iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

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iPhone 7 is currently the most powerful iPhone ever made. The advanced dual camera of the iPhone 7 Plus is set to usher in a new era in mobile photography. The addition of two new colour variants (black and jet black) was welcomed by many, as they look better than the replaced space grey variant.

iPhone 7 is reportedly 2x faster and more efficient than the iPhone 6S; thanks to the new A10 fusion processor. Also, the headphone jack is no more for iPhone users.

Key Features of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

  • Exceptional features:
    • 2 rear cameras that shoot as one (iPhone 7 Plus only)
    • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant (up to 1 meter and 30 minutes)
  • OS: iOS 10
  • CPU: Quad-core Processor
  • Screen: 4.7-inch (iPhone 7). 5.5-inch (iPhone 7 Plus) Retina HD display
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Memory: 32/128/256GB internal memory
  • Camera: 12MP Rear Camera. 7MP front camera
  • SIM: Nano SIM
  • Status: Available in Nigeria. Released September 2016

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - Price in Nigeria

Last updated in October 2016

iPhone 7 - 32GB: ₦377,000 to ₦422,000;
iPhone 7 - 128GB: ₦440,000 to ₦550,000;
iPhone 7 - 256GB: ₦555,000 to ₦620,000;
iPhone 7 Plus - 32GB: ₦500,000 to ₦560,000;
iPhone 7 Plus - 128GB: ₦580,000 to ₦680,000;
iPhone 7 Plus - 256GB: Not available in Nigeria.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus - price in Konga, Jumia, Yudala and Covaax:

Item Retailer Price More info
iPhone 7 Jumia View From ₦377,000 None
Konga View From ₦405,000 + Free Shipping (some sellers)
Yudala View ₦472,000 (128GB - black) None
Covaax View From ₦400,000 + reward points
iPhone 7 Plus Konga View From ₦505,000 + Free Shipping (some sellers)
Covaax View From ₦500,000 + reward points
Jumia View From ₦530,000 None

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - The Big Change

The biggest change in the iPhone is arguably the removal of the headphone jack. There are several options available to iPhone users though: you can plug your headphones into the Lightning jack using the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box, use the new Lightning EarPods that come with the iPhone 7, buy a pair of Lightning headphones or Wireless headphones, or wait for Apple's own wireless AirPods to arrive in October.

The home button of the iPhone also got a face lift. It's no longer a button but instead a ballet of pressure sensors and haptic vibration motors that simulate the feel of a button.

With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple introduced a beautiful black (with a matte finish) and a deep, high-gloss jet black finish. The black is a direct replacement of the space grey variant. The jet black variant looks great but we can't help but worry about smudges and scratches. Apple actually warned users about this.

Apple writes: "The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone."

The jet black is only available in the 128GB and 256GB variants.

iPhone 7 Plus features a dual camera setting. The dual camera and a yet-to-be-released camera feature (Portrait Mode) is designed to mimic the kind of shallow depth-of-field photos taken with professional DSLR cameras, with the subject of the photo in focus and the background blurred. Portrait Mode will be released in an upcoming iOS 10 update. But unfortunately, this feature is strictly for the iPhone 7 Plus model.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S

iPhone 7 features the brightest, most colourful display ever in a iPhone; it is 25% brighter than that of the iPhone 6S with a wider colour gamut.

Apple's new processor is called the A10 Fusion, and it's the first quad-core processor to be found in an iPhone so far. Thanks to the A10 fusion, the iPhone 7 is 2x faster than the iPhone 6S. The processor is also designed with efficiency in mind. According to Apple, on average, users will find that their iPhone 7 battery lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6S.

Also, for the first time, iPhone 7 comes with stereo speakers, delivering 2x the audio output of iPhone 6S and increased dynamic range.

iPhone 7 also features an improved 7MP front/FaceTime camera which is reportedly better than the 5MP front/FaceTime camera of the 6S.

Apple also added water and dust resistance to its list. The iPhone 7, unlike the iPhone 6S, is IP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.

