IPhone 7/7 plus Review

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Since September BEGINNING 2017, the iPhone and iPhone 7 7 Plus have been replaced by iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X. Apple still sells iPhone and iPhone 7 7 more than low-cost devices, but both iPhones now are not the best smartphone in the business.

On the surface, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 devices no longer look very different from those of the latest generation iPhone iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, continuing to present the same dimensions of 4.7 and a screen of 5, 5 inches and the same size, but there are some visual differences and various major internal changes.

Antenna strips take it to the back of the device for a cleaner, sharper look and new colors available alongside standard silver, gold and rose gold shades: a black color matte that Apple calls “Black” and new “Jet Black” with a brilliant color.

Resistant to water and dust

Especially when it comes to design, the iPhone 7 outward has been reworked to be IP67 dust and water resistant, so it can withstand spraying, rain and brief immersion in water. However, Apple’s warranty does not cover damage caused by water, so it is best to be careful with exposure to water.

There is a physical button on the iPhone 7 Home, replaced by a pressure sensitive button to the “solid” connected to a redesigned Taptic engine to provide feedback that mimic traditional atypical button points. A new display is brighter than 25% compared to the previous version and supports a wide range of colors for richer and more vibrant colors.

CPU and Gpu processor

Inside, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are equipped with A10 Fusion processor, the 40% faster processor of the iPhone 6s. It comes with two high-performance cores for intensive system operations and two high-efficiency Ch-and-1 cores, which run at 1/5 to save battery power for small tasks.

With the processor enhancements, both devices have the best battery life ever offered on an iPhone. These iPhone 6s updates will see an average of two additional hours of battery life, while those updated from the iPhone 6s Plus will see an extra hour.

There are no headphone jacks in the iPhone 7, so the headphones that connect to it must be Bluetooth or equipped with a Lightning connector. Apple is wearing the iPhone with Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm Lightning adapter, as well as designing new high-tech wireless AirPods to ease the transition.

The stereo speakers, located at the top and bottom of the iPhone, are a new addition, and the best feature enhancement comes in the form of a renewed camera system.

The iPhone 7 has a 28 megapixel 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a large f / 1.8 aperture lens 6 elements, a wide color acquisition and a new signal processor for Apple’s images, which have all the brightest, sharper and more detailed pictures, even in low light conditions.

The iPhone 7 Plus offers all the camera enhancements of the iPhone 7, but in addition to a 28mm wide-angle lens, it has a second 56mm camera for dual camera functionality that allows a better optical zoom. It also includes a new deep field portrait mode that uses both lenses to draw the subject of the portrait blurring the background.

The two iPhones have a new four LED flash is stronger and more robust by 50%, plus a camera with FaceTime HD 7 megapixel updated with new sensor technology and automatic image stabilization for better selfies and more calls. lightweight FaceTime.

After the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has lowered the price of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with respective prices of € 549 and € 669. Both devices are now available in 32 and 128 GB There is no longer a red template.

How to buy

In September 2017, line 7 iPhone and iPhone 7 Plus has been simplified and prices have been lowered to 100 € There are two capacities: 32GB and 128GB, available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Jet Black and Matte Black .

In Europe, the prices of the iPhone 7 start at 549 euros for the 32 GB model, with the 128 GB model at 649 euros. Prices for the iPhone 7 Plus start at € 669 for the 32GB model, with the 128GB model priced at € 769.

Questions

LTE Performance

The iPhone 07:07 Plus use different LTE modems, from Intel and Qualcomm. The Intel modem only supports GSM and is limited to AT & T and T-Mobile networks in the United States, while the Qualcom modem supports GSM / CDMA and is available for Europe. iPhone 7 Plus manufactured by Cellular Insights, the Intel iPhone models do worse than Qualcomm models when in areas with a weak signal. When the signal strength is good, there are no performance issues and the real world experience may vary from user to user.

Compared to a Samsung Galaxy S7 that also has a Qualcomm chip, the Verizon iPhone 7 could not compete, suggesting that Apple has limited its performance to ensure even functionality between iPhone models in different networks.

Matte black IPhone

A number of customers who bought the black matte iPhone 7 or 7 more noticed that the anodized on their devices began cutting or skin in areas where it was supposed to be little wear. According to Apple, the split is a normal cosmetic problem and is not covered by the warranty.

