Still Popular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Launched officially on October 7, 2016, both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are slightly identical, except for its size, the iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch display whereas the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. There are some minor differences in terms of the camera features, battery life and display resolutions but other than that, they are undistinguishable in specifications. Deciding which option is better for you, would depend on your size preference and budget.

Compared to the previous iPhone models, the iPhone 7 series has made a significant improvement in some capacities. They have upgraded its water-resistance to IP67 so you do not need to panic when water splashes on it or when holding it during a slight drizzle, but you still need to protect it from being submerged or drenched for very long periods. This series is the first water-resistant models.

The optical image stabilization (OIS) feature that previously only came with the Plus models, are now installed in both the iPhone7 and the iPhone 7 plus. The difference between the two though is that the iPhone 7 has one wide angle lens camera while the iPhone 7 plus has 2 cameras, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens which has the capability for 2x-optical zooming and a far greater field depth. If you are obsessed with taking perfect portraits, then the iPhone 7 Plus is perfect for the job. This series is the first dual-camera setup.

Another new upgrade in the 7 series, or rather a lack of feature really, is the headphone jack. Neither of these phones come with a headphone jack. Instead, Apple replaced this jack port with an extra set of speaker holes for its in-built stereo speaker. You can however, use Bluetooth headphones or the Apple wireless EarPods. Maybe this was a ploy by Apple to get people to start using hands-free devices, who knows? In any case, the Bluetooth headsets are always improving so you do not suffer for quality. However, EarPods are better if you want to hear in both ears. The 7 series is the first models without the headphone jack.

Aesthetically, the iPhone 7 series come in several different colors, Black, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold and Jet Black but for the first time, there is no space grey. They both carry the same identical sensors; Fingerprint sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass and Gyroscope. The operating system (OS) is iOS version 10, they carry a Quad core processor and M10 motion coprocessor, an Apple A10 Fusion chipset and PowerVR GT7600 Plus graphics. The only difference between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus is the RAM, 2GB and 3GB respectively.

Apple delivered a few firsts with this series but again, whether you opt for the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, largely depends on your budget, your preference in size and your obsession with the perfect camera. The battery life would be significantly better with the Plus series because of its size as well but it also means that the phone itself is heavier and difficult to use with one hand. The one you choose will determine how deep the hole in your pocket would be.


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