My iPhone unboxing and first impressions.

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  1. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502

    MathersMahmood

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    Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and are enjoying your new iPhone's.

    I managed to get a hold of an iPhone 7 Plus last night (i know i got lucky!) and went to get it from the store which was a train ride away. Once i got there i was in the queue and when i was seen the specialist put me into the program with ease and it was a good customer experience as always.

    I got home, excited as you may expect and unboxed the phone straight away and applied my screen protector and put the case on. Here are some pics :D

    Unboxing

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    (Can someone please tell me how to insert images as i cannot insert them using an imugr link)

    My first impressions

    The phone feels fantastic in the hand. It is a big phone but I will get used to that as this is the first plus model i have owned.

    The screen is fine with me there is a warmish tint to it but i do not mind although i have a theory that i will be posting tomorrow after i have some time with the phone so watch this space. The camera is AMAZING i love it and will post some pictures that i have taken from it soon. I will create my own thread for them as i will keep it updated with new pics frequently.

    The speakers are great i love the volume and the stereo speakers is a great feature.

    The home button. What can i say i'm so surprised i thought that i was going to hate it but i love it! Apple really made the home button well even though it is solid state it feels so good and the haptic feedback makes it feel like you are clicking an actual button.

    The software as a whole is great and i love how the new taptic engine is present in most common scenarios such as bringing down the notification centre and other tasks.

    I cannot comment on battery life yet.

    There is one issue though and no i am not exaggerating it. I do have HISSGATE. At first i did not care as i have to put my ear against the phone but the issue really is present on the phone or recording a video. So I am not happy with that but I will just wait to get another model later on down the line when more stock comes.

    Hope this thread helped and sorry for the bad quality pics i used my iPad Air 2.

    Take care :D :apple:
     
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  3. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you :D
     
  4. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    Very nice. Looking forward to receiving mine in a few hours.

    May I ask what is your production build week?
     
  5. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do i find this out?
     
  6. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    http://sndeep.info/en

    and enter your serial number there
     
  7. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Week: 38 (19.09 - 25.09)
     
  8. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Looks like you got a fresh one!

    Mine is a week 37. Hopefully i'll have the same luck as you and won't have any problems.
     
  9. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just letting you know i do have the hissgate issue that needs to get replaced.
     
  10. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    How loud is it? I was assuming it's normal because my 6+ has the hissing too if I put it up against my ear.
     
  11. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    Very good review! I got my got my black 7+ a few days ago. It's my first Plus iPhone too!
     
  12. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not an issue with hearing it but it effects the video recording and phone calls. You can hear the buzzing noise.
     
  13. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    Week 37 here too! Black iPhone 7+
     
  14. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Can you hear it when you are recording them or when you play it back? And if when playing back, do you have to do it at full volume?
     
  15. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Whats with the charging block? I just got an old little square one lol. Take it you aren't from the US?
     
  16. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can hear it throughout the playthrough regardless of volume.
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    Yes i am from the UK :D
     
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Congrats! I enjoyed viewing your pics and reading your impressions. Thanks!
     
  18. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You are welcome i created a thread just for the pics i take on the phone if you want to look at them. Just need to know how to embed them so you can view them in the thread.
     
  19. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Haha I assumed so.
    I've just never seen a charging block from then that was square so I was confused
     
  20. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The US one always looked weird to me lol but that's due to the fact that i'm from the UK too lol
     
  21. Koobs macrumors regular

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    I have nothing but positive things to say about mine also. It's nice to see some positive threads every once in awhile. Enjoy your new phone, its a beauty.
     
  22. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I do have the hissgate issue but ill just get the phone replaced.
     
  23. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I recently switched to a Samsung. Great phone and OS, but I found myself missing too much on iOS, so I switched back and am loving my 7 as well. You'll always find that the complainers are louder than the folks that are satisfied.
     
  24. MathersMahmood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree.
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  25. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Mine is week 37 as well. I hear the hiss but it's not terrible. If I record a vide, I can only hear it if I jack the volume all the way up.
     

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