From 9 September can the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Pre - than launch calls the manufacturer 16 September. As usual, Apple has once again advance no information about the new iPhone spread. Not even whether it ever comes. But leaks and rumors in a huge amount. Was particularly interesting for us the question of whether there might be a time iPhone Dual 7 would be - and that of many long-awaited first dual SIM phone of the mobile phone manufacturer.
iPhone 7 Dual: Test
  • iOS 10
  • 4.7 inch inch display, 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Quad-core A10 Fusion chip processor ()
Not yet available from € 759.00

First impression before the test

Following the presentation, one can say: The iPhone 6s successor provides ample improvements in detail, but without astounding new developments. For whom it is worth buying the iPhone 7, who gets to the older model of value for money? Our comparison helps. In addition, we show where the iPhone 7 low with or without contract online buy can. The results of an extensive test follow shortly after the release .

iPhone 7 compared to 7 Plus - and its predecessor

Until now it was simple: the two display variants of the Apple flagship shared the same performance values and features. Basically only the battery and the display of the Plus version were sized a little more generous. With the new generation is changing significantly in only one respect.
model iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 iPhone 6s
screen size 5.5 inches 4.7 inches 4.7 inches
pixel 1920 x 1080 1334 x 750 1334 x 750
Primary Camera 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Front camera 7 megapixel 7 megapixel 5 megapixel
particularities Optical Image Stabilizer Dual Camera: Wide and Tele Lens (2x zoom) Optical Image Stabilizer -
processor Quad-core A10 Fusion chip Quad-core A10 Fusion chip Dual-core A9 chip
dimensions 15.82 x 7.79 x 0.73 13.83 x 6.71 x 0.71 cm 13.83 x 6.71 x 0.71 cm
weight 188 138 143
  • Facilities : The larger of the two iPhones receives a dual camera.
  • Screen size : This will not change. 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches renewed for the iPhone 7 Plus noisy measurements.
  • Battery : In order that the energy demand is met for the larger display, the 5.5-inch model again has a significantly larger battery capacity.
What advantages does it really mean, is located on the first iPhone 7 Test to launch in September.


Visually there are few changes in the housing . Although every two years should be expected a retreaded iPhone, this time is not a bigdifference between the predecessors to recognize 6s and the new 7-series. A really completely revised version will have been set right after the keynote for 2017 - but that helps you compare the current models do not, of course. The question is whether there is now too high expectations of new generations to the many revolutions of the iPhone. After all, the competition with their flagships now at a similar level or equivalent in terms of performance, processing or practical ideas. That the design little apart from its predecessor, still leaves room for very interesting changes. Taking a closer look, you endeckt so few surprises. Because Apple cuts off two very old habits. A smartphone standard and an iPhone tradition. We are talking about 3.5 mm jack and the home button . In addition, one repeatedly Tagged IP67. The new case is so splashproof - but not completely waterproof be. This is a real plus in the comparison test of the current top models, especially since the Samsung Galaxy S7 Duos (test) has as well fiercest competitors this property already. This tightness was probably the reason to refrain from the jack.

Home button

So far, both details had survived every facelift. The home button was even such a thing as a distinctive mark of Apple. During the first iPhone renounced revolutionary on almost all buttons, jabbing the only remaining physical button on the top of the phone more prominent at that. A rectangle with rounded edges and a round circle at the lower end - immediately know the most, which is meant an iPhone. So far, since the iPhone 7 dispensed close attention.
In the test, it quickly becomes apparent that the manufacturer combines more functionality with the new design. First, the so-called tactile feedback is a tactile feedback. Second can be controlled even more options than before. Most very good Android phones offer this by now a home button with fingerprint sensor and can be easily operated with it in practice.But the 7 Series goes even one and with its Taptic Engine offers different reactions to pressure.

 Stereo Speaker - but no audio input

Most unusual is that is audio jack to banish from the housing.Because at least we notice in comparing a no other phone that's already taken this step. After all, it is one of the few hardware standards that operate independent of the manufacturer. Whether you had Windows, Android or iOS phone: headphone or headset you could easily plug on any other smartphone and continue to use. At 7 and 7 Plus must therefore either the Lightning connectoror on (power-hungry) Bluetooth transmission access to use headsets. Probably the corresponding adapters after the launch of iPhone 7 draws the sale of headphones with Lightning connector or sharply. However, to be contained to 3.5 mm jack included an adapter.
The protest that we now need new equipment, will let Apple cold.First, the turnover means for new gadgets - and secondly, the group has already changed its charging cable format years ago. Also on the other hand, some fans were up in arms, without that it would have changed anything. Immehin benötig the terminal a lot of space, with no optimal sound transmission. It is possible that other producers to follow suit again and the 3.5 mm plug is no longer self-evident soon. Taking the iPhone, however, even apart (what not to do as a layman, as this will void the warranty), a possible other reason for the elimination of the audio connector turns out. Because its position inside the aluminum Unibody now takes a complex hollowed plasticcomponent a, apparently to combine sound better should.Certainly the feature is not, however, because the manufacturer is not commented.

What do the two speakers?

Other high-end phones have led the way years ago, now the iPhone is following suit: Two speakers on the upper and lower frames providestereo sound . In the test, music and movies sound so clear and rich, but like in comparison and the HTC flagships better. The way to put Speaker directly on the front, above and below the display. This renders the sound gets even more targeted to the viewer. When it comes to the use at parties or as a mobile replacement portable speaker, it is not only the quality but also on the volume of. The fall compared to the previous approximately double from so high. Even phone calls via speakerphone are simpler and very possible.

