Monthly cost: £5 - £85
Contract length: 12 - 24
Data: 1GB - 100GB
All about Apple iPhone 7...
The iPhone 7 brings - in addition to its elegant appearance - a revised camera, a new operating system and a large memory. Thanks to splash protection, the robustness has also increased and your iPhone 7 should last longer than ever before. But should you consider buying one or should you opt for a newer model such as the iPhone 8? Read on to find out our verdict.
Like its predecessors, the iPhone 7 was eagerly anticipated and several leaks came out before the official release all the way back in 2016: Would Apple actually get rid of the headphone jack? Is the new model waterproof? And importantly: What has the newest offspring got, that the older generations do not?
Splash-proof and re-equipped
The actual designing of the iPhone 7 probably never presented the American manufacturer with major problems because it's so similar to the previous model. And so the iPhone 7 comes in the usual smart garb: made of 7000-grade aluminum, the case is available in shades of silver, gold and rose gold.
Design: Externally, this iPhone looks similar to its successor, the more expensive iPhone 8. The rounded corners, the elegant but also smooth aluminum case and the iconic "Home" button on the front - these features no doubt underline that this is an iPhone.
Fortunately, compared to the iPhone 6s, the antenna strips have been unobtrusively integrated into the design, without affecting the reception in a negative way. Therefore, the housing actually looks like just one continuous whole piece. Add to that the extensive colour selection as mentioned above, and there is something for everyone.
Robustness: Unlike the iPhone X, the rear of the device is not made from tempered glass and therefore not slippery, but it means its more prone to breakage. Also, the display edges too are more susceptible to damage than that model, but the IP67 certification of the iPhone 7 - so it is dust and splash-proof - is most welcome and gives some peace-of-mind.
Better sound, same battery
Sound: Also a first, the iPhone stereo sound with the speaker at ear level and the one on the bottom. This makes the iPhone 7 much louder and more fun to play with, watch video or listen to music on.
And then there's the battery life: This is a bit of a negative. The processor's battery pack is also necessary, at least for the standard 4.7-inch small model, since the 1960 mAh small power supplier does not always last that long. You can always replace it with a better battery, but this seems kind of pointless.
On the iPhone 7 Plus, the 2900 mAh make a positive impact and means that model lasts a lot longer even with intensive use that battery lasts for 2 days. That's a positive step, but not a huge improvement over its predecessors.
Should I buy an iPhone 7 in 2019 still?
If you don't mind a phone that is missing out on newer camera technology, or a fingerprint scanner, then the iPhone 7 is still a worthy contender for your affections. It's got that unique iPhone look, but without the pricetag to match. If you are buying an iPhone 7 on contract in 2019, rather than SIM-Free, then use the table above to find your perfect plan.
Comparing iPhone 7 on Pay Monthly
The cheapest monthly price as of writing is £8 a month, for a 18 month plan. That's pretty cheap for an Apple device, although it does require a larger upfront fee to lock in that price. Use the sliders at the top left to find your perfect contract price & plan.
Apple iPhone 7 Specifications
- Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
- Weight: 138 g
- Platform: iOS
- Operating System: iOS 10
- Resolution: 1334 x 750
- Display Type: IPS
- Display Size: 4.7
- Memory Card:
- Memory Card Slot: None
- Chipset: Apple A10 Fusion
- Processor: 2.3 Ghz
- RAM: 2 GB
- Talk Time: 14 hours
- Stanby Time: 240 hours
- Battery Type: Non-removable
- Front Camera: 7 MP
- Back Camera: 12 MP
- Connection Type: 4G
- GPS Type: A-GPS and GLONASS
- SIM Capacity: 1
- WIFI Type: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- WIFI Hotspot:
- Bluetooth Type: 4.2 with LE
Contract & Deals FAQs
We are currently comparing 34594 Apple iPhone 7 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):
- Apple iPhone 7 deals on the EE Network
- Apple iPhone 7 deals on the Vodafone Network
- Apple iPhone 7 deals on the iD Network
- Apple iPhone 7 deals on the O2 Network
- Apple iPhone 7 deals on the Virgin Network
- Apple iPhone 7 deals on the Sky Mobile Network
We'll shortly be adding Three, Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.
Not sure which Mobile network to go for?
OneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Apple iPhone 7 ee contract or a Apple iPhone 7 Tesco Mobile contract?
The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - OneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.
Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Apple iPhone 7 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.
A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signal across all major mobile networks across the UK.
So which network has the best signal?
According to Which?, In their latest research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.
EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!
OneCompare.com extensive deals & contracts database includes 34594 Apple iPhone 7 deals covering 6 model(s):
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Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?
In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.
Out of our 34594 Apple iPhone 7 deals, our cheapest Apple iPhone 7 deal over the entire life of the contract is £395.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.
We have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile Networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.
A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Apple iPhone 7 SIM free phone would cost, this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront. The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile Networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Apple iPhone 7 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Apple iPhone 7 Contract.
Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contract is to consider purchasing a pre owned Apple iPhone 7 phone from the likes of Music Magpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.