iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review


Hey it’s the iphone 7 now. I promise we’re gonna talk with headphone jack but let’s start with something fun. The iphone 7 is water-resistant, it’s not quite as water resistant as Samsung phones but it’s still not gonna freak out if you get it wet and that’s awesome. The new iphone 7 and 7 plus look more or less exactly like the iphone 6 and 6 plus from 2014. There are some small differences like stereo speakers tweaks antenna lines and bigger camera bombs but the biggest change the new iphone is the removal of the headphone jack. It comes with lightning earpods and a dongle for using your old headphones which cost nine dollars you lose it. Apple’s forcing a big change by taking away the headphone jack and the ecosystem around that change is pretty mature. This is all going to be really inconvenient while everyone adapts and builds adapters. Apples also pushing wireless audio really hard and I got to try out a pre-production set of air pods. The new wireless earbuds I can’t review them since they’re prototypes but they worked pretty well even though every single person i showed them to thought the case look like dental floss. Apple says it needed to take out the headphone jacks look at all kinds of other new features. The iphone 7 like better cameras the taptic engine haptic feedback system water resistance and maybe most importantly a bigger battery. So the real question is whether all that stuff is worth it and whether it’s worth upgrading the iphone 7 while the world around us is still adjusting the biggest IRA change in years. The iphone 7 is one of those beautiful refined designs apples ever made. Particularly the two black ones where the antenna lines blend right into the sides of the body but let’s be honest the second stick this thing into a case. It looks just like the iphone 6. The galaxy note 7 might have problems with exploding but from a visual design perspective Samsung’s definitely pulled ahead this generation inside the case. These are completely new phones that with a bunch of interesting ideas. Take the home button for instance, it doesn’t move anymore instead it’s totally solid. The taptic engine makes feel like a click when you push down on if the phone is off doesn’t move at all. You can set it to three different levels of feedback but none of them feel like a real button. I’m okay with this but other people try my phone really don’t like it you’re gonna have to try it yourself to understand it the taptic engine. Also adds all kinds of other fun to be back to the phone when you drop the notification shade down the phone bumps a little bit. It’s way more useful than three touch which I always thought was a gimmick and still hasn’t really caught off. Balance seven and seven plus also have the new a10 fusion processor. It’s fast but it wasn’t noticeably faster than my iphone 6s plus during my boring day to day use. I’m sure high-end games and other absolute actually take advantage of this new processor but that’ll take some time. The real news with a 10 fusion is it has four cores to which are special low power cores. That means the phone can use less power and stressing it saving battery life in about a week of use i got eight to ten hours a day of her life with the iphone 7 and about 10 to 12 hours a better life seven-plus that’s pretty much what apple claims. But depending on how much you use your phone during the day it could be just the same as the success. The other big news the iphone 7 is the improved camera. It’s improving over the success but it is not a hugely been. It’s about the same as the galaxy s7 the front camera on both your iphones were upgraded to a seven megapixel sensor while the rear camera on the regular iphone 7 has a faster f 1.8 lens and optical image stabilization both which improve my performance. The seven plus has a radical dual camera system on the back with 2 12 megapixel shooters a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens. The two cameras work together as a single system so you can smoothly zoom from 1×2 10x. Eventually apple will enable some fancy depth tricks that will blur the background like a much fancier camera. Here’s the thing the camera is only a little bit better day to day you might not notice it but at the edges of performance and low-light with extreme detail. It is noticeably better the major tells our that the sevens wider aperture lens leads to a slightly softer background. Colors are a little bit more vibrant straight off the camera and where you really see that increased vibrancy is on the iphone 7 screen which can display a much wider range of colors. In the success it’s a very noticeable not only is the screen warmer than the success display but photos look amazing on you can definitely tell a 7 photo apart from a success. When you look at them on the seven other phones with dual cameras like the honor ate. What you do very impressive focused tricks apple says a forthcoming software update will enable a similar depth effect for portraits but for now what you get is the ability to switch between 1x and 2x modes by tapping a button and digital zoom in between them. Then up to 10x front cameras are almost more important than rear cameras in our snapchat world and the iphone 7 front camera is excellent. It’s not quite as wide angle is Samsung’s cameras but it’s bright and sharp in the retina flash is still a terrific idea. The new iphones run iOS 10 which is a terrific upgrade over iOS 9 it has a slick new version of my message all kinds of new features a new version series that can be extended by third-party apps. Better integration with smart home devices in a ton of other new stuff. Of course you can get iOS 10 on any version of iphone so it’s not worth buying a whole new phone just to get it but it’s definitely worth operating in general. The world just isn’t ready for the iphone 7. The most interesting feature of the duel camera doesn’t ship at launch apps have been updated to use that taptic engine. The entire ecosystem of new headphones and adapters required to make use of lightning and wireless audio is just getting off the ground right now. Using the iphone 7 in case feels just like using an iphone 6s with a weird home button and more dongles it’s kinda like apple shipped a prototype of next year’s iPhone disguised as an iphone 6. That’s not all bad the iphone 7 is a terrific phone with a great camera and a gorgeous display. If you need a new phone right now sure by one the iphone 7 starts at six hundred forty nine dollars for 32 gigs of storage and goes all the way up to 969 dollars for a 7 plus with 256 gigabytes of storage. But unless you’re excited to live that early adopter life, you won’t be missing out on much if you wait another year is pointing at the camera good one more the brightness needs to come down

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