Another year and another iPhone 7 plus that comes loaded with novelties that try to make us forget the present model, embellish us with its charms. I do not think anyone doubts that Apple has created a better product in every way.
This review has as main mission to know better the iPhone 7 Plus, which solves the doubts that you could have in its wide range of possibilities, and as far as possible leave you our opinion, which does not have to coincide with everything The world, but it can help undecided people who do not know if it is worth changing from previous models, or if it is better to wait.
Faster, better camera, better screen, faster LTE, more battery, waterproof, new colors. Very striking improvements in a body that we already know. Is the iPhone 7 an exciting phone?
Before going into detail there are four changes in the phones that I would like to introduce, and in which we will emphasize: the disappearance of the jack connector for the first time on an iPhone, and with very few phones on the market that have done the same, is Too soon to remove it ?.
The second important thing is the creation of a more resistant iPhone, which is not afraid of small dips, and the third, the transformation of the home button, which no longer clicks. Although it was expected, a fourth point is the introduction of two cameras on the back of the phone, it will also have considerable weight in our analysis.
iPhone 7 plus old acquaintance with very attractive colors
We have talked a lot about the Apple designs, with a large group of people happy with the inheritance that is going on year after year, and another group firing on the grill for a revolutionary change in their lines. This year has not been the revolution and I think it is saved for an iPhone 8 that everyone starts talking, irremediably.
Okay, it’s different in some details, we’d say rather better resolved on the subject of antennas, and with a very striking color in this generation, but in essence it’s the same thing. The Plus model could say that it is something different to include the two cameras in the rear, but again it is something punctual.
The iPhone 7 is slightly different than an iPhone 6
It is so equal that the dimensions and forms are exactly the same, with an imperceptible change in the weights. The majority of the iPhone audience will be happy with this, but it is a reality that the mobile market has evolved to more achieved sizes in relation to the screens used, you just have to take a look at the latest Samsung phones, which share with the iPhone Resistance to water.
Entering the theme of color, Apple has introduced two new colors in its aluminum body: a very elegant matt black, and a striking ‘Jet Black’ that transports us to a world of shines and prints that already lived the users of iPhone 3G / 3GS. It is not plastic, it reaches this finish by polishing aluminum 7000 with very special processes. Clearly it is the most attractive and delicate, there will be waiting lists with him.
The two new black colors are going to invite you to think that we have new iPhones, they feel great and they change their appearance a lot.
The biggest effort has been to turn them into water and dust resistant, IP67 certified, but the lines are very similar to something they created in 2014. As soon as we put the case – quite necessary – we will find little from the Aesthetic point of view. It is not a criticism, it is a reality.
We recapitulate with three important external changes: lines of antennas with a color very similar to the one of the phone in some models, and generally better integrated. Then we have the hump of the cameras, which has been molded with aluminum so that its curve is better integrated in the back, something complicated to get in the Plus because it has two units. Finally, the disappearance of the connector jack, but of that and we will speak later.
As for the rest of the keypad, the thing remains the same: a slight redesign for the volume buttons, and the permanence of the usual “mute button” on iPhone phones. Few companies follow Apple in this matter (OnePlus has the same with three positions).
Leaving aside the changes detected, we find phones built with a fantastic quality – the least expected of the price – and a design that is now classified as an icon in consumer electronics, so to their Potential buyers will care very little if there are revolutions in their lines.
Waterproof does not mean submersible
The new iPhone 7 is waterproof, and that is a big step for the history of Apple phones, while it is a way to match with Samsung – also Sony – in a specification that weighs more every day at the time of Buy a phone That is clear, it is resistant, not submersible.
You will see lots of stupid resistance tests with the phone, the usual in these first weeks of life. Among the different possible destructions some will put it under water until it starts to malfunction, but the idea that we have to stay is that it is certified as IP67, and that is not to dive with it, it is to withstand wetting Before an accident, or we can clean it under a faucet (certification says less than a meter deep for 30 minutes).
As one might be thinking, it is not designed to be used underwater, and it is mainly because of the conductivity of the capacitive screen, which does not detect the touch as it would under normal conditions. It would take special care when it comes in contact with salty, it can end up spoiling exposed parts.
