The ongoing brouhaha is all about how the new Apple phone lacks the headphones port. It’s as if all the new technology brought by the creators is unnoticeable. Maybe phones without holes are just part of the future and years from now it would be outdated as well and just old-fashioned. But one thing is sure; the iPhone 7 is typically the beast on the market right now. And while looking at it from outside you wouldn’t feel the change, however, the new features set the bar high for its competitors. Even the smallest details are quite important when it comes to the iPhone 7 (P.S. The price is not a small detail, unfortunately).
The Physical specs:
The thin frame is still the same old game. The design is very similar to the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. And yes, the iPhone 7 looks amazing as well. Addition to the previous aluminium body with the rounded edges, Apple added a set of 2.5D glass to avoid slipperiness. You can now hold the iPhone 7 in confidence and in a more comfortable way. The premium feel is definitely not missed. The 7000 Series aluminium material used reflect durability and boldness even though the device is slim.
Compared to its predecessors, one remarkable change in this new design is the neatness of the design; especially looking at it from the back. The antenna lines were removed from the behind and replaced on the bottom and the top of the device which leaves more room for the logo to shine. That also creates a bigger space for the rear camera and the flash, hence why they were actually presented in an upgraded big format.
The size measurements are identical to the previous model: 128.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm. Moreover, unlike what many of you would think considering the amount of the appended features this new device has, Apple made sure it doesn’t heavier and surprisingly it’s even agile compared to the iPhone 6. A 5 grammes difference is undoubtedly prominent on the grip.
The highlight of the design is the colour option the buyer can have. The new iPhone is available in 5 main colours; Rose Gold, gold, silver and two different kinds of black. The first one is a plain matte Black and the second is what Apple prefers to call Jet Black. This hue is shiny and looks flawless. It can even be used as a mirror. As you’ve probably guessed, this only makes the device more confronted to dirt smear, scratches and lacerations. Using a case would be highly favourable (even Apple publicly recommended to its costumers), but then again it will hide all the brightness away. So why purchase it for the look and then hide it away? Nevertheless, if you’re fed up will mundane colours, I have good news for you. On March 2017, Apple launched her first RED iPhone in the depth of human cause. The limited version costs the same as the previous ones but part of the profit will go the HIV – AIDS organisation in Africa. Besides the cash, the idea of the colour is also to raise awareness of this disease. To be honest, the matte red hue is astonishing even though I personally would have liked it more if it had a Black front glass instead of the white.
The iPhone 7 is equipped with an A10 Fusion processor and an M10 motion co-processor, the first quad-core processor in an iPhone. It’s even accompanied by a 2 GB RAM. Talk about fast! It has even been ranked the first smartphone in the market when it comes to speed. The A 10 Fusion doesn’t only keep the iPhone speedy but it also allows it to consume less battery charge. Apple stated that the battery will last 2 hours more than iPhone 6 for the average user. Compared to some Android devices, it’s still not impressive but for people who are more comfortable with iOS use, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are the best options for you!
Furthermore, when it comes to the storage, Apple has made 3 possibilities for the not-so-wow colours. You can buy the Gold, the Rose Gold, the silver and the matte Black in 3 different storage capacities; 32 GB, 128GB and 256GB. But the 64 GB is long gone sadly. As for the Red and the Jet Black, you can only purchase it in a 128GB version or a 256GB. If you happen to be on a limited budget and need more storage, a performant Android phone will be a better choice to make. At the most critical situations, you’ll get to insert an SD card and all will be fine. More importantly, you’ll get to save a good amount of money.
On another note, let’s not forget about the revolutionised new Home Button. Are we even allowed to call it a button? With the new Apple smartphone, we get to feel the press with the Taptic Engine when there’s not even a button that will go up or the down. Quite impressive right? Although it will take some time to get used to the weird feeling. You can ever customize the intensity of the Home Button reaction which is cool. I’m sure now you’re wondering about the ID touch scanner, but no worries it’s still treasured below the glass so it can identify the user quicker than before.
