Here You Go Review Of Iphone 7 Plus

It’s also the first iPhone to bear the “7” moniker, this isn’t just an “S” update, and while new numbers usually bring new designs, the iPhone 7 appears to be laying the groundwork for something much more important (which we’ll get onto in due course).

Both iPhone 7 models are now waterproof, have more storage, and don’t feature a headphone jack, but the iPhone 7 Plus differentiates itself with a dual camera.

The iPhone 7 measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm. That really is massive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, for comparison, is 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm, despite featuring a screen which is 0.2-inches larger than the iPhone (5.7 vs 5.5-inches).

This is down to the large bezels around the 5.5-inch screen. But hey, at least the iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t explode, right?

As we’ve already mentioned, the iPhone 7’s design isn’t a massive departure from the iPhone 6 aesthetic. You can see this two different ways:

1. The iPhone 6 was the best-looking smartphone around and has been for years. It’s essentially peak Apple design. Jony Ive can retire, and Apple should never change the iPhone again.

2. The iPhone 6 looked great, but reusing the same design for three years feels stagnant. The iPhone 7 looks overly familiar, and tired as a result.

We can see the argument for both points of view, but really, the design would not put us off buying this smartphone – we think it looks great.

There are a few, small changes which become apparent when you flip the device over.

The antenna lines are now less prominent – instead of dissecting the rear panel, the lines now flow around the edge. They’re almost non-existent on the Jet Black model.

The camera lens still protrudes from the rear casing, but the aluminium is moulded around it. This makes it appear more organic and harmonious with the rest of the phone, less like an afterthought.

On the bottom of the iPhone, there’s no headphone jack (but you already knew that, didn’t you?). Instead, it’s been replaced by a faux speaker grill – for symmetry, we’re guessing.

It is worth noting that the iPhone 7 Plus now feature stereo speakers for music and audio – one on the top of the screen and one underneath. They’re both certainly very loud, big improvements over previous iPhones, but lack bass for proper music listening. They do create a pleasingly wide soundstage.

What can we say about the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack? You’ve probably already made up your mind whether this is a dealbreaker for you.

It didn’t affect us, we’ve been using Bluetooth headphones for the last year, there are some excellent wireless cans around now, but if you have a wired pair which you won’t give up there is the adapter free in the box. That’s obviously not ideal, as you can’t charge and listen to music at the same time. If you think that’s going to be a major

The front of the phone is dominated by the large 5.5-inch screen and Touch ID home button.

While it looks identical, the classic home button has received a small redesign as well. It’s now capacitive touch, rather than a mechanical button.

This transition feels completely natural – behind the button is a “Taptic Engine”, similar to the subtle vibration motor found in the Apple Watch. This creates a clicking sensation, but crucially, nothing moves. The Taptic Engine works incredibly well, it’s like physical skeuomorphism – try pressing the button with paper in between it and your finger, you’ll soon realise how effective it is.

Why change the Home button? Well for starters, there are now fewer parts to go wrong. But people are suggesting this is a stepping stone – eventually Apple will remove the home button completely.