iPhone 7(+) I'm really really happy with my 7+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ebok, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Ebok Suspended

    Aug 22, 2018
    seeing as how every hour a new thread pops up about people justifying their $1200 purchase, afterwards logging off and forever using their new device to browse social media and respond to text messages...

    my iPhone 7+ does everything a X/Xs/XsM does (and does more than the Xr with 3D touch and a dual camera).

    fast as hell 2 years+ later
    still takes amazing pictures

    oh, i can still access the same social media, the same webpages, the same apps.. crazy eh! friggin crazy! 2 years later and it does everything.
  2. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    I’m happy with mine too. It’s the most solid and bulletproof iPhone to date, save for possibly the new XR.

    Howerver I don’t think it “does everything” the new iPhones do, and there are reasons to upgrade. To each their own.

    I for one thought my 7+ was too expensive when I got it in 2016, so I’m not sure what I’ll replace it with
  3. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    The main thing I want over my 7 Plus is a new camera with better low light capability.

    Also, the additional screen space of the Max/XR would also be a bonus.

    However, I too am keeping my 7 Plus at least an extra year.
  4. Ebok thread starter Suspended

    Aug 22, 2018
    just wondering what do think (aside from photos) that the new iPhone's do that your phone can't?

    i guess wireless charging is something i wouldn't mind having but that's about it.

    i don't take too many pics in low light, and if i do, flash is on. i'm not a instagram photographer so i don't care too much.
  5. travis64 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
    6s plus is pretty much the same as 7 plus minus better cam and waterproof
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Is this really new thread worthy? I mean, I expect any phone that cost as much as an iPhone to still be good 2 years later.
  7. davedvdy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2011
    The Max is amazing, but if you get PWM, it sucks just like the other OLED variants.
  8. ARizz44, Oct 27, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018

    ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I don’t know if it’s how much the new phones can do that the 7 Plus can’t as it is the degree of ‘better’ they do things.
    - some find the OLED displays to be much better
    - the new wide range stereo speakers are amazing
    - cameras are better in low light, offer improved portrait mode, can post adjust brokah effect, true HDR, etc
    - can watch content in HDR and Dolby Digital
    - some prefer the new design
    - the new screens can reach a higher maximum brightness
    - video recording in stereo
    - ip68 water and dust resistance
    - wireless charging
    - others...

    I won’t say that these things justify the new price tags, and I agree the 7 Plus is still a solid phone. I found the new Max to be amazing and if not for the pwm sensitivity I’d still have it. Not all of those things above will matter to you and that’s great because in the end, all that matters is that you are happy with what you use :)
  9. the caveman macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    Plus the headphone jack.
  10. berx macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2018
    I got rid of my iPhone 7 for a galaxy s8, never regretted it. I'm still not the biggest fan of the 7, but everyone still has that phone. It's SOLID. I couldn't go back to one though. Gestures...after using those two phones which have gestures I can't stand using that home button. It feels slower, but more importantly it makes the phone feel so much older paired with that "little" 720p 4.7 inch lcd screen.
  11. M33-1 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    I think the key was getting the plus. It came with all the bells and whistles. I would try to keep that phone as long as you can and avoid a payment. When the next big feature comes out that you can’t live without, then upgrade.
  12. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I gotta say my XS Max takes way better pics in many conditions that would never work with a 7 Plus (which I upgraded from). I also love the screen more and I spend many hours a day looking at it.

    So yeah, overall you got a decent phone in the 7 Plus and if you’re happy with it then keep it. But there are tangible benefits to the new models.
  13. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2012
    If I hadn't passed my 7+ on to a family member (before the Sept. event) I would have kept mine as well. Went with a XR instead of asking for that phone back. I really don't like that all the phones now are made of glass front and back.
  14. AJAAY macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2012
    The funny thing is, I was thinking something similar when I was using the XS Max. I was using the same ol apps and browsing the same ol sites as I was on my 8 plus. Nothing different about the phone or experience (just a slightly bigger screen and not having Touch ID)

    But my PWM sensitivity caused me to return the Max and go back to my 8 plus. It’ll get me through another year.
  15. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    Same here! I was just about to say the same thing... but since you already made a thread I'll just post it now!

    I didn't upgrade because I'm 100% happy with my 8 Plus. The hardware is still fast. I don't care about minimal upgrades. The same can be said about camera upgrades. I have a dedicated camera and lenses for that... my phone camera is strictly for quick uploads to FB.

    Touch ID works just fine. 8 Plus screen size is plenty good. OLED is amazing in my home theater... but I don't really care about it on my phone. The biggest reason being OLED is best viewed in a dark environment which is usually the exact opposite of how I use my phone.

    No voices telling me I need to upgrade. As others have said we aren't in 2010 anymore. The hardware is so good nowadays that phones can easily last quite a few years and still perform well. The same can be said for PC hardware. It used to be your PC was outdated within a year. Now the PC I built 20 months ago is still benchmarking in the top 3-4%.

    I'll take a look at the 2019 iPhones and will consider an upgrade but I have no doubts my 8 Plus will still be a solid device.

  16. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Although I don’t understand why you need to justify not getting the latest and greatest. Do whatever makes you happy.
  17. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018

    Yeah I think’s they’re just better all around. There haven’t been many actually features since Portrait mode and stereo speakers, but the new phones have brought improvements to things they already did.
  18. Koobs macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2014
    The 7+ is only two years old. In fact Apple still sells them. I don’t understand why you think it’s a huge deal?
  19. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    The newer iPhone are always "better", but it depends on how your budget is. I have an 8+ because the max I got bothered my eyes. If every iPhone cost $600, my guess is nearly everyone would buy the XS line. No shame in it if a $1200 phone is not attainable.

    With the XR now out to satisfy LCD users, the main draw to the 7+/8+ is price, plain and simple. I like my 8+ and consider the XR a lateral move. Had the XR been out with the max, I would have gotten one.

    The plus phones are great, but the 2018 lineup beats them in every single way in my opinion. 8+ feels awesome in hand, but the XR adds a lot for only a few bucks more. If ppi and 3d touch are mandatory then I can see the plus winning out. Everyone else may be happier with an XR or XS line. I say this as a very happy 8+ user.
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    So what do we know based off this thread?

    The OP prefers their iPhone 7 because ‘It does everything they need it to’, Being they don’t find value in the latest iPhones, or, you have those who did upgrade from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone XS or XR, because they want a new form factor, camera qualities, OLED display, TrueDepth Camera etc. So it’s all matter prerogative of what someone will find value in, this thread is just like all the others ‘Justifying’ their own preferences.

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