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Apple iPhone 7 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

4.7 inches

Display size

750 x 1334px

32GB, 128GB, 256GB

Internal storage

12 MP

Rear camera

1,960 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Good vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
4.7 inches
Resolution
750 x 1334px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
326 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
7MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm
Weight
138g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 9

Power, storage and battery

Processor
A10
RAM
2GB
Operating system
iOS10
Internal storage
32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Battery capacity
1,960mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$1,079
Launch date2016-09
Apple iPhone 7
Finder score: 3.5 How we score our reviews

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.

Design

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

  • 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
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Performance

  • 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

Verdict

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

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Apple iPhone 7 specs

Display

Display Size
4.7 inches
Resolution
750 x 1334px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
326 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
7MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm
Weight
138g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 9

Power, storage and battery

Processor
A10
RAM
2GB
Operating system
iOS10
Internal storage
32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Battery capacity
1,960mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No

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