The iPhone 7 Plus was released alongside the iPhone 7. The new iPhone offers essentially the same outward look as its predecessor but offers upgraded cameras, a more powerful processor, and improved battery life. iPhone 7 Plus is also water resistant like its more compact sibling the iPhone 7.
iPhone 7 Plus Quick Specs & Features
- 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
- Apple A10 Fusion Chipset with 3GB RAM
- iOS 10
- Water Resistant & Dustproof
- 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB Built-in Storage
- 12MP Rear Camera and 7MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 450 Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
- 2900 mAh Li-ion Battery
The iPhone 7 Plus comes in a similar metal-shell as the iPhone 6S Plus. As with the iPhone 7, The biggest change in design is perhaps the removal of the headphone jack .
You can buy the iPhone 7 Plus in six colour options. The Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold options will now be joined by the Black, Jet Black, and Red options while the Space Gray option is being retired.
With IP67 certified Apple made the iPhone 7 Plus water tight. The smartphone can survive in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes.
The home button is no-longer a physical button. There is still a home button, but it is not mechanical and relies on taptic feedback instead.
iPhone 7 Plus offers the same display as the iPhone 6S Plus. It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS Display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. However, Apple claims the new display is 25% brighter and offers a wide colour gamut.
The cameras on this device are very good, producing impressive images.
It features two 12 megapixels cameras on the back. One is the same wide-angle 12 megapixels camera just like the one found on the iPhone 7, while the other is a 12 megapixels telephoto camera. The two cameras work together to deliver 2x optical optical zoom.
The camera offers 6 element lens, Optical Image Stabilisation, and a larger f/1.8 aperture that allows up to 50% more light to hit the camera sensor leading to better photos in low light environment.
iPhone 7 Plus is also getting an upgraded front camera. The FaceTime camera is getting an upgrade from 5 megapixels to 7 megapixels. iPhone 7 Plus will also offers Retina Flash, which using the light on the screen as flash for selfies.
Hardware and Software
iPhone 7 Plus is coming with a more powerful processo, faster than its predecessors. It also offers 3GB RAM, which should improve multitasking experience.
iPhone 7 Plus runs on iOS 10 out of the box and is available with 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB built-in storage. It supports download speeds of up to 450 Mbps via 4G LTE.
iPhone 7 Plus comes with slightly more battery life. This results in improved battery life for internet use with up to 15 hours on Wi-Fi and up to 13 hours on 4G LTE. Talktime stands at up to 21 hours.
Pricing & Availability
You can buy the smartphone at online stores. iPhone 7 Plus Price in Nigeria ranges from 260,000 Naira to 450,000 Naira, depending on your location and built-in storage.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Specs
- Platform: iOS 10
- Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
- GPU: 6-core Graphics
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Dimension: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 188 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
- Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD 4K Video
- Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama), OIS, 2x Optical Zoom
- Front Camera: 7MP Camera, 1080p HD Video, HDR, Panaroma
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 450 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes, (Apply Pay only)
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, Reversible Connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No (supports a lightning connector to 3.5mm jack adapter or wireless AirPods)
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Apple Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay
- Water Resistant: Yes, IP67 (Water resistant in up to 1 meter or water for up to 30 minutes)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: No
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: –
- Talktime: up to 21 hours (3G)
- Standby Time: up to 384 hours (3G)
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