Refurbished Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – Insane Value!
Released on 16th September 2016, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus represented a giant leap forward for Apple. While we can’t endorse this smartphone as the most revolutionary product from the company, we can admit that Apple’s two years of making refinements and tweaks had finally culminated in the perfect phone. We say two years because that’s when the company first launched this phone’s iconic design with the release of the iPhone 6. In fact, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 look a lot alike, well, at least physically. Feature-wise, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are undoubtedly a powerhouse, and it’s no surprise that they quickly rose to become the best-selling smartphones in the world during the first quarter of 2017. But does this make them a worthy purchase in 2021? Here’s all you need to know about the iPhone 7 series so that you can make more informed decisions. If you're looking to buy iPhone 7 in Australia, we'll also be discussing the price.
Stand out features
There is a lot to love about the iPhone 7. However, it also marked several firsts for iPhone, rendering it a stand-out smartphone. This was the first iPhone ever with a dual-camera system and telephoto lens. It was the first iPhone lacking the traditional headphone jack. It was also the first-ever water-resistant iPhone. Plus, this smartphone came with a digitized home button rather than a mechanized one. There's a lot to love about Apple refurbished iPhones, we'll discuss some of those reasons today.
At launch both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus sported an improved camera over the already decent iPhone 6 camera. As earlier stated, this was the first time Apple introduced the dual camera set up. Thanks to this upgrade, users could take advantage of the A10 Fusion chip and its processing power. Both phones came with a 12MP primary shooter with an improved f/1.8 sensor for better low light photography. The iPhone 7 Plus went further coming with an f/2.8 telephoto camera as well. Digital zoom for the Plus was a healthy 10X which still performs better than most budget devices on the market today. Both phones are capable of recording video in 4K resolution at 30 Frames per second.
Despite being two variants, the processor was the same, thanks to Apple's A10 Fusion chipset. This processor is still powerful in 2021 albeit the fact that it is a 2016 chip. On its release, it was the most powerful smartphone processor, a fact that shows in the fact that it still performs at the same high level to date.
The animations on the phone are snappy and it can hold many apps in its memory thanks to a healthy 2GB of Apple RAM. We say Apple RAM because despite its relatively small size compared to android devices, this RAM was optimized for the best performance of the phone.
The other advantage of the improved processor was battery usage. This phone unlike the previous iPhone was not a battery destroyer. It is an efficient processor allowing up to two hours over the iPhone 6 which in smartphone usage at the time meant a great leap in performance. From the factory, the phone came with iOS 10 but in true Apple fashion, the phone still received updates. Even on the latest iOS 14.3, the phone will work as fast as it did from the factory.
One feature that this phone has is the secure fingerprint Touch ID which Apple got rid of in the latter models starting from the iPhone 10. The Face ID in the most recent phones have overcome the challenges from the initial iPhone 10 but we know that some people prefer the classic fingerprint.
Let’s agree that phone display sizes have gone crazy. Putting the technological improvements aside, phones that fit in the palm are becoming a rarity nowadays. Luckily the iPhone 7 was one of the last few classics capable of single-handed use. The entry-level had a 4.7" display similar to what was found in the iPhone 6S. It has a decent display capable of more colours than the predecessor due to a bump in graphics processing power.
At 5.5” the iPhone 7 Plus screen may seem modest by today’s standards but at the time it was one of the largest displays. Compares to its nearest android competition the Samsung Galaxy S7(which feels more dated) it was a bit inferior but it appears that Apple has mastered the art of making their hardware last a longer time.
The controversy of the headphone jack
When the iPhone 7 was first released, there was much uproar about its lack of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. Much was made about Apple arm twisting its users into buying their wireless earphones. Fast forward 5 years down the line and almost all flagship phones don’t have a headphone jack. This not only speaks about Apple's trendsetting but also speaks to the fact that this phone is suited for modern times just like it was in the past. Apple AirPods are in their third generation today and they would be a lovely companion for an iPhone.
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Price in Australia
The iOS 14 coupled with the A10 Fusion chipset makes it an excellent choice for power users who are on a budget. Look on further if you're looking for insane value for money, the price of a refurbished iPhone 7 128gb is $299 and you might be able the buy the lower capacity variants even cheaper.
The 7 Plus, on the other hand, offers the same performance but with a bigger display and a beefier battery. The price of a refurbished iPhone 7 Plus 128gb is priced at $319.
Now that you understand the ins and outs of the iPhone 7, where does this leave you? Should you still get a refurbished iPhone 7 in 2021? Well, it’s all up to you. If you’re simply looking for a reliable phone with some solid features and aren’t taken by the newest models and smartphone features then a refurbished iPhone 7 is definitely worth buying in 2021. Despite being an older model, a refurbished iPhone 7 has some pretty sweet features that you will surely find satisfactory and in my opinion, offers the best value.
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