How the new iPhone 7 compares to the best Android phones


Apple announced the latest iterations of the iPhone today, with what the company claims are its best iPhones yet. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus bring faster processors, new cameras, and some minor visual updates to antenna placement and color choices from last year's iPhone 6S — but these improvements come at the cost of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

And while Apple has always been coy about the actual specifications of their devices, hard numbers for processor speed, RAM, and battery life are less important than ever nowadays. With phones like the Galaxy Note 7 leading the pack despite claims of “underpowered” hardware, it’s clear that a good experience in using a smartphone is far more crucial than necessarily having the fastest processor, most megapixels, or highest screen resolution. Which, to be fair, is more or less the strategy Apple’s been betting on for the last few years with its previous iPhones, and there’s no reason to suspect why the new models won’t continue to live up to that.

But even though hard specifications are only half the story in today's world, it’s still nice to see how the exact numbers play out. In the chart below, we’ve put the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus head-to-head against some of the other top smartphones on the market, so you can know exactly what’s inside your next smartphone.

Read next: Our iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review

Apple iPhone 7 first look