Hit the Road, Jack! This famous song turned into a headline for most press organizations when Apple released iPhone 7. This was because the dramatic feature change that was brought in the iPhone 7. They removed the headphone jack which has been a feature for a really long time. Apple is one of the best software companies in the world and iPhones have been critical to its success. The iPhone series of smartphones is so popular that people wait in long queues on the day of the release of a new iPhone to be among the first to buy. This product has had a cult following and the iPhone 7 was also received with much enthusiasm among people all over the world. Let,s get started and check out the best features and specifications about Apple iPhone 7 Review. Keep sharing your thoughts and feedback below in the comment box.
Apple iPhone 7 Review
Main Features of Apple iPhone 7
- The iPhone 7 has a metal unidesign body and it is pretty much the same size as the iPhone 6.
- It has a 4.7 inches LED-Backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with a pixel density of 326 ppi.
- The smartphone is IP67 certified dust and water resistant which is a great feature for this phone.
- The iPhone 7 has a 12 MP f/1.8 primary rear camera and 7MP f/2.2 secondary front facing camera. The camera features are much better on the iPhone 7 as compared to the previous models of the series.
- It has a 3D touch display and a standard 1960 mAh Li-Ion Battery. It has second generation Touch ID Fingerprint Sensors.
The iPhone 7 is very similar to the previous iPhone 6 model of the smartphone series in terms of look, hardware and design. However if you look at the smartphone closely, the iPhone 7 has some subtle yet important hardware changes. It has removed the headphone jack and pushed the antenna strips to the top and the bottom. It is available in colors like black, silver, gold and rose gold.
There is another color option available of Jet Black which gives the iPhone a stylish metallic sleek look. The iPhone 7 weighs around 138 g which makes it a thin and lightweight smartphone and comes with a home button. The iPhone has curved design and a standard sleek rear and front design. The iPhone 7 has strong durability. The look, feel and overall design of the product get a 3.5/5 rating.
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- It has a 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with a pixel density of 326 ppi.
- The iPhone 7 offers a Wide Color Gamut Display and has lon-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating display protection.
- The iPhone 7 has 3D Touch display, display zoom and capacitive touch screen design and comes with 16M Colors.
- The Retina Display is 25% brighter than the previous version and the iPhone 7 offers good brightness and color definition with a strong contrast ratio.
- With a good sunlight contrast ratio and a night shift mode, the display is strong, day and night or indoors and outdoors. Overall display gets a 4/5 rating.
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When it comes to the battery life of the smartphone, iPhone 7 has a standard battery but it could have done better in this feature. Apple iPhone 7 has a Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery with up to 14h (3G) talktime and up to 40h music play. The battery life according to Apple is 3 hours more than the iPhone 6 but customers overall were hoping for a much better battery life performance with the iPhone 7. Battery can be rated 3/5.
The Apple iPhone 7 runs on Apple’s IOS operating system. The latest operating system version of the IOS is the IOS 10.2.1 which is available on the iPhone 7. The User Interface features include lock screen, home screen, notification center, settings menu, carplay, universal clipboard and keyboard in different languages. Enhancement of some features on apps like messages, photos, maps, home, music, news, clocks, mail, safari, calendar, TV, camera, AppStore and contacts with the new OS version 10.2.1 is a welcome change. Also software performance on the iPhone 7 is smooth as the latest version of the OS comes with bug fixes and enhanced security features. The third party connectivity for Siri is a great new feature. The UI rates at 4/5.
- The Apple iPhone7 comes with an Apple A10 Fusion Chipset and a Quad-Core 2.34 GHz processor. The Quad-core processor includes 2x Hurricane and 2x Zephyr cores.
- Two cores are the high performance core while the other two take care of the power saving function of the processor.
- This combination and system gives a faster & higher performance, great multi-tasking ability than previous versions of the iPhone.
- The new GPU on the smartphone is the PowerVR Series 7XT Plus with six-core graphics. It does well on most graphics benchmarks giving it a strong gaming performance level.
- The rating for this category is 4.5/5.
Audio /Video Quality
iPhones are known for their strong audio/video quality. The major hardware change in this smartphone regarding audio function is the elimination of the headphone jack from its design. The audio quality is quite good on the iPhone 7 and it has features like active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The audio output is clean and it comes with loudspeakers that can be connected with wireless headphones. The iPhone 7 can record 2160p videos at a speed of 30fps and a 1080p video can be filmed at a speed of 30fps and 60 fps. A 720p video can be filmed at 240fps. Apple gives 4k resolution for videos on the Apple iPhone 7. Compared to the previous iPhone, the iPhone 7 has brighter picture quality, improved low light and white balance features. These features get a 3/5 rating.
- The primary Camera on the Apple iPhone 7 is a 12 MP camera with features like phase detection autofocus, OIS and Quad-dual LED Flash.
- The primary camera can record simultaneous 4K video, has features like geo-tagging, HDR, touch-focus and face/smile detection.
- It can record video of 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps and 60fps and 720p at 240fps.
- The secondary camera is a 7 MP Camera with features like video recording of 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 240fps.
- It also has face detection, HDR and panorama. The smartphone has no Micro SD chip for external memory but comes with internal memory options of 32/128/256 GB storage space with 2 GB RAM.
- The picture quality of the camera exceeds standards in the industry especially in terms of clarity. The Camera gets a 4/5 rating.
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Price & Best Deals
Apple iPhone 7 is an expensive smartphone and most often a status symbol. In comparison to Android phones, iPhone 7 is quite expensive. There are however good deals available on online shopping sites. The iPhone 7 is available between 50k and 60k for the 32 GB version in India. However there are offers on sites like Amazon & Flipkart for a price point under 50k.
The removal of the headphone jack was controversial and negative for some and also the battery life could have been better. Also this smartphone causes some serious damage to the wallet. However, it is still probably one of the best phones in the world right now if not the best. The positives are great performance standards, the OS, camera and loudspeakers. You could compare it with the latest Samsung S Series smartphone or any other Android phone, but there is no comparison. If you want the Apple iPhone experience with latest features, this is what you are looking to buy.
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