Let’s address the elephant in the room before we go any further. While previous Apple releases, and the usual ‘tick-tock’ pattern of iPhone updates, led us to expect the iPhone 7 would be a completely redesigned iPhone, in fact it features essentially the same design of the iPhone 6 and 6s. That’s the third year now with the same design. Many will say that’s a bad thing – but it isn’t quite so simple.
The iPhone 7 looks gorgeous, there’s no doubt about that, boasting an aluminium body with curved edges and 2.5D glass – which is a fancy term that refers to the curved edge of the glass that helps make the phone sit in your hand much more comfortably, while also providing a nicer experience when swiping from the side of the display.
The iPhone 7 is, physically, the same size and shape as its predecessors, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, but with a few notable differences.
The rear-facing camera and TrueTone flash are bigger, and the eagle-eyed among you will spot that the antenna lines are gone from the back of the iPhone. Well, not gone, but repositioned to the top and bottom of the smartphone to make them less noticeable and provide a cleaner look.
While the iPhone 7 is similar to the iPhone 6s in many ways, weight isn’t one of them. It isn’t heavier, despite the larger battery and additional tech; in fact, it’s actually 5g lighter than its predecessor, we were surprised at just how noticeable the weight difference was in the hand when comparing the two smartphones, with the iPhone 7 feeling lighter and more comfortable to hold than the iPhone 6s.
So, is the iPhone 7 worth it? We think the iPhone 7 is a sleek, gorgeous and generally fantastic phone with enhanced cameras, an improved design (with beautiful new colour options), better battery life and a supercharged quad-core A10 Fusion chip, we think it’s definitely an upgrade to previous models and the best product that has come out of Apple.
Back Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 7MP
Video Capture: Full 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
Business Recommended: Yes
Splash proof: No
Music Player: Yes
FM Radio: No
Stereo Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Wi-Fi with MIMO)
Type of Audio Connector: Lightning connector
Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm
Talk time: Up to 14 hours
Internal Phone Memory:
Email Capability: Yes
Operating System: iOS 10