The much-anticipated event of the year is now done. Apple pulled the wraps of their next generation Apple iPhones at an event in San Fransisco yesterday. The Cupertino giant also revealed the pricing of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Having said this, the bigger brother, iPhone 7 Plus comes with the same hardware as iPhone 7, nevertheless, it has got a bigger display, larger battery, and dual rear camera.
Now, speaking about its rivals, the biggest challenge for the latest smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, however, the smartphone is in the news for all the bad. Lately, LG unveiled the V20 at the IFA event in Berlin. Let’s get started with the comparison of the three flagship smartphones from different vendors.
Speaking about the display, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a relatively smaller screen than the Note 7 and LG V20. It has a 5.5-inch display, which according to Apple is 25 percent brighter than the previous generation Apple iPhones. However, the display is nowhere in a match with the Galaxy Note 7 and LG V20’s QHD panel as it is a 1080p panel, which is a disappointment for many Apple iPhone lovers.
2) Thickness and weight
The iPhone 7 Plus is thinner than the other two in this list. With a thickness of 7.3mm, it outsmarts the LG V20 and Galaxy Note 7 which are slightly thicker than the iPhone at 7.7mm and 7.9mm. But, the iPhone 7 Plus is slightly on the heavier side at 188 grams.
3) Processor and storage
Both the Galaxy Note 7 and LG V20 arrive with the same chipset which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is a quad-core one. Also in some regions, the Note 7 will be available with Exynos 8890 processor. On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus ships with the company’s own A10 Fusion chip which is 40 percent faster than the last year’s A9 chip, according to Apple.
In terms of storage, the iPhone 7 Plus is a clear winner as it is being offered in three storage variants- 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB, but it lacks expandable storage option. Both the LG V20 and Note 7 are offered in 64GB storage capacity, but can be expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card slot.
Things get more interesting in the camera department. The iPhone 7 Plus comes with two 12MP rear cameras. Out of which is one is used for wide-angle shots and the other one for telephotos. The Galaxy Note 7 needs no introduction as it packs the same camera that of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which impressed many. LG packed the same camera setup of the LG G5 on the V20 as it features a 16MP normal camera and an 8MP camera for wide-angle shots.
Apple finally updated the front camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus and the smartphone now has a 7MP front-facing camera, which is better than the 5MP ones seen on the LG V20 and Galaxy Note 7.
Apple’s iPhones offer better battery life even after packing smaller batteries than the Android phones. The Galaxy Note 7 has the upper hand in the battery department packing a 3,500mAh battery, which is followed by the LG V20 with 3,200mAh battery and then the iPhone 7 Plus which offers 21 hours of talk time and 16 hours standby time.
Even though the specs sheet clearly states that the LG V20 and Galaxy Note 7 are way ahead, but Apple has a knack of producing something special. If you are looking for a smartphone with a better camera, then the iPhone 7 Plus is an absolute choice for you. It will be up to you to choose between the LG V20 and Galaxy Note 7 as the latter has a better battery.