The iPhone 7 Plus was released in the last quarter of 2016 and its sales soared sky high for more than a year. This success can be attributed largely to the brands reputation and the failure of competition such as Samsung to bring to market devices that were equally matched. The phone was released barely a month after the explosive Galaxy Note 7 was released and pulled out of market a few months later. The iPhone 7 Plus brought with it a number of revolutionary changes to smartphone design such as the dual camera set up, the removal of the headphone jack and the introduction of a static force sensitive button. Over the last two years the iPhone 7 Plus price in Ghana and most of the world has dropped dramatically.
You are probably wondering “how much is the iPhone 7 in Ghana?” or if you want the plus model, you are asking what is the price of iPhone 7 Plus in Ghana? The iPhone 7 prices in Ghana do not vary greatly from the price that Apple is selling the 2-year-old device. The iPhone 7 price in Ghana cedis is GH₵ 3 670 on Jumia for the 128GB Plus version.
iPhone 7 overview
There are a number of refreshingly great iPhone 7 features but there are a few bad ones too, here’s a quick look at some of them.
- The headphone jack, more accurately the lack of one
- There’s no grip without a case unless you get the jet black one and that’s a fingerprint magnet
- Same old design
- There is no card slot so you cannot expand the storage for your device.
- Amazing battery life
- The A10 Fusion chips is very powerful
- The home button’s haptic feedback feels great
iPhone 7 specs
There are a number of specification that you might want to look at before you decide whether the price of iPhone 7 in Ghana is a cost you are willing to shoulder.
- Network: GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE
- Body: 158.2 mm * 77.9 mm * 7.3 mm. It weighs 188 grams
- Display: LED-backlit IPS LCD display with 3D touch
- Resolution: 1920*1080p 16:9 aspect ratio at 401ppi
- Software: iOS 10.0.1 upgradable to iOS 11.4.1
- Chipset: A10 Fusion
- Memory: 3GB RAM with either 32/128/256 GB ROM
- Colors: Jet Black, Silver, Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Red
iPhone 7 hardware
The old redundant iPhone design has not changed since the release of the iPhone 6 in 2015 and this has attracted a lot of criticism for Apple. The phone looks very similar to the predecessor except for a few major changes that have rippled across the smartphone industry since. The first design change is the removal of the headphone jack completely. This has brought with it more challenges that advantages, for example you cannot charge the phone and use a headset at the same time. This has been solved by some accessories but they hamper the speed of charging the phone. The earphones that come with the phones are made to fit in the lightning port or you can get the wireless airpods from Apple at $159. The air-pods for iPhone 7 plus price in Accra does not vary much from Apple’s price. The iPhone 7 Plus rose gold, gold, black and silver options are all at the same price point and are very slippery thanks to the aluminum finish on the back. The price of iPhone 7 Plus red in Ghana is slightly higher than the others and with good reason.
The iPhone 7 display is great for both video content viewing in full HD and gaming. The retina display technology is brilliant for all lighting conditions as it adapts and optimizes its colors to suit the lighting of your location. The 3D touch feature which was initially a gimmick to many grows on you and you begin to use it more and more to get a sneak peak of your notifications without opening apps. The display has brilliant color reproduction, the only discrepancy from say, Samsung’s OLED displays is that the colors appear warmer on the iPhone 7.
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Processor, storage & performance
The A10 Fusion chip is an absolute beast when it comes to multitasking and will blaze in between multiple apps like a breeze. There is no lag at all. The optimization of the chip will allow you a wonderful light and heavy gaming experience on just 3 gigs of RAM. The internal storage options go quite high, up to 256 Gb, but keep in mind that you cannot expand the storage. If you intend on keeping large files on your phone you should consider buying the higher end options. On the Apple website the highest available option is the 128GB version. The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB price in Ghana will however give it a more competitive edge over the more expensive larger storage options.
The iPhone 7 Plus battery is not large going by current trends. This is however not a problem at all. The optimization of iOS 10 and iOS 11 should you upgrade will enable you get the best battery life out of the 2900mAh battery with the help of the A10 chip. You do not get fast charging or wireless charging because of the metal back. The lightning port is reversible so you don’t have to worry about your charging cables ever coming loose.
Speaker and call quality
The phone has stereo speakers which are at the bottom which make for a great listening experience. It gets very loud with no distortion to the audio quality. The lack of a headphone jack is something you will get used to very fast and the lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included in the box helps with this. The call quality is superb, it has a noise cancellation microphone at the back next to the camera module.
iPhone 7 Plus software
OS and features
Apple is the premium brand that has kept to its word with updates and support to all of its devices for up to 4 years. iOS 10 that comes with the device can be upgraded the most recent version with ever release. The smooth user experience and simplicity of iOS and the streamlined Apple ecosystem are some of the reason iOS becomes and easy favorite for those that try it.
Camera, video and image quality
The dual camera set up at the back does not change much about the way the camera works. The second lens enables up to 2x zoom and with a little bit of image processing you can get the bokeh effect on your photos. You can therefore take portraits that are pretty good with the phone. The selfie camera can shoot video in full HD which means the quality of your Instagram and Snap stories will be great. The pictures are crisp with good clarity and color contrast.
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iPhone 7 Plus review
The question that comes to mind for many is how much is iPhone 7 different from the iPhone 7 Plus. Well the answer to this lies in the display size and the camera module. The iPhone 7 has a 4.7” display while the plus has a 5.5” display. Both of these devices are great for everyday usage and for power users whether it is gaming or business. Apple Pay and a bunch of other features are great additions to the wonderful phone. The only negative is that some people complained about the static home button getting a little too hot.
If you are looking to buy a great and reliable phone with flagship specs but at a lower price, this is the one you need. The iPhone 7 Plus price in Ghana is very good and you can rest assured that the resell value will be good when you need an upgrade. The excellent battery life, premium build and user experience are a definite plus with performance almost matching the newer iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.