The iPhone 7 is a smartphone built, designed and developed by Apple. It is the tenth generation of the iPhone smartphones. The Apple iPhone 7 was released in September 16, 2016 and offers new features and upgrades as compared to it’s predecessor, iPhone 6S these features includes; a new home button, a better camera, a faster processor, improved battery life, and it is also dust proof and water resistant.
iPhone 7 drops the 16GB storage option of the former iPhone smartphone series and works now with the base model starting with 32GB built-in storage.iPhone 7 is now available in 32GB, 128GB or 256GB built-in storage models. The iPhone 7 also offers an adapter that allows you connect a traditional earphone to the smartphone via the lightning port.
It also allows the use of Airpods in place of the traditional earphone to be connected to the smartphone. iPhone 7 launched initially on September 16 in about 28 countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
It has from then since launched in over 130 countries by the end of the year. Apple removed some basic features in the designing of the iPhone 7 to enhance the usage of the phone and some of the features removed includes the; Floppy drives, optical drives, proprietary 30-pin iPod connector, flash, even USB, the headphone jack is also out. The iPhone 7 comes in various colors options such as the Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold with the introduction of two new colors the Jet Black and Black.
Apple iPhone 7 Price in Nigeria and Availability
iPhone 7 smartphone is sold at about 90,000 Naira to 180,000 Naira in Nigeria although, these prices are depending on your location and also the built-in storage capacity of the phone. The iPhone 7 is currently available in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. You can purchase the iPhone 7 smartphone at various leading online and offline phone stores in Nigeria.
Apple iPhone 7 Key Features
- 7-inch IPS Touch Display, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi)
- Apple A10 Fusion Chipset with 2GB RAM
- iOS 10
- Water Resistant and Dustproof.
- 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB Built-in Storage
- 12MP Rear Camera and 7MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 450 Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (at the front)
- SIM: Nano SIM
- Colors; Black, Gold, Jet Black, Red, Rose Gold.
- 1960 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Other features; Siri, Apple Pay, no SD Card Support.
Apple iPhone 7 Reviews
iPhone 7 comes with a similar design as it’s predecessor, iPhone 6S as they are both of the same size. iPhone 7 is known to be the first iPhone smartphone to offer water resistant feature making it water tight and also dust proof. The iPhone 7 smartphone can survive in water up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes without damage.Apple has now introduced two new colours; Jet Black and Black to replace the Space grey color option. The other colors available includes; Silver, Gold, Red and Rose Gold options.
The iPhone 7 is also designed to be water and dust resistance, feature a new static home button, revised antenna bands, and then the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack, this was then replaced by a second speaker grill that serves as a vent for the internal stored barometer.
A Lightning to 3.5mm connector adapter, as well as in-ear headphones that use the Lightning connector, were bundled with the device. The iPhone 7 device internal hardware received upgrades, including a heterogeneous quad-core system-on-chip with improved system and graphics performance, upgraded 12 megapixel rear-facing cameras with optical image stabilization.
The iPhone 7 smartphone comes with a 4.7-inch IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels resolution and 3D Touch. This makes the device become more brighter which results in better outdoor viewing. The iPhone 7 display houses the 625 cd/m² maximum brightness (typical), with dual-ion exchange-strengthened glass and 3D Touch. The 3D Touch is still present on the iPhone 7’s display and it is also improved. It has a sharp, bright, and beautiful LCDs.
The iPhone 7 comes with a 12 megapixels camera sensor that is faster and more energy efficient.The new smartphone also comes with a larger f/1.8 aperture that allows up to 50% more light on the camera sensor. It also offers lens system and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), both of which would result in the capturing of better quality photos.
The camera bump has been enlarged and more artfully curved into the rear casing, which looks particularly fascinating.iPhone 7 is also getting an upgrade in the front camera, the selfie camera also gets an upgrade from 5 megapixels to 7 megapixels.
The front camera still retains the Retina Flash, which uses the screen brightness as flashlight. The front camera has 7 MP, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording. The iPhone 7 Plus received an exclusive portrait camera mode in the iOS 10.1 software update. This camera mode is capable of producing a bokeh effect using depth of field analysis of the second camera of dual-lens.
Performance and Connectivity
The iPhone 7 comes with a more powerful processor, the device runs on iOS 10 and is available with 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB built-in storage. The smartphone maintains the main types of network speeds that is, 2G, 3G, and also supports the 4G LTE. It also supports download speeds of up to 450 Mbps via 4G LTE. As with prior models, iPhone 7 is available in two sizes: one with a 4.7-inch screen, and a “Plus” variant with a 5.5-inch screen. The displays have identical sizes and resolutions to iPhone 6S, but with a wider color gamut and increased brightness
iPhone 7 comes with an improved battery life for internet use with up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi and up to 12 hours on 4G LTE. The basic talktime remains the same 14 hours on a full charge.
Apple iPhone 7 Specifications
Here are a few specs of the Apple iPhone 7:
- Platform: iOS 10
- Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
- GPU: 6-core Graphics
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Dimension: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
- Weight: 138 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 4.7-inch IPS Touch Display, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
- Rear Camera: 12MP Camera, 2160p HD 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
- Front Camera: 7MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- 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: No
- 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: 2900 Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: up to 14 hours (3G)
- Standby Time: up to 240 hours (3G)