Is it time to upgrade to the iPhone 7?
These two phones may look similar, but there are some big differences and some great reasons why you should consider forking out a little more for a far better phone.
Apple still sells the iPhone 7
If Apple still thinks it’s good enough to have on their shelves it’s surely good enough for you to own one. But not at their prices, through Apple you’ll pick one up from $829, and through GoodTech you’ can save over $300 on that.
Water and dust resistance
A big upgrade for the iPhone 7 is the addition of splash, water and dust resistance. While this doesn’t mean you can go swimming with your phone, it is useful protection against those accidental drops and spills.
Bye bye headjack
The old headjack is out and the new lightning adapter is in. Initially, this was met with a lot of moaning, but the reality is it’s not as big of a hassle as people thought it would be. If you are tied to your old set of headphones there are simple little adapters you can get, our iPhone's even come with one when you purchase it.
This is probably the one thing people consistently look for in a new phone, and the iPhone 7 has made some significant upgrades over the 6.
- Rear: 12 megapixel sensor, Software Image Stabilisation, dual-LED flash, 4K video recording.
- Front: 5MP Front Camera, 720p video recording
- Rear: 12 megapixel wide angle sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, 4K video recording.
- Front: 7MP sensor, 1080p recording
They may look the same, and with a quick assessment you’d say they are, both have a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen (1334 x 750 pixels). But under the hood lies some subtle but important differences.
Apple has boosted peak brightness on the iPhone 7 compared to the iPhone 6 and added support for a wide (P3) colour gamut. Basically, that means that colours will display far more accurately. As far as LCD screens go, it’s pretty awesome.
The phones do look very similar (and luckily the design doesn’t look too dated), but if you’re after a slightly different casing, the iPhone 7 comes in 2 additional black options (check with GoodTech to see if they’re in stock).
- Black Front / Glossy Black Back
- Black Front / Matte Black Back
Photos, music, videos, podcasts and apps, it’s all adding up and more and more people need bigger hard drives on their phones. If that’s you, you should consider upgrading to the iPhone 7 with some models being offered up to 256GB.
- iPhone 6s – available in 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
- iPhone 7 – available in 32GB / 128GB / 256GB
The reality is, both are still great phones. But a testament to how good the iPhone 7 is, is that Apple itself still sells it, and we know of plenty of people happily using their old iPhone 7s without any issues.
Starting from just $459, we reckon the iPhone 7 is the best bang for buck phone on the market today.