Let’s now talk about the outstanding speakers of the new phone. Having no headphones port is not so bad after all. You can just acquire some wireless headphones or settle with fugly adapter. Let’s stop the complaints and live a bit in the future, shall we? You surely don’t want to miss the second speaker grille which gives us another level experience of sound. Karaoke sessions in the shower will a lot more fun nowadays. And no need to be afraid of water drops, this model finally came out as waterproof. Do not abuse though, it’s not for swimming conditions.
In short, the iPhone 7 is really a mind blowing powerful device. iOS 10 highlights that efficiency with all the enhancements added to the system.
One of my favorite things about the iPhone is the remarkable display specs. I wouldn’t go further and say that no other smartphone tops Apple in this matter, for the simple reason that Samsung Galaxy 7 provides its users an immense display of a pixel density of 577 pixels per inch. On the other hand, the 4.7 inches iPhone 7 has a density of 324 ppi. It actually became 25% brighter than its previous homologue. Perfect for the sunny days, hein? Moreover the colors displayed are terrific! The texts are more pleasant to read and the picture and more interesting to discover all the little details.
You guessed it right; the camera is stupendous and may even be the focal point of this review. At last, we get to see a 12 MP rear camera on the iPhone. I can actually hear Instagrammers cheers from here. Jokes aside, iPhones had always good cameras for pictures. Now, both the video modes and pictures have image stabilization, along with an f/1.8 aperture and a six-element lens. Macro photographers will, beyond any doubt, be content of what the iPhone 7’s camera has to offer. Video can be shot at 1080p at 60 frames per second, 4K videos at 30 frames per second and or 720p videos at 240fps for slow-motion.
The iPhone 7 also features Live Photos support and this time the photos are clearer and sharper. The True Tone flash, with its 4 small smart LEDs, gives a natural light to the pictures. Darkness is no more a problem for iPhone’s users; low-light images are taken by a DSLR.
The 100% Zoom is no more blurry, you can identify the details in the pictured landscape. According to the people who purchased iPhone 7, most of the pictures they’ve taken were noiseless and quite neat.
As for the front camera, it has been upgraded from merely 5 MP to 7 MP. Snapchat users who admire filtered selfies will be satisfied as well. I see that Apple is trying to please everyone, which a good thing of course.
With all that said, the iPhone 7 can be considered as a tweaked version of its predecessor; the iPhone 6s. Besides the no headphones jack, everything is already available in the market. The water resistance has been adapted long time ago by other competitors. The iPhone 7’s camera is indeed incredible but lets’s not forget about the camera of Huawei P9, it can stand very close. That’s why Apple should find a way to avoid benchmarking and instead think about evolution.
But when it comes to regular iOS users, iPhone 7 is THE upgrade of the year and I know how you’re eager to purchase it so go ahead and enjoy its new features to the fullest.
September 2017 is close; let’s see what Apple Inc is going to surprise us with this year, hopefully not just another missing hole.
Apple iPhone 7 Detailed Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1660, A1778
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1660
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1660, A1778
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – TD-SCDMA – A1660
|4G bands||LTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 – A1660, A1778|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps|
|Chipset||Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24|
|Processor||Quad-core, 2.34 GHz, 64-bit|
|Graphics processor||PowerVR Series7XT Plus|
|Dimensions||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red|
|Features||Features: Fingerprint, Water and Dust resistant|
|Main Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 28 mm, quad-LED flash|
|Features||1/3″ sensor size, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI, RAW image capture, Self-timer, Digital zoom, HDR, Panorama (up to 63 MP), geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection.|
|Video||2160p->30fps, 1080p->30/60/120fps, 720p->240fps|
|Front Camera||7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p->30fps, 720p->240fps, face detection, HDR|
|Display Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels|
|Pixel Density (ppi)||326 ppi|
|Features||Scratch-resistant glass, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Light sensor, Proximity sensor|
|Type||Li – Ion, non removable|
|Stand-by time||10 days (240 h)|
|Talk time||14 h|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band|
|USB||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Mobile Payment||Apple Pay|
|Positioning||GPS, A-GPS, Glonass|
|Other||NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Display Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels|