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

The iPhone finally competes on water-resistance but we've lost the headphone jack.
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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 7 Galaxy S7 LG G5 HTC 10 Sony Xperia XZ
Pricing $649, $749, $849 (off-contract) varies by carrier, starts at $650 off-contract varies by carrier on contract; $650 off-contract $699 (off-contract) Not available
Known dimensions 138.3 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)
Weight 138g (4.87 ounces) 152g (5.36 ounces) 159g (5.61 ounces) 161g (5.68 ounces) 161g (5.68 ounces)
Screen size 4.7 inches (119.38mm) 5.1 inches (129.2mm) 5.3 inches (134.62mm) 5.2 inches (132.08mm) 5.2 inches (132.08mm)
Screen resolution 1,334 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 type Retina HD Quad HD Super AMOLED Quad HD IPS LCD Quantum Quad HD Super LCD 5 Full HD TRILUMINOS LCD
Battery Size not available, but up to 14 hours usage on WiFi 3,000mAh 2,800mAh 3,000mAh 2,900mAh
Internal storage 32/128/256GB 32GB 32GB 32GB 32GB
External storage None microSD microSD microSD microSD
Rear camera 12MP, f/1.8 12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size 16MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size 12MP, f/1.8, 1.55µm pixel size 23MP
Front-facing cam 7MP, f/2.2 5MP 8MP 5MP, f/1.8, 1.34µm pixel size 13MP, f/2.0
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps 4K 4K 4K
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.2 v4.2 v4.2 v4.2
SoC Apple A10 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU Not available 2.15GHz quad-core 2.15GHz quad-core 2.2GHz quad-core 2.15 or 2.2GHz quad-core
GPU Not available Adreno 530 Adreno 530 Adreno 530 Adreno 530
RAM Not available 4GB 4GB 4GB 3GB
WiFi Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system iOS 10 Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Standout features Touch ID, IP67 certified, Lightning connector Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified, USB Type-C
Accessories Not applicable Not applicable LG Friends: Cam, Cam Plus, Hi-Fi Plus (not available in US), VR Not applicable Not applicable

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

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