Expert reviews of Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Review score distribution (out of 160 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    31
  • 75-89:
    31
  • 65-74:
    0
  • 0-64:
    1
  • Unrated:
    97
87
out of 100
Pros
  • Great build quality, Waterproofing, Amazing cameras, Super-powerful chipset, Doubled storage tiers,
    Portrait Mode is very impressive, Speedy performance, Beautiful screen, Unique camera, Solid battery life, Classleading performance, Potent speakers, Fantastic battery life, Great display for watching videos, IPhone 7 Plus has a better camera setup and 3D Touch, Note 7 is more waterproof and has a sharper screen, Bright f/1.8 wide angle lens, Extra telephoto lens, 4K video recording, Optical image stabilisation, Waterproof, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, IPhone 7 Plus has far better waterresistance, Pixel XL has a better camera and screen resolution, Camera setup looks superb (based on extremely minimal testing), A day's battery life, Good dual camera and selfie camera, Taptic engine, Good fingerprint scanner, A day’s battery life, Big screen size, Great battery life and iOS 10 improvements, Most powerful iPhone yet so great for gaming, Water-resistance, Updated Home button, Dual camera fun, Dual-camera tech is impressive, It's finally water-resistant, Speedy processor, IOS 10 is smooth and slick, Attractive aluminum uni-body design, Great design and dual camera, Improved battery, Water resistance, Dual cameras, Premium build, Water resistant, Dual rear cameras delivers true 2x optical zoom, With a cool bokeh Portrait mode. Battery lasts longer than last year's model, And longer than iPhone 7. Water resistant. Fast. Bigger storage options include 256GB model for serious photographers, Much better storage options, Duallens camera, Brighter, More vivid display, Sharp, Punchy picture, Class-leading audio, Solid build, Fast performance, Strong battery life, Excellent cameras
Cons
  • No 3.5mm headphone socket, No quick-charging capability, Very expensive, Expensive, High price,
    Camera still sticks out at the back, No headphone jack, Largely unchanged design, Expensive handset with few updates, Made our hands and wrists ache, Note 7 battery overheating issues, IPhone 7 Plus doesn't have a headphone port, Low light performance not so good for telephoto camera, No headphone jack (adapter provided), Both phones are very expensive, Bulky, Difficult to hold with one hand, No headphone socket, Cannot unlock the phone with gloves or within an armband case, No removable battery, No memory expansion, Can't charge and listen to cabled headphones, Very slow charging, Dual camera depth effect imperfections, Big and heavy - so won't be suitable for all, Screen resolution behind the flagship curve, It's massive, Iterative design, Screen resolution, Design feels a bit faded, Taptic home button is tricky to get used to, There's no standard headphone jack, You'll have to use Lightning, Or the included adapter, Or go wireless. Design is showing its age, As competing phones squeeze a 5.5-inch screen into smaller, Sexier bodies. And it's really expensive, Design is looking slightly dated now, Awkward for wired headphone owners, Feels a little on the big side now, No high-res audio
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2017-09-01
Bottomline:  We've yet to run our full set of benchmarks on the Note 8, but initial impressions are very good. It's capable of great photos, battery life should be stellar and performance excellent.The iPhone 7 Plus has been out for virtually a year, so in some ways i...
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2017-08-24
Bottomline:  The Note 8 is a fine phablet with premium specs and a price tag to match. In fact, on a number of specification match-ups - screen size, screen sharpness, RAM, battery capacity - it's streets ahead of the 7 Plus, which is just as expensive; and in most ar...
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2017-06-22
Bottomline:  While we've mentioned the iPhone 7 throughout our review, the real decision is between the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5 as both smartphones have similar builds and features. At £449 the OnePlus 5 is a whopping £270 cheaper than the £719 iPhone 7 Plus w...
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2017-05-09
Bottomline:  Apple has given the iPhone 7 Plus enough new features for it to be seen as the next generation iPhone, but it's a close run thing. If you currently have an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus you'll be much better off waiting for the iPhone 7S/iPhone 8 in 2017.For those...

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2017-05-09
Bottomline:  The iPhone 7 Plus is definitely an impressive phone, although we're not in love with the fact that it's another reboot of 2014's design. With the S variant year on year it makes sense, as people are out of hte contract rhythm, but this time it doesn't fee...

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