Smartphone Review: iPhone 7 Plus – After 38 Days of Usage

When the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were launched we were not surprised at all because its features were exactly what we expected from reading details on the forums online.

The addition of “Jet Black” and “Black” was interesting because these phones would then stand out as the new models of the iPhone.

The sad bit is that the 3.5mm headphone jack is missing this time, did I miss it though? Well, I didn’t because I don’t really listen to music that much. You can get an adapter with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus but I never used Apple headphones so I didn’t really bother much about it.

What I like is that the iPhones are waterproof which is a great advantage for me, I drink a lot of tea and I’ve lost a laptop to tea damage.

The Design 

The 7 Plus and iPhone 7 look exactly the same except for the back part. The iPhone 7 plus has a dual camera.


The Screen

The screen of the Phone 7 Plus is bigger – 5.5-inch backlit LED panel, resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 1080p display.

The Hardware 

The iPhone 7 plus has 3GB and the iPhone 7 has 2GB. I have used both phones for over 38 days and I’ve noticed that as you keep loading the phone with more date the extra ram is smoother. The A10 Fusion chipset is what makes this phone. I have been using this phone and I can’t fault this at all. It is very power efficient and that is what I really love about this phone. But you have to use to to believe it.

14054280_338566723170782_6478577662461157111_o.jpgThe Camera

A 12 megapixel lens is a slight disappointment because other cameras like VivoV5 now have a 20MP front camera. However, we all know that with Apple’s technology the megapixels really don’t matter. The aperture of f/1.8 are really good for low light photography which is perfect for indoor photography. The iPhone 7 Plus is slightly better because it has an additional 12 MP camera,  its f/2.8 telephoto lens gives x2 optical zoom and works along with the second cam. This is good because with a phone camera you get amazing depth of field photos.

Now most android cameras already have a feature to use the “Bokeh” effect in photography but whenever the Apple does something it does it beautifully. Apple’s Bokeh is amazing.

The Battery 

It has a 2900 mAh battery but the iPhone 7 has only 1960 mAh which is really sad because most phones and much cheaper phones provide more powerful batteries. When will the iPhone come up with a battery as phenomenal as the phone? Only God knows! IMG_7287.JPG.jpeg

The Final Word 

I don’t recommend buying this phone but if you must upgrade buy the iPhone 7 Plus for its amazing camera. The battery has disappointed me again.

Wait for Apple to come up with its 10 year Anniversary phone, that will be phenomenal!

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