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Top Advantages and Disadvantages of iPhone 7/7 Plus

The well-received iPhone 6s/6s Plus are just several months old and we can't wait to embrace the next-generation iPhone - iPhone 7/7 Plus. Why we are so eager to see the iPhone 7/7+? Because we can't bear the disadvantages of iPhone 6/Plus? Maybe so, to some extent. But be clear the iPhone 7/7 Plus is also worldly, in other words, the iPhone 7/Plus has advantages and disadvantages, as well. What are the pros and cons of iPhone 7/7 Plus? Here I gather them all with a desire to let you have a deeper understanding about the Apple 2016 iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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The 10th anniversary iPhone X peeks over the horizon and brings dozens of new features like Qi wireless charging, 6-core A11 Bionic chip, Face ID recognition, Augmented Reality, 5.8-inch Super Retina display, all-glass body, etc. Have to admit that iPhone X advantages and new features are extraordinary. That being said, one iPhone X disadvantage majority of iPhone fans would complain is the high price, starting at $999. What's worse, though you're lucky enough to pre-order iPhone X in October 27, you can't bring your iPhone X back home until November 3. To certain extent, that's a torture, right?

Upgrade to iPhone 8? You'd better not. I bet, most of you won't want to spend $699 or $799 on the slightly updated iPhone 8/8 Plus. If so, to upgrade to iPhone 7/7 Plus is the much wiser choice for you. Reasons are:
1. iPhone 7/7 Plus price drop after iPhone 8 & iPhone X release, $549 for iPhone 7 ($100 off) and $669 for iPhone 7 Plus ($80 off).
2. No obvious pros of iPhone 8/Plus over iPhone 7/Plus, except A11 bionic chip and wireless charging.
3. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are supported to update to iOS 11 to have as many iOS 11 new features as iPhone 8/Plus/X do.

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Top iPhone 7/7 Plus Advantages

iPhone 7/Plus color

iPhone 7/7 Plus Pros No.1-Innovative in Design, Richer in Color

The 2016 flagship iPhone 7/7 Plus ditch away the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, with wireless AirPod instead. Plus, it also gives up the ugly antenna bands from iPhone. As for the screen size, Apple still keeps the same with its predecessors, 4.7 inch for iPhone 7 with 750 x 1334 in resolution and 5.5 inch for iPhone 7 Plus, 1080 x 1920 in Resolution.

Besides iPhone 7/7 Plus advantage in design, the flagship iPhone7/7 Plus also surprises us with even more attractive colors, including Gold, Silver, Rose Gold and two new colors, Black and Jet Black. The Jet Black iPhone 7/Plus are only available for 128GB and 256GB versions. To compare iPhone 8 with iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are seemingly inferior, only silver, space gray and gold available.

iPhone 7/7 Plus Advantages No.2 - Retina HD Display with 3D Touch

Eventually, the iPhone 7/7 Plus comes to us with a pressure-sensitive display, called 3D Touch, which detects a dynamic range of pressure to a microscopic degree so as to allow users to press on iPhone 7/7 Plus screen to trigger different features, based on the different finger strength. This 3D Touch theory is almost identical to Forch Touch in Apple Watch and MacBook.

To face it or not, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus keep the same display size as iPhone 7/Plus do, 4.7-inch for iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch for iPhone 8 Plus. Both also feature the traditional LCD Retina HD display. Only iPhone X has the chance to pack with 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display.

iPhone 7 Touch ID

iPhone 7 Plus/7 Strength No.3 - Improved Touch ID to Provide More Security

The new iPhone 7/7 Plus adopts the second-generation Touch ID sensor which makes the fingerprint recognition speed twice as fast as the previous one. And it uses highly sophisticated algorithms to recognize and securely match your fingerprint so that when you unlock your phone with Touch ID and purchase with Apple Pay, it would become more fast and secure.

"We think the new iPhone,expected to launch in 3Q15, will be equipped with an upgraded Touch ID module, with which Apple (US) intends to offer a better and safer Apple Pay user experience with reduced reading errors. We therefore raise our 2015F shipments of Touch ID module by 12.4% to 262mn sets, boosted by Apple Pay and new iPhone models."

Merits of iPhone 7/7 Plus No.4 - Function More Powerful with A10 Fusion Processor

How about A9 processor? So-so might be the common answer you get. Yes, A9 is seemingly just fine, powerful unsuitable to describe it. Situation is different now. With much better experience on iPhone 7/7 Plus, you will witness the big jump Apple made in A10 Fusion processor. The enhanced A10 processor in iPhone 7/7 Plus along with 64-bit architecture, improves overall CPU and GPU performance with 4 cores, 20% faster and 40% power less than the previous A9.

Well, look at the A11 Bionic chip in iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The A11 Bionic chip just gets even better, with 6 cores, 2 high performance cores that are 25% faster and 4 efficiency cores that are 70% faster than the A10 Fusion chip running on iPhone 7/Plus. What's plus, the enhanced GPU in A11 chip delivers 30% faster graphics performance than its predicessor A10. In this respect, iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X A11 chip wins.

