Apple iPhone 7 32GB

2 variations 
price Rs. 57,599 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
63.0
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#6
of 25 phones in over Rs. 50,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 19 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • The design follows on from the previous generation of iPhones - with the same excellent build quality, Apple's famed attention to detail, and beautiful aesthetics - in fact, the phone looks almost identical to the previous generation of the iPhone
  • Splash, and water resistant
  • Excellent display, improving a bit over the previous iPhones with a "wide color gamut" screen and enhanced color accuracy
  • iOS 10 is excellent and now makes more sense out of 3D Touch, enhances the lock screen and allows third-party integration with Siri and Maps
  • Of course, iOS also has an industry-leading software update program - you are guaranteed to get all iOS updates in the next few years as soon as they are out
  • Phenomenal, top-tier performance backed by the new A10 chip, beating Samsung's flagship phones for instance by a significant margin in benchmark tests (although in practical terms, you might only notice the speed on some intensive games and the video and photo-editing apps)
  • Excellent front and rear cameras - significantly improved from the already good iPhone 6S
  • The camera now comes with optical image stabilization - delivering much improved photos, especially in low light
  • The four-LED flash is brighter too
  • The front-facing FaceTime camera has been bumped to 7 megapixels now, and it looks great for selfies or videos
  • Good battery life - lasts a couple of hours longer than the previous iPhones (though it is no match for some of the large battery Android phones out there now)
  • Enhanced (louder, and now stereo) speakers
  • Good audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Much improved haptics with Apple's updated "Taptic Engine"

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • No big changes in design from the last two iPhone versions
  • The Jet black version is a fingerprint and scratch magnet (so, use it with a case)
  • The new click-free home button takes getting used to because there's no mechanical click when you press the home button
  • Misses out on the dual camera setup of the the iPhone 7 plus
  • The missing standard (3.5mm) headphone jack on the phone means that you won't be able to easily use your regular earphones with the iPhone now (though compatible EarPods come included in the case, as well as a Lightning-to-regular-headphone adapter dongle)
  • Lacks fast charging support (which is now present on most of the Android flagships)
  • On the whole, while there are significant changes from last year's iPhone 6S, but they may not be thrilling enough to warrant an upgrade

19 expert review(s)


3,143+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSApple iOS 10, Upgradeable to 10.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.7 inches
Screen Resolution750x1334 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Retina HD Display
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.23 GHz, Quad Core, A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1960 mAh
Battery Standby240 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)14.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Use (on 3G): Up to 12 hrs
  • Internet Use (on WiFi): Up to 14 hrs
  • Wireless Video Playback: up to 13 hrs
  • Wireless Audio Playback: Up to 40 hrs
Dimensions
Weight138 gm
Thickness7.1 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.8 Aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Optical image Stabilisation
  • Six?element Lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone Flash
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Hybrid IR Filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with Stabilisation
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos
  • Improved Local Tone Mapping
  • Body and Face Detection
  • Exposure Control
  • Noise Reduction
  • Auto HDR for Photos
  • Auto Image Stabilisation
  • Burst Mode
  • Timer Mode
  • Photo and Video Geotagging
  • Optical Image Stabilisation for Video
  • Slow-motion Video Support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • Time-lapse Video with Stabilisation
  • Cinematic Video Stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous Auto Focus Video
  • Take 8-megapixel Still Photos while Recording 4K Video
  • Playback Zoom
Secondary Camera7.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Retina Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Body and Face Detection
  • Auto Image Stabilisation
  • Burst Mode
  • Exposure Control
  • Timer Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreApple App Store
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Splash, Water and Dust Resistant
  • Lightning Connector
  • USB Type-C
  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Centre
  • Handoff
  • HomeKit
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Multitasking
  • Night Shift
  • Notification Centre
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music Memos
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.46/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys