1. gpo1956's Avatar
    Are the hardware differences between the 7 and 7 Plus significant enough to justify the larger harder to carry size of the 7 Plus? Would the average user notice any significant performance differences between the two in day to day use?
    11-06-2016 08:58 AM
  2. Alain_A's Avatar
    I don't know about the +. I have the 7 which is the right size for me at the moment and I doubt I would go bigger. It all depends of your need. The 7 is very fast, battery for me is about 2 days if I don't browse all day.
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    11-06-2016 09:13 AM
  3. RHChan84's Avatar
    Battery last me a full day of heavy usage.
    But light usage, I can get about two days.

    The plus also has dual lens so portrait mode is pretty sweet.

    I also have a 7 and battery is pretty good on that. I can get close to a full day with a good amount of usage.

    My Plus is personal and 7 is for work.
    11-06-2016 09:37 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Are the hardware differences between the 7 and 7 Plus significant enough to justify the larger harder to carry size of the 7 Plus? Would the average user notice any significant performance differences between the two in day to day use?
    That will depend on your usage. I've had both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7, in my opinion, is a tad bit faster that my iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, the overall specs of the iPhone 7 Plus are better than those of the iPhone 7, still, unless the better camera and extra gig of RAM is a deal breaker, I would recommend that "you" get the iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone 7 Plus.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 11-06-2016 at 03:42 PM.
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    11-06-2016 10:25 AM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    Are the hardware differences between the 7 and 7 Plus significant enough to justify the larger harder to carry size of the 7 Plus? Would the average user notice any significant performance differences between the two in day to day use?
    Battery and camera are the two main things. I went with the 7 because I like the one handed usability and also don't need the dual camera (for now) since the 7 has OIS. I most likely will go with the larger model next year if they slim down the bezels so it is not such a large overall size. But to your question, outside of the battery, most would not notice the difference in day to day use.
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    11-06-2016 03:18 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    When in doubt, go for the Plus. That's what I did.
    Coming from an iPhone 5S, I didn't want to miss out on the dual camera and the bigger screen.
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    11-06-2016 03:46 PM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    As others have said, it depends on your usage. I've had a 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 6s, and now a 7 Plus. When I had the 6s I could never get a full day battery, I had charge a number of times throughout the day. However I use my phone all the day for work and for myself. Since I watch a lot of YouTube and video, I prefer the larger screen, and the extra battery life is perfect. It all depends on how much you use your phone and what you use it for, also how important one handed usage is to you. Since I always use my phone two handed the Plus isn't any different for me.
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    11-06-2016 04:02 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    I believe the average user will absolutely notice the differences in battery life. Aside from that, probably not.
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    11-06-2016 04:14 PM
  9. gpo1956's Avatar
    Thanks for taking the time top respond guys!
    11-06-2016 08:32 PM
  10. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    That will depend on your usage. I've had both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7, in my opinion, is a tad bit faster that my iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, the overall specs of the iPhone 7 Plus are better than those of the iPhone 7, still, unless the better camera and extra gig of RAM is a deal breaker, I would recommend that "you" get the iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone 7 Plus.
    The 7 was faster than your 7 Plus? That seems backwards, with the 7 Plus having a GB more RAM. I'm not saying you're lying, it just doesn't seem like that should be.
    11-06-2016 09:11 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The 7 was faster than your 7 Plus? That seems backwards, with the 7 Plus having a GB more RAM. I'm not saying you're lying, it just doesn't seem like that should be.
    I had the iPhone 7 for exactly two weeks and when I switched it out for the iPhone 7 Plus, the first thing I noticed was the difference in speed. Specifically, in doing every day tasks. At the time, I had not set up the iPhone 7 Plus as new, but I've since done that. Anyway, at the time, the speed difference wasn't great or anything, but it was noticeable.
    11-06-2016 09:46 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    Are the hardware differences between the 7 and 7 Plus significant enough to justify the larger harder to carry size of the 7 Plus? Would the average user notice any significant performance differences between the two in day to day use?
    I had both. Didn't notice any difference in performance. Just having portrait mode was nice on the Plus.
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    11-06-2016 10:13 PM
  13. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I prefer the 7 over the larger size. I agonize over it every year. But in the end, my use cases require me to have the smaller phone. If the future models offer me more in the plus, then I'll deal with it but for now, the 7 is great.
    11-06-2016 10:54 PM
  14. Ling Cheung's Avatar
    The Plus model have two camera and have faster flash storage then the regular model. However, the performance differences is not very noticeable.
    11-07-2016 01:12 AM
  15. Breuklen's Avatar
    Besides the camera, the only major difference for many buyers will be just the size.
    11-07-2016 01:19 AM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    The Plus model have two camera and have faster flash storage then the regular model. However, the performance differences is not very noticeable.
    It doesn't have faster flash storage than regular model. The 128/256 have faster storage than the base model for both 7 and 7 plus
    11-07-2016 04:29 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    As others have said, it depends on your usage. I've had a 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 6s, and now a 7 Plus. When I had the 6s I could never get a full day battery, I had charge a number of times throughout the day. However I use my phone all the day for work and for myself. Since I watch a lot of YouTube and video, I prefer the larger screen, and the extra battery life is perfect. It all depends on how much you use your phone and what you use it for, also how important one handed usage is to you. Since I always use my phone two handed the Plus isn't any different for me.
    6s battery was really meh for me even from the start. The 7 seems a little better but seems after a few months to tank hard.
    11-07-2016 05:32 PM
  18. firedept10's Avatar
    Not really. As already stated the biggest thing is the camera. I suggest going to the Apple Store and take some time to compare them side by side. I think this may give you a better feel for which will best suit your needs.
    11-07-2016 05:45 PM
  19. DLieSaS's Avatar
    Well, if you can handle the bulk of the Plus, go for the Plus – it's cumbersome at times, but a screen that big really helps you get more done on the phone…
    11-08-2016 01:08 AM
  20. Breuklen's Avatar
    6s battery was really meh for me even from the start. The 7 seems a little better but seems after a few months to tank hard.
    I forgot about the battery life. A real plus for many, especially those that travel or don't have time to constantly recharge.
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    11-09-2016 10:56 AM
  21. Quang Tran3's Avatar
    7+ vs 7:
    - 2 camera lens vs 1
    - Camera app supports portrait mode with bokeh. However, bokeh can also be achieved almost similarly with the app FabFocus for the 7.
    - Larger battery
    - 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi), 67.7% screen-to-body ratio vs the 7 with 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio.
    - 3 GB vs 2 GB
    - Price

    ... So, there are quite a few differences.
    11-10-2016 05:14 AM
  22. christianXO's Avatar
    I'm on an iPhone 7 and see myself as an "heavy user". I always make it through the day and when I go to bed at night I usually have around 20% battery left when pluggin it into the charger.
    Before, when I had the 6S Plus I usually ended up around 40-45% at night, forcing me to plug it in anyway to be certain to get me through the whole next day.
    So....charging everynight anyway.
    I'm very happy with the batterylife on my iPhone 7.
    11-10-2016 12:18 PM
  23. Erik J's Avatar
    I have had both. The Plus really has more then enough battery.!
    11-14-2016 05:15 PM
  24. gpo1956's Avatar
    I ordered the 7 Plus today. Thanks to everyone who responded!
    11-14-2016 07:13 PM
  25. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I ordered the 7 Plus today. Thanks to everyone who responded!
    Congrats!
    11-14-2016 07:55 PM
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