Read this iPhone 7 Plus Review and learn everything about iPhone 7+!
- Is iPhone 7 Plus the best iPhone ever existed?
- Should you wait for iPhone 8?
- Should you just keep your iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 6s?
In this iPhone 7 Plus Review, will find out what iPhone 7 Plus has to offer to iPhone users and then you can decide for yourselves!
A complete iPhone 7 Plus Review
In my iPhone 7 Review, we already saw that iPhone 7 is better than iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s+. Maybe not so improved as we wanted it to be but better for sure! And of course, it is one of the best smartphones right now
On the other hand, iPhone 7 Plus is better than iPhone 7 for sure and this makes it the best iPhone ever created! At first glance, iPhone 7 Plus is an over-sized iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s (they really look extremely look alike) but with ”Plus” iOS Apps & Tweaks, bigger battery, higher resolution, the best iPhone Camera ever and 3GB of RAM, you easily understand that size does matters!
But let me unravel this iPhone 7 Plus review!
A quick look at iPhone 7 Plus Specs
Let the numbers talk before we continue with this iPhone 7 Plus Review
• Five colors: Black, Jet Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver,
• 12MP Dual-lens: Telephoto and wide-angle
• TrueTone Flashlight: Four LEDs – two warm and two cool
• Water- and dust- resistant: IP67 rating
• Touch home button: Non-push with haptic feedback, partly to permit water resistance
• Screen: iPad Pro 9.7’s color gamut
• Stereo sound: Two speakers providing stereo sound in landscape
Design and iPhone 7 Plus Review
Despite Jonny Ive stating about iPhone 7 Plus design:
“The most singular, the most evolved of this singular design”
all I see is, like I already told you, an over-sized 5.5” iPhone 6s or 6s+ with a Jet Black color option and nothing more.
iPhone 7 Plus Screen
The screen looks exactly the same with iPhone 6s+, 5.5” with Full HD (1080×1920), but it is improved actually.
The screen is now 25% brighter than before, so you will be able to see clear even under midday sun, features 3D Touch and amazing color gamut (like iPad Pro 9.7)
iPhone 7 Plus Review and iPhone 7+ Performance
The A10 Fusion Chipset is just awesome. I tried to find a better processor on another smartphone but up till now, iPhone 7 Plus has the most powerful processor under the hood!
The A10 Fusion 64-bit chip is equipped with Quad-Core CPU. Two of the cores are used for performance and the other two for efficiency!
You can also use the performance controller to manage how cores work!
For those of you who are still wondering if you should upgrade to iPhone 7 Plus let me tell you how faster it is!
40% faster than A9
2x faster than A8
120x faster than iPhone 2G
A10 GPU is:
50% faster than A9 (2/3 of power)
3x faster than A8 (1/2 of power)
240x faster than iPhone 2G
Battery and iPhone 7 Plus review
We heard many rumors about the improved battery in iPhone 7 series but unfortunately, in this part Apple disappointed me!
Ok, iPhone 7 Plus has a 2910mAh Li-Ion battery, 160mAh bigger than iPhone 6s+ battery but the truth is this:
iPhone 7 Plus lasts only one hour longer than iPhone 6s Plus and I can’t call this an improvement!
Cameras and iPhone 7 Plus Review
iPhone 7 Plus brings something completely new! Apple added a telephoto (56mm lens) camera next to the 12MP (wide-angle 28mm lens) camera!
You can use this telephoto camera to get x2 optical zoom and then it can be increased digitally up to x10!
Combining the two cameras together we get
- 2x12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture
- OIS (it means Optical Image Stabilization)
- 6-element lens
- 4K Video
The TrueTone Flashlight became 50% brighter, with four LEDs and longer reach!
(you can make your iPhone 7 Plus Flashlight even brighter with these iGadgets)
On the front side of iPhone 7 Plus, we find the 7MP Facetime camera equipped with full-screen LCD flash, OIS and wide color capture!
The new Home Button: iPhone 7 Plus Review
Push and click Home Buttons belong to the past. The new solid Home Button is fused with iPhone 7 Plus front side and it is force sensitive!
Apple created a new larger Taptic Engine to support the new Home Button’s feedback, customization and response
The new Home Button design also helps to make the iPhone completely dust-proof and amazingly water-resistant (iPhone 7 Plus can take 30 minutes under 3 feet of water, but don’t try this at home)
No more Headphone jack: iPhone 7 Plus Review
The absence of the headphone jack received countless negative comments but there is no point to continue doing that.
You can still use older analog headsets with the adapter you can find in the box!
In the box, you will also find a pair of EarPods (the classic headphones replacement) but the drawback is that you ”plug” them into your iPhone’s Lightning Port and this means that you can charge your iPhone and listen to music or any audio with EarPods at the same time!
Despite negative criticism, in the end of October 2016, Apple will release AirPods, the new generation of wireless Headphones (the will cost around $160) and let’s face it: Analog era has ended (but it is still useful for dudes who play the blues ;-))
Speakers and iPhone 7 Plus Review
With increased dynamic range (I mean they are louder), iPhone 7 Plus speakers have gone stereo. I still prefer to listen to music from real sound systems but when you have no other choice is really nice to have stereo sound in landscape mode with your smartphone!
Pros and Cons of iPhone 7 Plus
Before the end of this iPhone 7 Plus Review let me tell you how I feel about iPhone 7 Plus
Pros of iPhone 7 Plus
- faster A10 Fusion Quad-Core Processor up to 2.3GHz
- 3GB of RAM
- The best camera ever (than any smartphone)
- 25% brighter LED backlight
- stereo speakers
- iPad Pro 9.7’s color gamut
Cons of iPhone 7 Plus
- battery capacity (despite 2910mAh and A10 better efficiency, battery life is short)
- Missing Headphone Jack (I don’t really care but most of you do)
The conclusion of iPhone 7 Plus Review
There is no doubt that iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone right now!
If you bought an iPhone 7 Plus (or if you are thinking about buying one) you are holding the most powerful iPhone in your hands and in my opinion it doesn’t matter if you didn’t wait for iPhone 8!
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s+ are still the most ”value for money” choices and you can find them cheaper from now on, but iPhone 7 Plus is surely way better than both of them!
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