I will start by stating that I usually don't take the time to write reviews for products, but after using this phone since launch day, I felt compelled to let everyone know my thoughts.
I've used basically every "big" phone (pun intended) on the market, including the likes of the Galaxy Note 7, the S7 Edge, LG G5, etc. Though on paper the majority of these phones have slightly better specs than the new iPhones, they don't hold a candle in comparison. For example, my experience on Samsung phones as of late has been terrible, with poor software optimization to the point that the phone just crawls in performance doing pretty much any task. My experience with LG and Motorola's phones were significantly better, probably due to the better software optimization of Android, but nothing gets close to the buttery smooth performance of the new iPhone. Let's run down some of the key features of the iPhone 7 Plus specifically, with my thoughts on each one:
The display on this phone is incredible. Regardless of the fact that it still has a 1080p display, it has the best color reproduction of any major phone out right now. Not only that, but the screen incorporates the same color optimizing technology included on the new iPad Pro 9.7", which is to say that the color adjusts to your surroundings and lighting conditions.
The inclusion of stereo speakers on the new iPhones is really great, especially for conference calls. Watching videos is a much more enjoyable experience, though these speakers aren't going to replace your top of the line bluetooth speakers when playing your favorite music.
The camera on the 7 Plus is really something else. It uses a dual camera system for better zooming, which is a nice feature. The camera is also the best in low light situations that I've ever seen out of a phone, which is probably due to both the optics and the quad-LED flash. Photos are crisp and true to color during favorable lighting conditions.
Well, here's the thing...it doesn't have one. Really, though, Apple did place it's Touch ID sensor that LOOKS like a home button in the same place they always have, it just doesn't move anymore. Instead, it uses Apple's Force Touch technology to give haptic feedback when you press it, which feels really nice. It takes about a day to get used to, but going back to physical home buttons after this feels very...clumsy.
This phone flies. Seriously, it's faster than some of the Macbooks from recent years as far as raw processing power goes, with Apple's A10 chip balancing both performance and battery saving into one monster combination.
The iPhone 6S Plus had really fantastic battery life, and the 7 is no different. In fact, it's even better this year. In day to day use, I've only had to charge this thing twice in 4 days. That's pretty incredible, and comes in handy when you don't have a charger near you.
That about wraps its up....Wait! Yeah, you know that missing headphone jack that everyone is upset about? It's not really a big deal. Probably the biggest downside is that you can't listen to music and charge your phone at the same time unless you're using bluetooth headphones, but Apple includes a headphone adapter in the box along with the phone, so the transition is pretty easy.
Buy this phone, you won't regret it!