iPhone 7 Plus FAQs

The iPhone 7 Plus 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 aluminum casing so it’s not as prone to smashing like some of the other iPhone models with glass backs.

Apple produces modern products so even though features evolve and some materials change, the iPhone 7 Plus 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. 

Although the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus are extremely similar in size the iPhone 8 Plus is just slightly larger and significantly heavier. 

The Dimensions are:

iPhone 8 Plus - 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.28 x 3.07 x 0.32 in) (HxWxD) and 202g (7.13 oz)

iPhone 7 Plus - 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in) (HxWxD) and 188g (6.63 oz)

The glass back on the iPhone 8 contributes to the heavier weight but also supports wireless charging.

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.

It can be tricky to tell the difference between the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus. The back of the 6s Plus is marked with an “S”. In addition to being almost identical in appearance, they both share a 5.5 inch display. The dimensions of each phone are as follows:

iPhone 7 Plus: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in) and 188 g (6.63 oz)

iPhone 6S Plus: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29in) and 192g (6.77oz)

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 iPhone 7 Plus 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 fast sellers at Frank as they offer great second hand value, decent durability with a digestible price tag.   

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 7 Plus. The next model released was the iPhone 8.

The iPhone 7 Plus is an older model in iPhone years so considering this; it has a pretty acceptable design by contemporary standards. The iPhone 7 Plus is a durable but lightweight 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 second hand phone, with relatively modern features, the 7 Plus is a good choice.

Note that this is the first model that does not have a traditional headphone jack, rather it features a lightning port.

The iPhone 7 Plus comes 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 Plus (and iPhone 7) were first released on September 16, 2016.

The iPhone 7 Plus 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 matte black. The iPhone 7 Plus was also released in a red (PRODUCT)red, that is available exclusively in 128GB and 256GB.

The iPhone 7 Plus is not waterproof. Although it does have a level of dust and water resistance that is better than the models that preceded it. The resistance improves slightly with a case but it’s not waterproof.

The iPhone 7 Plus has been known to survive a quick drop in water or some heavy rain but you should always let your iPhone dry out completely before inserting any cables or trying to turn it back on.

How long should the battery of an iPhone 7 last? Approximately 10-12 hours depending on how you are using your phone. If you tend to use your phone more for audio playback and phone calls than internet browsing you can expect more out of the battery.

Keep in mind that the more recent iOS versions tend to use more power. 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.