Right here and now, I’m going to be judging my phone. I’m not going to bash on it. I’m not going to sugar-coat it. I’m just going to tell you what my experience has been with iPhone 7.
Apple has been hitting the tops with every launch of their iPhone series. It’s amazing to see how far Apple has taken the original iPhone to a level of technology and performance they are standing right now with their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
I don’t think I’m the only one when I say the original iPhone looks rather “cute” compared to the latest model.
—————— Enough Reminiscing , Let’s get down to business —————
I previously had iPhone 6 and switched over to iPhone 7 when it launched in the Fall of 2016. I did not get the Plus because I found out that I dropped objects that are way too large for my tiny hands, so I chose to go with the smaller option.
The iPhone 7 line up spurred the interest of many people with their two new colors: Jet Black & Matte Black
I can still recall seeing my friends try to get their hands on the new black iPhone 7, which was sold out in an instant.
The iPhone 7 also stuck hard on some hardcore Apple iPhone fans with a new challenge: No headphone jack.
Yes, the iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. So you’re sort of basically forced to use a bluetooth operated headphones to listen to your tunes on the go.
Personally, this wasn’t a problem for me because I preferred bluetooth anyway, so I wasn’t a complainer on that part.
When you order the iPhone 7, it does come with a set of EarPods with the lightning cable as the plug-in so you can use that as well.
I got the rose gold rather than my usual gold, because…”why not?” <no particular reason>
Camera: I am a little bummed about the difference in the camera in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. I would’ve love to have the camera that’s in iPhone 7 Plus to be in iPhone 7 as well, but… I guess it is what it is. Regardless, the iPhone 7 still takes magnificent photos with great quality.
All these photos were taken using my iPhone 7. My favorite feature has to be the auto-focus & auto-blur. I love how it focuses on the subject I want it to and blurs out the rest.
Negative Experience: has to be those random screen freezes. I don’t know the exact reason, but sometimes my phone won’t work. I can’t turn the screen off, I can’t do anything. It just freezes on you. The only option is to leave it alone until it decides to start working again. This is very frustrating when you’re in a situation, where you need to use your phone asap. Once I was navigating myself to a destination I wasn’t familiar with and the phone just freezes on me… and that is just not cool.
Home Button Problems?: I haven’t have any home button problems with any of my Apple products with home buttons (iPhone + iPad Mini). I guess I’m lucky?
Do I use Siri?: Yes. I actually utilize Siri pretty frequently. It’s mostly for fun or when I have my hands full, but I still make use of it.
Do I use 3D Touch?: No… I tried it out when I got my phone, but other than that I don’t use it. In fact, I forgot all about 3D Touch until pretty recently. I understand it’s a unique and useful feature for some, but for me…it’s not really doing much.
Speaker: The speaker on this iPhone is much louder than the previous generation. I compared it with my mom’s iPhone 6 Plus and my iPhone 7 was louder. It has better quality of sound and volume than my iPad Mini 4 as well. So I have to saw I like it. As long as I can hear my music from radius, I’m happy as a clam.
Overall, I am pleased with my current phone. I do get frustrated with it’s occasional gimmicks, but it’s not overbearing.
I would give the iPhone 7 a 4/5 stars.