iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone XS

iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
Starting from £118.00
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS
Starting from £139.57
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iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS
Width77.9 mm70.9 mm
Height158.2 mm143.6 mm
Weight188 g177 g
Thickness7.3 mm7.7 mm
Volume89.96 cm³78.4 cm³


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS
Resolution1080 x 1920 px1125 x 2436 px
Density401 ppi458 ppi
Size5.5 inches5.8 inches


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS
Battery capacity2900 mAh2658 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingNoYes
Fast chargingNoYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life21 h21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS
Maximum storage256 GB512 GB
CPU frequency2.34 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS
Front camera resolution7 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XS
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

iPhone XS vs iPhone 7 Plus Comparison

Does the iPhone XS offer much more for your money than the iPhone 7 Plus?

The iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone XS are exactly the same size, and there are just 4 grams between them in weight, the iPhone XS remains a whisper lighter, so how do they differ exactly?

iPhone XS – it’s all about the screen

The iPhone X range came with a bunch of firsts, the most impressive being its screen. Gone were the bevels and notches and home button, and in their place was a stunning edge-to-edge screen. And that’s not all. This screen has OLED technology, so you get higher resolution, better colours, and sharper imagery. The screen on the iPhone XS is 5.8 inches, compared to 5.5 inches on the iPhone 7 Plus. Both the iPhone XS and the iPhone 7 Plus have dual 12 MP cameras at the rear, the 7 Plus was the first Apple phone to introduce it. Both phones also have a 7 MP selfie camera, but the TrueDepth technology on the iPhone XS is superior.

iPhone 7 Plus – a classic style with good battery life  

The battery on both these phones will roughly last you the day, pretty impressive for the older iPhone 7. Many people still prefer the classic Apple home button and find it easier to operate. If you’re one of those people then the iPhone 7 Plus will surely please. The iPhone 7 Plus has an A10 processor so it’s not as fast as the A 12 on the XS. Storage wise the iPhone 7 offers up to 256 Gb, whereas the XS offers up to 512 Gb. Price-wise, the iPhone 7 Plus would set you back around £719 when first released, compared to around £999 for the iPhone XS. Both can now be bought refurbished for considerably less.

Which is the better phone?

There’s no doubt about it, the iPhone XS outshines the iPhone 7 Plus in several areas - screen size and resolution, camera capabilities, storage, and speed. But that doesn’t mean the iPhone 7 Plus is a bad buy. The iPhone 7 Plus has good battery life and takes great pictures – if you’re not a big gamer or video-watcher, then you can save yourself the cash and still be the owner of a nice big phone with a decent-sized screen.

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