Don't worry next Year Apple will do a complete new design for their iPhone.
My 3 year Xperia Z1 will beat this device in battery endurance and it's still waterproof and has an audio jack, stereo recording, full HD screen. But no 4K or stereo speakers.
Ios is smooth, no doubt about that but it's too limited for tech savvy guys, ios is suitable for noobs and girls who don't know jack about tech and find Android confusing. Also it requires itunes for basic stuff which doesn't make it an on the go device and I've seen people who own an Iphone having problems while travelling.
A 720p screen is really sub standard in the present scenario. Even mid range devices are offering better displays.
It's not worth the price tag. Atleast 1080 is a must in any flagship having a screen size less than 5inches.
I'm impressed by the benchmark scores but after a point the difference in benchmark scores doesn't really matter in practical use. Full marks to Apple on this.
The Samsung flagships have the best displays and camera but the touchwiz OS is poor. The curved display is a great thing as well. But the OS, it gets bad with time.
Biggest bummer for me is the absence of the 3.5mm jack. Carrying an adaptor just for listening to music on your preferred headphone/earphones? You can't manage that everyday. Plus these small things get misplaced easily. Not a good thing for audiophiles.
I'm waiting for the Xperia XZ review or perhaps it's better to buy a phone next year. Sony has great audio quality and great displays but it needs to deliver better photos from its powerful camera sensors. The OS is much more stable. I really wish that someday SONY will provide a IR blaster in it's flagship device.
Value for money is a must, seeing Chinese manufacturers releasing devices having flagship grade hardware in a fraction of the price. Their OS may not be as good/optimized as the major players but still they have managed to include the best available SoC and mammoth RAM for lesser money. I've used Xiaomi and I've been disappointed by their after sales service (in India).
This year has not been as good as it was anticipated for smartphones.
viveksubhash, 21 Sep 2016slightly off-topic, but as far as i see the choice of a phone is entirely based on the end-use... moreI used to be a Nexus user, even learned how to cook my own Roms from source..Bought a slightly used Jailbroken iPhone 6S and haven't touched an Android since..Wont upgrade to iPhone7 until IOS 10 Jailbreak is available..
slightly off-topic, but as far as i see the choice of a phone is entirely based on the end-user. i have a friend who has used android flagships all his life and got an iphone as a gift, and now he wants to throw it away but can't due to sentimental value, some of my other friends own multiple apple devices from iphones to mac-pros, and they can't stop praising it. i have used iphones, but never really owned an iOS device till recently, when i got a ipad pro. i bought it mainly because samsung did not have a tablet note in my region, and i liked how the pencil worked..but after i got it, i feel a bit suffocated. i have no idea where my files are located in the ipad, with multple copies of the file being made by stupid apps that claim a lot of functionality; and being dependent on the cloud or my pc is not fun. with my nexus, its a hit and run, connect transfer, play
but i have to say i was impressed with the simplicity, of the interface, probably its welcoming for people who already use them.
waiting for the jailbreak now
Wow 61h endurance rating, bigger battery than the last gen... What a Â€800 champ. I Get more hours with a Â€120 Motorola, which is in my opinion the second most important thing, on these things. Yet this also have the same res as a Â€120 Motorola. Go figure.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016But you can't denied the fact,that G5 now cost 450Â€ unlocked! Sure its not as fast as the ip... moreThanks to G5's failed modular take on phone. Before I buy my forst iPhone (6S+), I seriously considered G5... but beacuse of its lousy modular idea, I decided not to pursue it... true enough, after 2 weeks, I returned to their store to check the modular phone, the battery enclosure is already clanky and not locking anymore...
AnonD-442781, 21 Sep 2016The only thing that it has is performance, which is largely superfluous since all flagships pe... moreAnd to Note 7' s autodistract feature... Maybe they made the Note 7 for IMF. This phone is autodistract in 3... 2... 1...
Christian, 21 Sep 2016If Apple slash its logo even on a clay brick it will sell like crazy.
Proof? Original iphone.... moreiPhone 4 had the best screen on a phone, and 4S the best camera. BOTH of them had the best and most premium design. What are you talking about?
AnonD-1825, 21 Sep 2016Last q iPhone 6s was best selling smartphone in the world, it sold almost two times more than ... moreAgain you have to fall back on benchmarks and sales.
