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Compare the Apple iPhone 6s Plus to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is the successor to the iPhone 6s Plus. Both phones are very similar, but there are also striking differences. In this article, we'll list the similarities and differences between the two devices for you. Note: iPhone 6s Plus is no longer available from Coolblue.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black

32GB storage capacity | 5.5-inch Retina HD display | iOS 13
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  • Thanks to the dual camera with optical image stabilization, you can take sharp photos.
  • The device is water-resistant, so calling in the rain is no problem at all. 
  • With 3D Touch, you can control your iPhone based on the pressure you exert on the screen.
  • The camera lenses provide a small bulge on the back, which detracts from the rounded design.
  • An Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Jack Adapter isn't included to connect your mini-jack headphones.

Compare the iPhone 7 Plus to the iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 6s Plus
Screen 5.5-inch Retina HD display 5.5-inch Retina HD display
Processor Apple A10 Fusion chip Apple A9 chip
Camera (rear) 12MP wide-angle and telephoto lens 12 MP wide-angle lens
Camera (front) 7-megapixel camera 5MP camera
Unlock Touch ID Touch ID
Waterproofness Up to 30 minutes and 1 meter deep Not waterproof or water-resistant
Storage capacity 32GB or 128GB 32GB or 128GB


iPhone 7 Plus waterproof

iPhone 7 Plus: waterproof

At 188 grams, the Apple Phone 7 Plus is slightly lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus, despite the larger camera on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus. An invisible change is the fact that iPhone 7 Plus is waterproof. You can use it up to 30 minutes and 1 meter deep under water. Or, you can simply switch on another song while you are in the shower.

iPhone 6s Plus home button

iPhone 6s Plus: physical home button

The Apple iPhone 6s Plus weighs 192 grams and is slightly heavier but thinner than its successor. The iPhone 6s Plus has another home button that you physically press. This isn't a pressure-sensitive home button. On the iPhone 6s Plus, the antenna lines run horizontally, while the iPhone 7 Plus has antenna lines that run at the top and bottom of the device. On the iPhone 6s Plus, the antenna lines stand out a bit extra.


iPhone 7 Plus camera

iPhone 7 Plus: wide-angle lens and telephoto lens

The iPhone 7 Plus is equipped with a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens on the back. With the wide-angle lens, you can capture more surroundings in 1 photo. The iPhone 7 Plus, unlike the iPhone 6s Plus, has a second lens. This is a telephoto lens with which you can zoom in up to 2 times optically. This lens can, for example, take pictures of animals that you can't get too close to without scaring them. The iPhone 7 Plus has optical image stabilization, so your photos and videos won't be blurry.

iPhone 6s Plus camera

iPhone 6s Plus: wide-angle lens

The iPhone 6s Plus only has a wide-angle lens. This camera also has optical image stabilization. When you have shaking hands, those movements are compensated so that your photos are not moved but are sharp. The Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera also has digital zoom. With that, you can zoom in on a certain part of the image. That part is then increased to the total number of megapixels that your camera sensor has. Digital zoom can blur photos.


Apple iPhone 7 Plus colors

iPhone 7 Plus: no more Space Gray

Apple has decided to replace the color space gray with black for the iPhone 7 Plus series. In addition to the black model, the iPhone 7 Plus is also available in silver, gold, and rose gold.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus colors

iPhone 6s Plus: the classics

The Apple iPhone 6s Plus is available in Apple's 4 best-known colors: space gray, silver, gold, and rose gold.

Note: the Apple iPhone 6s Plus is no longer sold at Coolblue.


The Apple iPhone 7 Plus has improved slightly compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 6s Plus. The arrival of the dual camera gives the iPhone 7 Plus a good upgrade. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is also waterproof, which is very handy if I want to pick up my phone on a rainy day without the risk of water damage. Do you want to replace your iPhone 6s Plus with an affordable device and would you like to take good photos? Choose the iPhone 7 Plus. Note: the Apple iPhone 6s Plus is no longer available at Coolblue.

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