Apple iPhone 7 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7
  • Display

    4.7 inches

    1334 x 750

  • Storage

    32GB, 128GB, 256GB

  • Battery size

    1,960 mAh

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The iPhone 7 is an impressive performer, but really struggles with battery life, an issue Apple resolved with the iPhone 8.

The good

  • Water resistant at last
  • Taptic touch button
  • Powerful processor
  • Good camera

The bad

  • Battery life is still lacking
  • No headphone jack
  • Price might make the iPhone 7 Plus a better bet

Apple’s iPhone 7 is sleek and attractive and powerful, except in the critical area of battery life.

Apple loves to hype up its iPhone lines as the ultimate premium phones. In the premium space it’s under increasing pressure from devices manufactured by Samsung, such as the Galaxy S7 Edge, or Google with its Pixel/Pixel XL phones.

However, there’s little doubting that Australians love iPhones as a category, with each year’s release typically selling out of stock at retail and telco levels for months at a time after launch. We’ve already run the large and largely impressive iPhone 7 Plus through its paces, but it’s the more regular sized iPhone 7 that’s likely to catch most people’s attention due to the lower asking price and slightly more hand-friendly design.


  • Water resistance brings the iPhone 7 up to snuff with other premium smartphones
  • Removing the headphone jack is far from "courageous"


  • Optical image stabilisation and a slick camera app make taking quality photos easier than ever
  • Single lens set-up means no depth-of-field effects or other fancy features


  • Strong performance increases over the iPhone 6
  • A10 Fusion processor automatically adjusts power based on what you're doing

Battery life

  • Continues the Apple trend of disappointing battery life
  • Greatly outmatched by other smartphones in the premium space


  • As refined and stylish as ever
  • Lacklustre battery life remains frustrating

Pricing and availability

Apple iPhone 7

A sleek and capable addition to the iPhone family

With the iPhone 7, Apple once again combines style and performance in a single, simple package.


Apple iPhone 7 specs

OS iOS10
Display size (inches) 4.7
Display resolution (pixels) 1334 x 750
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326
Processor A10
Height (mm) 138.3
Width (mm) 67.1
Depth (mm) 7.1
Weight (g) 138
Battery size (mAh) 1,960
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Water resistance IP67
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.8
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 7
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 9
NFC support Yes

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