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Which is better, iPhone 7 32GB or iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank? We compared their features and specs in detail

Created date: 02/24/2018, 23:00:06, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 06:57:41

iPhone 7 32GBiPhone 4 32GB SoftBank
iPhone 7 32GBiPhone 4 32GB SoftBank

Are you having trouble comparing the differences in features and performance of the iPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, or unsure about their differences in ease-of-use, and wondering which to buy? We did a deep-dive comparison of the features, specs, and capabilities of these two smartphone, and provided our rating of which one was a better buy.

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General rating:

58/100

(The 1610th of all smartphones)

40.5/100

(The 2570th of all smartphones)

Holding comfort
78/100
89/100
Weight
75/100
75/100
Screen size
69/100
50/100
Display quality
67/100
68/100
Battery life
48/100
32/100
Processing power
50/100
0/100
Memory capacity
50/100
5/100
Storage capacity
55/100
55/100
Rear camera performance
59/100
27/100
Front camera performance
55/100
0/100

  • Size

    65.4 point(Horizontal: 2.6inches (67.1mm) , vertical: 5.4inches (138.3mm) , thickness: 0.3inches (7.1mm)) vs 83.9 point(Horizontal: 2.3inches (58.6mm) , vertical: 4.5inches (115.2mm) , thickness: 0.4inches (9.3mm))

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IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, performance comparison

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The iPhone 7 32GB has a width of 2.6inches (67.1mm), a length of 5.4inches (138.3mm), and a thickness of 0.3inches (7.1mm). Also, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank has a width of 2.3inches (58.6mm), a length of 4.5inches (115.2mm), and a thickness of 0.4inches (9.3mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is considerably smaller and more compact than the iPhone 7 32GB. The iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank excels over the iPhone 7 32GB in terms of being easier to hold with one hand and is therefore less likely to be accidentally dropped. If you're looking for a smart phone with superior grip and hand fit, we recommend purchasing the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank over the iPhone 7 32GB.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is considerably smaller and more compact than the iPhone 7 32GB. The iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank excels over the iPhone 7 32GB in terms of being easier to hold with one hand and is therefore less likely to be accidentally dropped. If you're looking for a smart phone with superior grip and hand fit, we recommend purchasing the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank over the iPhone 7 32GB.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is a considerably larger size than the iPhone 7 32GB. In terms of being more convenient to use one-handed, and less likely to get in the way when you're not using it, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is superior to the iPhone 7 32GB. If you're going for the smart phone sized to be easiest to carry and handle with one hand, we recommend buying the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank over the iPhone 7 32GB.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
iPhone 7 32GB78/1002.6inches (67.1mm) x 5.4inches (138.3mm) x 0.3inches (7.1mm)
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank89/1002.3inches (58.6mm) x 4.5inches (115.2mm) x 0.4inches (9.3mm)

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the iPhone 7 32GB is about 4.9oz (138g), and the weight of the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is about 4.8oz (137g). Comparing the weight of the two devices, there isn't much difference in weight between the iPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank. That's why the likelihood of fatigue in the fingers and wrists after extended use is about the same for both. That's why it is better to compare the two in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreWeight
iPhone 7 32GB75/1004.9oz (138g)
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank75/1004.8oz (137g)

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The iPhone 7 32GB has a 4.7 inch display. Also, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank has a 3.5 inch display. Comparing the screen size, the iPhone 7 32GB has a considerably larger screen than the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, with a difference of approximately 1.2 inch. The iPhone 7 32GB is superior to the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank in terms of its larger buttons and the intensity of the user's experience when playing games and watching videos. In addition, the larger screen on the iPhone 7 32GB has the benefit of being easier on the user's eyes. If you are looking for a smartphone that you are less likely to mistap, offers a more intense viewing and gaming experience, and decreases eyestrain, then we recommend the iPhone 7 32GB over the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank.