Apart from the features mentioned above, the iPhone 7 looks and somewhat feels like the iPhone 6S. So should you upgrade to iPhone 7? Well, not really. We cannot justify the upgrade from an iPhone 6S to an iPhone 7, especially with the high price tag of the iPhone 7, as the changes are not really ground-breaking. But if you're an apple lover/addict, you are probably already used to the high price tag of Apple products. So why not.

iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Both Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 features a 12 MP rear camera. Although the megapixels didn't increase from their previous models, the overall quality of the camera was greatly improved. Apple invested in a bigger sensor while Samsung introduced dual pixel sensors. For the iPhone 7, Apple has improved the camera again and added a game-changing dual-camera setup for DSLR-style photos to the iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S7's display is one of the best displays ever in a smart phone. Its 5.1-inch super AMOLED delivers 2560 x 1440 pixels at 577ppi, and the AMOLED's ability to light individual pixels without requiring a full backlight mean its Always-On feature shows notification without waking up the rest of the screen. iPhone 7 Plus' Retina HD display with 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401ppi is clearly lagging behind.

Samsung Galaxy S7's octa-core processor with 4GB of on-board RAM and 32/64GB of storage is a powerhouse when it comes to speed and the overall operation of a smart phone. It has more than enough power to exceed smartphone user's expectations. iPhone 7's quad-core A10 fusion processor on top of a 2GB RAM is not really as powerful as the Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 has a memory card slot (up to 200GB external SD card support) and a headphone jack. iPhone 7, however, lacks these key slot/jack. But with the large storage options of the iPhone 7 (32GB, 128GB, 256GB), who needs an SD card slot? And, with the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter, just about any headphone can be connected to the iPhone 7.

iPhone 7 has an improved battery life as compared to the iPhone 6S. The 1960mAh battery of the iPhone 7 can handle up to 14 hours talk time. Thanks to its bigger size, the iPhone 7 Plus features a bigger 2900mAh battery which is only slightly lower than the 3000mAh battery of the Galaxy S7.

In reality, both the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 are powerhouses when it comes to mobile gaming and speed of a smart phone, and you shouldn’t experience any real lag when using either smartphone in day-to-day life. Although Samsung is clearly better on paper, most users won't notice any major difference between the smartphones. However, the Galaxy S7 is considerably cheaper than the iPhone 7.

Full Specifications of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

General:

  • Dimensions: 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28in (iPhone 7). 6.32 x 3.07 x 0.29in (iPhone 7 Plus)
  • Colours: Black, Jet black, Silver, Gold, Rose gold
  • Operating System: iOS 10
  • Processor: A10 Fusion Quad-core processor
  • Graphics Processor Unit (GPU): Six-core graphics
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant (up to 1 meter and 30 minutes)
  • Sensors: Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Networks:

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1660, A1778. CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1660
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A1660, A1778. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA - A1660
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1660, A1778
  • SIM: Nano SIM

Display:

  • Type: Retina HD display with LED-backlit
  • Resolution:1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326ppi (iPhone 7). 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401ppi (iPhone 7 Plus)
  • Size: 4.7-inch (iPhone 7). 5.5-inch (iPhone 7 Plus)
  • Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating

Camera:

  • Features: 1/3" sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Rear Camera (iPhone 7): 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Rear Camera (iPhone 7 Plus): Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Video Recording: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Front Camera: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

Internet/data/Connectivity:

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB v2.0, reversible connector
  • NFC (Apple pay only)

Memory:

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 32/128/256 GB
  • Memory Card Support: No

Sound:

  • Alert Type: Vibration, proprietary ringtones
  • Loudspeakers: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm (Headphone) jack: No

Battery:

  • Type: Li-Ion 1960mAh (iPhone 7). 2900mAh (iPhone 7 Plus)
  • Standby Time: Up to 384hrs (iPhone 7 Plus)
  • Talk Time: Up to 14hrs (iPhone 7). Up to 21hrs (iPhone 7 Plus)