As for its exterior, we have very striking colors and apparently resistant, but the reality is that in the case of the “Jet Black” model, both the prints and the scratches have an ideal place to develop. One detail that is to be discovered is the protection of the button and the camera, there are sources that already advance that the iPhone 7
To get a better understanding of the design created to be more resistant, we can take a look at the destripe that iFixit guys do: they eliminate the Home button, there are rubber seals inside and critical points like the SIM tray, speakers, headset , Or the Lightning port.
Lightning for charging, data and audio.
Removing the eternal headphone jack is a controversial decision, and I understand that complicated for Apple, but there they are, opening a path of their own connectors and giving greater support to the wireless systems, which are being imposed on the market. Is it soon or necessary? Possibly they could have waited, but someone had to take the first step, which I also believe is irreversible.
Other manufacturers such as Oppo have already done so, but their presence in the market with these models is minimal, nothing to do with the stampede of iPhone phones that we are going to find in the coming months. As in the case quoted, if you want to put a “normal” headphones to the iPhone 7, you can use an adapter for the Lightning connector. I do not like the additions, I think we do not need them.
Already tired of watching it out there, the clearest loss is the fact of not being able to charge while listening to music through the headphones. Now we only have one port for this, and of course, there are accessories for this kind of thing, but I see little sense for the price they have.
On the positive side, we can say that we gain in design by having that view with a symmetrical aspect, it also leaves more internal space to create better internal structures, with space for larger batteries, speakers, or special systems such as the new vibration motor. The fact that it is a data and power port also opens the possibility of making headsets smarter, with better ambient noise cancellation systems.
Honestly, I do not think this move is a response to a business decision, to win more with both your own offer and Beats (do not forget that to use Lightning you have to pay Apple). Rather, I think it’s something that they start to overtake, considering that 54% of users use the headphones that come with the iPhone, and their intention is for people to jump to wireless systems.
If you have or do not have that port, is something that have decided unilaterally, and offer you adapters to solve it. To me it seems that without having a really slim or special design – the iPhone 7 -, there was no reason to remove it so soon, I would like to know your opinion about it.
Incidentally the headphones are the same as the EarPods we knew, just change the way to connect them to the iPhone. In short, a decent quality option to accompany the mobile in the sales package, but there are better options in the market. Apple’s commitment is clearly to remove the cables, and its solution has presented with the new phone: AirPods, which come under the arm with a new W1 chip and new software, but in practice do not seem to be something really better A Bluetooth headset.
The ‘home button’ will never again ‘click’
Another change that Apple becomes a relevant situation, but that in the Android world is a fairly normal thing and recognized as positive. There are many phones that implement a fingerprint sensor that is not a button, it’s just the way they wanted to give it. I am a user of OnePlus 3 and the implementation is like this, and it seems logical that the fewer mechanical elements there are, the more life for the product.
The iPhone 7 no longer has a normal home button, of which they are pressed. It uses the same technology used by Apple in many of its latest products: use the vibration engine to recognize pulsations – there are three intensities -. The feeling is obviously not the same as pressing an element with travel and ‘click’, but in two days we realize that this serves us for the same.
One thing we should know, the button as such does not work if we wear gloves, the sensor needs contact with the skin, something that was not necessary with the physical route. On the operation of Touch ID we have nothing special to tell you, the recognition of the fingers is just as fast and accurate as it was with the previous iPhone.
What is Assistive Touch?
It is not something new, but it helps us to understand that this physical button is extra, charges more value if we go to Asian markets, even in Brazil is a very used functionality. Millions of users will not find it difficult to assimilate the change to the new ‘Home Button’.
This is an alternative way to place the home button on the screen, quite easy to see in the hands of Chinese or Korean users, either for the convenience of not pushing, or for making the life of that physical button longer.
More colors for the same screen
Another logical and irreversible change in the history of the iPhone, which suddenly opens the possibility that the next models do not have it, and have a completely clean design on the front, giving greater prominence to the screen.
