Should you buy the iPhone 7? [Buyer’s Guide]

iPhone 7 buyer's guide

Whenever a new flagship gets released, people resort to many questions in order to make a decision on whether to go for the newborn or not. Is it worth it? Does it offer anything different? Does its price mirrors its features? The questions don’t end here but we at PriceOye can definitely help you out if you find yourself in a similar situation.

So come September 2016, we’ve seen what Apple claims (it does so in all of its yearly events) are its best ever iPhones; the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For people who’re wondering should they go for the new iPhones or stick to their guns, what’s about to come next might help you in reaching a conclusion.

Is it worth it?

Well, we’ve mentioned this in some of our previous posts that we do not believe any of Apple’s prices to be realistic. They’re simply out of the window and they’ve always been like that. However, we do believe that getting an Apple device is more of an investment rather than simply buying a new device. Why? To put into the simplest of words, iPhones return good money. Even if you sell them after 2 years, they’ll incur you a much smaller loss compared to Samsung, LG etc.

Keep an eye on iPhone 7’s prices in Pakistan: iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.


Now this is what determines most whether one should get a new device or not. When the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus replaced its predecessors, people were predominantly happy with them because they contained improved cameras, newer build material, more RAM and faster processors which resulted in their 100% similar iPhone 6 design not spoiling the party.

We can say that this is certainly the case when it comes to the iPhone 7 Plus, and somewhat not with the iPhone 7. While the iPhone 7 features dust and waterproofing among numerous other improved features, the general opinion is that it hasn’t done much to appease the public. This can be attributed to its similar primary camera and similar build design. People don’t really see an incentive to move to the smaller of the newer iPhones but we believe otherwise.

If you’ve moved from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6S, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t upgrade to the iPhone 7 from the 6S as well.

Why iPhone 7 Plus is a go-go

The iPhone 7 Plus was definitely more of a center of attraction during this year’s Apple event. While in previous years, the Plus models did not feature much improvements over their smaller siblings, this time around Apple has upped its game. The 7 Plus features 90% similar specifications to the iPhone 7 but there’s one major category where it rips apart all other cameras; the dual-lens primary sensor.

This has been the darling of all Apple fans this year as it has brought something different to the plate that genuinely keeps the iPhone 7 Plus in contention for 2016’s top spot. This is the added incentive that is more than enough to attract people towards it and its newest jet-black color among others surely gets our taste buds rolling.

Stick to Android or move to the iPhone 7?

2016 has seen some stunning Android releases. We just simply couldn’t help but compare them to one another and with the iPhones. While we’ve made some sumptuous comparisons which include the iPhone 7 Plus vs the Galaxy Note7 among others, there were times when we simply couldn’t separate the two.

For an average Pakistani user, our personal analysis suggest that Android is the better operating system because of its user friendliness and larger set of features. iOS is slowly bridging that gap but the latest Nougat update has somewhat pulled Android further away. So if you own an S7, G5, Note7, P9 Plus or HTC 10 among other smartphones with similar pedigree, stick to them and wait another year hoping that Apple makes more radical changes to the iPhones next time around.

The verdict

As the aforementioned writing suggests, many factors decide whether you should move to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus depending on what you currently own. We’re personally thrilled with the additions Apple has made to the newer iPhones but many people will argue that Samsung and many others had introduced those changes a long time ago which is absolutely correct.

We hope now you’re somewhere close to making a decision. We’re eager to know what made the cut for you.

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