Advantages of iPhone 7/Plus No.5 - Amazing Dual-Camera for iPhone 7 Plus

The fifth iPhone 7 is the upgrade 12-megapixel camera with 7MP for secondary camera, match DSLR quality, which is designed to prevent crosstalk between the subpixels, meaning we could fit a lot more pixels in the sensor for a sharper photo that has less noise and truer color. I bet is a great bonus for photo addicts to take clear pictures on every moment of life. Certainly, this iPhone advantage will continue on the upcoming 2017 iPhone 8, much better and clearer.

Besides, why the iPhone 7 Plus camera is special to me is that iPhone 7 Plus sports with dual cameras, which delivers true 2x optical zoom, with a cool bokeh mode to come via a forthcoming upgrade. Many mobile device experts give 9 high score to iPhone 7 Plus' dual camera. And the much bigger RAM, up to 3GB for iPhone 7 Plus, is also a strength worth a mention here.

Since iOS 10 powered iPhone 7 sports with an amazing 12MP rear camera and dual-camera for iPhone 7 Plus, you might use it to capture tons of 4K Ultra HD videos and photos. But the problems come to you that your 32GB iPhone 7 only bears 2-3 hours 4K videos. So the limited iPhone 7 space problem bothers you a lot.

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iPhone 7 Pros No.6 - Better Voice Quality and Network Technology

Compared with the above iPhone 7 pros, many of you might think voice and network are trivial matters. But for some iPhone users, they don't think so. The iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus get a big improvement in voice quality, with an additional microphone to enhance voice quality. So to some friends who are poor in hearing or have higher demand in voice quality, this progress does mean a lot to them. And the iPhone 7/7 Plus is also armed with stronger network, called LTE advanced. Wanna figure out the difference between LTE and LTE advanced? One way: download movies to iPhone 7/7 Plus for watching and testing!

Top iPhone 7/7 Plus Disadvantages

iPhone 7 high price

1st Disadvantage of iPhone 7/7 Plus - Price is too High!

Though iPhone 7/7 Plus has numerous advantages listed before, when you decide to purchase iPhone 7/7 Plus, you would step back just because of one fatal con of iPhone 7/7 Plus -high price. The new iPhone will be available starting at $649, begining with 32 GB of storage and rising up to 128GB and 256GB for $100 more per tier. As for iPhone 7 Plus, it starts at $769 with 32GB, $100 increasing for a larger storage version.

Note: The Apple has already launched iPhone SE, the plastic handset, with 4.0 inch display, A9 processor, Touch ID, and NFC for Apple Pay, similar to iPhone 5S specs, out of more budget friendly purpose. If you wanna get a iPhone with lower price, iPhone SE would be a nice choice.

2nd Cons of iPhone 7/7 Plus - Can't Support You to Listen to Music and Charge at the Same Time

Apple removes the headphone jack from iPhone 7/Plus. Is it really a good thing? Double-edged sword. On one hand, the newcomer iPhone 7 becomes slimmer and lighter due to the removal of headphone jack. On the other hand, this conduct leaves one question to users: how can I listen to music and charge my iPhone 7 at the same time?

Well, that's a problem, but not a big problem. You can use the Apple new iPhone charging dock to listen to music and charge your iPhone at the same time, but this is not a smart move - – especially if you want to use your phone while charging. The more effective solutions are wireless headphones or lightning splitter.

3rd Demerits of iPhone 7/ 7+- Awesome Android Features iPhone 7/7 Plus Lacks

The disadvantage of iPhone 6s is its lack in Android superb features. And the disadvantage of iPhone 7/7 Plus also lies in this point. Dozens of Apple users desire to have IR (infrared) blasters built-in iPhone 7/7 Plus, so you can turn your phone into a universal remote. So far, there is no such news trickling out. It just a wish. And other Android features like waterproof screen, better scratch protection, higher visibility to the screen, etc., might become true in the next next iPhones, hard to realize on iPhone 7/7 Plus.

4th Disadvantages of iPhone 7/7 Plus - iPhone 7 Jet Black Scratches Easily

Yes! We love the iPhone 7 jet black, new color, much cooler. Yet, the high-glass jet black iPhone 7 is seemingly full of delicacy. It's easy to get scratched. So if you own a jet black iPhone, you'd better to invest on a case to protect it from abrasion.

iPhone battery life issues

5th Cons of iPhone 7/7 Plus -A Pending Question on Battery Issues

Agree with this exclamation "My only regret with iPhone is battery life"? I bet scores of iPhone users would agree. How would Apple fix this battery life issue with iPhone 7? Actually, it hasn't fixed this problem, yet. iPhone 7 has only 1960 mAh battery and iPhone 7 has 2900 mAh battery. Even the upcoming iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 have the same problem in battery life. It's said that the iPhone 8 might sport with a larger 2,700 mAh L-shaped battery. Indeed, iPhone users still can't be contented with such a little bit improvement in battery capacity. They need revolution, not evolution.

Attention: Recently, multiple users suffer from iPhone screen black issue, which results from many aspects like iOS 11 beta errors and bugs, iPhone overheating, iPhone malware/virus, application crashes, etc. If you encounter such trouble, please Google to search for solution or resort to Apple Support for help.

Author: Abby Poole | Updated on Dec 7, 2018

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