In 2020, prices for equipment have increased significantly. iPhone 12 costs 79 thousand rubles, which for many is a very serious waste.
But I still want an iPhone, so the market for used smartphones comes to the rescue, which has grown significantly last year.
According to Avito, in 2020, the demand for used smartphones increased by 16%, and the iPhone remains the most popular gadget on the site. In 2020, 45% of smartphones sold were different iPhone models.
No matter how hard the manufacturers try, it is impossible to make a cheap smartphone with flagship features. Therefore, if you have about 20 thousand rubles in your hands and you need a smartphone, then there are only two options:
1. Buy new in store
2. Buy a used iPhone
In this situation, I would prefer the second option. For 20 thousand rubles today, you can buy a used iPhone 7 Plus, which in almost all respects will be better than any state employee on Android.
1.The iPhone 7 Plus is rugged, the latest metal iPhone
I would like to start with the design, because in the case of the iPhone 7 Plus, you get a recognizable and time-tested aluminum case that fits nicely in your hand.
No cheap glossy plastic disguised as glass… Only high quality aluminum.
If this is not enough for you, then you can look for the Jet Black version. This is also aluminum, only it is polished to a shine, in the literal sense. It looks cool, but there are two nuances:
1. Jet Black scratches quickly when worn without a case. Therefore, finding a smartphone in good condition will not be easy.
2. The Jet Black version was the most demanded, at least at the start of sales, and they were produced noticeably less due to defects. As a result, the demand was high and the supply was limited. This is another reason why it will be difficult to find Jet Black today.
IPhone 7 Plus is IP67 water and dust resistant. Few budget Android smartphones can boast of this.
2.The iPhone 7 Plus has a quality screen
The iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen with an already unusual 16: 9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. The display does not occupy the entire surface and outwardly does not look modern, but it is pleasant to look at it. The picture is clear and beautiful. Apple has always been good at making quality IPS screens
As a former owner of the iPhone 6s Plus and 8 Plus, I can safely say that the 7 Plus will be a shovel. It’s the size of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but with a smaller screen.
If you have large palms, you can use your smartphone with one hand.
3. The processor and RAM are still enough for everything
The iPhone 7 Plus has an A10 processor and 3GB of RAM. This hardware is enough for it to run iOS 14. It is clear that the new iPhones are faster, but the difference in operating speed is insignificant if we are talking about ordinary tasks. Gone are the days when there was a performance gap between the old and the new flagship.
Despite the fact that this year the iPhone 7 Plus will be five years old, it still shows decent results against the background of new smartphones up to 20 thousand rubles.
Specifications plus an optimized operating system make for a great bundle. Everything works smoothly, new games are launched in good quality, there is no point in talking about applications from the Top 100 App Store.
Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with Touch ID, which unlocks your smartphone quickly. It is also worth highlighting support for NFC and Apple Pay.
4. The iPhone 7 Plus has a large battery, but with nuances
The iPhone 7 Plus battery is tricky. The fact is that today there are still new iPhone 7 Plus on sale, which means that there are very young devices on the used market. Everything is fine with their batteries.
But with older models, questions may arise. It’s good if the smartphone has an original battery with minimal wear and tear.
But there is a good chance of getting on a smartphone that has been repaired. And if this is an authorized service center, then you should not worry. But if the device was repaired in some unknown place, then it is better to refrain from buying.
Before buying, try to agree with the seller that you show the phone to the master, who will confirm the originality of the battery. Not everyone agrees to this, but it’s worth a try.
With a normal battery, the iPhone 7 Plus should work until evening.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the iPhone 7 Plus is the lack of fast charging. The smartphone has a large battery, so it will take a long time to charge.
5. The camera still shoots well
The iPhone 7 Plus was the first iPhone with a dual camera: wide-angle and telephoto. Both are 12 megapixels. The wide-angle aperture is ƒ / 1.8 and the telephoto is ƒ / 2.8.
In 2020, Nikita Goryainov made a comparison between the cameras of the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The latter was better in all situations, but Nikita compared two flagship smartphones, between which there are three years of difference.
This is what I mean iPhone 7 Plus will shoot better than smartphones for 20 thousand rubles, but worse than new iPhones (logical).
Everything is clear with the main camera, but about telephoto I would like to add two things:
1. Portraits can only be shot in very good lighting conditions. Forget the second camera in the evening and at night
2. 2x optical zoom makes it convenient to use when you need to zoom in on something
iPhone 7 Plus records 4K 30FPS video with OIS. Yes, not 60FPS, but it’s still a smooth picture with stable focus.
A 7 Mp front camera is installed in front without any additional modes.
6. iPhone 7 Plus has the perfect operating system
Since the iPhone 7 Plus runs on iOS, all the advantages of this operating system are available to its owner: security, smooth operation and quality of applications. In all three of these dimensions, iOS has always overtaken Android.
I would also like to say a few words about applications. They look and work better on iOS than on Android. For example, Instagram normally records stories, while on Android this is constantly problematic.
Plus, with iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll have access to the normal version of Apple Music, the Apple TV + mobile app, and the Apple Arcade game service.
7.The iPhone 7 Plus is still a smartphone
Today, the iPhone 7 Plus runs iOS 14, and pretty well. Most likely he will receive iOS 15, which could be the last major update for him.
For almost another 1.5 years, Apple will release updates for it. After the end of support, it is not necessary to put it on the shelf. Most applications have been working with older versions of iOS for several years.
As for the iPhone 7 Plus as a device, it looks irrelevant from the front, but from the back it is a classic iPhone.
Let’s take the iPhone 7 Plus?
As I said, today the iPhone 7 Plus can be bought for about 20 thousand rubles. It is clear that there are more expensive and cheaper options.
Before buying, I advise you to read our guide to testing used iPhones. In general, there is nothing complicated there.
Note that I do not recommend the iPhone 7, although it is also a very good smartphone, the iPhone 7 Plus is still better. It has a bigger screen, better battery life and a second camera.
Source: iPhones.ru — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by www.iphones.ru.
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