Is the iPhone 7 Plus Worth It?

Is the iPhone 7 Plus Worth It?


– As the 10th edition of what is literally the most popular piece of
technology in the world, there’s a lot of hype
around the new iPhone 7. Is it worth it? Hey guys. This is Austin, and it’s safe to say there is a lot of hype riding on these two phones. Don’t let the 7 name fool you, these are almost identical looking to the 6 and 6s at first glance. You’re still getting the
same sized 4.7 and 5.5 inch displays on the 7 and 7 Plus
which is an interesting choice. The easiest way to spot the
difference is around back where the 7 has a
noticeably larger camera hump and the Plus has an even bigger one. The largest change though
is what isn’t on the phone. And something else that’s
I think, super divisive, is the lack of a headphone jack. – No way. – Oh yeah, don’t know if you noticed, but there’s actually no headphone jack – Yeah. Apple has a long history of killing ports before people are ready, however they may have taken a step too far with the headphone jack. To make up for this, they include a set of Lightning EarPods
along with an adapter to plug normal 3.5
millimeter headphones in. The EarPods are, well, they’re EarPods. They’re totally fine, but they aren’t replacing your
high-end cans any time soon. To be fair, the headphone adapter works exactly as you’d expect. Plug it into the phone and your headphones will sound exactly like
on previous iPhones, however, it’s small and easy to lose. You’ll probably end up needing another, but at least they’re only $9. Headphone makers haven’t been shy about making their own
Lightning headphones though, and some of them are actually pretty good. You’re definitely paying a premium, but at least you’re getting quality. Your other option are
Bluetooth headphones. In addition to the solid selection that have been around for
years like the Jaybird Freedom, Apple are about to have their
own option available, AirPods. – There’s a lot of good things with the AirPods and the new Beats. – Oh yes, you tried the AirPods. – Right. – What do you think about the AirPods? – I think they’re crazy expensive, they’re way too much money. – These are fully independent EarPods, that rely on Apple’s new W1 chip to make syncing as seamless as possible. That same chip has made it’s way into the new Beats Solo3 Headphones and it really is dead simple to connect with the ability to move between devices that are connected via iCloud. The Solo3s sound like
Beats for good and bad but at least the tech inside works. Actually use the iPhone 7 though and you’ll find a few problems with this wonderful new future. If you want to listen to music over AUX and charge at the same time, you’ll need the Apple Lightning Dock which looks cool but runs a hefty $50. It’s not all bad news on
the audio side though, in addition to the bottom firing speaker from the last iPhone, you
now get an interesting stereo setup with the earpiece
also working as a speaker. – But, we’ve seen these other phones with bezels the same size and these huge speakers
that sound phenomenal, so, – Yeah – Good improvement. We
would like that to continue. – One change that feels
incredibly weird at first, is the new home button. Unlike before, this actually isn’t even a real button at all. Turn the phone off, and you realize it’s just a piece of
glass that doesn’t move. With the phone on though,
it uses a taptic engine that vibrates to give the illusion of an actual button press. I feel like it’s 90% there, but for a button, I expect
it work 100% of the time. – Right right right. And if you have anything on your finger, there’s now way it’s gonna work. – There is one upside to the
lack of a headphone jack. The iPhone 7 is now water resistant. It’s not fully waterproof. Rated to be under a meter
of water for 30 minutes, you should probably
leave the iPhone behind on your next scuba diving excursion, but for a quick dip in the
pool it should be fine. Or at least that’s what I
would have said if by getting that last shot didn’t
kind of kill the phone. So I didn’t realize until this morning, however the home button now
is being really inconsistent. Sometimes it works, but the
Taptic Engine is way off. So, I’m getting all kinds
of weird sort of feedback. However, the bigger
issue is with the camera. So, if you look around back, you’ll see especially the main camera
lens, is seriously fogged up. There’s definitely some water that’s gotten inside the phone. Now it’s not quite as bad when you look at the telephoto lens or if you try to take a picture, it’s pretty blurry. So using the second camera
clears things up a little bit, however even with the
front-facing camera you can see that there’s definitely, uugh! There’s definitely a lot
of condensation there. Which is disappointing. This phone is rated to
be under a meter of water for 30 minutes, however after being under about two inches of water for 30 seconds, it was enough to do some serious damage. To be fair, this is probably
