Is the iPhone 7 really that worth it? Here’s what you should know

The iPhone 7 is a latest-generation smartphone by Apple featuring a dramatically enhanced camera design, a somewhat modified design, and a new, gorgeous jet-black color. It also features Apple’s sweet A10 processor, making it the most powerful iPhone on the market. Such a powerful processor enables it to handle any graphics-leaded game and load apps quickly.

There are two varieties of iPhone 7: a 4.7-inch model called the “iPhone 7” and a 5.5-inch variety called the “iPhone 7 Plus”.

Key features

1. Battery life

Both the 7 Plus and the 7 models give the lengthiest battery life compared to all their predecessors in the iPhone series. The A10 infusion provides high-efficiency cores that help with light tasks that would otherwise drain the battery. The battery on the 7 model lasts a whole 14 hours when utilizing WiFi and an impressive 12 hours on 4G. The 7 Plus, on the other hand, lasts a whopping 15 hours both when using WiFi on 4 G. Compared to iPhone 6, iPhone 7 lasts an average of 2 hours longer than its 6S and 1 hour longer than 6S Plus.

2. Appearance

Apple introduced 2 new colors in iPhone 7; it is available in 5 different colors that include 2 new shades of black. A dull black and a shiny black are available in addition to gold, silver, and Rose gold color options. The new handsets are exactly similar to the iPhone 6S and 6 Plus except that the antennae bands have been moved from the rear of the handset to the edges. Since jet black takes more time to make and hence costs more, it is only offered exclusively on two models; 128 GB and 256 GB models.

3. Performance

In addition to its powerful Apple A10 Fusion processor that has a 64-bit 4 core CPU, iPhone 7 comes with 3 GB RAM making it have the largest RAM than all other iPhones. The performance of the models is 40 percent faster than A9 of 6S, and twice as fast as the A8 processors. Additionally, its ramped-up graphics performance is 40 percent more powerful compared to that of A9.

4. No Headphone Jack

iPhone 7 does not come with a headphone jack and for good reason; Apple needed to make space for a bigger battery, Taptic Engine, and a better camera. Removing the headphone jack also went a long way in making the iPhone fully dust and water resistant. The handsets can, therefore, be submerged for as long as 30 minutes without causing any damage. The smartphone also comes with a handy adapter that will enable you to plug in your wired earphones via its Lightning port. There are AirPods, which are essentially wireless headphones intended to connect to either Apple watch or iPhone 7.

5. Advanced Camera

Cameras in both versions have 4K video recording capability and 12 MP sensors. They also have mage-stabilization and camera flash features to enhance photos that are shot in low-light. The number of LED’s is also double (four) effectively creating a more operational flash. The cameras, therefore, give 50 percent more light. The front cameras for both versions have been upgraded from 5 to 7 megapixels for selfies and FaceTime.

4.7-inch Version

The camera has been upgraded to augment low-light capabilities enabling the smartphone to take extremely sharp photos. Improving from 1/2.2 to f/1.8 lens enable it to allow an extra fifty percent light to reach the lens while the 12 MP sensors deliver an extra 30 percent energy efficiency besides being 60 percent faster.

5.5-inch Version

The 5.5-inch version comes with a dual-lens camera. This means the smartphone has two 12 MP cameras; one being a telephoto lens (and hence can zoom 2 X in high-quality without using a software) and the other a wide angle lens. The telephoto lens enables the camera to zoom to 10 times with soft and optical zoom.

Differences Between iPhone 7’s Two Varieties

While both feature 12 MP imaging sensors, giving an equivalents crop factor of about 7X, the 7 Plus comes with a dual-lens. The dual-lens essentially forms two cameras that shoot at 28 mm & 56 mm equivalent. Additionally, the 7 Plus has a better battery life and larger and sharper screen compared to the 7. However, overall both varieties give an impressive battery life. There is a remarkable difference in cost, with the 7 plus costing more by more than 100 dollars. The difference in cost varies widely stretching even further as you approach the 256 GB 7 plus model.


iPhone 7 is powered by a powerful, quad-core, Apple A10 Fusion processor. Its performance, appearance and battery life are simply remarkable. Considering its attractive features and powerful camera, the smartphone is ideal for everyone.