IPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ reviews, everything you need to know

If you’re set on an iPhone, but looking to save a little money, then the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the oldest models still being sold by Apple. They aren’t very different from the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but there are some impressive improvements outlined in our review So, which should you pick? The iPhone 7 or its bigger brother, the 7 Plus?

PERFORMANCE, BATTERY LIFE, AND CHARGING

Both devices are powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, a 64-bit architecture the company says is 40 percent faster than the A9 in the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. Apple says it’s 120 times faster than the original iPhone. Both have a quad-core processor, which was a first for iPhone when these phones came out. Two cores are for high-performance actions, and the other two are designed for tasks where efficiency is more important. An Apple-designed performance controller determines which actions make use of either set of cores. Checking your email, for example, will most likely be powered by the high-efficiency cores, which saves battery life.


Graphics performance is up to 50 percent faster than the A9, according to Apple. Performance is a tie between the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and the same goes for internal storage options — both devices come with 32, 128, and 256GB options. The pair also have stereo speakers, making them equals in audio output as well.
The iPhone 7 has 2GB of RAM, but the Plus model has 3GB. That gives the Plus a slight edge over the regular 7.
Battery life is better on the iPhone 7 Plus because its larger size can accommodate a slightly larger battery. You get an additional hour of internet use on LTE on the Plus model. Both are charged via the Lightning cable and sadly there’s no support for wireless charging.

Design and durability
The overall design of both is similar to that introduced with the iPhone 6. Apple hit home the “seamless” design that blends the glass on the front and the rear case, and that’s partly due to a relocation of the antenna bands — they’re now on the top and bottom edges of the devices.
The buttons are in the same place, but the home button is no longer a button. The new Force Touch home button acts like the Force Touch trackpad on the Mack book pro you’ll feel a Taptic vibration whenever you push down on it.
The camera, which still juts out a bit, is where you’ll find the main design difference between the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (aside from size). The 7 Plus has a new dual-camera system, whereas the 7 only has a single rear camera.


Display 
The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi) — that’s the same as the iPhone 6S. The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus gets a bump to Full HD with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi), also the same on the 6S Plus.
But the Retina HD LED screens are better than ever before — Apple says the displays on both devices are 25 percent brighter and display a wider color gamut. So the comparison here really comes down to size. If you want a larger screen, go for the iPhone 7 Plus. If you want a smaller screen, the iPhone 7 is the smartphone for you. Although, it’s worth noting that the iPhone 7 Plus screen is also significantly sharper.
Camera
This is the meat of the comparison between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and the bigger variant wins it easily. The iPhone 7 Plus is the phone you should get if you want a better camera experience, and that’s because of its dual-camera system.
That’s not to say the iPhone 7’s camera isn’t good — far from it. The 12-megapixel rear camera features a 28-mm wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture. It’s 60 percent faster than the camera on the 6S, while also 30 percent more energy efficient. Even the True Tone flash has gotten an upgrade that offers up to 50 percent more light.
The cameras can identify faces and bodies, and they also offer wide color capture. There’s even support for RAW image format, allowing for more control when editing photographs.
The front camera has a f/2.2 aperture and is packed with 7 megapixels. It has automatic image stabilization, whereas the rear is optically stabilized.
Take all of that and add it to the iPhone 7 Plus, except add another 12-megapixel rear camera. The second camera on the rear is a 56mm telephoto lens with a f/2.8 aperture.


Software and updates 
Both these iPhones were released with iOS 10, but have since been updated to iOS 12, and we expect them to continue getting updates for a while longer. The software experience is identical, aside from the larger screen in the iPhone 7 Plus and some extra options in the camera app.


 Specs

iPhone 7iPhone 7 Plus
Size138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight4.87 ounces (138 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)
Screen size4.7-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen5.5-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen
Resolution1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi)1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
OSiOS 10iOS 10
Storage32, 128, 256GB32, 128, 256GB
MicroSD card slotNoNo
Tap-to-pay servicesApple PayApple Pay
ProcessorA10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessorA10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor
RAM2GB3GB
Connectivity4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
Camera12MP rear, 7MP frontDual 12MP rear, 7MP front
Video4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps
BluetoothYes, version 4.2Yes, version 4.2
Fingerprint sensorTouch IDTouch ID
Other sensorsBarometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensorBarometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Water resistantYes, IP67 ratedYes, IP67 rated
BatteryUp to 12 hours of internet use on LTEUp to 13 hours of internet use on LTE
ChargerLightningLightning
MarketplaceApple App StoreApple App Store
ColorsGold, rose gold, silver, black, jet blackGold, rose gold, silver, black, jet black
AvailabilityAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-MobileAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
Price$449$569
Buy fromAppleApple

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