Design

On the outside, the iPhone and the iPhone 7 7 Plus are very similar to the iPhone and iPhone 6s 6s Plus. The size, in addition to the weight, are identical. The iPhone 7 measuring 138.3 mm in height, 67.1 mm wide and 7.1 mm thick, while the iPhone 7 Plus is 158.2 mm in height, 77.9 mm in width and 7, 3 mm thick.

At 138 grams and 188 grams per iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively, both devices are slightly lighter than the first generation iPhone.

very elegant design, there is little visual difference between the iPhone and the iPhone 6s 7, with the exception of the antenna of transferred tapes that do not extend on the backs of protruding iPhone cameras and larger, a particularly striking feature on the larger version of the iPhone 7 more, with a dual camera configuration.

On the bottom of the iPhone 7, there is a headphone jack. The space has been replaced by a second set of speaker holes, which are largely cosmetic. The first hole on the left side of the device is a microphone, while the rest is designed to match the right side of the phone.

Black and Jet Black

To distinguish the iPhone 7 from the iPhone 6, Apple has focused on the introduction of two new colors sold alongside the traditional gold, pink gold and silver versions. There is a ‘Black’ shade diffuses the dark opaque light that replaces the gray space and the brilliant ‘Jet Black’ which is completely new, with a very shiny and elegant surface.

Water resistance

The iPhone 7 could appear very similar to the iPhone 6, but has been redesigned on the inside with new seals and new adhesive techniques to make it more resistant to water and dust. It has an IP67 certified dust / water resistance, which means it is completely dustproof and can withstand 1 meter of water up to 30 minutes. It is devoid of splashing and accidental immersion, however, it is not recommended during swimming.

Tests have shown that the iPhone 7 can survive immersion in a variety of coke liquids and the warm sea. There was also a test to see how it works in deep water.

Display

Apple uses a new screen in the iPhone 7, screen 25% brighter in the iPhone 6s, it will be brighter and brighter outside, especially in bright sunlight. The display also uses a wide range of colors in a standard film and end-to-end color management for brighter, more saturated colors.

The display resolution is equal to 1134 x 750 (326 ppi) for iPhone 7 and 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi) for the iPhone 7 Plus and the screen sizes continue to measure at 4.7 inches for the iPhone 7 and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 7 plus.

The iPhone 7 has achieved maximum color accuracy, peak brightness and brightness with optimal brightness of any display on the smartphone, the highest contrast ratio of any LCD IPS display and the lowest of any reflection of the smartphone screen display.

3D touch

Touch 3D continues to be an integral part of the display, integrated into one of the display levels. 3D Touch is an expanded multi-touch feature that allows iPhone to measure different levels of pressure, as well as faucets, rubs and clamps.

The 3D Touch is used for iOS iOS 9 and 10 to allow gestures scroll the screen called “Peek” and “Pop,” which is in the home screen in iOS applications. A slight pressure allows a look, while a deeper impression allows for pop and there are unique gestures to open menus and take action when using Peeks.

Refit Home Button

The home button on the iPhone 7 looks like the home button of the iPhone 6s but is no longer a physical button. Apple calls “a solid state” and when you press, you get an Auxiliary Taptic Motor Feedback to simulate a button, similar to the newer MacBook Touchpad.

Instead of feeling the sensation of pressing a real button, when you use the Home button on the iPhone 7, you will feel the haptic vibration in response to letting you know that actions such as unlocking the screen of iPhone or make a payment with Apple Pay have been successful.

When you set up the iPhone 7, you can choose the desired level of return, from light to powerful, with a setting available in the center. It should be noted that the Home iPhone 7 button is capacitive, requiring skin contact or the right kind of capacitive gloves to support. Otherwise, it will not record the touch, unlike the original physical buttons of previous devices.

Tactical engine

The iPhone 7 Home button is powered by a redesigned and improved Taptic Engine, a hardware element introduced for the first time on the iPhone 6s. According to Apple, the Taptic engine is more responsive and works with a wider range of frequencies.

It is used throughout the iPhone 7 system for everything from the Home button to notification vibration and, for the first time, it can be programmed by third party applications for new feelings and experiences that were not available before.

Touch ID

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor replacing passwords and providing extra security for things like paid payments for Apple is still on the Home button, despite redesigning the Home button.

