When it comes to the look and feel of the iPhone 7 Plus it has a few things in common with its sibling the iPhone 7. The headphone jacks have been removed in both iPhones which may be a problem for avid headphone users.
The home buttons are also the same, I’m not a fan of the new home button because it’s been merged with the rest of the phone and pressing it does not feel natural.
Aside from those issues, there are a few reasons why I think the iPhone 7 plus is better than the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 plus has a longer-lasting battery and a better camera, I’m a huge fan of the dual-lens camera because it takes excellent pictures in various settings.
Portrait mode is a new feature which uses the dual-lens to create the look and feel of an image which was taken with portrait settings.
This is one of the best new features on the iPhone 7 plus that separates it from the competition.
iPhone 7 Plus Display Screen:
The display screen on the iPhone 7 Plus is excellent, it’s bigger and brighter than that of its predecessors.
There’s a 25% boost to peak brightness which provides a better viewing experience in direct sunlight.
If you’re someone who enjoys watching videos on your phone the iPhone 7 plus is ideal because it provides a great picture quality.
The display screen is 5.5-inches, the photos look amazing on this phone because the photos are taken and shown in a wide color gamut.
This provides more vibrant, lifelike colors which does a great job of capturing the way the object looked at the time the photo was taken.
The resolution and pixel density has not been increased from that of its predecessors.
Never the less, the display screen does not look outdated in any way whatsoever because the text and images look great.
When looking at the specs of the iPhone 7 Plus compared to that of a QHD Android phone on paper, the Android phone looks superior.
However, when you’re actually using the phones it’s difficult to notice a difference. The Apple’s 3D Touch screen has been improved due to the iOS 10.
Many of the apps now feature pop-up menus which makes them easier to navigate, I think this was a great decision on Apple’s part.
This iPhone has excellent sound quality due to the stereo speakers that they possess. For the very first time, Apple has added stereo speakers to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The speakers are great because when you crank up the volume it gets loud without being distorted.
The headphone port has not been retained it has been replaced by Apple’s Lightning port. There are two different options if you would like to continue using your headphones.
You can use the 3.5mm adapter which comes with the iPhone and this will allow you to use your old headphones. Or you can use a Bluetooth headphone if you dislike using the cord.
I rarely use headphones so this is not a big issue for me, however, if you’re someone who uses headphones on a regular basis and you don’t currently own a pair of Bluetooth headphones, then you may dislike the removal of the headphone port.
iPhone 7 Plus Design:
As I previously mentioned the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not have headphone ports and the home buttons are merged with the rest of the phone.
But aside from that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus looks very similar to their predecessor the iPhone 6S Plus. I think Apple should have been more innovative with the design of the new iPhones.
The home button on the iPhone 7 Plus has Apple’s haptic feedback, this feature was implemented to make the home button feel a bit more natural when pressed.
The haptic feedback is supposed to mimic the feel of a button being pressed, I think it works to a certain extent but it just feels a bit weird and unnatural when you press it.
Located at the back of the iPhone 7 Plus are the hidden antenna lines and the dual cameras. The location of the antenna lines has been moved closer to the top of the phone. The iPhone 7 Plus comes in the following colors Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, and Jet Black.
The iPhone 7 Plus is water resistant, not splash water resistant like the iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 Plus is IP67 water-resistant, this means that it can be submerged in water up to 1m for as long as 30 minutes.
This is great, I believe that this is a feature that many iPhone users will appreciate.
iPhone 7 Plus Camera:
The iPhone 7 Plus has a Quad-Led True Tone flash and a dual camera setup, one camera is for taking pictures at close range, and the other is for taking pictures from further away and zooming in.
There is also optical image stabilization, Apple claims that this allows for up to 3x longer exposures.
The iPhone 7 Plus has the same 12-megapixel camera as the iPhone 7, however, there is also a second 12-megapixel camera.
This will allow up to 2x optical zoom without distorting the picture, but it actually goes up to 10x optical zoom via software.
However, I would not recommend doing this because the image loses its structural integrity in the process, that’s bad because no one wants to look at a distorted image.
Machine learning has been implemented into the iPhone 7 Plus to recognize people’s faces.
This feature works by doing a depth-map of the person’s position while blurring the background behind the person / persons who are being photographed.
This feature is called Depth because it simulates extra shallow depth. The depth feature will not come pre-installed on the phone, it will be available as a software update.
iPhone 7 Plus Performance And Battery Life:
The iPhone 7 Plus comes equipped with a four-core A10 Fusion chip inside which makes the phone extremely responsive. Whether you’re taking pictures, surfing the net, watching videos or multitasking the phone will not slow down.
If you’re someone who enjoys playing video games the iPhone 7 Plus is great for that as well, the stereo speakers and haptic feedback makes the experience a more enjoyable one.
The battery life on the iPhone 7 Plus has been improved, it has a longer lasting battery life than that of its predecessors.
The phone comes with a 2,900mAh non-removable battery. The iOS’s power statistics are not comparable to Android’s, however, the battery will last between 10 to 12 hours of use per charge.
When it comes to charging the iPhone 7 Plus, it charges relatively slow. Many of the Android phones that are currently on the market have QuickCharge technology which makes them charge very fast.
Apple needs to find a way to speed up the charging process because at the end of the day no one wants to wait a long time for a phone to charge.
My Final Thought:
If you’re an avid iPhone user who is happy using the iPhone 6s Plus updating to the iPhone 7 Plus is not a necessity. However, if you’ve never had an iPhone before but you always wanted one this may be the one to buy because this is the best iPhone that has ever been made.
Please let me know your thoughts on the iPhone 7 Plus in the comment section below.