Specs summary

Screen
4.7"

The Apple iPhone 7's screen is 4.7 inches with 750 x 1334 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8GHz

There is a Apple A10 Fusio Quad core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/128/256 GB

Internal memory is 32/128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1960mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1960 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 840 minutes (2G), 840 minutes (3G), 840 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The iPhone 7 fuses data, processors, even lenses, to bring us the best performance, battery life, and cameras ever β€” minus one headphone jack.

- Rene Ritchie , iMore 

A slight improvement over the iPhone 6s, but the iPhone 7 is still the best iPhone you can buy from today.

- David Court , Expert Reviews 

Reviews summary

8.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 43 reviews

What's good  

  • Sleek design
  • Beautiful screen
  • Fast performance
  • Great camera
  • IP67 water resistance
  • Stereo speakers

What's bad  

  • Price
  • Lack of headphone port
  • Limited NFC support

Quickly selling out upon release, the iPhone 7 is the next release in Apple’s famous smartphone series. While they typically followed what they called a “tick-tock” release pattern, where major updates and features changed every two releases, the 7 marks a first in that while it should be a “tick” release, it appears to be a refinement of previous releases.

As it’s also the most expensive iPhone to date, do these refinements make it worth purchasing? Reviews are rolling out and we’ve dug into them all to bring you this summary!

Four of the biggest changes to the iPhone 7 come in the design. Reviews indicate that while some are controversial they’re all improvements.

The first is the lack of headphone port on the phone. Apple provides both a pair of Lighting port earbuds and a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter in the box to ensure you can still enjoy your iTunes collection. In a few months, they plan to introduce their AirPods for wireless connectivity.

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The second change is a virtual home button. While the button no longer clicks, Apple claims their “taptic” feedback will make it feel like a physical button. Reviewers agreed with Pocket Lint noting, “It works amazingly well. Although Apple says that Touch ID hasn't been upgraded, it feels a lot more responsive to our touch in the iPhone 7 - even with sweaty hands after a run.”

The third change is an IP67 water-resistance rating. Reviewers ran their iPhones under taps, dunked them in pitchers and jumped in the pool and all still had working phones.

Lastly, ditching the headphone jack made room for Apple to upgrade the audio experience. The phone now includes two stereo speakers. Pocket Lint put the audio to the test and declared, “The audio enhancements certainly make a difference: the iPhone 7 produces a richer sound that the iPhone 6S.”

The 4.7-inch display on the phone runs at 1334-by-750 and Apple claims it has both improved color range and brightness. Reviews on the screen were great with many noting the details and vibrant yet natural colors.

Powering the phone is Apple’s newest A10 Fusion processor. Review benchmarks found significant performance increases over the iPhone 6 and comparable performance to most Android flagship models at the time of release. Phonescoop said, “In terms of real-world performance, the A10 delivers a huge jolt. I've never seen apps download to any mobile phone this fast.” IT Pro UK noted, “It's great at handling demanding tasks like 3D gaming and video streaming.”

While you won’t find microSD support, Apple increased the storage of the base iPhone 7 to 32GB. Need more space for your apps and media? You’ll find 128GB and 256GB models too.

Apple’s latest phones have set the bar for mobile photography. While only slightly so, reviews indicate the 7’s front-facing 12MP lens with optical image stabilization appears to continue to this trend. IT Pro UK described images captured with their phone as “absolutely superb” while BGR put the camera to the test and declared, “If you don’t have the time to mess with settings, the iPhone 7’s camera will reliably get a usable photo.”

All of this is available from a device that will easily last a full day on a single charge. While specifications aren’t available at the time of writing on exact capacities, Phonescoop noted, “On what I consider to be a normal day (email, some music, social networking, taking a few photos, watching some video, messaging, and so on) the iPhone 7 easily managed to last from breakfast to bedtime. I had about 20% left at the end of each day — and that's with location services on and a Bluetooth device connected the entire time.”

Overall, reviews on the iPhone 7 are overwhelmingly positive. Even those who initially questioned the lack of headphone port were warming up to the idea by the end of the review. In the end, the biggest questions for most reviewers centered around price.

Pocket-Lint summed up opinions well, saying, “Tim Cook is right: the iPhone 7 is the company's best iPhone yet. It's just that the best is only slighter better than what we've already had for the past year.”


Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)


Talk Android

Arguably the most popular phone on the planet

from Talk Android
It’s a fantastic phone, and it’s exactly what Apple and their users want. But it’s not for everyone, and that’s okay. There are plenty of other options to pick from on the other side of the fence... Full review
GSMArena

Built to the usual sky-high standards

from GSMArena
So, is Apple giving haters something else to complain about or is there a hidden agenda? A long-term masterplan that most of us are unaware of? And does the average Joe care enough for it to hurt sales? The A10 Fusion chip, waterproofing, stereo speakers and sane storage options - these are some of the things the iPhone 6s didn't have and the iPhone 7 kindly delivers. Are they suddenly irrelevant? All you ever wanted was the jack? Come on. And yet, the iPhone 7 will probably go down in history as the one that got rid of the jack first. Controversy? Yes, Apple loves it... Full review
AndroidPIT

From an Android user's point of view

from AndroidPIT
I've tested, tortured and admired many expensive phones this year. I did not enjoy the iPhone 7. The experience was mediocre and if you're used to Android, you feel very limited. The primary argument for the iPhone is the cool effect. Like how wearing glasses makes you look a bit more intellectual, carrying an iPhone makes you look a bit more modern. Of course, both stereotypes are nonsense but it's still a subconscious association... Full review
Cnet

Everything you need in a phone, except the headphone jack

from Cnet
The iPhone 7's notable camera, battery and water resistance improvements are worthwhile upgrades to a familiar phone design. But ask yourself if you really need an upgrade... and if the Plus might be a better choice... Full review
finder.com.au

A powerful phone with poor battery life

from finder.com.au
The iPhone 7 continues a relatively steady design path for the iPhone family, and that’s an approach that’s likely to appeal to its hardcore existing crowd for the most part. If you don’t like having a larger phone in your pocket or purse but want something stylish and powerful it’s an exceptionally good choice, but be sure to invest in a spare charger or external battery to go with it... Full review
tech2

Finesse, performance, dual cameras; but it’s still a tough call

from tech2

All things considered, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is a great device. It excels in departments such as battery life, performance, display among other things. The iOS 10 also brings a lot of new features to the table. The implementation of the dual rear camera is quite intelligent. Also portrait mode will be quite loved by those who love that kind of photography – it will just require patience though. While the camera image quality is good, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus still leaves scope for improvement in the low light photography department as we observed in out Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus shoo... Full review

Good Gear Guide

Value depends on your relationship with Apple

from Good Gear Guide
The iPhone 7 feels incredibly well built and there’s some impressive attention to detail. The Jet Black version oozes sophistication and is easily our pick of the bunch and it boosts a struggling value score. You’re paying a premium for, among other reasons, to be part of the Apple ecosystem which includes great accessories like the Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods plus the iOS operating system and Store. Ultimately, it’s a decent phone whose greatness depends entirely on what the Apple environment means to you in terms of value... Full review
Know Your Mobile

One of the best phones money can buy right now

from Know Your Mobile
Ditch those wired headphones and embrace the future, the iPhone 7 has set a precedent that other handset makers are sure to follow. It's Apple's most powerful phone yet, and while the design is familiar, there's plenty of stuff to make the upgrade worthwhile.. Full review
Brighthand

Evolutionary, but still great

from Brighthand
Apple’s decision to forgo the headphone port has drawn the most attention, and controversy. However, there’s a lot to like in this model, such as a long battery life with speedy performance, an innovative camera, and water resistance. The new Home button takes some getting used to, though... Full review
Softpedia

It doesn't always get you through the day

from Softpedia
Let us put it this way: if you’re not pleased with the look of the iPhone 7, and the chances are that you’re not given the fact that it brings only little in terms of aesthetics, just try the black version. You won’t believe the difference it makes. It looks fresh, it looks luxurious, and it certainly looks smaller... Full review

Mackenzie

Review on the IPhone 7 by Mackenzie

I love the IPhone 7. its a great fast working phone. love the screen. i would recomed everyone to get this IPhone, only thing im not liking is the no headphone jack but still a great phone!!! Always good to try something different an this phone is deffently different compared to the Iphone 6

I love the IPhone 7. its a great fast working phone. love the screen. i would recomed everyone to get this IPhone, only thing im not liking is the no headphone jack but still a great phone!!! Always good to try something different an this phone is deffently different compared to the Iphone 6

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