an isolated incident with my phone as I’ve seen
a lot of other water tests where people have had the
iPhone 7 under water for hours and it’s been totally fine, however the next time you decide to get your iPhone 7 wet,
you many wanna think twice. Something else that could
be a pain to deal with, is the new jet black finish. At first glance it looks pretty killer with the serious polish but it absolutely attracts
fingerprints and tiny scratches. Even Apple admits that you
should probably use a case with it, which isn’t exactly encouraging for the long-term durability. Personally, I prefer the
matte black finish on the 7. It still looks nice, but it
handles minor wear and tear a lot nicer. Both of the new iPhones are
also rocking some serious power. Inside you’ll find the
new A10 Fusion chip, which uses a pair of
high-powered CPU cores along with two that are more
focused on battery efficiency. – I have no complaints
in terms of performance. I saw your speed test and obviously, (Judner laughing) you can see how quickly it moves. – [Austin] It’s actually the best. – [Judner] Moving between
apps is like a no brainer. – The Plus does have a slight advantage when it comes to memory
with three gigs of RAM compared to two on the normal 7, but it’s hard to notice
much difference in real use. Thankfully, Apple has also
bumped up the storage options. The base model now starts with 32 gigs with options to go up to
128 and 256 gigabytes. The bigger difference is in battery life, the 7 Plus still easily lasts me through a full day and then some, but the 7 has seen a big
improvement to nearly match it. While it’s not exclusive
to the new iPhone, iOS 10 is a big improvement. With a pretty solid facelift, iOS is looking better than it has in years. The super-flat design of iOS
7 has been toned down a bit and the entire interface
feels like it has been coated in an extra layer of butter. I have noticed a few
crashes here and there, but there’s no denying that these are some of the fastest phones out there. Another area where things have improved, is in the camera department. The iPhone 7 now has a new
brighter f/1.8 aperture lens which bring in about 50% more
light compared to the 6s. It’s a noticeable upgrade. There’s a slightly
shallower depth of field and low-light has seen a big jump, which is helped by the addition of optical image stabilization
on the regular 7, in addition to the 7 Plus. Autofocus is also incredibly quick. It’s right on par with the Galaxy S7 as the fastest focusing
phone out there right now. Pictures are nice and sharp
with very pleasant color. Apple’s always hit a nice
middle ground between punchy and over-the-top and this is no exception. – When the Note 7 and S7
Edge camera first came out, I was comfortable saying that that was the best camera
on any smartphone. Now that the 7 camera has come out, it’s a close one and two. So that’s really impressive
for both of them. – The iPhone 7 is rocking a new seven megapixel front-facing camera and it’s really not bad. The improvements in color
have also come across to the selfie camera and
while it’s still not as wide as the terrific front-facing cameras on the S7 and Note 7,
it’s a nice improvement. Where you’ll notice a bigger difference is with the new telephoto camera that’s been added to the 7 Plus. It’s a two-time zoom
compared to the main camera which can give you some
very different perspectives when shooting, without
relying on digital zoom. Apple has done good
job of making switching between the two cameras seamless, however the telephoto
camera just can’t match the quality of the main shooter. It has a smaller aperture and it’s a physically smaller sensor which hurts especially in low light. On the other hand, video on both the 7 and 7 Plus are absolutely top notch. The stabilization is the best
in the business right now even when shooting in 4K and the slow motion option delivers some really cool results. On one hand the iPhone 7 is
a solid improvement, you’re getting blistering
performance, water resistance, improved cameras and better battery life. On the other though, you have
a nearly identical design and the total lack of a headphone jack, borders on a deal breaker for some. As always, they’re expensive
and not for everyone, but if you’re looking for
some of the best phones out right now, the iPhone
7 and 7 Plus are worth it. So what do you guys
think about the iPhone 7? Let me know in the comments below and definitely be sure to
subscribe to the channel to catch more Is It Worth
It episodes like this. Anyway guys, thank you
so much for watching and I will catch you on the next one. iPhone 12 is 12 times more
revolutionary than iPhone 9 – Well see, that’s what I thought but then I would make the, wait, what? Nine? – Yeah. – Oh – The actual number of subpixels
is not a crazy difference between that and 1080p, what was that? – I think there was a cat.

