When Apple first made the larger Plus phones back in 2014, the appeal was always about screen size, battery life, and to a small extent, the camera. Really, all the larger 5.5-inch model had that the standard 4.7-incher didn’t was optical image stabilization (OIS). This year, the iPhone 7 finally gets OIS — great for smoothing out shaky-handed pics and videos.
That’s just one of the many similarities between the 7 and 7 Plus. Really, they’re two variants on the same phone:
- Both are water-resistant.
- Both have the same fast A10 Fusion processor.
- Both have optical image stabilization on the rear camera for better low-light photos.
- Both lack headphone jacks.