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Apple iPhone 7 Plus review

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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The Apple iPhone 7 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 44 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

As the big brother to Apple’s new iPhone 7, the 7 Plus takes the iPhone series into phablet territory. With the launch out of the way, reviews are rolling in.

But which one should you pick? Let’s see what reviewers are saying!

The iPhone 7 Plus shares many traits with it’s smaller sibling. However, the differences made a huge impression on most reviewers.

The biggest change is the dual rear camera setup. While the 7 Plus includes the same 12MP wide-angle lens as the 7, it also includes a second telephoto lens. This effectively allows you to enjoy 2x zoom without any of the quality loss or noise of digital zoom. Apple also plans to release updates to allow photo effects, such as bokeh, using both lenses at the same time. Many reviewers noted that this made the extra cost of the Plus worthwhile.

The phone also sees upgrades to screen size and resolution. The 1080p 5.5-inch Retina HD display was well received by reviewers. Though the increased size of the phone proved difficult for one-handed use.

Lastly, you’ll find a slightly larger battery on the 7 Plus. However, paired with a larger, higher resolution display, reviews were on the fence on how much the larger cell improved battery life overall.

Everything else about the phone is identical to the iPhone 7--including the lack of headphone port. For more information, check out our summary!

Operating system
Operating system
1.8 GHz
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP
12+ MP
2900 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Apple's iPhone 7 Plus offers a familiar 5.5-inch display and marked design changes, both good and bad. It launched a new home button pad, a waterproof design, and no headphone jack. Its portrait photos are a big selling points, as is its price next to the newer iPhone XS and iPhone 8.

- John McCann, Matt Swider, TechRadar

Make no mistake, the 7 Plus feels much like an iterative update, and had the otherwise excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not revealed itself as a potentially explosive device, that would probably – for me – be the more impressive of the two. Nevertheless, with a set of sensible new features, this is v...

- Kevin Lynch, Mirror
What Hi-Fi
What Hi-Fi

So, is the iPhone 7 Plus the iPhone to buy right now? If you can deal with the size of the phone – not to mention the price tag – it certainly betters its smaller sibling in almost every area, including screen, sound, battery life and camera. It doesn’t chase the specs of its...

- What Hi-Fi team, What Hi-Fi
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

The iPhone 7 Plus, with its new dual cameras, gives Apple fans a reason to pick the big phone.

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

If you’re sold on iOS and you want a spacious screen for enjoying media on the move, the iPhone 7 Plus is undeniably excellent. Of course, if you have the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus, upgrading to the iPhone 7 is a difficult recommendation. The camera experience is improved, but not by a ser...

- Chris Barraclough, Recombu

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Common Questions

Apple backs up the iPhone 7 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your iPhone 7 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Apple A10 Fusio Quad core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the iOS 10 (Update Available: 14) operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.

32/128/256 GB

Internal memory is 32/128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2900 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 1260 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

iPhone 7 Plus Specs

Release Date September 16, 2016
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS 10 (Update Available: 14)

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Processor Apple A10 Fusio Quad core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 32/128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.09 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headset, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
2x optical, 10x digital
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Exposure control, HDR, Slow motion recording, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera)
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
7+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, 7+ megapixels, HDR, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Exposure control
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Retina display
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2900 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 840 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 900 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1260 minutes
Standby Time Up to 16 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Rose Gold, Gold, SIlver, Black, Jet Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Apple A1661, A1784

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