Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review: Apple’s latest technique of bringing out an iPhablet that includes all the perfect bits of the smaller new iPhone has been a great one – however, this year, the iPhone 7 Plus is a phone that’s markedly good than the smaller model.
That’s mostly achieved via two issues: improved battery life and a progressive camera. The former is always made to be better, given the bigger size, however by including a dual-camera setup to the mix Apple has created a conscious struggle to make the 7 Plus look like a distinctly different alternative.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Specification
Display size: 5.5-inch
Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Mobile software: Apple iOS 10
Rear Camera: 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera: 7-megapixel
Processor: Apple A10 chip (64-bit)
Price: (USD) $769 (32GB); $869 (128GB); $969 (256GB)
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|Sales Package||Handset, EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation|
|Model Name||iPhone 7 Plus|
|SIM Type||Single Sim|
|Hybrid Sim Slot||No|
|Display Size||5.5 inch|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Resolution Type||Retina HD Display|
|Display Type||LED-backlit IPS|
|Other Display Features||Retina HD Display, Multi-touch Display, 1300:1 Contrast Ratio, Wide Color Display (P3), 625 cd/m2 Maximum Brightness, Dual Domain Pixels for Wide Viewing Angles, Fingerprint Resistant Oleophobic Coating, Display of Multiple Languages and Characters Simultaneously, Display Zoom, Reachability|
|OS & Processor Features|
|Operating System||iOS 10|
|Processor Type||A10 Fusion Chip with 64-bit Architecture and Embedded M10 Motion Co-processor|
|Memory & Storage Features|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Phone Book Memory||Yes|
|Call Log Memory||Yes|
|Primary Camera Available||Yes|
|Primary Camera||12 megapixel|
|Primary Camera Features||Wide Angle and Telephoto Cameras, Wide-angle: f/1.8 Aperture, Telephoto: f/2.8 Aperture, Optical Image Stabilization, Six Element Lens, Panorama (Upto 63 MP), Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover, Backside Illumination Sensor, Hybrid IR Filter, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with Stabilization, Wide Color Capture for Photos and Live Photos, Improved Local Tone Mapping, Body and Face Detection, Exposure Control, Noise Reduction, Auto HDR for Photos, Auto Image Stabilization, Burst Mode, Timer Mode, Photo Geotagging, Time Lapse Video with Stabilization, Cinematic Video Stabilization (1080p and 720p), Continuous Auto Focus Video, Take 8 MP Still Photos While Recording 4K Video, Playback Zoom, Video Geotagging|
|Secondary Camera Available||Yes|
|Secondary Camera||7 megapixel|
|Secondary Camera Features||1080p HD Video Recording, Retina Flash, f/2.2 Aperture, Wide Color Capture for Photos and Live Photos, Auto HDR, Backside Illumination Sensor, Body and Face Detection, Auto Image Stabilization, Burst Mode, Exposure Control, Timer Mode, FaceTime Video Calling Over Wi-Fi or Cellular|
|Rear Secondary Camera||12 megapixel|
|Flash||Quad LED True Tone Flash|
|Full HD Recording||Yes|
|Video Recording Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Digital Zoom||Optical Zoom - 2x, Digital Zoom Upto 10x|
|Frame Rate||1080p@30fps,1080p@60fps, 720p@30fps, Slow Motion Video Support for 1080p@120 fps and 720p@240fps fps|
|Video Call Support||Yes|
|Network Type||4G VOLTE, 3G, 2G|
|Supported Networks||4G LTE|
|Internet Connectivity||4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE|
|Wi-Fi Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|SIM Size||Nano Sim|
|Graphics PPI||401 PPI|
|Predictive Text Input||Yes|
|Sensors||Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor, Barometer, Three-axis Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Backside Illumination Sensor, Digital Compass|
|Supported Languages||Multi-language Support|
|Other Features||Rated IP67 Under IEC Standard 60529, Apple Pay, Audio Calling: FaceTime Audio, Voice Over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi Calling, TV and Video: AirPlay Mirroring, Photos, Audio, Video-out to Apple TV (2nd Generation or Later)|
|Important Apps||Siri, Air Drop, Air Play, Air Print, Control Center, Hand Off, Home Kit, iCloud, iCloud Keychain, Multitasking, Night Shift, Notification Center, Spotlight Search, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iTunes U, GarageBand, Apple Store, Trailers, Apple TV Remote, iTunes Remote, Music Memos, Find My iPhone, iCloud Drive, Find My Friends, Stocks, Watch, Maps|
|Audio Formats||AAC, MP3, HE-AAC, MP3 VBR, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, WAV|
|Video Formats||H.264, AAC-LC, M4V, MP4, MOV, MPEG4, AVI, PCM|
|Battery & Power Features|
|Warranty Summary||1 Year Manufacturer Warranty|
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Design
The feel and shape of the iPhone 7 Plus are very much like that of the two versions earlier than it. It’s large – properly large – especially if you add a case to it.
