Kimbra, 12 Oct 2016Ugly phone, tick Gimmicky software, tick No wireless charging, tick Good apps out of reach... moreThe only benchmarks that are afected by OS are the browsing ones.So iPhone will run good even in android.An quad core android device will be slower on ios becuase it uses only 2 or 3 cores and ios is heavy single core user.
Really disappointing video playback score of less than 8 hrs. This is the better model than the iPhone 7 Minus but the score is kinda underwhelming and it takes forever to charge. I thought about it and while Samsung and LG forced me to look into iPhone again (eww!), I realized why I left Apple in the first place three years ago.
Apple's Planned Obsolescence
- Forces you to software update. You can't turn off the nagging notification.
- Some apps become broken without a certain firmware minimum.
- Apple had a class action lawsuit last year from iPhone 4s owners who were disgruntled by the fact iOS9 slowed their phone down.
- First to popularize non-removable battery to make phones basically disposal after a couple of years.
- All that storage of 128gb and 256gb but no expandable storage AND file manager. Apple milked 16gb for years.
I remember the early days of owning an iPhone. It feels AMAZING and the honeymoon phase might last a couple of years. Then those final days, I couldn't wait to get rid of them as I grew tired of jumping through loops for Apple. Good early phase until hatred later. This is why maybe no SE for me.
The iPhone 7 Plus is pretty much sold-out everywhere anyway. I like selling iPhones and being an eBay scalper. But owning them? I remember the headache and eventual boredom of owning an iPhone. The annoying notification of forcing us to update and asking for our Apple ID again and again.
I waited nearly one month for the 7 Plus review and now feeling reluctant again with anything Apple. They are also guilty of pushing out software updates for the Macs. As much as Android users don't get updates beyond a year or so, that is actually an advantage long-term. Battery life and performance won't get as damaged after two years like iPhones do.
A software update pretty much destroyed the battery life on my two year old Xiaomi. Reconsidering the LG V20. The battery life might be weak but removable battery is a must. And having a carrier version won't force me to update like Apple does. RIP Note7. Time for the V20 to shine...
GoSt, 12 Oct 2016If you have 6s plus - wait for iphone8+ There no reason to buy 7+I agree with you, maybe iPhone 7s plus will be worth, no offense for iPhone fans, just an opinion.
king901, 12 Oct 20164hrs to charge 2,900mAh battery , worst i have seen so far , and video playback almost half b... moreGood question, we'll said. And that phone needs one to break the bank yet competing models are better in this respect
4hrs to charge 2,900mAh battery , worst i have seen so far , and video playback almost half browsing time lol what happened to the quad core power efficiency.
My Note 7 is conspired against me going for iPhone 7 Plus Black(or JB) 256 this time...Really furious with Samsung!!! Pixel XL seems to be good but not sure about many things.
Ugly phone, tick
Gimmicky software, tick
No wireless charging, tick
Good apps out of reach in the developing world, tick
No customization, tick
So, this is the king of benchmarks, hehe, against who, now?
Take iOS and run it on OnePlus 3 or Marshmallow on the iPhone. Get the difference?
This is crap.
overall is a good phone and iphone fans will surely love it (no matter what) but what dazzles me is why restrict the NFC to Apple pay only, they have the tech and can use it but restricted seems unnecesarily (well we got the same with some bluetooth features and basically IOS)
also what worries me is that i didn't know charging the phone while beign wet can destroy it, i mean, it's common sense but i wonder if high humidity can also affect in which case it should be covered by warranty (but isn't)
Had to return 128 matblack and asked for another phone. I thought there will be major improvements. I shouldn't have sold my ip6 for this. Waiting for my s7edge as for the replacement in 2 days.
Off to me.
Fallen iPhone became a mere benchmark king...
Even for ex-iPhone 6 owner like me, its design and OS is as boring as sin.
I fiddled with it firsthand in the store and found it more counterintuitive than ever before, esp. home key..
I'm gonna go with Pixel as soon as it become available in my country
Please fix the image viewing system GSMA. After closing a full sized sample I am redirected to the very top of the page, needing to scroll down again, really waste of time.
Most powerful phone on the market. I cant wait for mine. 128 GB Matte black.
Anything below 80h is going to give you crappy battery life. Nothing interesting except for that fake software bokeh.
memetoo, 12 Oct 2016Why so poor battery? only 7:54 hrs for video. I always trust Gsmarena unbiased review.5.5 inches display
Why so poor battery? only 7:54 hrs for video. I always trust Gsmarena unbiased review.