Apple’s iPhone 7 entered the market with a bang. One of the most expensive smartphones currently in the market, there has naturally been many controversies surrounding the price structure of the latest model of Apple’s flagship brand. On the contrary, from its design aspect, the phone has a sleek and stylish design, giving it a sophisticated look. This has resulted in many people being at a crossroads; to buy an iPhone 7 as it delivers unparalleled performance or to look for other phones offering nearly the same features for a lesser price. Let’s explore some specifications and signature features about its design and performance in depth in the article below.
The phone was initially met with a tepid response from the public, with most noticing that Apple had yet again gone with the same theme and design, one which resembled that of previous iPhone models. Though its exterior design may be similar, it does provide other unique features for users to look forward to and justify its hefty price tag. The battery life of the iPhone 7 has also been improved, but only marginally and is not clearly evident unless you conduct proper tests. The iPhone 7 comes in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants which have become inherent to the brand and sports the company’s newly-developed A-10 Fusion chip. Additionally, its famous camera technology, one of its main USPs, has also been improved to help you snap better photos and capture videos in 4k.
The Design and Other Specifications
The visual design and aesthetics of the iPhone 7 give a really stylish, sleek and smooth look. It comes in 5 basic colors; Black, Jet Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver, with a notable absentee being the Space Grey color which has been discontinued by Apple since the launch of the iPhone 7. The price of the smartphone varies depending on the colors too, with many people highly recommending opting for the Jet Black finish as it is the newest color introduced with the release of the iPhone 7. The back of the Smartphone is made out of metal, which is smoother to touch and is not slippery at all. As is the case with any other smartphones, the iPhone 7 can also get scratched and chipped, which is why a protector is recommended.
- most significant change in the iPhone 7 is that it does not have a 3.5mm headphone socket in it. The company, in their quest to reduce the thickness of the phone even further, was left with no other option. But no need to worry though, especially those who enjoy their music and other audible content on their smartphones. Apple has yet again bought another revolutionary piece of technology in the market by introducing their Lightning AirPods.
The overall shape, size and design is similar to that of the previous models that were launched. But there are curves around the ends which have antenna bands too. Additionally, you will see that the camera nub is rounder this time around. The home button on the front screen has also been changed and has been made water-resistant.
Although many other manufacturers have brought in smartphones that are water-proof, they are only water-resistant to a lower depth. In comparison, Apple’s iPhone 7 is protected to a depth of 1m underwater for 30 minutes. Although changes in the design are slight, they do matter and are an improvement on the previous models.
Let’s have a quick look at the key features.
- Water-resistant IP67
- A10 Fusion Chip
- 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options
- 4.7-inch 326-ppi wide color-gamut display
- Taptic Engine with 3D Touch
- 12MP rear camera with OIS
- 7MP front camera