Review iPhone 7 Plus — the future, which you will learn
iPhone 7 Plus is one of the most unusual devices ever created by Apple. Yes, if put on his case, he appearance will differ little from its predecessor, but 7 Plus you will learn at least the lack of audio Jack. The main difference is felt when you take a smartphone in hand and feel the power of the processor A10 Fusion and all speed 3 GB of RAM. Yes, before you review iPhone 7 Plus AppleInsider.ru.
The rejection of the audio — the most controversial issue in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Once Apple has abandoned the optical drive in their computers, then from the 30-pin connector in the iPod, and then from the USB in the same 12-inch MacBook installed USB C. Correct decision or not — to solve to buyers, we will tell you about their experiences.
Our iPhone 7 Plus out of the box were installed iOS 10, and it seems to be the prerogative of the new iPhone because the old you can only install iOS 10.0.1, “top ten naked” in the Apple missed. That is, in order to use Siri with a normal human voice and other functions, you must first install the update. Strange decision.
The standard with the exception of one important detail — now the adapter is for headphones with 3.5 mm interface is Another point that we noticed is the user manual for some reason was not under the device as usual, and over it. They say, first read how to use it, and then turn.
iPhone 7 Plus to some extent similar to the iPhone 6s Plus, but that same “revolution” will not go away. Now it’s waterproof, and it’s great: though not completely, however, at a depth of one meter under water for 30 minutes to hold it, and the smartphone will be nothing. However 5 hours after that to charge the iPhone impossible. However, damage caused by contact with liquid is not covered by warranty, according to the Apple website. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note 7, of course, with a higher degree of water resistance, but this at least doesn’t explode (sorry, that joke had to be here).
In addition to water resistance, the predecessor of the new product features three innovations: first, the antenna is moved on the upper and lower end, no more white stripes in the middle of the body, constantly complained that the owners of iPhone 6s Plus. In addition, the camera in the iPhone 7 Plus was not just more powerful but also more stylish: now it is a complete unit for shooting, safely hidden under sapphire glass. And Yes, now we have a double protruding camera, though it sticks more elegant.
And third — it has no audio Jack. Benefit put EarPods Lightning connector, but if you want you can get a wireless AirPods. In the latter case, however, be ready to pay 13 thousand rubles.
But the truth is, if you put it in the case, the iPhone 7 Plus will look almost exactly like the iPhone 6s Plus. But if it is a model in the color “black onyx,” that case it is better to buy from — scratch is great, and the fingerprints will enrage.
Home button, display and speakers
Home button the iPhone 7 Plus is not like anything — it does not move as a trackpad in the new MacBook. That you press it, shows tactile feedback, for which here meets the updated module Taptic Engine. Button also recognizes the effect of depression. By the way, largely because of his Apple refused the audio Jack in their new smartphones.
Sensor identification fingerprint Touch ID will not go away — you can still unlock the iPhone this way and even will do it faster. Works flawlessly and it is really cool. Generally, pressing the Home button is reminiscent of a very unusual action, as if with one click you can “compress” the iPhone in half. In fact it is certainly not so, but the feeling is just like that. Get used to it.
3D Touch display, of course, remained, and the display itself a little bit, but has been improved. No, it’s not 2K or 4K OLED display on popular Android smartphones, but still high-quality Full HD screen, widescreen display with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a LED backlight, which became not only brighter, but now is able to display a wider range of colors. Oleophobic coating resistant to the appearance of fingerprints, zoom the screen and dvuhmestnye pixels to expand the viewing angle — all this nice stuff that you don’t notice, but I use them every day. Photos taken on the iPhone 7 Plus they look gorgeous on the display of the iPhone 7 Plus.
Now iPhone two stereo speakers, one located on the usual place (downstairs) and another upstairs, along with the earpiece. They are much louder, sound much better, 2 times louder than iPhone 6s are activated in landscape mode. To watch movies or TV shows became more interesting, now to pick up a laptop and do not need.
As we have said, the camera in the iPhone 7 Plus dual 12 megapixels each with a wide angle and telephoto. The first has an aperture of ƒ/1.8, the second aperture of ƒ/2.8. All this provides a two-fold optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, taking pictures of new iPhone is very cool.
Special attention is given optical image stabilization, panoramic shooting (up to 63 megapixels), sectility lens and exposure control. “Boke”, said Phil Schiller, not yet, have to wait for a firmware update. But even so, the iPhone 7 Plus just one step closer to the camera smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung. Let’s be objective.