Yes, it has an expansive screen. However, it’s the iPhone 7 Plus’s height that makes it a handful.
In other respects, the design has been improved a little. The antenna bands that banned the back now curve throughout the bottom and top edges of the phone. At the back, there’s a far more pronounced camera bump.back to menu ↑
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Display
Full HD resolution sounds old hat now. Plenty of phones from LG, Samsung, and others have filled with ultra-sharp quad-HD screens for years. The iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t follow suit and retains to what Apple designates as a “Retina” display. It appears excellent, with the 5.5-inch display size.back to menu ↑
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Software
Apple unveiled iOS 10 last June. As a part of the new update, Apple refined the home and lock screens, the control centers and notification, the 3D Touch experience, Siri, and improved the system apps. Apple did a good job refining the interface, and there are sufficient new features to enhance the user experience without complicating it. You may never use a few of those, and you’ll still get to experience the iOS in its full beauty.back to menu ↑
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Hardware and Performance
The iPhone 7 Plus retail box includes the standard accessories – a Lightning cable, a wall plug and Apple’s EarPods ending on a Lighting connector. The provided charger is 5V/1A which is a pity as the phone can charge twice as fast include a third-party 5V/2A charger.
It has a 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB/128 GB/256 GB internal storage and also has a Pressure-sensitive Home key powered by a brand new Taptic Engine. The iPhone 7 Plus are dust and water-resistant (IP67).
Apple has contained the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with a new-generation A10 Fusion chip. It has a quad-core CPU, a first for the iPhones, with two high-performance cores operating at 2.34GHz and two power-saving ones. The high-performance ones run about 40% quicker than the A9 chip and two times quicker than the A8.back to menu ↑
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Camera
Have a look on the back of the 7 Plus, and it has two 12MP cameras, one of that is a telephoto lens whereas the other is a wide-angle lens. In short, switching from wide-angle to telephoto provides you a 2x optical zoom, which suggests you don’t lose image quality whereas getting closer to your subject. it has a 7 MP front camera.back to menu ↑
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Battery Life
One of the reasons I’d always suggest a Plus version of the iPhone over the standard one is battery life.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus has no shortage of battery capability, and it has a 2,900mAh battery capacity.
Whereas the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 dissatisfied me even in comparison with other small phones, the 7 Plus is a beast that runs going and going. I regularly plug it in to charge late at night with 30% or more battery to spare.back to menu ↑
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Connectivity Options
WLAN: Dual-band,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetooth: A2DP, LE, v4.2
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC: Yes (Apple Pay only)
USB: v2.0, reversible connectorback to menu ↑
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For these nearing the end of their two-year iPhone 6/6 Plus (or Android flagship) contracts although the iPhone 7 Plus is a much more attractive proposition, and you will appreciate the upgrades and efficiency boost much more.
There’s a case to be given for saving yourself some cash without losing loads of features and choosing up the iPhone 6S Plus as an alternative. However the upgrades on the iPhone 7 Plus – mainly the dual camera – make it a much more awesome buy than the smaller iPhone 7, and when the upgrades come to the camera software a real worthwhile improve.