iPhone 7 Plus review

iPhone 7 Plus review

iPhone 7 Plus review

The iPhone 7 Plus is an unusual smartphone that, on the one hand, looks almost exactly like its immediate predecessor, and on the other hand, boasts a lot of innovations. Let’s see what’s interesting about it (well, except for the missing headphone jack).

Appearance and design

Surprisingly, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the third time Apple has used a design that first appeared in 2014 with the release of the 6 and 6 Plus models. Outwardly, 6, 6S and 7 differ only in the location of the plastic inserts (behind which the antennas are hidden) and the shape of the protruding camera block. In my opinion, this design has always been more utilitarian than beautiful, so there are many smartphones from other manufacturers on the market that look better. This is especially true of the "plus" model, which is a huge shovel – competing smartphones with 5.5-inch screens are much smaller.

Speaking specifically about the 7 Plus, it should be noted that the smartphone, firstly, is very slippery; secondly, heavy; and thirdly, it has a very strange weight distribution: it is heavier on top than on the bottom, so it is very easy to drop it from your hands. Therefore, the cover in this case is an absolutely necessary accessory. The problem is that any case (even a thin silicone one) increases the size of the smartphone even more, turning it into a very awkward monster. In my opinion, the iPhone 7 (without Plus) is simply the best choice for this parameter.

Among the useful innovations, one cannot fail to mention moisture protection. Already the previous iPhone, 6S, was equipped with rubber seals and was not afraid of light rain or high humidity, but the iPhone 7 received full IP67 certification. This means that it is completely protected from dust and can withstand half an hour immersion in water to a depth of 1 m. In other words, you should not dive with it, but if you accidentally drop it into a puddle or into a bath, then nothing bad will happen.

Touch button and Taptic Engine

The Home button is the most consistent design element of the iPhone. Rather, it was up to model 7, in which the physical button disappeared. It was replaced by a touch surface, and a tactile response is created due to the built-in Taptic Engine vibration motor – about the same as in the touchpads of Apple https://de.benq.com.ng/page-test-smartphone-just-5-spacer laptops. In the settings, you can choose the strength of the tactile response, I personally thought that option number 3 was more similar to the response of a physical button than others.