The screen is another proof that the iPhone 7 is not a revolutionary device, rather a evolution necessary to continue to have the most attractive product possible. Both the Plus and the small clearly we are one step behind the panels that Samsung uses in their last important phones. My argument in this is that next year we will see an iPhone 8 with OLED panel, and by the way they will raise the resolution to levels in which the competition moves.
With all this I do not want to say that it is not up to the height, the iPhone 7 Plus has a screen of 5.5 inches with Full HD resolution, in which its main parameters have been improved, especially in brightness and reproduction quality Of the color. But in essence is the 6 Plus screen, an improved “Retina HD”.
The use of a conservative resolution can be seen in two ways, as a negative aspect to the competition, or as a logical choice for the battery to last longer, also the hardware will show more loose with it.
Apple, for now, does not enter the race of pixels and focuses on improving image quality: 25% more brightness and ‘Wide Color’
The biggest effort on the part of Apple has been something fundamental such as color reproduction, supporting the color space DCI-P3, a specification supported by the world of cinema, projectors and 4K televisions. What we have to be is that the range of colors is wider than SRGB, is something that is especially noticeable with the photos and videos we take with the phone itself.
To this last Apple calls it ‘Wide Color’ and among its products that fulfill it are 5K screens of the iMac or the last iPad of 9.7 inches. With them we have already verified that it is able to define with greater guarantee the shades of green and red, and it does it with the consent of the operating systems, both iOS 10 and Sierra macOS work with the new color system.
For those who thought that the idea had no route, comment that 3D Touch is still present here, and appears improved on the new iPhone. The new vibration engine is bigger and capable, being able to play with more intensities, durations and speeds, so it establishes a more interesting feedback, at the hand of the developers. Taptic Engine not only improves the interaction with the screen, it is also vital for the operation of the new start button.
An “Apple” preview that we miss and possibly end up seeing on future iPhones is the True Tone of the iPad Pro. It is a technology that mimics what paper does, which reflects the light tone depending on the environment, playing with the temperature of color.
For an exhaustive screen analysis, I recommend that you take a look at DisplayMate’s work. For them, this is the best LCD screen that has passed through their laboratory, significantly better than what was in the previous generation, emphasizing the best color reproduction, brightness that exceeds 700 nits under certain conditions, and set records In appearance such as high contrast or low reflectivity. They also believe that the next thing will be to switch to the OLED.
A10 Fusion is the fastest mobile Memory
Impressive performance on the Apple A10 Fusion, as is often the case with every hardware that Apple releases, ever since it created them. If we consider that the resolution of the screen is still Full HD, and the optimization of iOS 10 to this specific hardware, here we will go leftovers for several years.
It is the first quad-core processor in the house, and also the first to implement a configuration similar to ‘big.LITTLE’, or what is the same, a couple of low-power cores, and two more for more situations Demanding. The strange thing about this creation is that only one of the pairs can work, never the two at the same time: in practice we are before a dual core processor.
The two fast cores run at 2.34GHz, which is well over the 1.84GHz that registered the A9 processor of the iPhone 6s. The ‘small’ cores run at 1.05GHz, according to information that can be taken from Geekbench 4. Apple claims that its new processor is 40% faster than an A9, and twice as fast as an A8.
As for the GPU, both iPhone 7 and the Plus version carry the same, but it seems that in the large model the clock frequency is higher. We know little about it, it only has six cores and is 50% faster than the Apple A9. The overall improvement in performance, also in the face of future upgrades, has another culprit: we now have 3GB of RAM in the Plus model.
Curious, while Android dares to run many kernels at once – we’ve seen up to ten in affordable solutions from MediaTek – Apple prefers few cores with a great performance. As for the ‘big.LITTLE’, there are solutions in the market that allow to use all the cores at the same time, but the first implementations were like this that Apple has created: only they worked a group of cores at the same time.
The A10 cores can potentially double the Kryo of a Snapdragon 820, or the Cortex-A72. It is 40% more powerful than the iPhone Twister.
