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Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB) vs Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Apple iPhone 5S phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 5S XApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)24Points
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

8
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1560
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)24 Advantages Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)vsiPhone 5S (16GB)2 Advantages Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
+2.34Ghz 64bit Quad-Core56%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR42 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+32GB (25GB available)92%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (13GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)4%
Thinner
vs7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+1080x1920 pixels185%
Higher resolution screen
vs640x1136 pixels
+401 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs326 PPI
+5.5"38%
Larger screen
vs4"
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP200%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsDual-LED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 7.1MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+iOS 14Advantage
iOS 14 is newer and safer
vsiOS 12
+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2900 mAh86%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1560 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
188 grams (6.58 ounces)vs+112 grams (3.92 ounces)68%
Lighter
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+19 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
ModeliPhone 7 Plus (32GB)iPhone 5S (16GB)
Other model namesiPhone 7 Plus A1661 CDMA, iPhone 7 Plus A1784Apple iPhone 5S A1453, iPhone A1457, A1530, A1533
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateSeptember, 2016September, 2013
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)112 grams (3.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Operating systemiOS 10iOS 7.0
Firmware updateiOS 14iOS 12
HardwareApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL0698
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.34Ghz Dual-Core Hurricane
2Ghz Dual-Core Zephyr
1.5Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR Series7XT Plus MP6PowerVR G6430 quad-core
RAM memory3GB LPDDR41GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
16GB (13GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.5" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)640x1136 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassGorilla Glass
Display features60Hz, 625 nits60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1661)CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1661 model:
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1784 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1453/A1533 GSM model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1453/A1533 CDMA model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

A1457/A1530 model:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat3

A1453 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,18,19,20,25,26)

A1533 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,19,20,25)

A1457 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)

A1530 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600 (Bands 38,39,40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.856mm1/3.6
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x2592 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.5µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)7.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivityApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri
- AirDrop
- iCloud
- NFC Apple Pay only
- New stereo dual-speaker system
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- Touch ID
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2900 mAh1560 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days15000 minutes | 250 hours | 10.4 days
Radiation rateApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.12W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1W/kg (head) | 0.8W/kg (body)
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