The Apple iPhone 7 Review And Buying Guide

iPhone 7entered the market on September 16, 2016. The announcement of the phone was a few days before its release. This was on September 07, 2016. Four years have elapsed since then and the phone still rocks. Various retailers such as BestBuy, eBay, Walmart, and Amazon have this phone in their stock, and people who bought the phone seem very happy with it according to the positive reviews done by customers at Amazon.

This article will major on the phone’s specifications and where you can buy it. The reason why you should consider iPhone smartphones is because the phones are very secure from attacks by viruses and hackers online. Generally speaking, all Apple products such as iPhones, Mac computers, Apple Watches, iPods, and Apple TV are difficult to access by unauthorized persons either online or physically.

What are the specifications of the iPhone 7

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Being one of the cheap iPhones without a contract, the iPhone 7 smartphone has various specifications which make it a very amazing phone to have. These include the following.

PROS

  • Large internal storage memories
  • Upgradable OS
  • High-resolution batteries
  • Supports all carriers
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation

CONS

  • Has no FM radio
  • Has no 3.5 mm jack

1) Design

The phone has an elegant design. Looking at it for the first time, you will just like it. It weighs 138g and is very easy to carry in your pocket every time you are going somewhere. Furthermore, it measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in). It has a compact shape indeed.

Besides, the phone has a Gorilla Glass glass front, aluminum back, and an aluminum frame that makes it a very tough phone to withstand damage from accidental falls or some kind of pressure against it. However, you should take care as excess force can easily damage it.

Additionally, the smartphone supports a Nano-SIM. Also, it is IP67 dust and water-resistant for up to 1m for 30 mins. This makes it withstand water and dust damage in case it accidentally falls in water or the dusty ground.

2) Network

The phone supports GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE network technologies. Therefore, you can use it with any carrier in the US. Also, you can travel with it anywhere abroad and use the destination’s local networks’ SIM cards for communication.

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3) Display

The phone screen is moderate in size but still very useful when it comes to watching movies and photos. It has a 4.7 inches Retina IPS LCD with 625 nits. Additionally, the phone has an area of 60.9 cm² and a 65.6% screen-to-body ratio. Its resolution is 750 x 1334 pixels and a 16:9 ratio with 326 PPI densities.

The screen has ion-strengthened glass with an oleophobic coating. It has a wide color gamut, a 3D touch display, and a home button. This is a very interesting type of screen for sure.

4) Platform

The iPhone 7 operates on iOS 10.0.1 which is upgradable to iOS 14.2. The provision to upgrade might be the reason why the phone is among the iPhone deals at Verizon since you only need to upgrade the OS instead of buying a new phone.

The phone’s chipset is Apple A10 Fusion (16 nm), while its CPU is Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr). It uses the PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics) graphics.

5) Memories

The phone has 2GB RAM but comes with different internal storage memories. You can have an iPhone 7 with 32GB ROM 2GB RAM, 128GB ROM 2GB RAM, or 256GB ROM 2GB RAM. It is upon you to choose the most appropriate phone according to your needs. The more the ROM, the more costly it is meaning that the 256 GB ROM phone is more expensive as compared to the 32 GB ROM phone.

Unfortunately, the phone has no memory card slot. If you need a larger memory, the 128 and 256 GB ROM phones will be of great help. You may use the internal memories as your computer’s external storage disks.

6) Communication

iPhone 7 has Bluetooth version 4.2 that ensures the fast transfer of files between your device and other devices. Additionally, the phone has WLAN with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, and hotspot. Use the hotspot to share your internet between different devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops.

Again, the smartphone comes with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS. With GPS, never get lost in busy towns as you can easily use it with Google maps to find your way out. It has NFC but lacks an FM radio. Besides, the phone has a USB 2.0 to lightning cable that ensures the fast charging of the device.

7) Cameras

If you want to buy an iPhone without a contract for your photography and Vlogging activities, then iPhone 7 is among the best Apple smartphones you can have today. It has a single high-resolution main camera of 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/3″, PDAF, OIS). The camera features Quad-LED dual-tone flash and HDR. The video types the phone can support are [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, and [email protected]

As well, the smartphone has a single selfie camera of 7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm (standard)). The camera features face detection, HDR, and panorama. It supports [email protected]

8) Sound

iPhone 7 has stereo loudspeakers so that you can play loud music at your will. However, it has no 3mm jack and thus you will not be able to use wired microphones. But do not worry as you can still use Bluetooth headphones. We are past the era of walking around with hanging wires anyway.

9) Battery

The phone comes with a non-removable battery of Li-ion 1960 mAh. It can support up to 14 hours of talk time on 3G and 40 hours of music play when fully charged.

10) Sensors

This phone has various sensors which include fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, and barometer. Moreover, the phone supports Siri natural language commands and dictation.

Where to buy iPhone 7

You can buy the phone carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T among others also sell the phone.

Bottom line

If you have to buy a phone today, then it should be the iPhone 7 because it is a bit cheap. Moreover, the fact that you will be able to upgrade the iOS 10.0.1 to iOS 14.2 makes the phone amazing since there is no need to buy a new phone with iOS 14.2. The cameras are amazing and so is the battery.

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