1. jackadam1212's Avatar
    So, I originally got an iPhone 7 at launch, but I decided to upgrade to an iPhone 7+, making it my first Plus iPhone. I decided to do it for my birthday and so that I could have the best phone possible when I decide to pay off my lease. I didn't think there would be that big a difference, but you can really tell a difference between the two devices I feel. I'm going to just hit the big differences I've found.

    Size:
    Honestly, now that I own a Plus and have had it for several days, I don't see what's wrong with the size. It doesn't feel any bigger in my hand than my old Note 5. I can still reach to the other side of the phone in one hand, and it still feels super comfortable. I guess there's nothing wrong with making it smaller, and I still prefer the smaller size of the 7, but I have no issue with the size of the phone at all.

    Display:
    I thought that the iPhone 7+ display would just be a slightly larger version of the 7's. However, I was wrong. the display is so much more sharper. On the 7, when I would look close, I could start to make out pixels, but on the 7+, no matter how close I get, I can't distinguish the pixels at all. I can barely tell the difference between it and my old Note 5, even though the Note 5 is higher resolution. The display also feels like it's brighter.

    Camera:
    So, they both have the same base camera, but honestly having two cameras is a really great idea. The zoom is so much better than on the standard 7, and Portrait mode is just so much fun. Yes, there are apps for the 7 that produce a similar effect, but none are as easy or good as the built in one using both cameras. It's been so much fun. I hope future versions of iOS expand on using the two cameras.

    Battery:
    This has been the most noticeable change. With the same amount of usage so far, the times of day where my 7 would hit 50% and 20% is when the 7+ hits 80% and 50%. I've gone over 24 hours without charging the 7+ and I still have more than 20%. It puts every previous iPhone and Android phone I've ever owned to shame. The battery alone has me committed to Plus models forever now.

    Speed:
    The only difference in speed is that the iPhone 7+ has 3GB of RAM, where the 7 has 2GB. The only difference I've noticed is that a few apps don't refresh as often. Tumblr is most noticeable. On my 7, leaving Tumblr after a few minutes forced a refresh, but on the 7+, it can stay in its state for MUCH longer.

    The 7+ is such a great upgrade. I really wish Apple had kept the original philosophy they did with the 6 family, where the only difference was the battery and resolution, because if I could have had all of this but on the 7, I'd probably prefer the smaller 7. Still, the upgrade is so worth it. I'm not buying anything smaller now.
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    02-22-2017 03:53 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Take care.
    02-22-2017 06:50 AM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    Enjoy your 7plus!
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    02-22-2017 07:30 AM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    Howdy jackadam1212! Welcome to iMore and enjoy your new 7 Plus!
    02-22-2017 09:05 AM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    Happy Birthday and enjoy your 7Plus. I also was a Samsung customer and jumped over. I really am surprised as to how much I am liking the darker side of the phone world. LOL. I actually prefer larger screen and phone landscape. Having had all the Note series devices it was a given that if I were to get an iphone it would be the 7plus. Anything else would not had made me happy.
    02-22-2017 07:18 PM
  6. Retinella's Avatar
    I initially got an iPhone 7 on day one and I traded it in for a Plus model when they were available at the Apple Store (October or so) and never looked back. The battery life alone was worth it.
    02-22-2017 08:09 PM
  7. firedept10's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing this with us. Enjoy your 7 Plus!
    02-23-2017 05:54 AM
  8. wilber1's Avatar
    Thanks for the review Jack it might influence my decision when the 8 comes out .
    02-23-2017 02:47 PM
  9. Slammers08's Avatar
    I initially got an iPhone 7 on day one and I traded it in for a Plus model when they were available at the Apple Store (October or so) and never looked back. The battery life alone was worth it.
    Actually battery is a lot better on the regular 7 opposed to the 6s. I could get maybe 8 hrs tops of actual usage on my 7+ I can get 7 on my i7. So with that said I prefer a more pocket able easier to use device over a brick in my pocket
    02-23-2017 03:02 PM
  10. CanesFan's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Take care.
    Came here for the comparison post...but just wanted to say, nice avatar!
    02-23-2017 03:56 PM
  11. CanesFan's Avatar
    Thanks for the post. I was searching around the net for something like this as I'm deciding between the 2 myself.
    02-23-2017 03:57 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Came here for the comparison post...but just wanted to say, nice avatar!
    Thank you, and it's always nice to meet a Canes fan......It's all about the U, right?
    02-23-2017 04:56 PM
  13. bakron1's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing and I am also enjoying my jet black 7 plus 128.
    02-23-2017 05:07 PM
  14. jorge Hewitson's Avatar
    I think the size is something to consider in the plus, it is a matter of taste, of course this, but not everyone will fit, on the other hand you have greater autonomy, a large screen display and the best camera of the iphone family.
    02-23-2017 08:29 PM
  15. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I got the plus and it is definitely the best iPhone yet. The camera can't be beat.
    02-26-2017 10:51 AM
  16. mrluky60's Avatar
    The camera on the 6s+ is just as good
    02-26-2017 02:14 PM
  17. Slammers08's Avatar
    7+ camera is great as is the regular 7. Yes portrait mode is nice but who actually uses it daily? When I had the + I used it maybe a handful of times. And it's was a task to get the perfect shot with portrait mode because you need ideal lighting situations for it to get the good pics. I prefer the more pocket able device(7).
    02-26-2017 03:39 PM
  18. KenV54's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing and I am also enjoying my jet black 7 plus 128.
    Hey, bakron1, as I recall (correct me if I'm wrong) you used to be a fellow Passport or Passport SE owner.

