iPhone 7 In 2021! (Still Worth It?) (Review)

by birtanpublished on February 21, 2021

Well everyone we have to talk about another phone in 2021 and this one is none other than the iphone 7. now this is one of those phones that when it you know initially came out was pretty much a pretty controversial phone you know it removed the headphone jack but we did get air pods we did get a lot of other things during this announcement which was really cool and i could definitely tell you this phone has a much longer lifespan than i initially thought and i think this phone in a way may be worth it more now than when it was

Last year which is very insane so if you want to pick one of these phones up i'll find the cheapest ones on amazon link them down in the description below you can get them from there and help support the channel at the same time but i'll also probably leave some other recommendations that i would recommend beyond than just the iphone 7 that are probably better deals than this but other than that looking on the front of the iphone 7 we still have that same 4.7 inch panel that's been on pretty much all these iphones from you know 2014 up until like 2017

And i can definitely tell you the panel itself isn't bad it's not an ugly panel but of course you know it doesn't have you know an oled panel it is ips it doesn't have you know a 1440p or doesn't even have a 1080p display it's a little bit above standard hd and i still think it's a okay panel no 120 hertz but it's totally okay this is a 2016 phone so it's pretty much going to be five years old this year so it's totally understandable about specific things that are missing out on it but the design is still a bit

Dated but to make you feel better i mean the iphone sc2 that just came out in 2019 i mean that thing's design it's almost the same exact thing as this to be completely honest you still have the home button and pretty much the same design on it so keep that in mind of course this is an older phone but it doesn't really feel like you have a super old phone when you have a device like this so that's another pretty big thing to keep in mind now you do have that lightning port on the bottom which like

I said before no headphone jack on this device and on the back you have the aluminum back which i still think is this phone's you know one of its stronger assets because it still feels like a pretty premium device when you compare it against even a lot of phones that came out in 2019 even probably now in 2020 by the time you're watching this you've probably seen that all phones have you know a glass back on it and that's pretty much how a premium phone is differentiated

From you know a standard phone and this phone i mean with the aluminum back it definitely still feels very premium you know it's definitely miles ahead of a plastic bag or anything it's just a little bit less than a glass bag so keep that in mind but i will definitely tell you this one has ip certification it doesn't feel cheap and it feels like a very premium phone when you're holding it in your hand so i think in the build quality standpoint it still holds up pretty well now above that back you do

Have a single camera setup which i have said before it's not a bad camera setup at all even back then it was pretty good but i think because the iphone 7 plus at the time had an additional you know telephoto lens that made this one really seem a bit outdated because that's when we started seeing apple put in multiple sensors on those devices now on the iphone 7 you have that 12 megapixel lens and you know it's a wide angle lens and you have you know capability on it at

The end of the day you have 4k at 30 which is really cool and i've actually done in 2019 a ton of photo and video comparisons between this phone and a lot of other phones that came out including the iphone 12 pros the galaxy s 20s i think the note 20s and maybe the oneplus as well and it's like a random comparison just to see where they stand and i still think the iphone 7's photos are pretty good outdoors indoor photos though are not that good they are very grainy so if you're

Somebody who wants to take a lot of indoor photos and you don't have that great of lighting you may not do so well with something like an iphone 7 so that is another pretty big thing to keep in mind and i feel like the biggest detrimental factor of this phone isn't necessarily the back camera it's more so the front camera because you only have a 7 megapixel camera on the front you can do full hd videos but there's no you know 1080p at 60 there's no 4k video resolutions on the front and

That's becoming kind of like the norm very soon i feel like within the next couple years 4k on the front you know a lot more people are going to start filming in 4k and if you're somebody who makes a lot of videos on your front camera you you know make a lot of youtube videos you make a lot of instagram posts you post a lot of selfies and you make a lot of tick tock videos having a phone like this isn't bad but you're definitely going to feel like you have someone even outdated camera at the end of the day so

That's definitely a huge thing i want to get through the back camera is pretty okay still you know i have to given the factor that you know it is a five-year-old phone almost but the front camera is something that may not be the best for a lot of people and if you're in you know not the best you know lighting conditions and if you're taking a lot of photos and doors you're not necessarily going to have that kind of experience with the front camera but the back camera i think is good

Enough for the most part so in terms of the camera that pretty much covers it up now software wise if you remember early on in this video i pretty much said that this phone's life's lifelong you know the longevity of it may last longer than i thought it's because potentially the iphone 7 maybe you know probably be getting ios 15 that's pretty much what the rumors are saying but i kind of think that the iphone 7 and based off some other things that i think the iphone 7 may even get ios 16 and

It's not unheard of we've seen this time and time again with a lot of phones if you look at the iphone 5s from the iphone 5s to the iphone 5 the 5s lasted a much longer time it's still kind of getting support and i kind of see the iphone 7 kind of following in that same you know blueprint as well so that's going to be super insane if that ends up being the case because before i thought maybe ios 14 would be it but it looks like the success is going out including the sc

I doubt apple would go ahead and remove the iphone you know seven as well in that you know mix up so that could potentially mean that the iphone 7's longevity could actually last a pretty long time you know it could be lasting up until like 2022 and maybe this phone will also get security updates on top of that as well it's a thought but that would be something that would be really really cool as well so right now we aren't really 100 too sure but it would be something that would be

Really awesome to kind of look at and i definitely do think the light the longevity of this device is definitely going to be pretty impressive so in terms of the software department that pretty much covers it up now performance wise and pretty much how this phone performs and is going to be performing in 2020 this phone when it first came out had that epilate 10 fusion chip inside of it a quad-core cpu with two gigabytes of ram on every single model of this one i think there were three different models

