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Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Pros and Cons

iOS 10
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple A10 Fusion
2 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, optical image stabilization

Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 5.5 inch IPS display, Apple A10 Fusion SoC, and 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on the iOS 10 operating system. This phone uses a high resolution 1080 x 1920 px, 5.5 inch IPS display. This phone has only one rear-camera (12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, optical image stabilization) on its back for photos and videos. Let's explore what sets this device apart.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus specifications

BrandApple
NameiPhone 7 Plus
ModelA1661/A1784
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.63 oz
Dimensions6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inch
Colorsblack, gold, jet-black, rose-gold, silver
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

System, chipset, performance

OS versioniOS 10
SoCApple A10 Fusion
CPUQuad-core 2.37 GHz Fusion
GPUApple A10 Fusion

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with iOS 10 out of the box. iOS includes a range of proprietary features and apps, such as Siri, FaceTime, and iMessage. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The iPhone 7 Plus has 32 GB. The internal storage of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus (2 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera7 MP

You may have budget limits. Or, you may prioritize other features over a multi-camera system. If so, this single camera setup can be a good choice. The iPhone 7 Plus offers optical image stabilization (OIS) for their rear camera systems.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBLightning
HeadphoneLightning

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus supports 4G/LTE networks. This Apple phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. You can use Bluetooth to connect your iPhone 7 Plus smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The iPhone 7 Plus smartphone does not have 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion non-removable

The Li-Ion non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The iPhone 7 Plus does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCertified IP67 dustproof and waterproof

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. The 6 in the IP67 rating means the smartphone has strong protection. It is against dust.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Apple phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • IP67 certified protection

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no headphone jack
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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