced color accuracy
  • iOS 10 is excellent and now makes more sense out of 3D Touch, enhances the lock screen and allows third-party integration with Siri and Maps
  • Of course, iOS also has an industry-leading software update program - you are guaranteed to get all iOS updates in the next few years as soon as they are out
  • Phenomenal, top-tier performance backed by the new A10 chip, beating Samsung's flagship phones for instance by a significant margin in benchmark tests (although in practical terms, you might only notice the speed on some intensive games and the video and photo-editing apps)
  • Excellent front and rear cameras - significantly improved from the already good iPhone 6S
  • The camera now comes with optical image stabilization - delivering much improved photos, especially in low light
  • The four-LED flash is brighter too
  • The front-facing FaceTime camera has been bumped to 7 megapixels now, and it looks great for selfies or videos
  • Enhanced (louder, and now stereo) speakers
  • Good audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Good battery life - lasts a couple of hours longer than the previous iPhones (though it is no match for some of the large battery Android phones out there now)
  • Much improved haptics with Apple's updated "Taptic Engine"
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • No big changes in design from the last two iPhone versions
  • The Jet black version is a fingerprint and scratch magnet (so, use it with a case)
  • The new click-free home button takes getting used to because there's no mechanical click when you press the home button
  • Misses out on the dual camera setup of the the iPhone 7 plus
  • The missing standard (3.5mm) headphone jack on the phone means that you won't be able to easily use your regular earphones with the iPhone now (though compatible EarPods come included in the case, as well as a Lightning-to-regular-headphone adapter dongle)
  • Lacks fast charging support (which is now present on most of the Android flagships)
  • On the whole, while there are significant changes from last year's iPhone 6S, but they may not be thrilling enough to warrant an upgrade
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