Apple’s latest flagship offering i.e. the iPhone plus falls in the phablet category. Its an ideal choice for those who want a bigger screen but don’t want to carry around a full size tablet. Such devices are excellent for media consumption and some productivity related tasks. iPhone 7 plus is not a phone that is a significant improvement over the standard iPhone 7, but never the less, it’s still a great phone in every respect. Latest iPhones have always been quite expensive, but with the exit of Britain from the European Union, it’s going to cost you even more if you live in the UK. In this article we will review iPhone 7 Plus and we will try to see if it’s worth the extra buck.
iPhone 7 Plus is not a huge leap forward in terms of design when compared to its predecessors. In short we can say that it’s big, but still quite light. It gets even bigger when you strap a case on it and some people might even find it to be bulky. But a bigger screen should be a plus point instead of a negative one. If you are someone who has never tried a phablet size phone earlier then you should definitely give it a try. Bigger screen allows you more freedom in every respect. Whether it’s media consumption or working on a creative project, a bigger screen will always make things easier. iPhone 7 Plus is also water resistant and is IP67 certified. Please note that water resistant doesnot means water proof.
Keeping to the tradition, Apple has maintained its stance on the usability of Retina Display. Retina displays are basically high quality LCD panels and as you might have already guessed, they are not as sharp or as contrasting as OLED panels. While most of the smartphone manufacturers have started installing 4K panels in their flagship devices, Apple is still maintaining its strong relationship with the Full HD retina display panels.
There is very little to complain about when it comes to the performance of iPhones. iPhone 7 Plus comes with an A10 Fusion processor. The highlighting feature of this processor is that it has two cores dedicated for heavy duty tasks such as playing high definition videos and games, and two cores stay dedicated to simple tasks such as texting. This division of labor not only increases performance but it also increases the battery life.
iPhone 7 Plus comes with a dual camera setup on the back. But these two cameras dont work independently of each other, instead they work together to form a single more capable imaging system. The second camera is primarily used to provide better zooming levels. This is perhaps the most efficient way of achieving optical zoom in a smartphone. Note that optical zoom doesn’t sacrifices quality where as you can be sure of some quality loss when zooming digitally.
You can't go wrong with this phone if you want iOS and a big size.
- Bigger screen.
- Slim and lightweight.
- A10 Fusion works great.
- Dual camera system on the back works wonders.
- Some people might find the phone to be bulky.
- No headphone jack.
- Design language almost unchanged.