Hello. I want to address a few things I found you are concerned about in the comments section.
1. GeekBench 4. The GB4 scores are incompatible with the GB3 ones because the test routine is different - hence the different numbers you are seeing now. Also, as far as I know, GB did something that made Kryo better in single-core than A72 when it shouldn't have been.
And don't you worry - no developer will push Apple in its scores as some of you are thinking. There is no conspiracy, just great CPU design.
2. The battery test. Before Jan 29, 2016 (the review of Redmi 3), we tested the phones at 50% brightness set by the brightness slider. We didn't measure them first say 500 nits and then set them to 250, we just put the brightness slider in the middle and that's it.
You can see in the case of the iPhone 6s that the 50% brightness equals 150 nits - it's in the table in the review section. In fact, you can use these tables in the old reviews to get an idea of the nits difference.
And while we now use 200nits fixed brightness, the final endurance ratings are rather comparable as the biggest impact has the standby test (21 hours, no screen involved), then we have 1 hour of 3G talk (no screen involved), and 1 hour in each video and browser where the screen is active component. So while the separate video and browser scores will be VERY different if the brightness was set to 150 or 300 nits, the final endurance rating would move +/-3 hours at best.
3. iawnaek, thank you :)
Fast phone with average display ,average battery and average camera . There are better looking phones with better camera ,better battery ,better screen . This phone is only faster and called iphone .
Wxy, 21 Sep 2016These were all my concerns before I jumped in to Apple. Micro SD card - I selected the 64GB 6... moreTrust me, people like you will be the one who praises Apple like a god when they release an iPhone with quadHD display, fast charging, and anything else we have for several years already on Android. Guaranteed.
Wxy, 21 Sep 2016These were all my concerns before I jumped in to Apple. Micro SD card - I selected the 64GB 6... moreU can wake people who are sleeping but u cannot wake who act as if they are sleeping.
Thank you for the review! My next phone will now be LG V20, not iPhone 7!
Sun Sand, 21 Sep 2016This silly company still going with proprietary port instead of "USB C", how lame is that!!I agree with you on this...
If they decided to remove the headphone jack, they should at least use the standard USB-C... It's kind of weird for headphone manufacturer to provide interface for Lightning as well as USB-C (if ever other phone manufacturers follow the same step)
This silly company still going with proprietary port instead of "USB C", how lame is that!!
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016Even Huawei P9 Plus looks much more beautiful than Ip7 plus. LOL....
AnonD-587711, 21 Sep 2016v20 design is ugly,like cheap chinesee smartphone ,take iphone 7plus Even Huawei P9 Plus looks much more beautiful than Ip7 plus.
Panino Manino, 20 Sep 2016I'll seize this opportunity to ask something. "What happened with Geekbench"? It seems tha... moreTotally agree with you. Kryo and mongoose are around 2300 and 2200. What a joke! Just to put a10 beyond. Pathetic...
AnonD-88295, 21 Sep 2016Performance and processor always improving each years. But yes, the iPhone has always leading ... moreThese were all my concerns before I jumped in to Apple.
Micro SD card - I selected the 64GB 6s+ and I no longer require SD card...
Customization - of what? UI customization - for children
Higher display resolution - Can you tell the difference between 720p, 1080p, 2K with your bare eyes? Do you really need to use your phone that close?
stereo video recording - yeap I still wish for this but not that of Android but that of Lumia 1520. Their High Definition sound is so good!!!
Fast and wireless charging - I had a 1520 before with wireless charging, never used it at all. I find current charging as acceptable. I never dreamed of super fast charging...
and of course.. headphone Jack. - I wished they didn't take this out though... but to innovate means to disrupt... but let's see where is this one is going...
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016And because of that themes... Android phones lag... a lot of times... Liar detected, I use Ubuntu Font + ZenUI 3.0 theme on my Zenfone 2 and isnt lag even once.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016V20, hope of this year.v20 design is ugly,like cheap chinesee smartphone ,take iphone 7plus
why battery still suck like 6s ,please apple put better battery :(
Checking out samples from GSMA's Photo and Video comparison tools, I still find Huawei nova, Huawei nova plus, and OnePlus 3 producing quality results in both Good light and Low light scenarios. Having 16MP in nova plus or OnePlus 3 shouldn't matter since we have the option to scale accordingly
Performance and processor always improving each years. But yes, the iPhone has always leading in performance while its Android counterparts catches up several months (sometimes 1 year) later.
But.. so what? There are more of a phone than just performance. Android flagship may not be as fast as the iPhone 7, but they are not slow. They're indeed still fast. And they offer other things that the iPhone 7 doesnt, eg. Micro SD card, customization, higher display resolution, stereo video recording, fast and wireless charging and of course.. headphone Jack.
AnonD-152282, 21 Sep 2016Everything is good except lack of customisation, you can't change icons, can't apply themes, n... moreI don't think changing themes might be a concern for business users, because mainly iPhones aim at premium customers. I think this differentiates Apple from other companies: restrictions with sense of normality. They won't let you drag and drop music files because there's iTunes, and it works okay. Changing themes seems so childish...we need rock-stable smartphones that get the job done and don't need 4 or 6GB of RAM and octacore processors to display some funky-futuristic themes.
Ok, I get it, they removed the beloved 3.5mm jack on iPhone 7 to make room for the future. For now, yes, it might seem frustrating for some of us, but it opens up future possibilities :) Just think of it for a bit.