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The iPhone 7 Plus vs. the competition: How even is the field?

Engadget Engadget 7/09/2016 Kris Naudus
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The iPhone 7 Plus finally brings a dual camera to the iPhone line. But there are plenty of other big handsets out there with their own stellar features, including the LG's newly unveiled V20 and its Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Check out the table below to see how these two compare to phones like the Moto Z which, just like Apple's new lineup, ditched the headphone jack in favor of USB-C. We've even thrown in the Galaxy Note 7 -- sure, it's been recalled, but when it's not randomly exploding the Note is still one of our favorite devices this year.

iPhone 7 PlusGalaxy Note 7OnePlus 3Moto ZLG V20
Pricing$769, $869, $969 (off-contract)varies by carrier, starts at $850 (off-contract)$399 (off-contract)$624, $674 (off-contract)Not available
Known dimensions158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches)152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm (6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches)155.3 x 75.3 x 5.19mm (6.11 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches)159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm (6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches)
Weight188g (6.63 ounces)169g (5.96 ounces)158g (5.57 ounces)136g (4.8 ounces)Not available
Screen size5.5 inches (139.7mm)5.7 inches (144.78mm)5.5 inches (139.7mm)5.5 inches (139.7mm)5.7 inches (144.78mm)
Screen resolution1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (515 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (535 ppi)Main: 2,560 x 1,440 (513 ppi)
Secondary: 160 x 1,040 (513 ppi)
Screen typeRetina HDQuad HD Super AMOLEDFull HD Optic AMOLEDQuad HD AMOLEDQuad HD IPS LCD (main display)
BatterySize not available, but up to 15 hours usage on WiFi3,500mAh3,000mAh2,600mAh3,200mAh
Internal storage32/128/256GB64GB64GB32 / 64GB64GB
External storageNonemicroSDNonemicroSDmicroSD
Rear cameraDual cameras, 12MP, f/1.8 and f/2.812MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size16MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixel size13MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel sizeDual cameras, 16MP f/1.8 and 8MP f/2.4
Front-facing cam7MP, f/2.25MP, f/1.78MP, f/2.0, 1.4µm pixel size5MP5MP, f/1.9
Video capture4K at 30fps4K4K at 30fps4K at 30fps4K
NFCYesYesYesYesYes
Bluetoothv4.2v4.2v4.2v4.2v4.2
SoCApple A10 FusionQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPUNot available2.15GHz quad-core2.2GHz quad-core2.2GHz quad-coreNot available
GPUNot availableAdreno 530Adreno 530Adreno 530Adreno 530
RAMNot available4GB6GB4GB4GB
WiFiDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11ac
Operating systemiOS 10Android 6.0Android 6.0Android 6.0Android 7.0
Standout featuresTouch ID, IP67 certified, Lightning connectorIris scanner, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-CFingerprint sensor, USB Type-CFingerprint sensor, USB Type-CFingerprint sensor, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
AccessoriesNot applicableS-Pen, Gear 360, Gear VRNot applicableMoto Mods: Insta-Share Projector, SoundBoost speaker, Power PackNot applicable

* Specs in italics are unconfirmed.

While we can't take a deeper dive just yet, keep an eye out for our hands-on impressions of the iPhone 7 Plus later today.

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