100 thoughts on “Is the iPhone 7 Plus Worth It?

  1. when you realize the charger jack also working on 6,6 plus and also so on

  2. NOT WORTH IT
    We're moving towards a wireless future but wtf is up with all those extra cables? Who wants more clutter??

  3. It's totally worth it

  4. 6 > 7? Mrs. Johnson lied to me!

  5. That's why I use a CAT S60

  6. Hey vsauce Michael hear

  7. No headphone jack = dead.

  8. Went to the store to buy an iphone 6s… walked out with an iphone 7 plus. Really starting to miss my headphone jack

  9. terrible phone can't even keep their promise of water proofing

  10. Did Apple pay you to make this video? It looks more like a commercial than a review video.

  11. are u friends with unbar therapy cut he's pretty cool but not as much as you

  12. Worth it😍😍😍

  13. Never buying it.

  14. The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack sure sucks but the real dealbraker is that it runs iOS

  15. I actually don't mind not having a headphone jack on my iPhone. People always complain how they want to charge and listen to music at the same time but just charge your damn phone every time it reaches 10%.

  16. Watching this now. Just a day before iPhone 8 launch event

  17. No it isn't the iPhone 7 is crap

  18. It's stunning to all these YouTubers together. They really like you.

  19. Price is about right in 2017, plus I'm looking to switch back to iPhone from android

  20. I really like this type of review, where you get other tech reviewers input. You should try this style more often

  21. S-o what it is looking the same like 6s your from USA you should know "what is not broken don't fix it" for me iPhone 7 has bring only pluses, so what i does not have an 3.5mm it's. time to go with the times, and get over it you got an adaptor in every iPhone 7 package why you mooning about, for my iPhone 7 is more innovative than the shit iPhone 10

  22. Best video that Austin Evans has to offer…!

  23. Bro Austin we need to chill bro

  24. Um Im whatching in an iPhone 7

  25. If you wanna get your iPhone wet. Think twice. I cracked up on that lmfao

  26. Apple is so shit now.

    1. Why? Here r some points why its so bad now.

    2. The only reason people wanted to buy iphones were because of jailbreak, but now apple patched it.

    3. The frikin prices are disgusting

    That's all, I used to be a ios fan but Samsung has amazed me so u know what I'm going to do 😌

  27. Android fanboys need to shut up lmao go and “customize” your slow ass device

  28. These shots are killer!!!

  29. iPhone SE or 6s or 7 plus?

  30. can i have ur note fe

  31. They took off the headphone jack so the iPhone could be waterproof. Some things are given up for other things

  32. Did he say fogged or fucked up?

  33. BRUH THE SAME THING HAPPEND TO MY IPHONE WHEN I DUNKED UNDER WATER TOO BUT MY DISPLAY FULKLY GAVE OUT TOO AND APPLE DIDNT DO SHIT CUZ THEY SAID IT WAS MY FAULT NEVER GETTING AN IPHONE AGAIN

  34. nope to pricy…

  35. This video looks like a movie trailer

  36. iPhone 6: home button
    iPhone 7:Taptic home button
    iPhone X: F**k the home button

  37. The back of the iPhone 7 Plus just looks so ugly like 2 cameras?! Come on!!

  38. Is austin evans worth it?

  39. useless camera

  40. Yes it is awesome I love it I have to iPhone 7 Plus it is the best phone I have the rose gold it is even cooler and the 32gb is enough👍🏼👌🏼😂😂

