Camera Comparison: iPhone 7 Plus vs. The Original iPhone


In order to remind ourselves how far the iPhone camera has come since the revolutionary smartphone’s initial launch in 2007, the folks over at The Verge have put up a bunch of photographs comparing the original iPhone’s camera with that of the all new iPhone 7 Plus. Of course the camera on the original iPhone was quite terrible. In fact, these comparison photos truly remind us how bad it really was.

“I thought that it would be fun, okay? I thought that it would be ironic, cool, and interestingly nerdy to shoot pictures on the first iPhone to compare them with the latest iPhone. But having not used an iPhone 2G to shoot any pictures since I bought an iPhone 3G, I’d forgotten just what a hunk of junk the original camera was.

Opening the camera app is so slow it’s mildly amusing, like a joke that goes on so long that it becomes funny again. The appalling resolution of a 2-megapixel camera is less funny, and the nonexistent low-light capabilities are positively irritating”.

Iphone 7


As the source puts it, the original iPhone 2G was a revolutionary smartphone which also had a camera, while the iPhone 7 Plus is a truly remarkable camera, that you can also use to call your mother on a Sunday.

Check out more pics below and share your thoughts in the comments section:

IPhone 7a

Iphone 1

IPhone 7b

IPhone 1b


  • Dr_AL

    Ha. Sold my iPhone 6 Plus to make room, for the 7 plus and my temp phone is the original iPhone running 1.1.3. It’s painful and yes the 2MP camera is terrible.

  • Michael C

    same here… i am using a FLIP phone from LG lol

  • Wait…does that have Instagram?

  • Michael C

    hahaha no…. 🙁 i haven’t instagram for a week thats baad lol

  • Kirk

    LOL…. that second picture though.. had me rolling.. look at the low light quality.. they might as well be ghosts… holy crow I’m dead.

  • LadeeDa

    Ge ez us. What useless garbage y o u’re spitting out today. Who cares about comparing the original iphone camera and the new iphone? This is as useful as comparing yo ur butt from today and when you were in high school