But even those sales only look at each model separately, it doesn't include the 6s plus. Hence why the s7 edge is third place and not the s7. We already know the s7 and the s7 edge together sold better than the 6s and the 6s plus. And again, that doesn't have anything to do with the intrinsic value of the phone.
AnonD-1825, 21 Sep 2016Last q iPhone 6s was best selling smartphone in the world, it sold almost two times more than ... moreIf Apple slash its logo even on a clay brick it will sell like crazy.
Proof? Original iphone... up to the iphone4 S were mediocre smartphones,yet they've sell like hotcakes.Ipod in the early 2000'' same story(mediocre player with awful sound quality).And the list goes on.
So the numbers sold(altough indicator) are not final proof for the quality of the product.
P.S. iphone 6 user btw
Wxy, 21 Sep 2016Agree with you about that... Do you know that Microsoft have voice command and dictation as... moreI used that P990i really funny mobile but paid premium those days! I can understand where you are coming from! I have been using iPhones from its first generation. I loved them and infact, I was one of the early adopter. But now they are milking the cow !
Christian, 21 Sep 2016No... No one should wait for S8 to come! And far away that Apple is "that" good.You messed up ... moreLast q iPhone 6s was best selling smartphone in the world, it sold almost two times more than next best selling which was iPhone 6. We can quite easily say that this iPhone 7 doesn't have real competitor if even two years old iPhone 6 sold more than any android phone. And now when iPhone 7 is better than ever, its very easy to predict this going to be the phone which most choose when they go out from the store.
And of course the big note 7 fail going to help Apple too.
AnonD-1825, 21 Sep 2016People who think to buy iPhone 7 aren't potential note 7 buyers. Its the iPhone 7plus which co... moreThat's a bogus survey with no source and most likely no way to even check if people even owned the note. And I'm not sure what you think that has to do with the note 7 being better in most regards with the main exception being superfluous performance.
AnonD-1825, 21 Sep 2016Overally this phone is very very hard to beat, this phone doesn't have real competitor current... moreNo... No one should wait for S8 to come! And far away that Apple is "that" good.You messed up some things about smartphones.If some things is important to you(obviously speed),there are users that could'nt care less about gaming.And app catalog is different from user to user,so proclaiming the iphone7 as without competition the best of the best... is as childish as it gets.
You know... every phone has its downsides,its up to the user to decide if any of those are important for him.
AnonD-442781, 21 Sep 2016The only thing that it has is performance, which is largely superfluous since all flagships pe... morePeople who think to buy iPhone 7 aren't potential note 7 buyers. Its the iPhone 7plus which competes against note 7
And also who buy note 7 after that disaster?!?!?!? 25% affected note 7 users said they are going to switch to iPhone 7 and 35% wants their money back.
AnonD-1825, 21 Sep 2016Overally this phone is very very hard to beat, this phone doesn't have real competitor current... moreThe only thing that it has is performance, which is largely superfluous since all flagships perform at the same level and make no difference in apps for the next few years.
On the other hand it loses out to the note 7 in almost every other aspect, from camera, to display, to features and functionality.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016iPhone 7 have the fastest cpu/gpu but other than that there are many Androids that have better... more"iPhone 7 have the fastest cpu/gpu but other than that there are many Androids that have better camera and better sound quality and better...! Having the fastest cpu/gpu is pointless when almost any phone today can play exactly the same games...!"
IPhone 7 has fastest cpu/gpu by far, best RAM management, fastest storage. Camera which is among best, stereo speakers which sounds great, great sound quality, one of the best display in the market (check the displaymate review). Very good battery life, very good looking phone etc.
This phone has about all the elements which most of smartphone users wants.
And yes android users can play same games with bad framerate, while iOS users play 60fps games, and also we get new games all the time if gaming is what you want.
iuli, 21 Sep 2016"no IR port or FM radio" "No user-replaceable battery" WHO USES THAT ANYMORE?!?! It's 2016 ... moreI use FM-radio every day, drain battery far less than streaming over Internet, and not as boring as playing the same playlist over and over again! Every battery ages far faster than the rest of the phone, so it is better to just replace the battery after 1-2 years than be forced to buy a new phone! Replaceable battery is good when hunting or working far out in the woods...! Note 7 could have just replaced the battery if it was replaceable!