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Apple are Apple. Anyone in the Western world is familiar with what an iPhone looks like and what it can do, and you either love them or hate them. But with the Android competition rapidly closing in, Apple have really had to up their game if they want to stay head of the pack. And that’s where the new iPhone 7 range comes in, with its controversial lack of headphone jack, and its new stereo sound. This could be a game changer for Apple, if they play their cards right.
Why should you want one? Well, there’s great performance and speeds, obviously, as well as beautiful sleek design. But there’s also those dual speakers, and water resistance, as well as a great camera. Yes, it’s going to cost you a fair whack, but if you want the best Apple has to offer, then the iPhone 7 is the device to go for.
There are no surprises when it comes to looks here, this is undoubtedly an iPhone, and has thin, sleek lines and delicate curves. Little has changed from the iPhone 6, though the camera bump at the back is slightly more pronounced. Your getting full metal and glass unibody build, so the 7 is light and yet robust, and definitely has a premium hand feel to it. One small change: the home button is now haptic, so you get a vibration rather than a physical click when you push it.
Under that hood you’re looking at the best Apple internals to date. A satisfying amount of power and a new chip set, alongside some improved screen specs, and a couple of very nice cameras indeed. There are few surprises here, but then, the iPhone has been so popular for so long, why change a good thing? Yes, internals have been bumped up a little, but this is still the familiar iPhone.
If you’re looking into premium hand sets then Apple have to be considered, and right now the iPhone 7 is as good as it gets. Great looks, solid internals, some nice extra features, what more could you ask for?
Apple are notoriously secretive about actual performance specs, but as far as we can tell the iPhone 7 is running a quad core processor alongside the new Apple A10 Fusion chip set. Add in 2 GB of RAM and you’re looking at the fastest iPhone yet. And the 7 is a speedy, responsive little device, with plenty of oomph no matter what you’re throwing at it.
In terms of OS, obviously this is an iOS device, and it’s running the newest iOS 10 version. The new OS version gives you a cleaner, simpler interface that’s far less cluttered, as well as offering new features such as automatically waking your phone when you pick it up, and better lock screen notifications.
As far as performance goes, there are no complaints here. The iPhone 7 is fast and very responsive to input, even when multi tasking, and can compete against the best Android have to offer. For the regular user there’s not a hugely noticeable speed difference between the iPhone 6 and 7, but the demanding user will surely have a better mobile experience with the new chip set on board.
Let’s talk display, and this is a distinct improvement over older iPhone models. You’re getting a 4.7 inch screen, in keeping with Apple’s tendency to stay small. But this could well be the perfect screen size, since there’s plenty of room fro comfortable on screen typing, and yet the iPhone 7 still slides very comfortably into your pocket.
Resolution numbers initially look disappointing, since with 750 x 1334 pixels (around 326 PPI) you’re not getting true HD screen specs. However, this being Apple, it’s not really the pixels that matter. The iPhone 7 sports an LED backlit LCD screen with IPS for better viewing angles, and that means close to perfect colour reproduction, which for most people is what truly matters.
You will see a difference in sharpness of image when comparing the iPhone 7 to a top end Android, however, the depth of colour offered by the 7 more than compensates for that. This display is a true pleasure to behold.
Moving on to the camera set, and here Apple really have done well, with a solid pair of devices that should please even the most demanding photographer. At the front you’re getting a full 7 MP camera, one of the highest resolution front cams around, complete with automatic face detection and HDR.
Around at the rear there’s the same 12 MP camera that we saw on the last iPhone iteration, but with a few tweaks including a simpler user interface. You’re getting phase detection autofocus, as well as the expected HDR, panorama mode and the like. But you also get quad LED flash, meaning that even inside photos are beautifully lit, and simultaneous 4K video recording and 8 MP picture taking.
If you’re a phone photographer, then the iPhone 7’s camera set is going to be a huge selling point for you. No, they’re not the absolute best cameras around, but they are the best cameras in an overall great phone, as opposed to a specialised camera phone where you’ll get great cameras but compromise over other specs.
There are a fair few other things that we really should mention about the iPhone 7. Firstly, it is water resistant, it’s IP67 rated, meaning it’s resistant to water up to one meter in depth for up to thirty minutes. Not quite enough to take it swimming, but enough to protect it from accidents.
Secondly, there’s the much talked about lack of headphone jack. No, the iPhone 7 does not have a dedicated slot to plug in your headphones. You can plug specially adapted headphones into the lightening charger slot (resulting in higher quality audio), or use the included adapter to plug in your regular headphones. Be aware that this does mean that you can’t listen to your headphones and charge your phone simultaneously. Alternatively, you could invest in Apple’s new wireless headphones.
Finally, the iPhone 7 has stereo sound, forgoing the traditional one mobile speaker for dual speakers and improved sound quality, making listening to music even without headphones a far better experience.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Dimensions||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||138 g (4.87 oz)|
|- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant|
|- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes|
|- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|- Wide color gamut display|
|- 3D Touch display & home button|
|- Display Zoom|
|Chipset||Apple A10 Fusion|
|Internal Memory||32/128/256 GB, GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Secondary Camera||7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||v2.0, reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|- Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|- iCloud cloud service|
|- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player|
|- MP4/H.264 player|
|- Audio/video/photo editor|
|- Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 1960 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 14 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 40 h|
It’s the best iPhone yet, and the iPhone 7 has a lot to offer. From it’s great performance, to it’s superior audio quality, this is the iPhone to have if you’re into top end iOS devices. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s great looking too, but this could be the iPhone that persuades you that iOS can compete with Android.
As for connectivity, you’ve got the usual: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G ad 4G, though Apple claim to support more LTE bands meaning better 4G reception. Internally this is the smallest model with 32 GB of storage included, and as an iPhone you have no SD card slot, so no possibility to increase storage, though you will get an Apple iCloud account.
Alrighty, complaints time. What didn’t we like? Well, the haptic feedback home button takes a little getting used to, but once you’re over the learning curve it’s not too bad. And at this price range we’d really like to see higher screen resolution numbers. However, we can’t argue that this is the best iPhone yet, and it’s a very solid little device. If you’re looking into buying a high end new mobile, then the iPhone 7 definitely deserves a place on your shopping list.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.