We go to storage, which is now 32GB in its most basic configuration, something that is appreciated as long as it is not noticed in the price too, and is that the 16GB were left in very little for the system, applications and contents. The top options are 128 and 256GB.
We ended up with the connectivity of the iPhone 7, which is practically the same as the one we have in the 6s: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a faster LTE of 450Mbps (Cat 12). One of the innovations in Apple 10 Fusion is the integration of a W1 chip in charge of dealing with the Bluetooth connectivity, released in audio theme with the new AirPods.
I’m not a lover of benchmars, especially between devices so different, but for your information I said that in tests for a core of GeekBench 4 sweeps everything on the market, and continues to win with less margin in multi-core. We can say the same with the tests of GFX or Antutu (above 175,000).
Leaving benchmarks aside and evaluating their capabilities in a normal day to day, the iPhone 7 does not seem faster than an iPhone 6s, and that is not exactly bad as what happens is that you do not need to enter high modes Performance to do that sort of thing. Here is much of the improvement in efficiency, and we still have a lot to discover in regards to brute force.
Another novelty in the iPhone world, more than offered on Android and captained by the guys of HTC and its BoomSound. We talk about the stereo speakers, implemented in the two models of iPhone 7 in the same way: one unit is below, where ever, and the other is in the handset (the top image of iFixit shows us the guts of all this).
The first iPhone with stereo speakers, another thing that is welcome and we have tired of watching on Android
It is one of those details that for some may seem minor, and for others very important. Having a better speakers than the iPhone 6s is already a good thing, since they also excelled by quality or power, but also its distribution is what we know as “stereo”, it helps to have a better experience in things like playing To video games or watch TV and listen to the radio on the mobile.
Another option I use quite and here I solved it very well this phone is the “hands-free”, a speaker so allows you to maintain better conversations without having to be with the headset put – we do not forget the videoconferences. In a medium-sized room with little noise, the speakers work quite well, but obviously this is no substitute for a stereo.
The iPhone with more battery life
A difficult section to evaluate, as always, since we hit a week by touching a telephone to a level that is not normal, with charges that do not correspond to a conventional use. But we can assure that Apple does not go astray with its official figures: this is the iPhone with more autonomy than they have created.
The iPhone 7 Plus is much more powerful than previous models, but its new Apple 10 Fusion is also more ready to consume, as well as being made with more modern technology. With the new hardware – in addition to iOS 10 – you can extend the phone’s life an hour longer than last year’s Plus model. This difference is more pronounced in the small model.
The trick is not only to have more modern hardware, which is characterized by an implementation similar to big.LITTLE of the cores, there is also more battery in there. How do you get more capacity if the dimensions are the same? As Apple says removing the jack connector enables space to grow the battery up to 2,900mAh (the 6Plus was 2750 mAh).
In my tests of continued use the phone has no problem moving between 13 and 15 hours with life – almost always LTE, Facebook all day, a couple of hours of Spotify, an hour of GPS with RunKeeper and some YouTube with the speakers Posts. With moderate use we eat the two days without problems, with a demanding, there will be no problem to solve the day. The days that I dedicated myself exclusively to making photos and videos change things, it always consumes much more of this form.
By removing the jack, there might have been more room for a larger battery, but Apple has preferred to give that place to the new vibrating engine, Taptic Engine.
What about fast charging? This is something that everyone tries to point out but Apple does not, and although we can not say that it is at the forefront with a small charger of 1A, you can use the 2.1A charger of an iPad, the phone charges effectively faster than Last year’s model: in an hour it passes from 10 to 95%.
In all the tests that I have had occasion to consult among foreigners, who have spent more time with him, all coincide in a significant improvement with the previous model, and figures that equate it with a Galaxy Note 7. Considering the type of User who demanded iPhones, it would not have been wrong if he had been charged wirelessly.
A little about iOS 10
Although iOS 10 is a version of the system that plays to many iPhones, it has been designed and created in parallel to come out next to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and here it is, ready to take advantage of the specifications that bring under the arm new phones, Although there really is nothing that can not be done on an older generation iPhone.