The second-generation Touch ID technology is built into the iPhone 7 and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is as fast as the iPhone 6.

A10 Fusion Processor

Apple improves the processor at each iteration of the iPhone and in the iPhone 7 some impressive features have been included for the best performance of the chip on an iOS device. Fusion A10 has a four-core processor that combines power and efficiency in a unique way. It is incredibly thin and was made on the 16mm TSMC FinFET + process.

There are two high performance cores, which are 40 percent faster than the chip in the A9 iPhone 6:02 times faster A8 chip in the iPhone 6. There are also two high-performance cores running at 1 / 5 the speed of the high performance organs to preserve the battery during operations that are not intense at the system level.

A performance controller designed by Apple works between the two basic systems and ensures that the correct processes work for maximum performance and maximum battery life. When you run something that requires the most powerful processor, such as the game, the high-powered bodies work.

When you do something that does not require much power, such as sending a message or an e-mail, high-efficiency cores are turned on to save energy and use less energy.

Rating tests have shown that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are equipped with the fastest mobile processor that Apple has produced again, surpassing the A9X in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

An iPhone 7 Plus benchmark

The iPhone 7 is faster than Samsung’s, even recent, and can even overcome most MacBook Air models.

With the quad-core processor, the iPhone 7 has a six-core graphics chip faster than the A9 and three times faster than the A8. At the same time, it draws one-third less power than the A9 and half power as the A8.

On the A10 Fusion cover includes an integrated M10 motion-based coprocessor capture data based on compass movement, accelerometer and gyroscope to power health and fitness capabilities of Apple without draining power.

For more details on the Fusion A10 and the enhancements it brings, be sure to check out our article on processor progress introduced in the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.

RAM

Due to the growing demand for a dual camera system and the software needed to process the images, Apple has equipped the iPhone 7 Plus with 3GB of RAM.

The iPhone 7, which uses only one camera, continues to have 2 GB of RAM as the iPhone 6.

No Jack for headphones

There are no headphone jacks in the iPhone 7, so headphones must be connected wirelessly or via the Lightning port. Removing the headphone jack has been done to save space and make room for new technologies, in addition to Apple using its removal to guide the development of wireless headset technology.

To make it easier to switch the 3.5mm earpiece, Apple includes Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm adapter in each iPhone box. Apple has also developed new wireless headphones called AirPods and introduced new Beats wireless models.

AirPods

The AirPods, the new Apple wireless headphones, are very similar to standard EarPod cables without cables. The comments suggest that they are similar in shape and size, but in the internal Apple says that because you start with a 2x lens when zooming with the iPhone 7 Plus, the quality is up four times the digital zoom in the iPhone 6s.

Starting from IOS 10.1, both iPhone 7 Plus cameras can be used for a new “Portrait” function using the depth of field to make photos depicted as “pop” as possible with a high-end digital SLR. To achieve this goal, Apple’s image signal processor analyzes a scene using machine learning techniques to recognize people.

Create a depth-of-view map from both cameras, while keeping people focused while applying blurred blur in the background. There is also a Live Preview effect that lets you see the blur of priority before taking the picture, something that is unique to the iPhone. “Portrait” is a feature of the camera app next to other options such as “Video” and “Panorama”.

FaceTime camera

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus features a 7 megapixel FaceTime HD camera for more efficient auto lighting and clearer FaceTime calls. There is new sensor technology for sharper images, automatic image stabilization to reduce vibration, and superb color capture capabilities of the rear camera are also available in the FaceTime camera.

Speakers

There are two speakers in the iPhone 7, introducing the surround sound for the first time. A loudspeaker is located at the bottom of the phone and one is at the top, for stereo sound in horizontal orientations and portraits. Both speakers have twice the volume of the single speaker in the iPhone 6s and have better overall sound thanks to greater dynamic range.

Bluetooth, NFC and FeliCa

The iPhone 7 has Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to Bluetooth devices such as AirPods and has an NFC chip to use with Apple Pay.

New in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models sold in Japan is a FeliCa chip that allows them to work with the FeliCa payment standard that has been widely adopted in the country. In Japan, Apple Pay users can use the payment service anywhere in Suica, iD and QuicPay.

LTE network

The iPhone 7 features LTE Advanced for data transfer rates of up to 450 MB / s and supports multiple LTE bands around the world.

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