1. raplutonium3's Avatar
    Hi all

    Please help this weekend I'm buying myself an iPhone Cause I didn't upgrade since the iPhone 5s,
    what I would really want to know which iPhone is the best between 7 & 7 plus?
    05-07-2017 11:33 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    Is the 5s screen size sufficient? Then get the 7. 7 Plus is quite a bit larger but that may be the way to go. I'm going to the Plus next, my 40+ year old eyes are having a tough time with the 7.
    05-07-2017 11:52 AM
  3. jmr1015's Avatar
    Hi all

    Please help this weekend I'm buying myself an iPhone Cause I didn't upgrade since the iPhone 5s,
    what I would really want to know which iPhone is the best between 7 & 7 plus?
    I was in the same situation, and had my heart set on the standard iPhone 7. The larger battery and better camera sold me on the 7 Plus, and after adjusting to the size, I'm very glad I went with the bigger phone.
    05-07-2017 11:59 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I agree with robertk328. If size isn't an issue, go with the iPhone 7. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
    05-07-2017 12:08 PM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    I had 3 phablets over the past couple of years. The last, an iphone6+ I thought was really sweet. But I think I've come full circle and really do not care for the big size. YMMV, and you may need to figure it out by trying it first, but toting around and trying to pocket a phab size phone got old way to fast for me. Now my (4.7') 7 slips right into a shirt pocket and I hardly know it's there. I see people talking on their phabs and chuckle at the sheer size of it. No need for me to ever have another phab. the smaller size works the same in a more easily handled form. Good luck!
    05-07-2017 01:12 PM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    It comes down to your preference for size. I actually struggled with this myself. I love the size of the 7, but I have gotten real used to having a bigger phone for the last 4-5 years. It's hard to go back and I have never thought anyone looked funny talking on a big phone. It's really not that big. It's not unusual like when I had my Note 2 and nobody had a big phone. People looked at me like I was holding an iPad to my head. Lol. I didn't care then and don't care now.

    Anyway, both have their upsides and downsides. Get what you are comfortable with.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-07-2017 01:25 PM
  7. mrluky60's Avatar
    I have both and I feel the 7 Plus is the better device for reading And overall use.
    05-07-2017 03:14 PM
  8. wilber1's Avatar
    Hi all

    Please help this weekend I'm buying myself an iPhone Cause I didn't upgrade since the iPhone 5s,
    what I would really want to know which iPhone is the best between 7 & 7 plus?
    The 7 plus would be better for battery/camera of course however I suggest you visit a Apple store or carrier and handle them both and if you think you can deal with the bigger size especially for your pockets that's the device for You .
    05-07-2017 03:45 PM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    Unless you have tiny hands, go for the Plus. You'll thank me later.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    05-07-2017 03:56 PM
  10. Brian W1's Avatar
    Battery is far superior on 7 plus. That alone is enough for me.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    05-07-2017 08:52 PM
  11. Slammers08's Avatar
    I agree with robertk328. If size isn't an issue, go with the iPhone 7. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
    Personally I think he'll be disappointed. No HD screen. Battery life isn't as good and the camera doesn't compare to the 7+. The 7 is rocking a 2013 screen

    Go 7+
    Last edited by Slammers08; 05-07-2017 at 09:48 PM.
    05-07-2017 09:33 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    Personally I think he'll be disappointed. No HD screen. Battery life isn't as good and the camera doesn't compare to the 7+. The 7 is rocking a 2013 screen

    Go 7+
    No. Even worse. It's the same pixel density as the 2010 iPhone 4. It's a 7 year old screen. Lol.
    Slammers08 and Tartarus like this.
    05-07-2017 09:57 PM
  13. Slammers08's Avatar
    Ha my bad
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    05-07-2017 09:57 PM
  14. david9962000's Avatar
    No. Even worse. It's the same pixel density as the 2010 iPhone 4. It's a 7 year old screen. Lol.
    Wow!
    05-07-2017 10:29 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Personally I think he'll be disappointed. No HD screen. Battery life isn't as good and the camera doesn't compare to the 7+. The 7 is rocking a 2013 screen