You can compare it with Android or any other system, see that things are missing or that makes them in a peculiar way, but the reality is that the optimization that Apple gets is almost perfect, I discover nothing: you get to it by creating the hardware and the Software on the same site, without major internal changes between models.
From the lock screen we can go to the camera or to widgets, but the historic ‘slide to unlock’.
As for the update itself, iOS 10 seems to me the most interesting in a long time, with much interest because the way we do things is more fluid, rather than printing a major visual change. For example, we have 3D Touch evolving little by little to make the fastest route to features, the phone is now turned on when out of pocket, or present us with more visible notifications, with more information.
Among the applications we highlight the improvements in functionality of “Messages” coming from other systems in the house, the integration of Siri with third-party applications, or the new “Photos” much smarter. Something that will like a lot of people is the possibility of eliminating default applications that in the end we use little or nothing.
A note when less striking, there is no longer “slips to unlock”. As it sounds, Apple has decided that this is solved with the start button and its quick recognition. From the lock screen yes we can execute shortcuts to the camera or widgets.
A version of the system according to what is expected in the new phone. Apple remains very focused on continuing to give weight to its hardware devices, but from my point of view is a bit behind in navigation with respect to Android, where it is easier to move between applications and menus, and configurations are always more accessible.
Two different optics that merge
It’s the third dual-camera phone I’m facing, behind the Huawei P9’s monochrome set and the wide-angle LG G5, each with its own interpretation of what to do with two sensors. Again Apple is not the first but I think it is the most accurate when implementing the idea.
I will try to expand on the arguments, but if what you want is a clearer explanation of what is the double camera of the iPhone 7 Plus, I invite you to go through the article that we dedicate on the day of your presentation, there are all the technical details . Here we will focus on the actual experience with the phone in different modes.
Let’s get into the mess. In this generation the most interesting camera has been taken back to the ‘big’ phone, with those two 12-megapixel sensors with different focal. No, this is not an optical zoom to use, here there are no moving parts to move between the different focal ranges, here are two different cameras, one with 28 millimeters, another with 56 millimeters.
No, an iPhone 7 Plus is not a professional camera, but it eats from a bite to many compact ones and really has what we need in day to day
The most angular is practically the same as the iPhone 7 ‘small’, which alone is a marvel. The second camera has a view that is ‘2x’ on what we see with the first one, so we can say that we have an optical zoom that brings the image closer without any loss.
To this possibility we can add a digital zoom of ten magnification, in which there are perceptible losses, but for its operation work both cameras at the same time to get the best possible image. The result is not to shoot rockets, I would not extend beyond 6x.
You can imagine, without moving from a point we can make a photo portrait of a person without being on top of it, or choose a wider vision. It should be noted that at all times the two cameras will work together, regardless of which we have selected both capture a photo when we click, then the system and the new hardware designed for the occasion do the merging of information to reduce noise. There is a lot of process work here, we even notice it warms up in a continuous photo and video session.
In normal photography, without complications of light, or playing with the objective called “tele”, it costs to see the gain with an iPhone 6S, which already had a brutal camera for the size of the device. The amount of pixels they register is the same, so we practically have the same detail, but reality tells us that the color is recorded better on the new iPhone, in addition to being represented in an ideal way thanks to the new screen with support DCI-P3.
Where we find significant differences is when the light goes, now we have a more capable optics in the angle sensor – f / 1.8 -, in addition to continue having stabilization in it. We also see that it is better to represent effects with depth of field, we understand that by the optics itself, and by playing with information from the two cameras.
The “tele” camera offers less quality
If we get very serious about the results of the two cameras of the iPhone 7 Plus, we can see that the “angle” is significantly better than the “tele”, since the second has a maximum aperture f / 2.8 lens, Something that can be noticed in certain circumstances. Although it is a fact that is not official, I think it also has a slightly smaller sensor, and that is always less information. When viewing the photos on the computer we realize that although both are 12 megapixels, some weigh more than others. I also have my doubts about whether the “tele” camera has stabilization in the optics, everything points to not according to what has taught iFixit, but Apple does not tell anything about this.
