Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7
The Technical Details
- 4.7-inch LCD display
- 750 x 1334 resolution
- 12-megapixel rear camera
- 7-megapixel front camera
- 32/128/256GB storage
- 2GB RAM
- 1960 mAh battery
The iPhone is now water-resistant! Six months after Samsung released a water and dust-proof handset (the Galaxy S7), Apple came out with their own smartphone boasting an IP67 rating. (‘6’ means it’s completely dust-proof, while ‘7’ means it’s water-resistant under certain circumstances.)
The iPhone 7 features an upgraded chassis, which is able to withstand being dunked in up to 1 metre of water for 30 minutes, and will tolerate any splashes and spills. However, this doesn’t make the handset completely waterproof - any longer than 30 minutes, and it’s unlikely it’ll survive.
The removal of the headphone jack was one of the most controversial moves Apple made - but the new and improved headphones, known as AirPods, more than make up for it.
The wireless headphones are slick, and they’re smart: a tap on one of the pods activates Siri, and you can speak to the virtual assistant directly without taking your phone out of your pocket. They also recognise if you’ve taken one of them out (for instance, when someone is speaking to you) and will automatically pause whatever you’re listening to, so you don’t miss a minute of your favourite podcast.
Don’t be fooled by its seemingly lower resolution: the iPhone 7’s display is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Its brightness, colour quality, and sharpness have all been improved, and it’s perfect to watch videos on or take pictures.
But what really makes it special is 3D Touch - the pressure-sensitive system first released with the iPhone 6s - which allows you to perform different actions depending on the amount of pressure you put on the screen.
Is the iPhone 7 still worth buying in 2021?
Although the iPhone 7 doesn’t feature the same standout tech you find on today’s flagship smartphones, it’s still an excellent device.
It’s quite a bit smaller than the newer iPhones but with a 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 1334 x 750, it’s easily big enough to enjoy your favourite movies and TV shows on-the-go.
We’re still suitably impressed with the iPhone 7’s Apple Quadcore A10 processor, which makes for quick and seamless performance.
Like the sound of the iPhone 7? Head to the comparison table at the top of this page to find the best deals to suit you.
iPhone 7 contracts
If you think the iPhone 7 sounds like the handset for you, we’ve selected the best contract deals in the comparison table at the top of this page.
To find the right deal for you, simply toggle the filters at the side of the page to get your ideal data allowance and choose between paying an upfront cost or lowering your monthly premiums.
No upfront cost iPhone 7 deals
An iPhone 7 deal with nothing to pay upfront means you won’t have to pay a lump sum at the start of your contract. However you’ll likely end up paying more every month, so think about which payment plan would suit you better.
Unlimited data iPhone 7 deals
Here at MoneySupermarket, we offer lots of unlimited data deals on the iPhone 7. To find one at a price that suits you, check out the comparison table at the top of this page.
Cheap iPhone 7 deals
To find the cheapest iPhone 7 deal, we recommend choosing a contract that doesn’t include incentives like free gifts and extras or deals with lower data limits. That’s because these tend to cost more in the long run.
Is the iPhone 7 waterproof?
The iPhone 7 is IP67 splash, water and dust resistant. This means it can withstand submersion in over three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Does the iPhone 7 have wireless charging?
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don’t have wireless charging built in, but adaptors are available that will let you use wireless charging pads.
If wireless charging is important to you, you might want to look at alternatives like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone SE 2020, all of which are more expensive but support wireless charging.
What are the best iPhone 7 deals?
The best iPhone 7 deal for you depends on what you’re looking for. For example, you might require a deal with a generous data allowance, or perhaps you have your eye on a specific network for its excellent customer service or network coverage.
No matter what you require, we list some of the stand-out iPhone 7 deals in the comparison table at the top of this page. Simply use the filters at the side of the table to choose what’s important to you and find a great deal.
Can I upgrade to the iPhone 7?
If you are currently out of contract, you’ll be able to upgrade to the iPhone 7 without incurring any extra costs.
You’ll also be able to upgrade if you’re on a deal that allows you to do so mid-contract like AnyTime Upgrade Flex or O2 Refresh, for example. To upgrade, you will have to pay a fee to cover the cost of the phone, then continue paying for your minutes, texts, and data as normal.
Which iPhone 7 colours are available?
The iPhone 7 is available in five colours: ‘rose gold’, ‘gold, silver’ and two different shades of black.
How long is the iPhone 7 battery-life?
The iPhone 7 sports a 1,960mAh battery that, depending on your phone usage, should last 12 hours.
iPhone 7 specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||138.3mm x 7.1mm x 67.1mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||4.7 inches|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||326 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Quad Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||32, 128, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||7 MP|