Apple iPhone 7 Plus smartphone was launched in September 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.
- 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC
- Quad Core Processor
- 3GB RAM, 128 GB inbuilt
- 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 px display
- 12 MP Camera with flash
- Memory Card Not Supported
- iOS, v10
- No FM Radio
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB
This is an overview of Apple’s 2016 flagship smartphone, the iPhone 7 Plus. It is the bigger of the i7s and definitely has more to offer besides just its size. The iPhone 7 Plus has held up well in the market despite being a 2016 smartphone and it is surprising how great it still is when compared to phones released in 2017. Leaves us wondering what the iPhone 8 will bring on board. But until then, let us that a look at the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Its specs, features and its strengths (which if you ask me is in every bit of this smartphone). Let us dig in.
Design and build
Apple surely went all out with the design of the iPhone 7 Plus. It is still the same signature look of a typical iPhone except for the little tweaks and additions like the introduction of dual primary camera on the top left corner of the iPhone 7 (rear). Then Apple’s logo still sits on the upper middle back and an iPhone branding at the bottom. It has a glossy full metal body build that gives it this premium beautiful finish and look. The face of the iPhone 7 is a 5.5 inch display panel with a touch pad, pressure sensitive home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner as well. Bezels are here still but are well hidden with the jet black version of this phone. It measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm and weighs 188 grams. Solid phone, great feel on hand and good looks. This is also the first iPhone ever to have water resistance capability (ip67 certified up to 1 meter and 30 minutes). Good work Apple.
The camera on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB is one area Apple does add features. Both software and hardware. We see a dual camera with a horizontal setup on the top left of the iPhone 7 Plus. Courtesy of official website. There is the same 12MP wide-angle camera that’s on iPhone 7 works with a 12MP telephoto camera that can get even closer. That means you can get higher-quality zoom from farther away. Thanks to the dual-camera system and breakthrough ISP technology on the iPhone 7 Plus super sharp close-up photos and videos with optical zoom at 2x is now achievable. And you can get even closer with improved digital zoom that lets you shoot at up to 10x for photos. The selfie camera is a 7MP camera. Now Apple almost never increased the pixels on their cameras, but they did this time with the iPhone 7 Plus. This selfie camera does a decent job. Its pixel count is not only a paper quality upgrade but real time too.
Video recording stands at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps with simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording on deck. I love photography on this phone. Very impressive and has great software improvements.
The display on iPhone smartphones has always been good since time immemorial. Here on the apple 128 iPhone 7 Plus 128gb we get a 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) and 67.7% screen-to-body ratio. It comes with Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating protection, Wide color gamut display, 3D Touch display & home button and supports display zoom. It is one outstanding display I must say. With good color representation and brightness. Viewing angles are as good as you can expect and outdoor visibility has also been made possible here.
Performance and memory
Apple decided to go with their own Apple A10 Fusion chipset on the iPhone 7 Plus this time, a Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr) and PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics) for graphics performance. It comes running on iOS 10.0.1 which is upgradable to iOS 10.3.2.
You get to choose from a 32/128/256 GB, GB (all run on 3GB RAM) with regards to internal memory. There however is no support for memory expansion via an SD card. However there is iCloud cloud service so you need not worry about it.
A user non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh). A very good capacity for a 5.5 inches display that will last you up to a whole day of moderate usage. Apple does OS customization to ensure longer hours on charge with their smartphones and that is the case here too.
This battery has an endurance rating of 75 hours and can reach up to 384 hours of standby time.
Connectivity and network
There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPs with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC (Apple Pay only) and comes with a 2.0, reversible connector.
Network: Nano SIM. GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32gb has stereo speakers that give very impressive sound output. For the first time Apple decided to exclude the 3.5mm jack. This is going to take some getting used to for those going to buy this phone. No wonder Apple included a lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. Instead, headphones are connected on the usb port.
This is a solid phone, a true flagship and an identity smartphone. Apple has done the greatest it can on a smartphone, yet with the apple iPhone 7 Plus 128gb and it is for this reason I do recommend this phone.
It comes in Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Red colors.
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