    Go 7+
    No. Even worse. It's the same pixel density as the 2010 iPhone 4. It's a 7 year old screen. Lol.
    (Laughing)...That's techie talk. The general public wouldn't know that or even care about stuff like that. The screen of the iPhone 7 is still gorgeous, the device is fast as heck and the battery life, at least the one I had, was on par with the 6S Plus I had before it. The camera of the Plus size is definitely great, but how important is that to the OP. The camera on the iPhone 7 is still top notch.
    libra89 and cwbcpa like this.
    05-08-2017 05:09 AM
  16. Slammers08's Avatar
    (Laughing)...That's techie talk. The general public wouldn't know that or even care about stuff like that. The screen of the iPhone 7 is still gorgeous, the device is fast as heck and the battery life, at least the one I had, was on par with the 6S Plus I had before it. The camera of the Plus size is definitely great, but how important is that to the OP. The camera on the iPhone 7 is still top notch.
    Thats up to him but for the little bit of $$ I'd definitely want a HD screen, great battery life and the better camera. If he can deal with the bigger phone I'd recommend + all day long
    05-08-2017 05:33 AM
  17. Rick Mack's Avatar
    obviously iPhone 7 plus
    05-08-2017 06:13 AM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    (Laughing)...That's techie talk. The general public wouldn't know that or even care about stuff like that. The screen of the iPhone 7 is still gorgeous, the device is fast as heck and the battery life, at least the one I had, was on par with the 6S Plus I had before it. The camera of the Plus size is definitely great, but how important is that to the OP. The camera on the iPhone 7 is still top notch.
    Techie talk? 7 year old technology? In this day of technology age, that screen is no longer gorgeous. That's a fanboy response of you.
    05-08-2017 08:26 AM
  19. Retinella's Avatar
    If you can afford it, the 7 Plus is so much better. You get the bigger screen with better resolution, the bigger battery, an extra GB of RAM, and the extra rear camera.
    05-08-2017 09:44 AM
  20. Retinella's Avatar
    No. Even worse. It's the same pixel density as the 2010 iPhone 4. It's a 7 year old screen. Lol.
    You're absolutely right.
    Slammers08 likes this.
    05-08-2017 09:45 AM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Techie talk? 7 year old technology? In this day of technology age, that screen is no longer gorgeous. That's a fanboy response of you.
    People who don't hang out in tech forums will probably not view tech devices in the same manner as we do, and yes, the screen of the iPhone 7 is still gorgeous to "me". I've had the device and a part of me still wish that I had kept it. For my needs, it was sufficient, and I'm the type of person who tries to use all that the device offers so I'm sure a non-techie will more than likely be pleased with it, depending on their needs. Anyway, that is my 2¢....
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    05-08-2017 05:14 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thats up to him but for the little bit of $$ I'd definitely want a HD screen, great battery life and the better camera. If he can deal with the bigger phone I'd recommend + all day long
    I hear ya........Either way, I hope the OP is pleased with his choice
    05-08-2017 05:15 PM
  23. Slammers08's Avatar
    Yeah me too lol curious which route he goes lol!
    05-08-2017 05:16 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah me too lol curious which route he goes lol!
    I'm assuming the device has been purchased so hopefully, the app will update this thread soon.
    05-08-2017 05:19 PM
  25. Cladster's Avatar
    Ive had the 7 and now the 7 plus, the plus is a better phone overall but it's big in the pocket, and so was the 7 for my 4-6 walks, especially when you case them, i just got a SE for out and about at a bargain price, the 7 and probably the new 8 and even the S8 would still be too big for some of my uses.
    At home/office and in the car the 7 plus is brilliant.
    robertk328 and libra89 like this.
    05-08-2017 06:32 PM
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