    If so, can you compare the passport with the iPhone 7 Plus? Both in terms of size and function, other than the apps. I have an iPhone 7 and wonder whether I should jump to the iPhone 7 Plus.
    02-26-2017 03:44 PM
  19. bakron1's Avatar
    Hey, bakron1, as I recall (correct me if I'm wrong) you used to be a fellow Passport or Passport SE owner.

    If so, can you compare the passport with the iPhone 7 Plus? Both in terms of size and function, other than the apps. I have an iPhone 7 and wonder whether I should jump to the iPhone 7 Plus.
    I will always have a soft spot for my passport and Blackberry OS10, but I do like the iPhone because of the apps I have to have for my business and I will always miss the Hub.

    The notifications on my 7 plus are fine and the screen is very crisp and the only downside is the size which is a two hand device. I also had a iPhone 7 which I also liked but at 61 the extra screen space for reading emails and my social media post is a huge plus for me.

    I am going to buy the new Blackberry Keyone when it's becomes available because I still have a soft spot for a PKB device. I still stay active on both the iMore and CB forums (which I am a ambassador).

    Blackberry will always have a place in my heart because it was the first smartphone I owned and I traveled the world with my 7100i Nextel unit and it never let me down.

    If you can justify the extra cost, I would go with a 7 plus. My 7 plus jet back 128 has been perfect with no issues.
    02-26-2017 03:57 PM
  20. KenV54's Avatar

    I am going to buy the new Blackberry Keyone when it's becomes available because I still have a soft spot for a PKB device. I still stay active on both the iMore and CB forums (which I am a ambassador).

    If you can justify the extra cost, I would go with a 7 plus. My 7 plus jet back 128 has been perfect with no issues.
    Thanks for your detailed answer. The two handed size is the deal breaker for me right now, even though I would like the larger screen real estate and better resolution. I'm thinking I might wait for the iPhone 8, which may have improved resolution and camera in the smaller size.
    02-26-2017 04:16 PM
  21. bakron1's Avatar
    Thanks for your detailed answer. The two handed size is the deal breaker for me right now, even though I would like the larger screen real estate and better resolution. I'm thinking I might wait for the iPhone 8, which may have improved resolution and camera in the smaller size.
    The iPhone 7 is a nice device and I did buy one when it was released and I liked the device and it was easy to use with one hand and has a great screen and camera. But you have to get what works best for your needs and budget. Glad to hear from you.
    02-26-2017 04:20 PM
  22. fuyuanhuihaoxiao's Avatar
    it is a perfect phone for people who wants a stable phone
    yes , it is perfect for dummy
    03-01-2017 04:49 PM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    I love the real estate of a larger phone and coming from Samsung it is what I was accustomed to using. I love the 7plus and am glad to have it. I am hooked on Apple now. Ordered Jan 11th received on the 13th. Three weeks later the 12.9 iPad Pro and last Sunday got the 2015 Mac Pro ...love it. Love all 3
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    03-04-2017 09:17 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I love the real estate of a larger phone and coming from Samsung it is what I was accustomed to using. I love the 7plus and am glad to have it. I am hooked on Apple now. Ordered Jan 11th received on the 13th. Three weeks later the 12.9 iPad Pro and last Sunday got the 2015 Mac Pro ...love it. Love all 3
    Wow! That's amazing!... Welcome to the Apple club...
    Jude526 likes this.
    03-04-2017 09:21 PM

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