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The iPhone 7 vs. the competition: Win some, lose some

Engadget Engadget 7/09/2016 Kris Naudus
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The new 4.7-inch iPhone is here and, just like the rumors predicted, the headphone jack is no more. If you're not thrilled with having to shop for a new pair of earbuds, it might be worth looking to see how the new water-resistant handset stacks up against its Android competition. We've taken a few recent flagships and laid out their specs for your perusal, including Sony's new Xperia XZ. With most top-tier Android devices running Snapdragon 820, these phones end up having a lot in common. However, there's a few key differences to keep things interesting.

iPhone 7Galaxy S7LG G5HTC 10Sony Xperia XZ
Pricing$649, $749, $849 (off-contract)$200 (on-contract)varies by carrier on contract; $650 off-contract$699 (off-contract)Not available
Known dimensions138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches)142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches)149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3mm (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches)145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0-9.0mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.12-0.35 inches)146 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches)
Weight138g (4.87 ounces)152g (5.36 ounces)159g (5.61 ounces)161g (5.68 ounces)161g (5.68 ounces)
Screen size4.7 inches (119.38mm)5.1 inches (129.2mm)5.3 inches (134.62mm)5.2 inches (132.08mm)5.2 inches (132.08mm)
Screen resolution1,334 x 750 (326 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (554 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (564 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 (424 ppi)
Screen typeRetina HDQuad HD Super AMOLEDQuad HD IPS LCD QuantumQuad HD Super LCD 5Full HD TRILUMINOS LCD
BatterySize not available, but up to 14 hours usage on WiFi3,000mAh2,800mAh3,000mAh2,900mAh
Internal storage32/128/256GB32GB32GB32GB32GB
External storageNonemicroSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Rear camera12MP, f/1.812MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size16MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size12MP, f/1.8, 1.55µm pixel size23MP
Front-facing cam7MP, f/2.25MP8MP5MP, f/1.8, 1.34µm pixel size13MP, f/2.0
Video capture4K at 30fps4K at 30fps4K4K4K
SoCApple A10 FusionQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPUNot available2.15GHz quad-core2.15GHz quad-core2.2GHz quad-core2.15 or 2.2GHz quad-core
GPUNot availableAdreno 530Adreno 530Adreno 530Adreno 530
RAMNot available4GB4GB4GB3GB
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 6.0
Standout featuresTouch ID, IP67 certified, Lightning connectorFingerprint sensor, IP68 certifiedFingerprint sensor, USB Type-CFingerprint sensor, USB Type-CFingerprint sensor, IP68 certified, USB Type-C
AccessoriesNot applicableNot applicableLG Friends: Cam, Cam Plus, Hi-Fi Plus (not available in US), VRNot applicableNot applicable

* Specs in italics are unconfirmed, but we will update as more details become available.

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