Along with other iPhones comes the awaited iPhone 15 Plus. There are very limited upgrades between the iPhone 15 Plus and its predecessor iPhone 14 Plus; only limited in processor and camera to say. So, let’s discuss what Apple has put into the handset this time.
iPhone 15 Plus Overview
Design and Display
Talking of the display, it is a Super Retina XDR OLED panel with an FHD+ resolution (2796 x 1290 pixels) and Ceramic Shield glass. Meanwhile, Apple has not upgraded the refresh rate this year either as this is still a 60Hz display. Even in terms of thickness and weight, there isn’t a substantial difference, as it measures 7.80 mm (same as its predecessor) in thickness and weighs 201 grams (from 203 g).
Likewise, the IP68 rating gets carried along for protection against dust and water dips. Apple provides five color options for this phone: Black, Green, Yellow, Pink, and Blue.
Performance and Memory
On the performance side of things, the Plus model relies on Apple’s last-gen A16 Bionic chip. This Hexa-core CPU boasts two Everest cores at 3.46GHz and four Sawtooth cores at 2.0GHz frequencies.
There is the 5-core Apple GPU handling the graphics task for the handset. Storage-wise, you get three variants: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB and for RAM, it offers 6GB capacity. The phone boots on iOS 17.
On the rear, Apple continues to provide a dual camera setup. It features a 48MP primary camera featuring sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) for steady shots. Complementing this, there’s a 12MP ultra-wide camera that captures wide-angle shots with a broader perspective.
On the front, you’ll find a 12MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture, which handles selfies and video calls.
The iPhone 15 Plus packs a Li-Ion 4330 mAh non-removable battery, offering up to 20 hours of video playback. It supports 20W fast charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging, and 15W MagSafe wireless charging. Notably, there’s no adapter included in the box, so users would need to acquire one separately for fast charging capabilities.
Likewise, this guy gets the USB-C 2.0 port. Regarding connectivity, the iPhone offers a range of options, including 5G, WiFi 6E, NFC, GPS, satellite connectivity, car crash detection, and emergency SOS. A notable addition is the “Roadside Assistance” feature, enabling users to reach out to related authorities via satellite connection in situations such as running out of fuel, having a flat tire, or getting stuck.
iPhone 15 Plus Price
|iPhone 15 Plus||Price in Nepal|
iPhone 15 Plus Specifications Compare
|Date||September 12, 2023|
|Dimension||160.9 x 77.8.0 x 7.8 mm|
Back: Corning Gorilla Glass
Front: Ceramic Shield
IP68 dust/water resistant
|Colors||Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink|
|Type||Super Retina XDR OLED|
1290 x 2796 pixels
19.5 : 9 aspect ratio
460 PPI pixel density
|Touch Sampling Rate||Unspecified|
|Brightness||1000 nits (HBM), 2000 nits (peak)|
|Others||HDR, True Tone, Wide Color (P3), Haptic Touch, Dynamic Island|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano + eSIM) or Dual eSIM|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA/ HSPA/ EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|2G Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Bands||B1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 46 / 48 / 53 / 66 / 71|
|5G Bands||N1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261|
|Chipset||Apple A16 Bionic (4nm)|
– 2x Everest (3.46 GHz)
– 4x Sawtooth (2.02 GHz)
|UI Version||iOS 17|
At least 5 years
|Variant||6/128GB, 6/256GB, 6/512GB|
Primary : 48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.0µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
Ultrawide : 12MP, f/2.4, 120˚ FoV, 13mm
|Features||Photonic Engine, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 5, Lens correction, Photo geotagging|
|Single||12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF|
|Features||Photonic Engine, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4|
|Video||4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Face Unlock||TrueDepth Face ID|
|3.5 mm Jack||No|
|Others||AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, Spatial Audio|
|Type||High-g accelerometer, High dynamic range gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Dual ambient light|
|WLAN||WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6), Dual-Band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, iBeacon|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0|
|Type||Li-Ion 4330 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||20W Fast Charging|
15W MagSafe Wireless Charging
7.5W Qi Magnetic Wireless Charging
|Features||Crash Detection, Emergency SOS via satellite, Siri Assistant|