The iPhone 7 Plus has been out in the smartphone market since September 2016. The device was the flagship of its time and has helped lots of people go by their days. Its release was only a month after the Samsung Note 7 was released. The iPhone 7 plus was released by Apple’s iPhone 7. Both are very similar with a few variations due to their sizes. The device is still widely used in Ghana. This makes one wonder whether it is still worth buying the iPhone 7 plus and probably how much it costs.
The iPhone 7 was part of the 10th generation of the iPhone. It was the first big-screen smartphone or “phablet” that the brand released. However, it has a similar design to its predecessor, the iPhone 6. Even though these two devices are similar, they are quite far from being the same. It may surprise you that the iPhone 7 still uses the same IPS LCD screen technology that the iPhone 6 uses instead of the OLED which the Samsung Galaxy S7 range featured. They both also use the same 4.7-inch size display and a 1334×750 resolution. These may lead one to think that they are the same and that you are better off buying the iPhone 6. But you would be wrong
In this article, we look at the iPhone 7 plus in the context of 2021. Is the once desired phone still desirable and should you buy it? How well does it perform? We will also look at the price of the iPhone 7 plus in Ghana and finally take a verdict of whether it’s still a good buying decision or not. Let’s get into it.
How Much is the iPhone 7 Plus in Ghana Right Now?
The iPhone 7 Plus is currently available at prices between GH1,580 and GH1,900 on Tonaton in Ghana. This is in high contrast to the release prices that were in the market in 2016. Like Samsung smartphones, Apple phones also decrease in prices over time but at a much slower pace than their Samsung competitors. Considering that the device doesn’t lose any of its functionalities, it’s a good price for anyone who wants a decent phone for their daily entertainment, work, and other uses.
iPhone 7 Plus Review: Is it Still Worth Buying in 2021?
The iPhone 7 spec-wise is still a relevant phone. It marked the new age of “no headphone jack” and other novelties which are present in the latest iPhones. The dark mode and other cool features are accessible on the device. This is made possible by software updates. Here is the full review and specs of the iPhone 7 plus.
Display & Design
The design of the 7 plus is much similar to its predecessor, the iPhone 6. They, however, vary in size. And the 7 plus was later launched in the red color.
The 7 plus has a 5.50-inch touchscreen display and a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The glass protection is Ion-strengthened glass with an oleophobic coating. When it comes to the experience, the 3D Touch display & home button are some of the cool features of the display.
It’s always said by photographers that the best camera is the one you have with you when you have the perfect shot. As a smartphone, the iPhone 7 plus passes this test. The basic specs are Rear camera: 12MP and Front camera: 7MP. If you are familiar with iPhone cameras, you know the number of pixels is only a part of the image process and the iPhone magic always works.
The phone takes cool and slick pictures which you will feel happy sharing with all your friends. All most people want is a good camera that can capture the moment. And the 7 plus does this very well. The main rear camera is fast with a wider f/1.8 aperture. It also has optical image stabilization which is now a welcomed feature in every iPhone.
Performance & Storage
The iPhone 7 Plus is reported to be 30% faster than its predecessor, the iPhone 6S. This is a great improvement. It may not be better than what current flagships can offer but it is certainly going to perform well for you. Its A10 chip is still one of the best chips. It has a six-core Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) which scores a whopping 37,349 on the TrustedReviews.com Ice Storm Unlimited test which makes it 30% better than the iPhone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S7. CPU: Apple A10 Fusion
Some Performance and Storage Specs of the iPhone 7 Plus
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 32/128/256GB
- Battery: 2,900mAh
Body & Hardware
- IP67 rated water and dust resistance
- Weight: 188g
- Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm
- Screen size: 5.5-inch
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920
Off the box, the device comes with the iOS 12 and can be upgraded to the latest iOS 14. Enjoy the Latest iOS and major software updates for a better experience. Dark mode and widgets are some of the features you can experience with the new iOS 14.
iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 7 (Specifications)
|iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Size||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||4.87 ounces (138 grams)||6.63 ounces (188 grams)|
|Screen size||4.7-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen||5.5-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen|
|Resolution||1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi)||1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi)|
|OS||iOS 14||iOS 14|
|Storage||32, 128, 256GB||32, 128, 256GB|
|MicroSD card slot||No||No|
|Tap-to-pay services||Apple Pay||Apple Pay|
|Processor||A10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor||A10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi|
|Camera||12-megapixel rear, 7MP front||Dual 12MP rear, 7MP front|
|Video||4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps||4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps|
|Bluetooth||Yes, version 4.2||Yes, version 4.2|
|Fingerprint sensor||Touch ID||Touch ID|
|Other sensors||Barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor||Barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Water-resistant||Yes, IP67 rated||Yes, IP67 rated|
|Battery||Up to 12 hours of internet use on LTE||Up to 13 hours of internet use on LTE|
|Marketplace||Apple App Store||Apple App Store|
|Colors||Gold, rose gold, silver, black, jet black||Gold, rose gold, silver, black, jet black, red|
Major Changes the iPhone 7 Brought
- No Headphone Jack
- Touch Id Home Button: Static Force-sensitive Button
- No headphone jack.
- Improved water resistance.
- Dual-lens camera for iPhone 7 Plus.
- Design similar to iPhone 6s.
- Upgraded A10 Fusion processor.
- Stereo sound.
- Improved battery life
Pros of the iPhone 7 Plus
- Powerful For Its Price
- Excellent Camera
- Solid Battery Life
- Powerful Chip for its Year
Cons of the iPhone 7 Plus
- No Headphone Jack
- Full Hd Screen Still Only
- Similar to iPhone 6 Design
- Old Model Of The iPhone
Should You buy the iPhone 7 Plus in 2021?
If the above information has only managed to confuse you and you are still wondering whether you should buy it or not, then here is the verdict. The truth of the matter is that the iPhone 7 plus is still a very good choice as a phone. Yes, it stands no chance in the face of the latest devices like the Samsung note 20 ultra and the iPhone 12 and its brothers. However, taking these comparisons away, and looking at the value the device has, then you can understand why it’s still a good choice as a daily phone. What’s good is that you get to buy it for a fraction of its launch price in 2016.