As the big brother to Apple’s new iPhone 7, the 7 Plus takes the iPhone series into phablet territory. With the launch out of the way, reviews are rolling in.
But which one should you pick? Let’s see what reviewers are saying!
The iPhone 7 Plus shares many traits with it’s smaller sibling. However, the differences made a huge impression on most reviewers.
The biggest change is the dual rear camera setup. While the 7 Plus includes the same 12MP wide-angle lens as the 7, it also includes a second telephoto lens. This effectively allows you to enjoy 2x zoom without any of the quality loss or noise of digital zoom. Apple also plans to release updates to allow photo effects, such as bokeh, using both lenses at the same time. Many reviewers noted that this made the extra cost of the Plus worthwhile.
The phone also sees upgrades to screen size and resolution. The 1080p 5.5-inch Retina HD display was well received by reviewers. Though the increased size of the phone proved difficult for one-handed use.
Lastly, you’ll find a slightly larger battery on the 7 Plus. However, paired with a larger, higher resolution display, reviews were on the fence on how much the larger cell improved battery life overall.
Everything else about the phone is identical to the iPhone 7--including the lack of headphone port. For more information, check out our summary!
What the Critics Are Saying...
- John McCann, Matt Swider, TechRadar
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus offers a familiar 5.5-inch display and marked design changes, both good and bad. It launched a new home button pad, a waterproof design, and no headphone jack. Its portrait photos are a big selling points, as is its price next to the newer iPhone XS and iPhone 8.
- Kevin Lynch, Mirror
Make no mistake, the 7 Plus feels much like an iterative update, and had the otherwise excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not revealed itself as a potentially explosive device, that would probably – for me – be the more impressive of the two. Nevertheless, with a set of sensible new features, this is v...
- What Hi-Fi team, What Hi-Fi
So, is the iPhone 7 Plus the iPhone to buy right now? If you can deal with the size of the phone – not to mention the price tag – it certainly betters its smaller sibling in almost every area, including screen, sound, battery life and camera. It doesn’t chase the specs of its...
- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
The iPhone 7 Plus, with its new dual cameras, gives Apple fans a reason to pick the big phone.
- Chris Barraclough, Recombu
If you’re sold on iOS and you want a spacious screen for enjoying media on the move, the iPhone 7 Plus is undeniably excellent. Of course, if you have the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus, upgrading to the iPhone 7 is a difficult recommendation. The camera experience is improved, but not by a ser...
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Apple backs up the iPhone 7 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your iPhone 7 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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