TechSpot reviews Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus: Absolutely decimates the competition

“The iPhone 7 Plus packs a 5.5-inch LED-backlit, IPS display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 (401 PPI) and a contrast ratio of 1,300:1,” Shawn Knight writes for TechSpot. “Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, a well-respected display expert and president of DisplayMate, found it to be the best performing mobile LCD screen he’s ever tested. The panel earned high marks for its use of multiple color gamuts, low reflectance, and high contrast ratio for an IPS LCD.”

“The camera app / iOS is analyzing data from both cameras in real-time, regardless of which camera you think you’re using. If it determines that the primary camera would produce an overall better image than the inferior telephoto camera, it’ll take the picture with the better camera and crop / use digital zoom to make it look like what the 56mm camera would produce,” Knight writes. “To try it out for yourself, all you need to do is place your finger over the primary camera and switch between the two in the camera app. In my experience, this is only likely to crop up when shooting items very close up (macro) or in dimly-lit environments.”

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iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black, the world’s most advanced pocket computer

“We put the iPhone 7 Plus through a battery of benchmarks that we’ve made a regular habit of running in of our smartphone reviews. Apple’s latest absolutely decimated the competition as it posted record-high numbers in nearly every test just as the iPhone 6 Plus did a year ago,” Knight writes. “Without sounding like a broken record, the results highlight the tremendous advantage Apple has in developing both hardware and software under one roof. The fact that Apple has managed to get by on just two cores when everyone else adopted anywhere from four to 10 cores is quite telling… The iPhone 7 Plus is without a doubt the best iPhone to date as it relates to design aesthetics, features, and performance…”

Tons more, including many benchmark results, in the full review – recommendedhere.

MacDailyNews Take: Put simply, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is unmatched by a significant margin.

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