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New iPhone 7 Review

As you probably know, this is typically the year that we get a redesign of the iPhone. It tends to happen biennially, with an ‘s’ model in-between. This year saw only modest changes, and Apple knew it, which is why we got two new colors.

It’s similar to when the 5s was released, but instead of replacing black with Space Gray, the company replaced Space Gray with black. Additionally, there’s a Jet Black model.

Due to some extremely ridiculous circumstances, I started out with the black model and then moved on to the Jet Black. In fact, when the device was first announced, I started calling the black iPhone ‘Loser Black’, because it’s the one that you get when you can’t get Jet Black.

I found my early prejudices to be completely untrue, and the Jet Black model isn’t really any sexier than its matte sister, and its more prone to scratches and extremely prone to fingerprints.

Anyway, on to reviewing the 128GB iPhone 7 Plus.

Specs

CPU 2.23GHz quad-core A10 Fusion
Body 158.2×77.9×7.3mm, 188g
Display 5.5″, 1080p, 401ppi, IPS LCD
Camera Dual 12MP, Front 7MP
Video 4K – 30fps, 1080p – 60fps, Front 1080p – 30fps
Aperture f/1.8, f/2.8, Front f/2.2
Sensor size 1/2.6″, 1/3.6″
Camera features OIS, PDAF, 2X optical zoom, quad-LED two-tone flash, front-facing LCD flash
Storage 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAM 3GB
Battery 2900mAh
Price $769, $869, $969

There are a few things to note from the specs. Obviously, Apple has killed off the 16GB model, doubling each storage tier. This is great news, considering that flagship Android and Windows phones have started at 32GB for years.

Moreover, the company doubled the storage amounts offered in the 6s and 6s Plus, in case you were considering going a step down on the Apple ladder.

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