Coming out in September, 7th 2016, the iPhone 7 didn’t seem like a “whole new thing” at that time, but it does have faster speed, better camera than most of the previously released iPhones. I’d say it’s still great to use and for the price $226.99(Apple iPhone 7 128GB, Rose Gold) we find at cnet, something worthy to buy, unavailable for Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold colors for choose so far.
Absent of 3.5mm headphone jack
Lack of dual cameras
Design – How big is the iPhone 7?
Under the all-aluminum design and soft rounded edges, the size of the iPhone 7 measures at 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.28 inches (HWD), same to the size of the iPhone 6s. But it’s lighter compared 4.87 oz with 5.04 oz of the iPhone 6s. At that size and weight, it’s still within the comfortable type to hold and play during busy day time.
For the speaker, aside from the bottom speaker, the iPhone 7 gets an additional stereo speaker near the FaceTime camera. It’s great to hear the separated sound when in the landscape mode.
The iPhone 7 also gets a water-resistant design for water spills or pool drops, which is so hassle-free near the waters. Great!
To give a view of the battery life, we test the screen on time between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 6s.
The result is impressive, the iPhone 7 has much longer usage time than the 6s, at 5 hours, 45 minutes versus 4 hours, 21 minutes.
The biggest leap is under the hood. The iPhone 7 gets an A10 Fusion processor, which is the same to the A10 processor in the iPhone 7 plus. And the core is impressively 30% faster than A9 in iPhone 6s. And I can notice it when launching and installing the apps.
There is a 7-megapixel selfie camera on the front and a great iSight camera on the back.
When I hold the cellphone, a great noticeable feature is a large camera bump on the back. It’s equipped with new better lens and optical image stability. So, it generally gets cleverer over the influence of subtle flickering lights. The iSight camera of iPhone 7 is 12 mega-pixels, with a wider aperture lens of f1.8 than the 6s. This allows the iPhone 7 to shoot more detailed and clear photos in low light condition. It also adds a wide color gamut screen that enhances the color accuracy.
Headphone Jack Hassle
Apple said its step away of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in 2016 were “courages”. For Bluetooth user, you can just escape this part. But what if you are a premium standard earphone user? You may go for the Airpod and pay a little extra. And above all, lose some sound quality as you had heavily invested in a high standard 3.5mm earpieces before. Or you want to reserve your excellent 3.5mm earpieces, you need some extra money for the adapter. Either way, you have to take that little extra into consideration.
For colors there is matte black, glossy black, silver, gold and rose gold. Matte black feels prettier than the glossary one yet it can catch fingerprints easily. An iPhone case is recommended.
Doubling Storage Sizes
The Unlocked iPhone 7 has great options in storage, with 32GB/128GB/256GB. And the current price for them are $329.99/$369.99/$289.99 respectively. Unfortunately, some item are only available for shipping in certain markets. (Check best buy)
If you prefer an iPhone which is great at fast speed, excellent photos that can shoot in low lights, water-resistant and dual stereo speakers. And you can settle with no standard headphone jack. Or you think iPhone matching the Airpods and wireless Bluetooth earpieces is more edge. Then, this is the one you should go for. But if you do miss the headphone jack, then go for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s.
Apple iphone 7 specs and features:
– Versions: A1778 (Global), A1660 (USA & China), A1780 (China), A1779 (Japan), A1853, A1866
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, September|
|BODY||Dimensions||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||138 g (4.87 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|Wide color gamut|
|3D Touch display & home button|
|PLATFORM||OS||iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 12.3|
|Chipset||Apple A10 Fusion (16 nm)|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)|
|GPU||PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)|
|Internal||32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Single||12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/3″, PDAF, OIS|
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)|
|Features||Face detection, HDR, panorama|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)|
|Talk time||Up to 14 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 40 h|
|MISC||Colors||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red|
|Models||A1660, A1778, A1779, A1780, A1853, A1866|
|SAR||1.19 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||1.38 W/kg (head) 1.34 W/kg (body)|
|Price||About 550 EUR|
Apple iPhone 7
The iPhone 7 still has the biggest key features you’d want: a fast processor, water resistance, a more durable solid-state home button, and still really good cameras with rear optical image stabilization. iOS 12 should help this phone perform even better than on iOS 11.
- Water-resistant design
- Fast processor
- Brighter Screen
- Better cameras
- Absent of 3.5mm headphone jack
- Lack of dual cameras