iPhone 7 Plus Buyer’s Guide – Price, Specs, Features, Deals & Accessories

Another year comes and goes, and another iPhone hits the market with an Apple-standard compliment of improvements to their industry-leading smartphone.

The iPhone 7 Plus is the focus here, and if you’re interested in upgraded to the latest and greatest iterations of iPhone, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find all the information on the iPhone 7 — where to buy it, how to get the best deals, and what else you’ll need once you’ve got one of these sleek new devices in your hands.

Keep scrolling to get a primer on all the iPhone 7’s unique features, including a lengthy breakdown on the iPhone 7 Plus’ specs in comparison so its little brother. Let’s get started.


iPhone 7 Buyer’s Guide

What’s New With The iPhone 7 

The iPhone 7 includes a number of features that improve on the core iPhone experience. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and exclusive to the iPhone 7 model.

  • New, improved cameras.
  • Splash and water resistant case.
  • New colors:
    • Black & Jet Black
  • New home button.
  • New stereo speakers.
  • Brighter, more colorful display.
    • 25% brighter, more colors, 3D Touch.
  • Improved performance.
    • 2x faster than the iPhone 6.
  • Improved battery life.

What Comes With the iPhone 7?

  • iPhone 7
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter
  • Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

The most important feature is the new camera — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus each come equipped with their own camera, and the Plus gets a big boost over the basic model in this regard. For even more specifications, check out the full comparative features list here.

  • iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus — Specs
    • Display
      • iPhone 7: 4.7 inch display
      • iPhone 7 Plus: 5.5 inch display
    • Price:
      • iPhone 7: $649 [Standard] | $32.41 /mo. with iPhone Upgrade Program.
      • iPhone 7 Plus: $769 [Standard] | $37.41 /mo. with iPhone Upgrade Program.
    • Resolution:
      • iPhone 7: 1334-by-750 pixel resolution at 326 ppi
      • iPhone 7 Plus: 1920-by-1080 pixel resolution at 401 ppi
    • Size / Weight:
      • iPhone 7: 5.44×2.64×0.28 inches | 4.87 ounces
      • iPhone 7 Plus: 6.23×3.07×0.29 inches | 6.63 ounces
    • Camera:
      • iPhone 7:
        • All-new 12MP Camera
        • Digital zoom up to 5x
        • Panorama (63 megapixels)
      • iPhone 7 Plus:
        • All-new 12MP Camera with Telephoto cameras
        • Wide-angle
        • Optical zoom at 2x, Digital zoom up to 10x
        • Panorama (63 megapixels)
    • Battery Life:
      • iPhone 7: Up to 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s
        • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours
        • Standby: Up to 10 days
        • Audio Playback: Up to 40 hours
        • Video Playback: Up to 13 hours
      • iPhone 7 Plus: Up to 1 hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus
        • Talk Time: Up to 23 hours
        • Standby: Up to 16 days
        • Audio Playback: Up to 60 hours
        • Video Playback: Up to 14 hours

And, of course, the iPhone 7 & the iPhone 7 Plus are iOS 10 Compatible.


Best Ways to Buy the iPhone 7 

The best place to start is on the Official Apple Pricing Page, where you’ll find prices based on your phone carrier, iPhone model, and storage capacity.

  • iPhone 7 Starting Prices:
    • iPhone 7: $649 [Standard] | $32.41 /mo. with iPhone Upgrade Program.
    • iPhone 7 Plus: $769 [Standard] | $37.41 /mo. with iPhone Upgrade Program.

If you’re looking to boost your storage capacity, expect to pay +$100 per upgrade. Here are the exact stats:

  • Increased Capacity Prices: [32 GB comes standard.]
    • iPhone 7:
      • +128 GB: $750.00 [Standard]
      • +256 GB: $849.50 [Standard]
    • iPhone 7 Plus:
      • +128 GB: $869.00 [Standard]
      • +256 GB: $969.00 [Standard]

Need Help Finding iPhone 7 in Stores? Use this helpful site to search for your nearest available store with an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus still available.

If you’re an iPhone 6 owner, several carriers are offering special trade-in deals that can net you a free iPhone 7. Below you’ll find links to some of the best deals available for iPhone users looking to upgrade to the iPhone 7.

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iPhone 7 Deals Breakdown:

Always read the fine print before agreeing to a deal. Many of these plans feature their own limitations and hoops, so make sure to read carefully.

Before going for one of these trade-in offers, know that you won’t be “paid” for your trade-in right away. Instead you’ll have to pay full-price for your iPhone 7 then receive monthly vouchers over a 24-month financing period. If you plan on staying with a carrier for 2 years, than this is still a good deal. Just be aware, you won’t save money up-front.


How to Protect Your iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 features a new splash and water resistant shell. That’s a good start, but many of us will still opt to purchase a tough case or screen protector to keep your pristine product from getting all scuffed up. There are already plenty of solutions for the iPhone 7.

  • Need Help Applying a Screen Protector?: If you purchase a Screen Protector at an Apple Store, ask one of the employees to apply it for you. If you’re uncomfortable or unfamiliar with screen protectors and don’t want to apply it yourself, an employee will help you free of charge.

The most common Screen Protector you’ll find is a Belkin product, available at any Apple Store. There are other options online, though most will cover your needs — the Tech Armor Premium Ballistic Glass Screen Protector only costs $7.95. It’s designed for the iPhone 7 Plus, but there are other models designed for the iPhone 7. You can also go with the OMOTON Tempered Glass Screen Protector for $6.20.

From Techtimes, here’s a list of the 5 best hard cases available for the iPhone 7 Plus:

Want to see just how tough the iPhone 7 really is? Check out this durability test video from One News.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DPaSYouXH4

The iPhone 7 is a tough piece of work, but there are a few features you’ll find missing from previous iPhones. That’s where accessories come in — next we’ll cover all the extra products that can help you get the most out of your iPhone 7 plus.


Accessories, Accessories, Accessories

No iPhone comes equipped with all the extras you’ll need; docking stations, headphones, and power banks will help make the experience even better. The most obvious missing component for any iPhone 7 user will be the headphone input. That’s been cut, so you’ll need to get yourself a set of wireless bluetooth headphones if you want to listen to music privately. There’s plenty of options that work standard with the iPhone 7.

Is there anything else you absolutely need to know about the iPhone 7? Got your own favorite accessories, or found an awesome deal we missed? Let us know in the comments section!