iPhone 7 FAQs

The iPhone 7 is a great option for an entry level phone at a cheap price point. Even though it’s an older model in iPhone years, it still looks pretty slick and relevant. This device is going to be much cheaper for you than the models that come after. It has a durable casing and won’t break or smash like some of the other iPhones with glass backs. Apple produces modern products so even though features evolve and some materials change, the iPhone 7 holds up as a quality device. An important consideration in your purchase of an iPhone 7 will be what you intend to use the phone for. The Apple iPhone 7 is a decent handset for basic functions at a good price point but it certainly isn’t fancy. If you’re looking for more information on the specific features check out more of the questions below. 

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are almost exactly the same size. A case from one would fit on the other. However, if we’re looking at the exact specs there is a difference. The dimensions of the iPhone 7 are 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) (H x W x D) and 138g (4.87 oz) while the iPhone 8 measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) (H x W x D) and 148g (5.22 oz). So, the iPhone 8 is just a fraction larger and weighs a bit more; mostly due to the glass back rather than aluminum. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 have a 4.7 inch screen.

The dimensions of the iphone 6s and 7 are exactly the same. However, the iphone 7 weighs 4.87 ounces. This is just slightly less than the 6s that weighs 5.0 ounces.

Whether or not the iPhone 7 is worth it, really depends on what you want to use your phone for. Even though it's an old model, a variety of features still make it a good option. Noteworthy iPhone characteristics such as 3D touch and a 12 megapixel camera are present. The front facing FaceTime camera also gets an upgrade to a 7 megapixel camera from the 5 megapixel camera on the iPhone 6s. The phone is a lighter weight since it features aluminum casing, which makes it a great option for someone who wants a durable device that’s still light. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are hot sellers at Frank as they offer great second hand value, decent durability with a digestible price tag.   

Overall these two models are extremely similar. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are both good smartphones that come in the same storage capacities of 32, 128 and 256 gigabytes. Both devices are offered in gold, silver, rose gold, black and jet black color options and they have almost the exact same functionality. The notable differences are in the size of the screens and the battery life. The 7 Plus has a 5.5 inch display while the iPhone 7 has a 4.7 inch display. The 7 Plus screen also offers better clarity since it has full HD resolution of 401ppi versus the iPhone 7 with 326ppi. You’ll also get a few more hours of battery life out of the larger iPhone 7 Plus.

Yes, the iPhone 7 supports iOS 14. iOS 14 is compatible with the iPhone 6s and later.

Unlike many other generations of the iPhone there was no S model created for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7plus. The next model released was the iPhone 8.

Considering that this is an older model in iPhone years, it has a pretty acceptable design by contemporary standards. The iPhone 7 is a durable but light budget option. If you want the latest quality tech to create content or play with photography, this isn’t the model for you. But if you’re looking for a less expensive phone, with relatively modern features for a great price, the 7 could work well for that. Note that this is the first model that does not have a traditional headphone jack. Rather it features a lightning port.

The iPhone 7comes in 3 options for storage capacity. 32GB, 128GB and (a major upgrade to) 256GB. Note that the jet black iPhone 7 is not available in 32GB.

The iPhone 7 is available in gold, silver, rose gold (pink), black and jet black. The jet black iPhone is glossy and the black color option is simply a matte black. The jet black is not available in 32GB.

The iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus were first released on September 16, 2016.

The iPhone 7 is not waterproof. Although it does have a level of dust water resistance that is better than the models that preceded it. The resistance improves slightly with a case but it is not waterproof. The 7 has been known to survive a quick drop in water or some heavy rain. You should always let your iPhone dry out completely before inserting any cables or trying to charge it.

How long should the battery of an iPhone 7 last? Approximately 10-12 hours depending on how you are using your phone. If you’re doing more audio playback and phone calls than internet browsing you can expect much longer. When you purchase a refurbished iPhone the battery has likely been slightly depleted but at Frank We guarantee our batteries retain a minimum of 80% of their original capacity (which Apple has declared sufficient for efficient battery performance).

Apple's lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, this will vary depending on the product.

Yes, you can screen record on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. In order to enable screen recording you go to settings > customize controls >  and scroll down to add screen recording. You can then access it via 3D touch from your main screen.