It's the time to describe the impressions formed by iPhone 7 Plus after three weeks that I use. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were announced at the beginning of September, and from mid-September have arrived in online stores offer, but also telecom operators portfolio.
Apple has learned his audience so that each new edition of its smartphone traditionally arrive in September. I consider iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus a major update over the previous generation, not necessarily in the design chapter. Apple thinks their generation heeded 2016 upgrade for those who use iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, phones announced in 2014.
Personally, I think the iPhone remained successful because is the only alternative to premium Android phones, but also for its graphic interface software + fan base big enough. By the way, every hardware company has formed a cohort of fans, No. 2 Samsung after Apple, but other smaller or bigger names in the industry: OnePlus, Huawei, HTC etc.
What are the differences between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S Plus Plus?
We have news in Key chapters: processing power, camera and video connectivity, and other chapters that Apple ignored in the case of iPhone 7 Plus: design - we have only some new variants of color display, the connectivity except 4G's generation later.
Specifications iPhone 7 Plus
The package given by smartphone include clip Nanos card slot, headphone in-ear the lightning port, charger 5V / 1A - you read right - 1A, 3.5 mm jack adapter - Lightning port, Apple stickers, instructions.
Not much to add to chapter design from the previous generation. Back Camera has two sensors, here cutout different physical button disappear and make room for a control based on haptic feedback - we adjust as you like, within provides the most pronounced and natural feeling, all this control integrates fingerprint reader. Disappears 3.5 mm jack and connect them via Bluetooth headset or lightning port, an adapter in the package for those who 3.5mm headphone jack and want to connect them to the new iPhone.
By the way, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have two new colors: Jet Black and Matt Black. I chose Matt Black 32GB edition and believe it to be the most masculine iPhone, the biggest in the business of addressing all existing color versions. By the way, blue iPhone did not come even now, who knows – maybe in 2017. iPhone is a smartphone made of a special alloy, problems encountered in iPhone 6 Plus remedied by using a stronger aluminum alloy, strengthened internal structure. As a long-term user of iPhone 6S, I can say that I adapted so quickly to the iPhone 7 Plus. I would criticize the report display / body only 67.7% when almost all Android phones from niche premium went over 72%. Much unused space, huge edges on the sides and the bottom.
Like most smartphones unibody design with metal casing and is prone to scratches, hence the need to use a protective case from day 1. I've done so, especially if you want to protect him from the weather, the scratches that would lower the resale value at + protective film for the display elements that have become indispensable to a mid-range smartphone or top in 2016.
iPhone 7 Plus on the front merges within the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but it's a different iteration when you look closely at the feedback button below the display, and dual camera on the back. Otherwise, nothing new on the Western Front. Ah, yes - the new color variations, Jack's lack of 3.5mm and resistance to contact with water and dust.
Display and sound
IPS LED-backlit LCD of 5.5 inches with resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi display report / Body 67.7%, protected and treated with oleophobic glass to prevent scratches. It has a bright, natural color reproduction and do not feel the need for a higher resolution on a panel of such a size. Simply, it would be a waste of pixels that given that Apple has not taken any step to VR. And there's the 5.5 inch 4K would be welcome, but I have no idea how hard it would be sacrificed autonomy.
iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 full brightness;
The display is known from the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6S Plus has 3D Touch - depending on who we used it scarcely recognize. Neither the iPhone 6S we did not use shortcuts 3D Touch, hence the lack of integration of its mobile premium competition launched this year, Huawei has tried something with Mate S Edition 128 GB of storage, but gave in walk.
In the sound, we have two speakers. The first speaker is built traditionally based near the port of lightning, and the second you will receive at the top of the display where the speaker is also being activated in classical voice calls. It's an unusual position. With the phone in landscape mode, which pushes the sound of a loudspeaker to you and what it delivers another sideways, hence the most interesting stereo effect met on a smartphone so far. Is heard loud and clear without distortion at high volume. We do not have jack 3.5 mm and hence a trend that we will see competition adopted and gradually - over the years. The bundled headphones do well to very well, connects the port lightning. Again, the adapter package for the 3.5 mm headset classic. Well, not very pleasant to sit with the care of an extra cable. However, the bluetooth headset may be a wireless alternative. Adjusting the volume is the leftmost, classic Apple + dedicated Mute control.
Hardware, operating system and applications
Apple iPhone 7 Plus uses A10 processor developed by Apple and manufactured by TSMC. It is the first quad-core smartphone implemented a US company.
- Uses two cores designed to provide optimized performance and two cores to be efficient in terms of energy consumption. Apple says the new processor would be 40% stronger against Apple A9, with improved graphics and by 50% compared to previous hardware iteration.
Apple A10 = processor manufactured on 16 nm FinFET by lithography technology similar to big.LIITLE from Qualcomm or Exynos processors, 64-bit. Interestingly, all cores are never activated, depending on the tasking and processing needs activates two cores performing or two designed to provide an extra chapter autonomy. Hence see benchmark tests that Apple A10 as a dual-core CPU. Samsung DDR4 memory type is integrated with the CPU - 3 GB RAM for iPhone 7 Plus, another first for Apple. In the case of A10, Apple dropped the collaboration with Samsung (iPhone 6S and 6S Plus processors were 50/50 from Samsung and TSMC in 2016 were geared strictly toward TSMC).
