Every September Apple releases the latest iPhone product line. This year it was the turn of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and now it is the best time for an iPhone 7 Review!
We will take a closer look at iPhone 7 specs, features and technical information in this iPhone 7 Review.
Read this iPhone 7 Review article and decide for yourselves, if it is the same, as many are claiming, with iPhone 6s and if it is better to wait 11 months more and get the iPhone 8!
A complete iPhone 7 Review
The iPhone 7 Specs
Before diving into iPhone 7 review let’s simply take a look at iPhone 7’s specs
- Display: 4.7in Retina HD Display (1334×750, 326ppi)
- Weight: 138g
- Dimensions: 67.1×7.1×138.3mm
- Colors: Jet Black, Black, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver
- Processor: Apple A10 Fusion and M10 motion co-processor
- Storage options: 256GB/128GB/32GB
-Back: 12Mp wide-angle camera, f/1.8 aperture, 5x digital zoom, OIS, six-element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video
-Front: 7Mp FaceTime HD camera, f/2.2
- Connectivity: ac Wi-Fi with MIMO/802.11a/b/g/n/ Bluetooth 4.2/A-GPS/NFC (for Apple Pay)/GLONASS
- Software: iOS 10
- Other specs: Touch ID fingerprint sensor, IP67 dust- and water- proof
Reviewing iPhone 7: Performance
The best part of iPhone 7 review is the performance improvements.
iPhone 7 is the first iPhone with a quad-core processor and the two of them are used for performance and at the same time the other two for efficiency!
Recent reports state that iPhone 7’s Apple A10 Fusion processor is 40% faster than the iPhone 6s Apple A9 processor
As far as graphics performance is concerned Apple A10 Fusion is 50% faster than the Apple A9
You can also manage which cores are in use, and it is really important to mention that the two efficiency cores consume only a fifth of the power.
iPhone 7 Battery life
Despite cores’ management or economic power usage, the battery performance isn’t so much improved. Apple officially claims the iPhone 7 can take
- 13 hours of wireless video
- 40 hours of wireless audio
- 12 hours of LTE browsing
- 14 hours of Wi-Fi browsing
- 14 hours of 3G talk time.
- 12 hours of 3G browsing
iPhone 7’s battery won’t last as long as Apple claims and in my case, I charge my iPhone 7 almost the same like I used to charge my iPhone 6s!
You can check out here how to make your iPhone battery last longer!
Apple A10 Fusion and iPhone 7 Review
A10 Fusion is surely a powerful quad-core processor and without wasting your time in technical details take a look at the Geekbench scores between iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and MacBook Air
You can easily see how much better iPhone 7 performs than iPhone 6s and in fact, it is almost like MacBook Air.
Camera and iPhone 7 Review
Like you saw on iPhone 7 Specs, iPhone 7 contains a 12-megapixel iSight camera, way better that iPhone 6s camera.
- The wider aperture lens gives you the ability to take better pictures in low-light conditions than any previous iPhone.
- The iPhone 7 also has optical image stabilization, a feature we were used to see in Plus models.
- The four LEDs on iPhone 7’s backside makes the TrueTone flash 50 percent brighter.
- You can take a good photo, with awesome colors and amazing details easily thanks to the fast camera’s focus
The front iPhone 7’s camera, also known as the FaceTime camera is also improved from iPhone 6s 5 megapixels to 7 megapixels but the f2.2 aperture remains the same.
If you are a fan of selfies, iPhone 7’s front camera will make you extremely happy and you can also use FaceTime camera for 1080p video recordings with improved low-light performance.
iPhone 7 storage
iPhone 7 starts with 32GB storage room and continues with 128GB and 256GB versions. Of course, the 256GB iPhone 7 has massive storage and doubles the until now 128GB iPhone 6s but I can’t really tell if someone needs so much storage room on a mobile.
iPhone 7 Screen
iPhone 7’s screen bring 2 major improvements.
- It is way brighter than before and you are able to see clear even under bright sunlight!
- There is a larger gamut of colors
iPhone 7 Speakers
As it was speculating, Apple removed the analog headphone port and added a second speaker. Now you can enjoy stereo sound while holding iPhone 7 in landscape mode.
In my opinion, stereo sound for a mobile in not a big deal but I must admit that iPhone 7 is ”louder” than iPhone 6s and this is what makes the second speaker count!
iPhone 7 new Home button
Until now iPhone 7 Review was mostly positive with iPhone 7 new features. But I can really say that I like the new Home button!
The Home button is not the traditional separate button anymore but instead it is fused with iPhone 7 front side! This helped the iPhone to become more waterproof than ever. At least, you can find it at ease thanks to the button’s slight indentation and Touch ID’s marginally raised ring.
You can no longer hear of feel Home button’s ”click” because it can be clicked! The click is replaced by a subtle vibration every time you ”press” the new Home Button and many apps already use this ”buzz” to interact with iPhone 7 user!
Ok, iPhone 7 Home Button feels strange but I think I will get used to it. What I can’t accept is that you can no longer use the home button through cloth, like gloves!
Missing headphone jack: iPhone 7 Review
iPhone headphone jack is removed as speculated since the beginning. Owning an iPhone 7 means that you have to buy Bluetooth Headphones and this can prove quite expensive when you want quality sound!
Apple claims that AirPods will solve this problem, but they aren’t available yet. (We will have to wait until late October for them)
Until then, in the box, you can find two wired solutions and as a bonus, a Lightning-to–3.5mm adapter, to plug in and use whatever analog headphones you like or already have.
The biggest drawback with the iPhone 7 missing Headphone Jack is that you can’t listen to music by using Headphones and charge your iPhone simultaneously because both of them require the Lightning port.
Summary of iPhone 7 Review