My 24-HR Impression of the iPhone 7 PLUS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sgt.ThroatPunch, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Sgt.ThroatPunch macrumors regular

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    Coming from a 4.7 6s, I was looking forward to the PLUS size, for the extra real estate, camera functions, and battery life. I'll start by addressing some of the issues that I have seen in these forums.

    Home Button: I love it. I loved it from the first press. To me, the taptic engine does a gret job as simulating a click, and it is very consistent. My 6s button had an unsettling "crunchy" press every 6-7 presses. I've set the new button to "3" and it is perfect for me.

    Old Yeller: I know displays may vary, but I really enjoy mine. Compared to my monitor, I can tell there is an ever so slightly warmer appearance. Without a direct side-by-side comparison, I would swear my display is cool, even with my brightness at 10%. That's how minor it is for me.

    Hissy Fit:
    I wouldn't call it a hiss. To me, it sounds like an old school dot matrix printer. In order to get this sound to happen, I have to run a 3D Mark Extreme benchmark at 1080p 60fps or play a video for a while. I can't hear it unless I put my ear directly against the Apple logo. Even then it is incredibly faint. It does not transfer into the videos I have shot, even when I record in silence. For me, this is a non-issue. If it turns out to be a legitimate problem that causes malfunction in the future, I'm sure Apple will take care of us.

    No Jack, Jack: I'm no audiophile, high quality Bluetooth headphones sound awesome to me, so the lack of jack doesn't matter in that regard. My only issue is that I use a Rode VideoMic Me, which clips on to the phone while it is plugged in, so I will need to come up with a solution using the adapter.

    Final Thoughts: I love this phone. I chose matte black, and it looks really sleek. The extra real estate is awesome, and even with my small hands I have no problems doing most things with one hand :eek:. The display is gorgeous for being LCD. I find the colors to be very accurate and things really pop. I've taken some excellent low light pictures that would normally be very dull and grainy on my 6s. The loudness of the stereo speakers is certainly the best audio I've heard on an iPhone. Everything I do just feels snappier.

    For me, this is absolutely the "best iPhone yet".
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Nice recap, I'm with you on every point. Especially the new home button. I am coming from a 6+ so 3D touch was new to me, even though not new to most, and I have been enjoying that as well.

    Nice recap!
     
  3. jshtroutman macrumors regular

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    My experience is similar to yours. Like everything about the phone. Very nice upgrade from the 6 I used to have.
     
  4. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Coming from the 6S, how do you feel the difference in performance? Is performance improvement really noticeable as it was during the iPhone 3/4/5 days? Or has it plateaud for all but the heaviest workloads?
     
  5. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

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    Does the apps on the 7 plus reload often? How many apps do you have open?
     
  6. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

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    Wow. Positive feedback

    I could not agree with you more. Most of the problems people have found would be unknown to me if I didn't frequent this community.

    Glad to see some are as happy as I am :)
     
  7. Sgt.ThroatPunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where I notice it the most is in video processing. Also in a game that I frequently play, the 6s would often stutter every so often, messing up my swings. So far after a few hours playing it on the 7 Plus, I haven't seen a single instance.
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    I haven't really put it to the multitasking test, but I have about 10 apps open. All 8 of my Safari tabs are doing fine and do not need to be reloaded.
     
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  9. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

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    Are you able to do abit of multitasking test for us? Just want to see how the 3GB of RAM holds up.
     
  10. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    theres some really good video's I watched on youtube asking exactly what you want, let me retrace my steps see if i can find them
     
  11. Sgt.ThroatPunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is a video regarding the multitasking and 3gb of RAM on the plus compared to the 7.

     
  12. Sgt.ThroatPunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    Was this the one or did you find another?
     
  13. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Have had my 7 + for 24 hours. Initial thoughts are very positive. Maybe my fav iPhone since the 4s/5. I am coming from the 6s + but have found the 7+ insanely fast and responsive. Loads times appear quicker. The new home button is something I love. The dual Camera is a lot of fun,images are excellent and cannot wait for the portrait feature. Adds so much functionality and quality to taking photos. As for the screen do not see it as that much brighter and have not seen any yellow tint. Nor have i experienced any of the hissing sounds some have. Overall love the feel, look and the performance. Is incredible to think of all that technology in a phone that fits into your pocket. Am from an age where I grew up without all this technology so do not take it for granted and appreciate its mobility and ease of use.
     
  14. feard macrumors member

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    What about battery life on 7+? What are your impressions vs 7 or 6s+.
     
  15. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Early to say but not much different to what was already an impressive battery length.
     
  16. Sgt.ThroatPunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been told that it takes a few cycles for the phone to really reach its potential, but I'm sure it will seem like a big jump going from a 6s to 7+, maybe an extra 3 hours?
     
  17. Sgt.ThroatPunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's how I am. I should learn to wait to get my device after launch before hanging out in these forums, as they usually make me paranoid.
     
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    I have a 5s and saw my first iPhone 7 and 7+ today. The haptic home button was actual enjoyable. And the dual cameras on the 7+ are to die for. If only it weren't so big. But clicking that 1x/2x button in the camera view - heaven!
     
  20. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

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    I concur completely. Apple did a fantastic job with this. I still find it hard to believe that there are zero moving parts - it's uncanny. I have had to turn the phone off to prove to myself that it was indeed non-moving.

    This is my experience as well.


    I have a set of noise-cancelling Bose earbuds that work just fine with the adapter - sound is the same, buttons work, etc. I'll leave the adapter on the headset. It even works with my iPad Air 2 in that configuration. My only concern is that if and when the iPad loses the jack as well, I will want a solution that allows me to charge at the same time as I watch videos on it while traveling. I'm not a fan of the big, clunky solution from... Belkin? Overall, I rarely use my headset on my phone at all - I usually play music in the car via Bluetooth - so the removal of the jack on the phone doesn't bother me at all.


    I chose likewise and concur. I haven't had the chance yet to put it to the test photographically, but I am looking forward to it. It looks great, works great, and thus far I am happy with it. Not "blown away", but satisfied.
     

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