Apart from our selection, there are times when the phone tries to be smart and chooses the best camera at any time, but does not tell us which camera the snapshot was taken.
The reality is that the angle camera is better than the “tele”, not only by the lens, in general makes better pictures and when necessary the iPhone disconnects the second and puts the first one to work. This is quite clear in Martin Keen’s exercise: when the environment has a very bad light, the one that makes the photo is the first, and a 2x digital zoom is made to simulate that it is the “tele” that works.
Comment that the switch between targets works in all modes: photo, video, time-lapse, slow motion, even in panoramas. As usual on iPhone, the panoramas are really good, now they look even better in dynamic range and are saved in files of 63 megapixels.
We can not forget the new LED flash with four units, doubles the amount of the previous model but is still called “double tone”. The system tries to get the best color temperature possible, but now it has more power to do it, and the results are quite good, within what we can expect from such a small illumination in dark situations.
Portraits in beta
In my short experience with the phone I draw the conclusion that if the light is bad, the better the camera appears, the TV works best when there are not too many problems. It is very clear that this second camera is destined to create portrait photography, that is where it best develops.
If we add that the main camera will lend a hand with depth of field, better than better, but for this “digital bokeh” will be waiting for an update on iOS.
A special color
The three cameras on an iPhone 7 Plus are able to pick up more information, so much to fulfill the P3 color space – better than the standard SRGB – which we have explained in the point that we dedicated to the screen. This is one of its strengths, that what we capture also we can see better on the iPhone itself.
In short, what we have is a greater ability to recognize more different shades of reds, greens and blues, and with that register more realistically the environment.
After explaining all this we have nothing else to emphasize that Apple has developed an API so that the content is registered in RAW format, specifically it does it in the DNG of Adobe, with the facilities that it gives when opening them in programs Such as Lightroom or Photoshop. You can record as much information from one camera as the other, but nothing that has to do with the depth mode they are developing, the ‘Portrait Mode’. It is important to say that the application of the system does not do this directly, you have to pull developments like Manual, VSCO Cam, or Camera +.
What about the video in iPhone 7 plus?
Video recording is a delight with the iPhone 7 Plus, here you can also use both cameras and allows us to play with a digital zoom of up to six times. As in the Plus model last year, the great addition is in the stabilization in the optics that allows us to have a much smoother shots, if also here we have a better lens, because we can expect nothing but great results. The recording modes have not changed, some points to keep in mind:
4K at 30 fps (47Mbps), 1080p at 60 (23Mbps) or 30 fps (16 Mbps), 720p at 120 or 30 fps, and a 720p at 240 fps
The stabilization also works in time-lapse mode
Auto focus is continuous during video and faces and bodies are detected
You can take 8-megapixel photos while recording 4K video
The video can also be geotagged
The sound that is recorded with a single micro, mono
The iPhone 7 Plus camera is fantastic, both in photo and video, and has a very important tour if the Apple kids update the system with new features that take advantage of the two sensors – attentive to that digital bokeh. Most of the new features on the phone affect the camera positively: it is the iPhone with more autonomy, we have more power to process, screens that represent better colors, and we do not forget the water resistance, which will also give a lot of play.
The interface is simple to use but it is incomprehensible that we have to go to the general menu to change the quality of video recording modes.
In good hands and with a good additional video equipment – lighting, tripods, micros, stabilizers – an iPhone can be converted into a very powerful recording system.
Apart from the general assessment of the camera, for the type of photography that I like to do, I have plenty of the iPhone 7 “normal”, the two sensors that carry that phone is the one I like the most, Carries the prized stabilization, and I prefer the smaller form factor. The same change of idea to see the evolution of the double camera, but I do not usually like digital flourishes, although they are decently resolved.
Selfie with iPhone 7 plus
As with the main camera, we have an article dedicated to know specifications of the new modules, also the front unit. Now let’s go into more detail about its significantly improved performance.
Apple knows that video calls and selfies have a high percentage of usage that had to improve this aspect, as the entire mobile market is already doing, regardless of the terminal price. The main change is in megapixels, going from 5 to 7, which is also accompanied by a new digital image stabilization that certainly works.
