Android User’s Should Know About The iPhone 7

Android User’s Should Know About The iPhone 7

Today marks one of the biggest dates in the mobile technology calendar: Apple presented the latest edition of its most important and profitable product, the iPhone 7, along with of course the larger iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2. This is not only an event for Apple fans, though. As Android’s main competitor, the changes to the iPhone and iOS platform sheds light on Android’s future, too. Apple has rigged the iPhone so that you cannot record a phone call. It is not illegal to tape phone calls, especially if you disclose to the other person that your call is being recorded. And phones have had call-recording functions on them for more than a decade. But for some reason Apple just does not allow call-taping to happen on the iPhone.

iPhone 7
iPhone 7

Storage

The iPhones have received in the past is that the base variant costs too much for only 16 GB of storage space is one of the biggest criticisms. This pill has been difficult to swallow, without the possibility of expanding with external SD cards. However, the iPhone 7’s lowest-cost model will now house 32 GB of storage space. Very few flagships launched this year have had less than 32 GB of flash memory and, with one exception, the major Android manufacturers have included a slot for memory expansion via microSD. There is a 128 GB version and, for the first time, a 256 GB model, and the same goes for the iPhone 7 Plus as well while microSD support doesn’t appear in the iPhone 7. Also announced during the press release was the iPhone 6S Plus with 16GB and 64 GB of storage.

Build

Damn, Apple. This is where no Android manufacturer I’ve used can compete. It’s absolutely beautiful looking, feels incredibly sleek and sturdy in hand, and just has a general high quality and well thought out feel to it. A+, through and through.

iPhone 7 camera will set a new standard

The iPhone 7 comes with a 12 MP back-facking camera with 6 element lens,1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilizer. It also includes a 2 tone flash and quad-LED flash. The front-facing shooter is of 7 MP FaceTime HD camera.

Customer support

This is another huge one. No other consumer electronics company on the planet comes anywhere remotely close to matching Apple’s after-sale service.

The 3.5 mm minijack has disappeared

Apple has dropped the 3.5 mm minijack on the iPhone 7 and, as it seems, will do this on every future iPhone. But Apple isn’t the first manufacturer to try this. Instead, what they are including on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the 900M Lightening connector to connect Apple’s EarPods. Apple will include a headphone dongle in the box. But mainly, they are moving towards wireless earbuds called AirPods, which include sensors to detect when they are in your ears and play only then, and they connect to Siri with a double tap. Lasting up to 5 hours, and the case can charge them for up to 24 hours of battery life. These are however nothing new in the world of Android where Bluetooth earplugs have been around for a while.

Water resistance

This is an interesting one since Apple was pretty late to the game when it came to water-resistance, but a number of people mentioned switching to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus because of the IP67 water and dust resistance.

iMessage

Seriously… there are so many people out there who just can’t come to terms with living life as a green bubble.

The iPhone 7 camera will set a new standard

The iPhone 7 comes with a 12 MP back-facking camera with 6 element lens,1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilizer. It also includes a 2 tone flash and quad-LED flash. The front-facing shooter is of 7 MP FaceTime HD camera.

Continuity

Samsung is working on offering tighter integration with Windows and there are great third-party apps like AirDroid that offer features similar to Continuity, but nothing is as slick and smooth as Apple’s solution.

iPhone 7 performance

Apple announced that their new devices will come with a new 64-Bit quad-core processor, a new chip faster than that of the one found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We weren’t sure they would make an improvements in this area, but if they want to compete with Android-run phones recently released, they need to keep their game up.

Apple Watch

Android Wear recently got a bit better, but it still as a long way to go before it even comes close to matching Apple’s watchOS platform. Add to that the fact that the Apple Watch is a sleek and elegant accessory while most Android smartwatches are chunky, giant gadgets that look like oversized G-Shocks, and you’ve got yet another check in the win column for Apple.

Battery life

Just about every single iPhone 6/6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus owner who spoke with us listed battery life as a big reason for switching to the iPhone. Apple’s smaller iPhones don’t have great battery life at all, but the Plus models are class leaders.

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