×

Best ever hands-on review and draw backs of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus

Almost all of the rumors about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus turned out to be correct. There were practically zero surprises in Apple’s event . This also gives credence to the other rumors that have been circulating regarding the next iPhone upgrade, the iPhone 8.

SIZE

IPhone 7

The iPhone 7 comes with 4.7-inch small size.

IPhone 7 plus

IPhone 7 plus has much bigger 5.5-inch size.

SCREEN RESOLUTION & DISPLAY

IPhone 7

IPhone 7 is offering wide color IPS display with 1334 x 750 resolution, 3D touch, and 326ppi pixel density.

IPhone 7 plus

For IPhone 7 plus, screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 with 401ppi pixel density. 3D touch is also included.

BATTERY

IPhone 7

The iPhone 7 has 2 extra hours of battery, with 14 hours talk time, as compared to iPhone 6s but smaller than the iPhone 7 plus.

IPhone 7 plus

When it comes to iPhone 7 Plus, it offers an hour of extra life compared to its predecessor including 21 hours of talk time.

RAM

IPhone 7

IPhone 7 has 2GB RAM.

IPhone 7 plus

IPhone 7 plus comes with 3GB extended RAM.

CAMERA

IPhone 7

The iPhone 7 has a single-lens 12MP upgraded camera with 5x digital zoom, Quad-LED true tone flash, and f/1.8 aperture.

IPhone 7 Plus

But the star of the show is the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera with wide angle (f/1.8 aperture) and telephoto (f/2.8 aperture), 10x digital zoom, Quad-LED true tone flash.

Both of the phone models have 7MP front face camera with 1080p HD video recording and retina flash.

PRICE

IPhone 7

IPhone 7 price for 32GB version is $649, $749 for 128GB and $849 for 256GB.

IPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus is $120 more expensive than the iPhone 7. The price for 32GB, 128GB and 256GB is $769, $869 and $969 respectively.

What about Headphone Jack?

Now this is confirm that IPhone 7 doesn’t not include headphone jack, and you would require a Bluetooth or wireless headphones. There are an extensive range of optimum quality Bluetooth headphones available in the market, and so you can choose according to your preference and budget range. Apple has also announced its own wireless Apple AirPods as well.

Other Features

Other features about iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are wireless charging, a pressure sensitive home button, 3D touch, smart connector, and redesigned antenna bands.

Performance

Apple iPhone 7  is powered by a new generation A10 Fusion chip. It’s a 64 bit quad-core processor with over 3.3 billion transistors. The new A10 Fusion is 40% faster than A9 and 2x faster processing than A8. The A10 is 120x faster than the original iPhone. The bump in processing speed from A8 to A10 is staggering.

The A10 Fusion Chip is accompanied with 2GB RAM in iPhone 7 and 3GB RAM in iPhone 7 Plus

The graphics in A10 is really incredible. The new GPU in A10 Fusion has six cores that is 50% faster than the A9 in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and 3x faster than the A8 powering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The Bads –

Sure there are some welcome changes in the phone (not the missing Headphone Jack) but still, it lags behind the competition on so many fronts.

  1. The story of the Missing JACKApple, what is this?  what was the point of doing this? This is not beneficial for the consumers in any way, but Apple will make loads of money by making this change. The iPhone 7 will be bought by tens of millions of people during the next few months alone, and its lack of a headphone jack is going to make many of them consider buying Lightning or Bluetooth headphones (AirPods, as Apple calls it will cost 160 USD !!!).
  2. The Design –  Not much concerned about it being so much similar to the iPhone 6/6S, as both are pretty devices. My biggest complaint is the amount of bezel around the screen, it looks so non-premium and is such a poor use of space. Galaxy S7 offers 5.1″ screen in a body of almost the same size.
  3. The BatteryThe battery life of iPhone 7 will be decent, however, it could have been much better. Just add a millimeter in the thickness Apple and give me a larger battery, not that difficult.
  4. The Display – It is good, but for the asking price, it could have been so much better. Every single manufacturer, be it Samsung, LG or HTC is offering better displays, mostly due to the higher resolution. 750×1334 pixels is so 2013ish. A 1080p display on iPhone 7 would have been perfect.
  5. PricingWell, what to say about this. Apple be like “Take it or leave it !”
Top