Apple iPhone 7 Review

Apple Inc., an American multinational company which first established itself as a personal computer manufacturer, started to manufacture consumers’ electronics in collaboration with Foxconn (contract manufacturer) in 2007. In the same year, Apple released its first iPhone 1st Gen. Giving continuity to the same trend, Apple released iPhone 7 on September, 2016, the younger sibling of iPhone 7 Plus and the successor of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

The iPhone 7 is completely made out aluminum body which is further goes through the different processes like 3D polishing, anodization that creates a protective oxide layer and a single component is absorbed through a capillary effect which ensures maximum saturation in the rear panel. Further, the device is protected by Ion-strengthened glass and oleophobhic coating. The rear panel too is curved which makes the device easy-to-hold. And the device too is IP67 certified dust and water resistant.

The iPhone 7, just like other smartphones, features an earpiece at the top followed by a front facing camera and various sensors above it. Further, the device features capacitive touch home button which too works as a fingerprint sensor. However, its predecessor, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s had a physical home which could be pressed.

The iPhone 7, besides, features reversible connector USB charging port, a primary microphone and a speaker grille on the bottom. Moreover, the iPhone 7, unlike other iPhones has not got any headphone socket, which means the USB port works as a lightning to 3.5 mm earphone adapter. The right hand side of the device comprises of power key and SIM card tray below it. Similarly, the left hand side contains volume adjusting keys and silent key. Besides, the rear part of the device includes main camera, dual tone LED flashlight, and a secondary mic between them. Also, likely to other iPhones, we also can see the Apple logo in the center-rear.

Moreover, the iPhone 7 features 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD retina display having the resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density). The screen of the iPhone 7 is far better than other iPhones as it features wide color gamut display. The screen produces vibrant and accurate color. However, the screen is not so good as of the Samsung Galaxy S7, as it features Super AMOLED screen, and we hope that we can see the same screen in iPhone 8. Further, the iPhone 7 acquires light sensor which automatically adjusts screen brightness in accordance to the environment.

Furthermore, the iPhone 7 is operated with iOS 10.0.1 which is further upgradable to iOS 10.3.2. Besides, the device is functioned with Apple A10 Fusion chipset, Quad-Core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr) and PowerVR Series 7XT Plus (six-core graphics). And just like other iPhones, the device is available featuring 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. And the device is deprived of a microSD card slot.

The iPhone 7, besides, is equipped with 12 MP, f/1.8 aperture lens, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS main camera which is supported by a dual tone LED flashlight. The main camera too comes with features like 1/3” sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8 MP image recording, touch focus, and so on. The main camera is good enough to capture perfect shot. The camera too does good job in the lowlight condition, however, is not much attractive as the Galaxy S7’s lowlight photography. Also, the main camera is capable of shooting videos at different resolution and frame rate like [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps and [email protected]

Further, the device features 7 MP of front facing camera which also comes with features like face detection, HDR, panorama, etc. The front facing camera too does it job very well in both bright and lowlight condition. Moreover, the front camera too helps users to shoot videos at [email protected] and [email protected]

Besides, the iPhone 7 is powered with Li-Ion 1960 mAh non-removable battery. However, we are not sure whether the device receives fast charging functionality. Anyway, the device possesses good battery which can give backup for more than 7 hours with heavy usage. Also, the device is available in jet black, black, silver, gold, rose gold, red colors.

Apple iPhone 7 Price in Nepal : Rs. 75,000 (For 32 GB)

Rs. 88,000 (For 128 GB)

Rs. 95,500 (For 256 GB) (Around)

Apple iPhone 7 Specification

Display

 Size   4.7 inches
 Resolution  750 x 1334 pixels
 Color Depth  1

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Processor

 CPU Speed  2.34 GHz
 CPU Type  Quad-Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution  3840 x [email protected], 1920 x [email protected]/60/120fps and 1280 x [email protected]
 Main Camera Resolution  12.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  7.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes

Memory

 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
 External Memory  No

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Single SIM
 Sim Size  Nano SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA
 2G CDMA  NA
 3G CDMA  NA
 3G TD-CDMA  NA
 4G TDD LTE  NA

Connectivity

 ANT+  NA
 USB Version  Reversible Connector
 Headphone  No
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), No
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 MHL  NA
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  Yes (Apple Pay only)

Software

 Operating Software  iOS 10.0.1 (Upgradable to iOS 10.3.2)

Physical Information

 Color+  Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
 Weight  138 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP-67 certified dust and water resistant

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  NA

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity  1960 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA

 

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