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Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple broke with its tradition by keeping the 6/6s design for another year, opting instead to improve fundamental parts of the user experience. The iPhone 7 has a better battery than before, a more color-rich screen, a vastly improved camera and plenty of horsepower thanks to its new A10 Fusion chipset. If you're looking for newfangled features (or a headphone jack, for that matter), you'll have to search elsewhere. While it's not thrilling enough to warrant an immediate upgrade from last year's 6s, the iPhone 7 is nonetheless an excellent smartphone.

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Pros
  • Top-tier performance
  • Great 12-megapixel camera
  • Improved battery
  • It's water-resistant!
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • Same design, three years running
  • New home button takes getting used to
91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

70
richardsegura
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
87
Average Critic Score
 
90
The Verge
Unless you’re ... ready to live the early adopter life, you won’t actually be missing out on much if you don’t get an iPhone 7. This is an iPhone that lays a marker in tech history, and it will serve as the foundation for many important changes to how phones work and integrate into our lives.
 
90
Wired
The iPhone 7 might not be a revolution, but it might be the catalyst for lots of them. Your phone will be better in a few months, and even better a few months after that. And wouldn’t that be exciting?
 
80
Time
It doesn’t “wow” like so many Apple products have. But then again, maybe it doesn’t need to. It’s not a huge upgrade, but it helps Apple’s smartphone remain one of the best around.
 
80
ABC News
If you're a proud owner of the iPhone 6S or its plus-sized cousin, you probably don't need to rush out for the 7. But the 7 includes enough cumulative iPhone improvements from the past two years to tempt anyone still clinging to an older model.
 
90
TechCrunch
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the best iPhones ever. And they are probably the best portable cameras ever made. ... But, they don’t have a headphone jack, and that is going to trip some people up.
 
80
Expert Reviews
The iPhone 7 is definitely the best iPhone you can buy today. With its increased battery life, superior speed and better-looking display, the iPhone 7 offers a decent bump over the iPhone 6S, and a significant improvement over the now rather elderly iPhone 6.
 
90
CNET
The iPhone 7's notable camera, battery and water resistance improvements are a worthwhile upgrades to a familiar phone design, but ask yourself if you really need an upgrade...and if the Plus might be a better choice.
 
90
New York Times
The bottom line: Those who have been waiting years to buy a new phone are in store for a major upgrade with the iPhone 7.
 
100
Pocket-Lint
The iPhone 7 is the company's best iPhone yet. It's just that the best is only slighter better than what we've already had for the past year.
 
80
TechRadar
If you're going to buy a new iPhone, this is the one to get – there's slightly longer battery life, a better camera, fast innards and protection against water. However, many of the changes are slight, and the iPhone 6S, for the lower price, suddenly becomes a very attractive option.

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