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LATEST APPLE i-PHONE 7+ SPECIFICATIONS AND REVIEW

Do you really think the iphone 7 plus needs an introduction? Whenever apple decides to release its latest version of any device you should always expect something massive. One thing I have come to understand is Apple always take advantage of the crude criticisms it gets to shape their devices.

When you compare the iphone 7 plus to its predecessor you would notice it has a finer design. In addition to its high speed processor, there is the now trending dual camera at the back of the device. According to GSMARENA, while the 7+ isn't the first to slap two snappers next to each other, it is the first to attach telephoto lens onto one of these.

Another very important feature on the iphone 7+ is that it is waterproof. How about those underwater selfies?

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Key specifications

5.5"
1080 x 1920 pixels
12MP
2160p
2.34GHz
Apple A10 Fusion
3GB RAM
256 GB memory (32GB is base now)
2900mAh
Li-Po

Remember Apple's tenth year anniversary comes up next year? so don't expect too much from this device, because Apple is definitely going to have something to add to its collection next year to mark the celebration. But in the meantime, lets look at the iphone 7+ thats here already.

DESIGN/BUILD
Apple kept its phone's body build the same for the third consecutive time in 3 years, you may even find it very difficult to distinguish the iphone 6s+ and iphone 7+ if you are far off. But one notable feature that separates the iphone 7+ from the rest is the dual camera at the back.

The 6 Plus, the 6s Plus, and 7 Plus all share a similar footprint at 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm though they weigh differently. The 6 Plus is the lightest at 172g, the new aluminum alloy, and 3D Touch tech added 20g up to 192g to the 6s Plus, while the new iPhone 7 Plus has shed some of that weight and is now down to 188g.


Weight: 188g What's this?

Thickness: 7.3 mm What's this?
The iPhone 7 Plus is big for a 5.5-inches mostly because of its beefy bezels and huge Home key below the screen.

iPhone 7 Plus review
Another thing that distinguished the iphine 7+ is that there is no longer an analog audio jack opening at the bottom. There are also two new paint jobs - Matte Black and Jet Black, replacing the previous Space Gray.

Like I said earlier, one of the most distinct upgrade on the iphone 7+ is that it is completely waterproof,  all thanks to Apple for removing the audio jack.

Design and build quality score 4.0
Display
The display on the iPhone 7 Plus still has the same specs regarding size and resolution: a 5.5" unit with a 1080p resolution (that's 401ppi). It's an LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with RGB matrix though the panel has been updated since the 6S Plus. Naturally, it is also 3D Touch-enabled, a technology we first saw on the iPhone 6s.


Resolution: 1334 x 750px What's this?
Size: 5.5" What's this?
In terms of brightness the iphone 7+ comes with 570nits which is a bit lesser than what the iphone 6s has. Though when you set your brightness at Auto, the screen can get up to 680 nits bright.
The best part of the new screen is the fact that it's got a factory color calibration.

Display score 5.0
Battery life
The iPhone 7 Plus is equipped with a non-removable Li-Po 2,900 mAh battery, which is marginally larger (by 5.5%) than the one in the iPhone 6s Plus, and about the same as on the iPhone 6 Plus.

The phone, however, utilizes the latest Apple A10 Fusion chip, which has two extra low-power cores for energy-efficiency. Combined with the new battery and the new optimizations inherent to iOS 10, the iPhone 7 Plus provides longer battery life than the 6s Plus.

On a single charge the iphone 7+ can can do about 18 hours of 3G calls or 13 and a half hours of web browsing or you can watch videos for about 8 hours.

Endurance rating: 75h What's this?
The charge time of this device is about 4 hours when you use its recommended charger of 5v/1A, though using other chargers made by manufacturers (5v/1A) you can quickly get the device's tank filled up in over 2 and half hours.
battery life score 3.5

Audio (Audio score 4.0)
When plugged into an active external amplifier, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus posted mostly excellent scores, but it continues the trend from last year where stereo separation quality isn’t quite perfect. The loudness is above average so that it will be enough for most users.

Camera
The iphone 7+ comes with a revamped camera abilities, it comes with an updated 12MP sensor which faster and efficient than the iphone 6s. But the best innovation on this device is the 12MP camera that sits houses a 12MP sensor.

This device comes with a very smart, sharp and fast camera that you can snap over a hundred photos without the device slowing down or getting hot.

Apple wants you to use the telephoto camera only in good light and mostly for portraits. Due to the lens' narrower aperture of f/2.8 (which gathers less than half the amount of light of the main camera), the lack of optical stabilization and its smaller sensor, the telephoto camera is unfit to capture low light images.

In all, I can assure you that Apple did its best to make the iphone 7 plus an attractive look, more surprisingly, it is not too expensive.

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