It is good that the storage dropped to 16 GB for the basic model now and get 32, 128 or 256 GB. I would have liked to see directly - 128 and 256 GB. 32 GB may become insufficient if you use it intensively.
IOS 10 when editors review reached iteration 10.0.3. Apple's advantage - its phones receive software updates at a pace that Android smartphones with very few exceptions will never come.
iOS 10 is not much of a change at the GUI to iOS 9. By swipe from the bottom up have access to quick settings and swipe through classic top-down notifications are fast. He disappeared slide to unlock, press a fingerprint reader with haptic feedback and have access to the home screen. There are several preinstalled applications that Apple can just uninstall them up grassroots bases. You can go to zero bloatware applications with only inevitable: Photos, Room, Clock, Wallet, Health, Settings, App Store, Find iPhone. Even Google could learn here and allow Google uninstalling apps, some of them forced preinstalled on all Android models and completely unnecessary.
The benchmark tests-iphone-7-plus. - Screenshots of benchmark tests run on the iPhone 7 Plus;
By the way, CPU-Z costs 0.99 euro in the App Store, Geekbench 4 - the same price. On Android you receive for free. AnTuTu Benchmark luck that costs nothing.
There are 4G speeds with download up to 450 Mbps through the aggregation of spectrum, Wi-Fi standards a / b / g / n / ac, dual band operating in the 2.4 and 5 GHz, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC strictly for Apple Pay. At the top there is nothing connectivity sideways right is the power button and card slot Nanos, based on the given port lightning and one of the two speakers, the left side is adjust volume and control dedicated activation quick Mute function.
The voice calls is a pleasure to use iPhone 7 Plus, high quality and good isolation from the environment. In the Wi-Fi connectivity in SpeedTest obtained over 230 Mbps in upload and download. I'd considered one of the fastest phones in this regard.
Camera and video
One of the major novelties brought by iPhone 7 Plus = dual main room. We have different solutions launched in 2016, Huawei P9 system developed with Leica and 2 x 12 Megapixels (RGB sensor and sensor monochrome = more light for photos Low-light), LG G5 (16 megapixel crop Norn and 8 megapixel wide, versatility in the ability to pull a frame). iPhone 7 Plus promises two elements through the dual system: 2x optical zoom and autportrete style through better insulation from the environment - in the style of the effects achieved with DSLR devices. We have 2 x 12 Megapixel sensor with 28 mm f / 1.8 and other sensor 56mm and f / 2.8, ISO, phase detection, quad-LED flash, capable of shooting 4K and effected and images to 8 Megapixels, face and smile detection, HDR, 2160p video at 30 fps at 1080p 30/60 / 120fps at 720p 240 fps. Up to 7 Megapixel front camera with f / 2.2 and 32mm sensor, 1080p video at 30 fps or 240 fps at 720p with, face detection, HDR. When it is doing very well right light, but in low-light situations. It makes autofocus correctly and quickly, without post-processed photos. I'll do an article compared to the Samsung GALAXY S7 and there you will see which one comes out slightly to the front.
2900 mAh battery is doing unexpectedly well and that's because we have a 5.5 inch panel with FHD resolution, but also because Apple uses a quad-core 2 overall performance cores and 2 additional cores designed to provide efficiency energy. I have not tested the iPhone 6S Plus to compare effectively. Used intensively, from morning to night you can not get into the red zone - below 20%. The classic test - 100% brightness, playback playlist on our YouTube channel via Wi-Fi collected 8 hours and 20 minutes. Samsung GALAXY S7 Edge climbed to 12 hours and 20 minutes.
Price iPhone 7 Plus 32GB – different price in each country - 870 euro in Europe
IPHONE 7 PLUS PRO
• display bright colors play correctly, does not gather fingerprints in galloping pace, legibly and rays of the sun;
• more processing power inside, fast multitasking and any other application or game from the App Store;
• Camera and video with remarkable results;
• decent autonomy;
• simplicity level graphical interface and software support;
• Top connectivity, one of the fastest smartphones in the speeds achieved in Wi-Fi connectivity; • resistance to contact with water and dust;
• zero bloatware.
• report display / body;
• design broadly unchanged from iPhone 6 / 6S Plus;
• slippery necessarily devoted to Make purchases pouch;
• Missing wireless charging, fast charging shortage.
iPhone 7 Plus is one of the best smartphones launched in 2016. I would not consider the best, but certainly a little cohort became the only real alternative to Android. You have nothing to reproach him in the operation, one of the most simple graphical interface, software support long-term, camera and video that are doing very well, autonomy, smartphone which strikes the eye and admiration of others, good resale value, all kinds of good quality accessories.
PRO has enough points to get you to buy it. However, the price seems to me that climbed into the stratosphere and to use the site & Facebook to play on your smartphone, you do not necessarily need to invest so great sum. Have alternatives to half that amount, but not bitten apple logo.