iPhone 7 review – As with all new phones the initial thing you look for is the appearance and to some extend the iPhone 7 disappoints a little. Now, don’t get me wrong it looks great, it just doesn’t look that much different from its proceeding cousins.
The new phone has some great features that undoubtedly makes it a great phone. First up, it has a fantastic screen allowing really great browsing, gaming and video. The handset boasts a 4.7-inch colour gamut display. The iPhone 7 also boasts fantastic stereo speakers so listening to music, radio and podcasts is a pleasure.
For all the specs, the best place is probably the Apple website.
Secondly – we love water resistance. This has to be a must nowadays for all new phones. As one can see from the marketing Apple and Samsung are making a big deal over the fact that their handsets can take a dip and still be working.
The cameras are also fantastic – there is one pointing front and one backwards making selfies dead simple. The quality is superb. It has a 12MP sensor with a good wide aperture, a new lens giving us better quality pictures with better colours as more light is let in.
But – does the iPhone 7 have to be quite so expensive. The entry level model begins at £599 – which is just for the 32 GB version. You can expect to pay significantly more than that for the higher GB versions.
The new iPhone has ditched the traditional headphone jack, which many will find a pain. Old headphones can be used but only after a connector has been purchased which might make some feel a little peeved given the price they are being asked to fork out initially.
This does allow the use of ‘wireless’ headphones called Apple AirPods – great quality headphones that leaves you tangle free although there are significant downsides. Firstly, they can be lost easily as they’re not connected and are quite small. They need charging after 5 hours and there’s the extra cost, they come in at £159 making a visit to your local Apple store a potentially wallet bruising experience.
The long and short of it is the new iPhone 7 is a cracking handset and we can only really suggest that you’ll love it once you’ve come to terms with the price.
We will watch with interest the launch from Apple in September 2017 as this date marks the ten-year anniversary of the launch of the iconic iPhone brand. It seems too much to think it will be business as usual when such a landmark date comes around. One suspects that Apple will have something big up their sleeve.
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