Apple iPhone 7 Plus Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2016, September
  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 188 g
  • Screen: 5.5", LED-backlit IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 7 MP
  • Memory: 32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2900 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Release date 2016, September
Dimensions 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
Body build Front glass, body
Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
Battery 2900 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 384 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 60 h
Approximate price690 EUR
Technology LED-backlit IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.5" inc
Screen area 83.4 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio67.7%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 401 PPI
Screen protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Other - Wide color gamut
-3D Touch display & home button
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/3'', OIS, PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.8, 56mm (telephoto), 1/3.6'', 2x optical zoom, AF
Functions Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
DxOMark Main Score88
DxOMark Photo90
DxOMark Video84
Front camera, selfie 7 MP, Single
Specifications 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Functions Face detection, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Operating system OS iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
Chipset - Apple A10 Fusion (16 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
Graphics processor GPU - PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score235957
Antutu 7 score181234
GeekBench 5 Single Core725
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1295
GeekBench 4 Single Core3441
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core5797
GeekBench 4 Battery2329
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 1.24 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review

If you look at 6s and 6s Plus or 6 and 6 Plus, you will notice that there are no big differences between them. Turning your eyes to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, there are more significant differences. For example, the iPhone 7 Plus has received a second rear camera and offers a special portrait mode. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the model - this is the topic of the following lines.


The iPhone 7 Plus features minimal design differences from previous Apple models. It is immediately noticeable that there are two cameras that are absent during the "normal" week. In the iPhone 7 Plus, you won't find a 3.5mm audio jack port, the Home button has become touch-sensitive, and the case is now IP67 waterproof.

This smartphone impresses with its large screen - 5.5-inch. Its dimensions are similar to those of the Nexus 6P. The size of the case of the iPhone 7 Plus is the same as that of the 6S Plus. The user will feel the device as a "shovel" in his hand. Working with it with one hand is difficult. Competitors in the market are finding more compact solutions while maintaining screen size. Take a look at the Galaxy Note 7 for comparison.

The volume control buttons extend slightly over the housing. This makes it easy to be fingertips. However, it is difficult to adjust the volume during a call.

The most significant changes are seen on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus case. We find the familiar logo in the form of an apple, antennas and two cameras. Everything looks clean and balanced.

Home Button

This is the only button on the front of the phone. It is completely sensory. Thanks to Taptic Engine technology, its interaction is similar to its mechanical version. It is difficult to explain how it was achieved, but it pleases.


Unlike the standard used in the Apple Watch Series 2, the manufacturer does not recommend swimming and taking a shower with the iPhone 7 Plus in hand. However, the device will survive falling into a glass of water.

The smartphone can easily be immersed in fresh water up to a depth of 1 meter for a maximum of 30 minutes. It is also protected against dust entering the housing.


The iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch display, which is slightly different from last year's model. It is made using IPS technology, registers the compression force - 3D Touch, has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 401 per inch.

Apple claims the screen has an expanded color range and is 25% brighter than the iPhone 6s Plus. Its display includes support for the DCI-P3 color space used in digital cinemas. This makes the photos with the iPhone 7 Plus display camera look more beautiful and more colorful. Its display calibration is practically perfect.

The minimum brightness of the iPhone 7 Plus display is 2 cd/m2 and the maximum brightness is 470 cd/m2. If you use automatic control, the brightness rises to 625 cd/m2 in the street during sunny weather, ensuring excellent screen readability.

Although the resolution of today's flagship models has grown to QHD, Full HD, the iPhone 7 Plus's display doesn't look any worse in their background. The device performs well in any task. It's a pleasure to read from the screen and watch videos.


Inside the iPhone 7 Plus is a quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. Compared to the 6S Plus, the growth is slow, especially impressing with the power of the graphics subsystem. The iPhone 7 Plus is one of the fastest phones of its time.


The iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 12MP optical stabilization camera, six lens system and a maximum f/1.8 aperture. Compared to previous models, the camera already uses more light, which means that the digital noise level in the photos is lower. There is no serious bokeh effect. The second camera has the same resolution and lies, but with a telephoto lens and f / 2.8 aperture.

During shooting, the user can switch modes from wide-angle to telephoto. This provides a double optical zoom. The iPhone 7 Plus also allows for 10x digital zoom.

It should be noted that the telephoto lens camera does not work perfectly in poor light conditions. Apple has calculated that

f / 2.8 aperture cannot be expected under such conditions.

Overall, the iPhone shoots very well. Complying with the lighting conditions will guarantee you perfect cameras from both cameras.

The front camera of the iPhone 7 Plus is 7MP and supports HDR. It handles its acquisition tasks on a flagship device well enough.

Do you like making videos? With this iPhone you can record videos up to 4K at 30 frames per second. During the shooting itself, you will be able to make a 2x optical zoom or 6x digital.

Battery life

The iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 2900mAh battery. It is large enough for one day to work in fairly active mode. If you don't reach out to him so often, you can count on up to 2 days of battery life. In the Geekbench 3 iPhone 7 Plus test, a 50% brightness on the display requires a recharge after 7 hours and 46 minutes.


Excellent design and conservative dimensions, the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual camera and excellent performance - the iPhone 7 Plus is built in the spirit of the Cupertino company tradition. For the time being, this is one of the best smartphones on the market. It has an excellent mobile operating system and superb camera quality.

In terms of functionality in the iPhone 7 Plus, we are finding the innovations we are looking for. The smartphone offers two cameras, water and dust protection and a quality display. At the same time, there is a lack of user-friendly thin frames around the display. The price remains so high.


  • Protection against water and dust;
  • Bright and beautiful display;
  • Performance at flagship level;
  • Minimum 32 GB storage;
  • Two cameras for perfect pictures and videos;
  • Quality sound; “Fast fingerprint scanner.


  • The design remains well known - large and heavy body;
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;
  • High price.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus was around 690 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, September.
The weight of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is 188 g.
The screen size of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is 5.5" inches.
The size of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power key until the power icon appears, then drag it to the right.
To restart the phone, quickly press and release the volume up key, then the volume down key, and finally press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release it. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume up button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.