ScoreDisplay size
iPhone 7 32GB69/1004.7 inch
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank50/1003.5 inch

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the iPhone 7 32GB is 750 x 1334, and pixel density is 325ppi. Also, the resolution on the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is 640 x 960, and pixel density is 329ppi. Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the iPhone 7 32GB and the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
iPhone 7 32GB67/100325ppi
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank68/100329ppi

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, a summary of the differences in battery life

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

The iPhone 7 32GB is 1960mAh, and the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is 1420mAh. Regarding battery capacity, the iPhone 7 32GB has greater battery capacity than the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, with a 540mAh difference. Since the iPhone 7 32GB can be used for longer periods without recharging than the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, it is great for outdoor use. If you want a smartphone with a longer battery life, we recommend the iPhone 7 32GB over the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank.

ScoreBattery capacity
iPhone 7 32GB48/1001960mAh
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank32/1001420mAh

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The iPhone 7 32GB's CPU is a Apple A10, with performance measured at 2.34GHz+2.34GHz×4(Quad core). Also, the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank's CPU is a Apple A4, with performance measured at 1.0GHz×1(Single core). Comparing CPU performance, the iPhone 7 32GB has considerably higher specs than the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank. In terms of being able to comfortably play games and run apps smoothly, the iPhone 7 32GB is superior to the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank. If you're going for a high spec smart phone that runs smoothly and comfortably handles games, we recommend purchasing the iPhone 7 32GB over the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank.

ScoreCPU specs
iPhone 7 32GB50/1002.34GHz+2.34GHz×4(Quad core)
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank0/1001.0GHz×1(Single core)

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the iPhone 7 32GB is 2GB and the weight of the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is 512.0MB. Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, the iPhone 7 32GB has a significantly larger amount of RAM than the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, with a difference of about 510GB. In terms of the unlikeliness of crashing and the ease of multitasking, 3D games and VR, the iPhone 7 32GB is superior to the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank. If you're looking for a smart phone that can run multiple apps simultaneously with stability and also allows you to comfortably enjoy 3D games and VR, then we recommend purchasing the iPhone 7 32GB over the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank.

ScoreRAM size
iPhone 7 32GB50/1002GB
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank5/100512.0MB

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the iPhone 7 32GB is 32GB. Also the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank is 32GB. Regarding storage capacity, there is a negligible difference in storage capacity between the iPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank. As a result, you can save roughly the same amount of pictures, and install roughly the same amount of applications, on either phone. You are better off comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreStorage size
iPhone 7 32GB55/10032GB
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank55/10032GB

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

IPhone 7 32GB has a 12 MP main camera. Also, iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank has a 5 MP main camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the iPhone 7 32GB has a much higher pixel count compared to the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, with a roughly 7 MP difference. In terms of taking or shooting high resolution pictures or videos that will look clean when printed, the iPhone 7 32GB is superior to the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting videos and taking pictures, we recommend the iPhone 7 32GB over the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
iPhone 7 32GB59/10012 MP
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank27/1005 MP

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

IPhone 7 32GB has an 7 MP front camera and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank has an 0.3 MP front camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the front camera of the iPhone 7 32GB has a much higher pixel count compared to the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, with a roughly 6.7 MP difference. As a result, the iPhone 7 32GB is more suited than the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank for shooting videos and taking pictures. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting high resolution selfies which will look clean when printed, we recommend the iPhone 7 32GB over the iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
iPhone 7 32GB55/1007 MP
iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank0/1000.3 MP

IPhone 7 32GB and iPhone 4 32GB SoftBank, performance comparison by specification sheet

iPhone 7 32GBiPhone 4 32GB SoftBank
ImageiPhone 7 32GBiPhone 4 32GB SoftBank
MakerAppleApple
BrandiPhoneiPhone
Release date9/16, 20166/24, 2010
OSiOSiOS
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.6inches (67.1mm) x 5.4inches (138.3mm) x 0.3inches (7.1mm)2.3inches (58.6mm) x 4.5inches (115.2mm) x 0.4inches (9.3mm)
Weight4.9oz (138g)4.8oz (137g)
Display size4.7 inch3.5 inch
Display type3D Touch Retina HDRetina
Screen resolution (width x height)750 x 1334640 x 960
Pixel density325ppi329ppi
Battery capacity1960mAh1420mAh
ChipsetApple A10Apple A4
CPU specs2.34GHz+2.34GHz×4(Quad core)1.0GHz×1(Single core)
RAM size2GB512.0MB
Storage size32GB32GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP5 MP
Front-camera resolution7 MP0.3 MP

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