And each one of those had two gags of ram now what i can tell you is and i've been saying this for my other reviews as well because it's just like the realest thing i can say and it's the thing that makes the most amount of sense basically with a phone like an iphone 7 it surprises me how smooth and how kind of fast this thing is now with that being said it's not a fast phone by any means and it's not a smooth phone by any means in this day and age when i you know have a phone like the

Iphone 7 and i have a phone like a oneplus 8 pro or i have a phone like an iphone 12 pro max those phones are the smoothest phones right now those phones are fast and if a manufacturer released a phone like an iphone 7 right now with the same performance and everything it would not even be talked about it would be like pathetic like why would they even release a phone like that but because this phone is the age that it is and because it was what it was at the time and the price drop because you

Can pick up these things for like less than a hundred dollars you have to factor in all those different things into the performance segment and because of that the iphone 7's performance for getting the amount of software updates that it has stands at a really decent spot it's a you know it's pretty fast phone it's not the fastest phone ever it's slower than every phone that's came out after it but it's still a functioning phone and it's definitely faster than the

Previous you know phones which i've already reviewed the 6s in the 6s plus and the biggest thing that i can tell you is is that you know pretty much if you have a phone like an iphone 7 as long as you're not comparing it side by side to another iphone that's better but more so than that if you're not necessarily the person who has to just you know open up apps as fast as possible and multitask a bunch in the background as well i don't really think you're going to have a horrible experience with this

Phone you know because once you have an app up on the display so it's open and everything it's going to work perfectly fine it's going to function a lot of games still work perfectly fine on this thing at really good frame rates if you open up like snapchat and all these other apps once it's loaded you're good to go it just depends on you know how long it takes to load you know that's the really the biggest problem but on top of that the other issue here is that the ram management is definitely not that great on a device like this

With only two gigs of ram it's pretty good for an iphone because you know iphones with ios they don't need to have that much ram inside of it but the ram is probably going to be another huge area where you're going to probably you know mess up that or the apps are going to be closing out in the background and stuff so that's another pretty big thing but i think for a majority of people you're going to be perfectly fine with this type of performance if you know what you're getting into if you're expecting to get the fastest

Phone or even the best iphone for the you know price tag for you know a performance standpoint this is definitely not it but i think it's it's an okay you know performing phone in 2021 so in terms of the performance segment that really pretty much covers it up now ending it off with the battery life this thing's battery life when it came out 1 960 million powers is definitely not that great ios 14 has taken a toll a bit

On the battery life on all my devices and it has degraded quite a bit as well on my personal device if you get a brand new iphone that may be a little bit different but i would say this is a little bit below average in 2020 standpoint especially when we have phones that have like over three thousand million power batteries so that's another kind of big thing to keep in mind so to kind of sum up this video and to answer the question is the iphone 7 still worth it in the later part of 20 or

The early part or just in 2021 in general well what i can tell you is is that for a majority of people out there having a phone like an iphone 7 is a completely capable phone including me if i had to use the iphone 7 i don't really do anything crazy on my device i just go on instagram and like take talk and stuff and i have a good time on it and i don't care as long as it's a functioning device it's good but i will tell you there are some caveats to this phone that for me personally would cause a

Couple of problems and a few of those things are basically the battery life this phone's battery life isn't that great anymore especially with ios 14 it has been a bit more optimized you know within i think ios 14.3 has fixed a lot of those problems and if you're watching this video like deep into 2021 when like ios 15 comes out then ios 14 may have you know been improved and i can make like other videos about it later on this year but i'll definitely tell you

I i think the battery is probably the biggest you know problem for me the longevity is still kind of there because you're going to be getting most potentially the next version of software which is good so you're not really going to feel like you're missing out on too many crazy features the design isn't something that's super crazy to me either i don't love that design but if i had to use it i would totally be okay with it the display itself isn't horrible it's not a ugly display either but i just feel like the performance and

Specifically the ram management would be an area what i wouldn't really be too happy about i feel like apps will close out in the background all the time especially i don't use any crazy heavy apps but i do like you know being able to go from one app to the other and not necessarily having to you know reopen that up every single time so that's another kind of big thing to keep in mind but if i had to use the iphone 7 i would probably be okay with that i would not care at all just like two

Years ago i was using these seven plus as my main device and i had a really good time with it and i love that phone so this phone is no different and i will tell you if you have a phone like an iphone 7 i would recommend keeping it for as long as possible i pretty much always say that because that's usually the best thing to go you know do is just keep it until the other phones go down in value but if you have the opportunity if you have the money to you know upgrade getting an iphone 10r you know from an

Iphone 7 is a huge upgrade as well there's so much capability with the phone like that and that's always a phone i would recommend to people the iphone 10 or is a very good phone i think you can pick it up for like around 300 so that's a really really good value of a phone too and you can pick it up brand new from apple for 4.99 so the choice is yours i would probably also link an iphone 11 down in the description that's another really good phone you can pick up and like i said all the phones that are linked down below you can get

Them from there for the cheapest prices that i find and help support the channel at the same time so that's really pretty much it if you guys have any other questions or anything let me know in the comment section as well hit the like button tell me so much but definitely hit that subscribe button every single subscriber that we get really discount so me so much if you guys can hit that also check out the other links down in the description as well my twitter my instagram my other

Channels more importantly everything else i love every single one of you guys hopefully i'll catch you guys in the next video peace out till then you

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