Apple iPhone 7 model: MN8Y2VC/A

Apple iPhone 7

Quick Description

A great phone if you like the iPhone's ease of use, battery life and the Apps selection on the App Store.

The iPhone 7 continues Apple legacy of creating premium smartphones which don't really top any charts in terms of performance, photo quality or anything else; but unlike most of the competition, it does everything quite well.

This phone cause some controversy when Apple decided to do away with the headphone jack. If you've been relying on a physical connection for your headphone or speaker set and especially if you like to charge your phone while playing music.

Guillaume's pick!

This smartphone stood out to me on 10 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2018-04-27, selling for $740.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this smartphone which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (60.93% of the time to be exact).

No Headphone Jack. Without a headphone jack, you will need a (more expensive) bluetooth headset to listen music privately. It also won't be possible to connect to traditional speakers or sound systems without a bluetooth feature.$50-$150

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their smartphone. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20-$90

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $55 on accessories, for a total cost of $850.

Available at 5 locations, from $739

Based on 581 days of observation, the Apple iPhone 7 usually costs ~$900 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this smartphone is $549.99. If you were waiting for this smartphone to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Apple iPhone 7 to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Apple, Telus, Bell, Amazon or Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Apple iPhone 7 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Smartphones

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price2.5/5
Durability2.5/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Memory1/5
Storage2.5/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

One-Handed Smartphones

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
Price3/5
Durability2/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Memory1/5
Storage3.5/5
Portability4.5/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck1/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
Price1.5/5
Durability0.5/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory0.5/5
Storage1/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy4.5/5
Ease of Maintenance0.5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: iOS
Processor: Apple A10
Graphics: Apple A10 Graphics
Memory: 2.00 GB
Storage: 32.00 GB
Screen Size: 4.7"
Screen Resolution: 1334×750(325.61ppi)
Dimensions: 13.83 × 6.71 × 0.71 cm
Weight: 0.14 kg

The features

  • High-Quality Camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Touch Screen
  • Lightning
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Water-Resistant
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • GPS

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 1/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 2/5
    Music Production 0/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 2/5
    Photo Editing 1/5
    Video Editing 1/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 3/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 3/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (3 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (0 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 2)

3D and CAD (0 / 7)

Music Production (1 / 7)

Photo Editing (0 / 3)

Video Editing (0 / 4)

Video Games (3 / 9)

Enthusiast Games (0 / 30)

Triple-A Video Games (0 / 29)

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