  41. I just got my mate black 7 with 128GB the day before yesterday

  42. who cares about the phone your video is awesome

  43. Apple has defects in the water seals, have gone through 2 iPhones because of it

  44. I got 8 Plus

  45. For a second there, I thought that he said "Fucked up"

  46. I have an iPhone 7 and that shit doesn’t happen to me at all

  47. Those fake reaction of mkbhd he did a video on the next iphone not having the headphone jack in december and he was at the apple event were they announced the iphone 7 and they took like 15 minets explaining that that the iphone 7 will not have the headphone jack maybe he went to the toilet while they were explaining

  48. Hi Austin biggest fan

  49. So it won’t replace my cans cool now I can still use my green bean cans as my headphones sweet

  50. airpods are expensive than iphone 5s

  51. Apple = overpriced junk

  52. noooooo. this phone is too big, expensive and has no advantage other than battery

  53. Air pods… Design is so bad!

  54. This Video was so professional😂 it was great tho

  55. It’s funny how now (2018) no one cares about the headphone jack.The AirPods too

  56. 6s is waterproof

  57. I watched this on a iPhone 7+ 🤪

  58. One of the Best iPhone 7 reviews

  59. Is that a… Half life t-shirt?!

  60. Why is nobody talking about how f*cking beautiful this video is with the musik and quality

  61. Talks like a five year old and can't understand anything he says.

  62. My cousin has this but not + but 7 iphone 7

  63. al the hate on the headphone jack, and the huge hate for AirPods… y'all probably feel dumb af now looking at the sales

  64. Nerd

  65. Yeah somebody’s a$$ farted that what that was hahahaha

  66. The button is made of glass not plastic

  67. What is ios 7!!!!!!!

  68. hey guys this is exaustin

  69. Watching it on a 7plus

  70. just put that thing in a bag of rice and it will be just fine !
    Hhahaahahaha

  71. i think very soon apple could make their own chips for their macs.

  72. The iPhone X gets rid of more. The swipe up on the iPhone 7 for a menu for brightness Bluetooth and now even screen recording. And with the newest phone, the iPhone X, it’s completely gone. WHY?!

  73. I’m watching this on my mat black IPhone 7

  74. OnePlus 6:
    "Hold my beer"

  75. I love the way you made this video with the lighting!

  76. iPhone 9 dont exsist because 7 ate 9

  77. Not gonna lie, but I'm a diehard Galaxy Note fan but this phone is truly a gem💎

  78. Did he just say cah cah😂

  79. This happened to me and I was fixing a broken pipe at my home

  80. dude fuck the headphone jack just buy some bluetooth buds it’s better for you

  81. That's it decided I'm going to sell my horse and I'm going to buy iPhone

  82. Remember though it is WATER RESISTANT but it is recommended by apple to not use your phone for half and hour and up after your device has gotten wet

  83. The same thing with the condensation inside the camera happened to me on my iphone x

  84. Even Marques doubted that the iPhone 9 exists lololol

  85. You listen to VOCALOID songs, aren't you?

  86. what music do you use at 4:02

  87. No headphone jack? Who caresssss!

  88. I really wants an iPhone 7 plus it's the best iPhone ever

  89. 2019 watchers?

  90. 😂 😂 Fogged up.. I listened f..ked up..

  91. I still use my iPhone

  92. Who tf puts an iphone in a bowl of water after they get it

  93. Alright people. Welcome to tech school. When buying a phone, get the middle storage option unless of you need more. Base models suck with storage.

  94. Not in 2019

  95. It’s a perfect phone for 2019 if you don’t want to spend so much money

  96. Anyone in 2019 and notice how different Austin acts in his videos now.

  97. Half Life

  98. Zenfone Zoom 3 beats this phone easily

  99. 7:18 dafvck is wrong with ur voice? lol

  100. I'm legit thinking to buy one but my budget said no

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