The new FaceTime HD camera produces better-defined images and better colors than the front of the iPhone 6S. The new image processor takes a step in this matter, working in the best possible colors. We can not ask for wonders when the light goes off, in any case Apple continues to implement its Flash Retina that does a pretty decent job.
The quality achieved is really good, I like even more than those who get the Samsung heavyweights, but at these levels it is already a matter of taste. Of course, it is not as angular as that of its main competitors.
I hope not to be repetitive with a phrase so typical and maintained in the world photo, but it is like this: this iPhone 7 is the best camera you can always carry on, with permission of Samsung
Techasli opinion on the best iPhone
If what you were waiting for is a revolution, save your money for next year, everyone agrees that the iPhone 8 will be the one that changes radically in form, also that introduces a lot of new technology, especially in what has To do with the screen. Very ugly this to start the conclusions of an analysis of a telephone talking about something that does not exist, but I think that way we closed the debate of the expectations fulfilled or to fulfill.
What is an iPhone 7 Plus? As a phone better than an iPhone 6s in all possible sections, one of the best options in the market, and of course, one of the most expensive. In theme prices I will not enter, the market accepts it as such, there are the millions of units sold, knowing that there are Android options for half price that meet practically the same needs. Unless your needs are very high, there are points like the optimization or the camera of an iPhone that are difficult to match.
It is interesting to stop to understand the cycles of changes in an iPhone, try to create the best product possible and then they are profiling in different generations until they consider that it is time another. It is the same thing that we can find in a house MacBook, or a tablet, it is impossible to invent the wheel every year.
In the case of the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7, the thing has been stretched enough, and is that with a casing placed all these phones look pretty. In this time Samsung – problems with batteries aside – has managed to revolutionize the market with great devices in design, keeping the level in vital aspects such as screens and cameras.
Would I buy a new iPhone with one of the previous two? It would cost me a lot, really, it would depend a lot on my economy and the desire for change that has one in the body, but in practice the number 7 is a significant increase over the 6, but it does not really have anything to take away my dream. If I’m going to be a new iPhone user, then yes would be my priority, and I’m worth paying something more for the new model.
Although this is an analysis of the Plus version I would like to comment that posts to evaluate the change, I think the small version is the one that has won the most in this generation, since I like more the design of a single lens, and in the end we have A camera with optical stabilization, something that seems a minor detail, but in my needs, weighs. Well, and I like the smaller and lighter phones, an aspect in which the iPhone 7 Plus can not be considered to be at the best level.
The best iPhone to date, but many expected the best phone in the market in all sections, and right now some have arguments to tie it. The big change will come in 2017.
I do not think any of the “conflicting” changes are going to affect sales, we are talking about removing the jack or removing the physical button. They are things like the new – and attractive – colors, the fantastic cameras, or greater resistance, those that attract the buyers. All these points I see logical and positive, except the jack: there was no reason to remove it if you do not create a special design that forces you to do it or offer something special with the change. I’m not worth the argument of the total bet for the “wireless”, is something that can be introduced without removing the jack.
My feeling after a week of use is that I am facing the best iPhone that I have been able to try, quite better in power and camera, and that will give many satisfactions to its users. But at times I see it as something that I have already been using with the addition of some things that we will see in eleven months materialized in the iPhone that I was really expecting. Some companies have taught me that for half the money I can practically do the same, and others, that can be phones with better dimensions in relation to the screen, which are technologically more modern – OLED, curvature, resolution – and I too I want that if I’m going to spend 1,000 euros.
All the strengths of an iPhone have been enhanced in the new phone, with arguments to be the best phone in the market, the best to date. But Apple could have made a difference and it is that the competition has weapons to say that it is at the same level, or higher in some respects.
Determined to buy it? As the basic price of the iPhone 7 Plus are 909 euros, with 32GB, which fortunately is the minimum option that we offer. This is not free, comparing prices with last year’s Plus we see that they make us pay more. If we go to the new color ‘Jet Black’ – here ‘shiny black’ -, the minimum price $869, and it is only available from 128GB.