M o n d a y , S e p t e m b e r 2 6 t h , 2 0 1 6
Hi dolls! First off, I wanted to say sorry for being absent last week! Something was wrong with my camera’s SD card, so my photos weren’t uploading to my computer, etc. But all is well and fixed now, and I wanted to bring you an iPhone 7 review today! I received my iPhone 7 last Tuesday, and the following day my friend mentioned doing a review, so here it is! (Pssst, thanks Drew for the idea 😉 )
Alright, so let’s address a few basics – for those who have an iPhone 6, the 7 is extremely similar. However, coming from a 5s to a 7 felt like a HUGE leap in technology. I mean seriously, I am still marveling at the photo quality and the battery life of my phone, and it’s been a week. The size is the same as the 6, the camera has been upgraded, and the display is a little better. However, there is one big thing that people have been scrutinizing over, and that is the headphone jack.
The loss of the headphone jack is not as detrimental as it sounds! Initially, I thought it was extremely counter intuitive too, like why would Apple remove something that seems to be a cell phone essential? Well, there are a few reasons, all of which I did not think about when the iPhone 7 specs were released.
The loss of an iPhone jack means that the phone is more “water resistant”, however, I believe Apple is underwhelming us with that term to avoid any mishaps. I have watched a few videos regarding the iPhone 7’s “water resistance”, and it actually seems to be more along the lines of water proof. Of course, with next year being Apple’s anniversary, they are probably saving the waterproof title for the next big iPhone; however the iPhone 7 is “officially” rated for up to 30 minutes under a meter of water. Apple also makes sure we are fully equipped to handle the loss of the headphone jack, since they include headphones that plug right into your charger port, as well as a small adapter for your car jack and other headphones.
As mentioned before, the biggest different for me is the battery life of the 7. I just checked my battery as I am writing this, and my phone is still on 20%. It’s 11:00 at night, and I’ve been using it since 8:00 AM. That is astounding! With my 5s I was charging it 2-3 times per day, and always had to be super conservative with my battery usage. The 7 also comes with 32 gb as the smallest option, which is another upgrade from my 16 gb 5s! That (hopefully) means no more “Storage Full” notifications!
In short, the iPhone 7 isn’t the most dramatic change from a 6, but if you have anything older than that I highly recommend upgrading! I am a little infatuated with the look of it, mesmerized by the battery life, and adore the fact that the pictures I take on it are more crisp and clear!
This post was not sponsored by Apple or Groupon, all opinions are my own.