Mobile Internet

If the own mobile phone contract and the network coverage on site to give it away, you can take the iPhone 7 (Plus) via LTE with up to 450 Mbit / s go online. So far, the peak value when tested other smartphones at 300 Mbit / s, but comes also to still fast 150 Mbit / s pre-predecessor. 6 In addition, blank calls received on the mobile phone via apps like WhatsApp, directly accept as normal calls. Overall, the Apple model supports 25 different LTE bands. This is according to the manufacturer world record - but above all it covers all three German mobile frequencies in the 4G network from: 800.1800 and 2600 MHz.

 iPhone 7 colors

What was surprising was the large selection of colors in the presentation. For the first time Apple has its flagship in 5 shades. Three of them are already known, two are new.
model iPhone 7 (Plus) iPhone 6s (Plus) iPhone SE
Colors for all storage variants Silver Gold Rose Gold Black Silver Gold rose gold Spacegrau Silver Gold rose gold Spacegrau
Color for 128 GB and 256 GB Black diamond - -
Maintain multiple shades is not surprising, after all, gold and rose gold now as classics like silver . Various Android models of the upper class are now followed suit and also offer just their expensive smartphones in these colors. Let's see how soon hold high-gloss and matte black collection in the ranges of other brands.


  • The most interesting news about the display relates to the brightness . Opposite the 6s, the luminous intensity has to risen 25% . Especially in strong sunlight that is an advantage, the iPhone display has also previously located in this discipline already far ahead.
  • In addition are more colors available, since the so-called color space has been extended. He now represents a standard in digital movies, which promises even more brilliance and lights. Whether one really perceives the difference? In comparative test with two displays side by side that is possible - but without a direct contrast to another device will be the difference on the road or in the cafe hardly perceive.
  • The screen size corresponds to continue the previous values, you can say between 4.7 and 5.5 inches choose. 3D Touch is also still on board.Speculation on rounded edges of the screen or a complete front of the display have not been confirmed - that expect the first iPhone already for the successor 7s.


iPhone 7: Dual and Single camera compared

iPhone 7: Dual Camera Plus version (left) and camera of 4.7-inch variant compared. Both models now have an optical image stabilizer, which lacked the iPhone 6s.

As already described above, which is 7 Plus with a dual camerainstalled. This means that two lenses for different purposes, namelywide angle and telephoto lens . Thus, the larger unit is different for the first time in a central function markedly from its smaller sister model. The difference is clearly visible through the wider camera form on the back.
In the previous generation, there was even a techischen superiority for the 6s Plus - but he was on the optical image stabilizer limited.Certainly a useful advantage - to have but a telephoto lens or not is a huge difference for those who like to take pictures with the phone.After all, even the smaller model gets jetz the optical image stabilizer .

operating system

Few secrets it may at künfigen OS type. Because the new iOS 10 is already far for weeks available Tester . Maybe it gets even slight adjustments, but who now already installed on its existing newer iPhone, all news can before the presentation view with their own eyes.

Art and interior: iPhone 7 Plus Ingredients

Amazing: The iPhone 7 has a lot more changes to offer than it looks from the outside. In some ways, Apple hides the many improvements.Because you have already taken apart the phone to discover the new features. The have done right after launch, the employees of iFixit. Some details seem to relate to the fact to protect the model against splashing. Others refer to a stronger battery. You see all details here in the video.

SIM slots

The biggest revolution has failed. For almost two years, there are plans of Apple to introduce an integrated SIM card. The so-called eSIMcontains all the data of a classic SIM card , but is a chip inside the phone. So you need an opening less and saves space in the device. How awkward it would provide customers with a eSIM to use a different tariff, and how privacy looks so - that's all in the discussion.
But Apple has at least for the iPhone generation 2016 eSIM plans discarded . Because after the official announcement and the 7 Series and the 7 Plus has again a normal SIM tray installed. Thus one should therefore continue classically insert a nano-SIM and remove at any time as required or can change.
On a dual-SIM iPhone 7 you have to wait also continues. Because there was no presentation of a model variant with double-SIMtray . Incidentally, both rumors have also easy to wiedersprochen eSIM and second SIM. Because at a eSIM would be quite clear how this could be filled with two different tariff information.


New phone, new processor . Thus one could describe the chip development with the iPhone. And so it is this time also the case that with the iPhone 7 an A10 processor replacing the old A9 chip. This is likely the already very liquid and fast performance to rise to an even higher level in the test. Presumably the new flagship, making it one of the world's fastest smartphone.

battery pack

As usual, Apple is silent on the exact performance of the new generation of batteries.
  • Highest level of performance
  • Very high quality materials
  • Water / dust protection according to IP67
  • Latest iOS 10
  • No the dual SIM
  • No 3.5mm jack
  • Very high price

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmission standards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

Release Date iPhone 7: September 16, 2016

Besides presenting is particularly important, from you, the new model for now commercially available. That gave Tim Cook announced at the Keynote. After last about 14 days have passed, as a rule, to be able to buy the equipment and take, Apple sets a time faster pace. Just one week after the presentation of the iPhone 7 is available: For sale is der16. September.

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