The iPhone 7 was announced less than a month ago, coming in both the dual cam model iPhone 7 Plus the smaller 4.7 incher that got OIS this time. We have a test unit here finally, the rose gold 32 GB iPhone 7 and we proceeded to unbox it below. This handset is priced at $649 in the 32 GB version and it goes to $749 in the 128 GB model and $849 in the 256 GB model.
Available in black, silver, gold, rose gold and jet black, the device is a 4.7 inch smartphone with no audio jack and resilient to water and dust. Inside the box we find a less premium than usual way to store headphones, so the EarPods are stored inside a cardboard contraption this time, not a transparent plastic one. There’s a ton of mini manuals, stickers, the charger, the Lightning to USB cable and also a Lightning to 3.5 mm audio adapter.
By the way, the EarPods also have a Lightning connector now. The iPhone 7 measures 7.1 mm in thickness, like the iPhone 6S and it weighs 5 grams less, at 138 grams. It opts for a Retina HD screen with a 4.7 inch diagonal and an IPS panel in the mix, plus a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution. It’s a wide color screen this time and also comes with 3D Touch.
The latest Apple phone is IP67 certified for dust and water resilience and inside it we find the Apple A10 fusion quad core CPU, as well as 2 GB of RAM. At the back there’s a 12 megapixel camera with F/1.8 aperture and this time also with OIS, while at the front we’ve got a 7 megapixel shooter. Gone is the mechanical Home button too, replaced by a touch one, with a taptic engine to simulate the strength of the press.
Of course, the fingerprint scanner is still there. The antenna lines have been moved closer to the edges and we’ve got dual speakers now, one at the bottom and one integrated into the earpiece. The iPhone 7’s battery package has increased from the 1715 mAh of the iPhone 6S to 1960 mAh and iOS 10 manages to do away with the swipe to unlock gesture, which is something I’m having a hard time getting used to, I’ll admit.
My first impression is that the phone looks and feels like the iPhone 6S, with minor adjustments and I also feel that the nano SIM tray doesn’t exactly shut all the way, protruding a slight bit, but it may just be the fault of the unit I’m testing… We’ll be back with a full review soon. The device can be bought from here.