Cool that you can activate two-times zoom with only one press of a button. However, to play with focus will not work, as in the same 8 the Huawei Honor or the Lytro camera. iPhone 7 Plus does not have this ability because of the potential of dual camera is aimed at more zoom. But zoom without loss of quality is, as one member of our staff, my compliments.
As for video recording, the iPhone 7 Plus is like 720p 30 fps and 1080 p at 30 fps or 60 fps, and even 4K at 30 frames/s. There is also support for shooting slow motion video with resolution of 1080p and 120 fps, or 720p and a frequency of 240 frames per second video provides cinematic stabilization, noise reduction and face detection and shapes.
The front camera is called FaceTime HD, calmly takes pictures with a resolution of 7 megapixels and records 1080p HD video. It has a ƒ/2.2 aperture, BSI sensor and auto image stabilization. In General, selfies are hoo.
Usually when paid minimum attention, but in the case with the iPhone 7 Plus it cannot be circumvented: LTE in the new smartphone supports speed up to 450 Mbps, 3 times faster than the iPhone 6. Up to 25 LTE bands, wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO technology, Bluetooth wireless technology 4.2 and NFC.
For it in the iPhone 7 Plus is a brand new A10 processor, more precisely not just the A10, and A10 Fusion. A10 was the most powerful processor in the iPhone since the launch of the first generation of the smartphone — a Quad-core chip with 3.3 billion transistors. Although Apple never said how many transistors were in the A9 processor, experts believe that this value was at the level of 2.5 billion.
3.3 billion transistors — it is twice more than the A8 processor. This resulted in a performance increase of up to 40 % compared to the A9. In addition, two fast cores and two energy-efficient cores in symbiosis save battery life without compromising speed of his work.
Graphics of the A10 deserves special attention — the performance of the graphics chip is 50 % faster than A9. However, synthetic tests speak for themselves: AnTuTu test iPhone 7 scored over 178 points. The same Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung is gaining no more than 135 thousand points.
Companion A10 acts as a built-in motion coprocessor M10, it is not only used for the function “rase to wake”, but also to track steps and other functions associated with iPhone movement in space.
Increased the amount of RAM. The iPhone 7 Plus as much as 3 GB of RAM, while the iPhone 6s Plus with 2 GB. Although 2GB of RAM is enough “for the eyes”, Apple decided to increase this number to three. To say that was better then nothing to say, iPhone 7 Plus just “flies”, and this concerns both games, and the usual demanding applications.
By the way, judging by the synthetic test, iPhone 7 Plus, faster than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, typing a record number of points in AnTuTu. Not to say that we love synthetics, but the boast must.
Well, finally we see the iPhone with the most powerful battery in the entire history of the existence of the mobile — 2900 mAh, which is 5% higher than the iPhone 6s Plus (2750 mAh). Compared to the iPhone 6 Plus battery time increased by one hour compared to the iPhone 6s — for two hours.
Colors and capacities
In addition to the “black onyx”, which we have already expressed our disbelief, the iPhone 7 Plus are presented in four colour variants: rose gold, gold, silver and black. Last, it should be noted, looks and feels in hand much better than the rest, it’s not surprising that it is now almost nowhere to get. And case in this case not so necessary as with the “black onyx”.
Most importantly, in the “dimension” line is no longer available with 16GB of internal memory. A minimum of 32 GB, and if you want more, buy a 128 GB or 256 GB. Yeah, no more intermediate options. And if the rejection of 16 GB can be somehow justified, then the lack of 64 GB for us personally was a disappointment.
Our verdict the iPhone 7 Plus
- Improved dual camera
- More capacious battery
- Great bright display
- Taptic engine for Home button
- Zoom with the dual camera is simply stunning
- There is no audio Jack (subjective)
- “Black onyx” is severely scratched and covered with fingerprints
- The case looks like iPhone 6s Plus
- Dual camera is not fully used
- Design would like fresher
If you evaluate iPhone 7 Plus on a scale of ten, we would put it 9 out of 10. It seems that this is exactly what we expected from the new iPhone, but at the same time remains a sense of incompleteness. Probably, Apple was so spoiled that I do not know something to complain about.
We thank the online store i-Ray for courtesy to review iPhone 7 Plus. To buy a smartphone you can on the official website of the store.