- Malarie Gokey , Digital Trends
Zoom right in on the iPhone 7 Plus: It’s the iPhone to buy in 2016.
- Patrick Afschar Kaboli, Daniel Schmidt , Notebookcheck
There is no reason why you should not buy the iPhone 7 Plus, but Apple should put more effort into the sound quality.
As the big brother to Apple’s new iPhone 7, the 7 Plus takes the iPhone series into phablet territory. With the launch out of the way, reviews are rolling in.
But which one should you pick? Let’s see what reviewers are saying!
The iPhone 7 Plus shares many traits with it’s smaller sibling. However, the differences made a huge impression on most reviewers.
The biggest change is the dual rear camera setup. While the 7 Plus includes the same 12MP wide-angle lens as the 7, it also includes a second telephoto lens. This effectively allows you to enjoy 2x zoom without any of the quality loss or noise of digital zoom. Apple also plans to release updates to allow photo effects, such as bokeh, using both lenses at the same time. Many reviewers noted that this made the extra cost of the Plus worthwhile.
The phone also sees upgrades to screen size and resolution. The 1080p 5.5-inch Retina HD display was well received by reviewers. Though the increased size of the phone proved difficult for one-handed use.
Lastly, you’ll find a slightly larger battery on the 7 Plus. However, paired with a larger, higher resolution display, reviews were on the fence on how much the larger cell improved battery life overall.
Everything else about the phone is identical to the iPhone 7--including the lack of headphone port. For more information, check out our summary!
Reviews (8.6/10 Avg. rating)
Impressive power, stunning screen
The best iPhone yet
The photographer's phone
Definitely a step in the right direction and a lot of fun to use
Beautiful screen, unique camera, class-leading performance
Better cameras and waterproofing make this the best iPhone yet
The iPhone 7 Plus is an excellent phone. It’s Apple’s best yet, but it is also Apple’s most expensive yet, with a huge starting price. In some respects, the upgrades seem to justify this, but at the same time some features are arguably only catching up with what the competition has been offering for a while now – water-resistance for one. Taken as a whole, the performance, battery life, camera quality and stereo speakers are all compelling reasons to upgrade. But our advice remains much the same as for the iPhone 7: if you already own the previous generation, there&r... Full review
Bigger and vastly superior
A phone without equal
Class-leading performance, a very good camera and a sharp, vibrant display
Buy it just for the camera
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