Since there is a lot to talk about in tech, I’m starting #UtterlyRandomThoughts.
It’ll be a weekly post series that basically lets me voice out my opinion on certain tech topics.
First off, I wanna talk about why it’s NOT wrong to choose iPhone 7.
Unless you don’t care at all, Apple releases two sizes of iPhones since 2014. Thanks to the ever-increasing demand for bigger phones, they relented and gave us the iPhone 6 Plus. Since then, Apple maintained their dominance in the smartphone market despite the competition. Last year, Apple gave a big differentiator to the bigger 7 Plus: another camera.
I recently read an article about the iPhone 7 being the wrong iPhone to buy. He mentioned the two reasons why the iPhone 7 Plus is a vastly superior phone than the iPhone 7: the screen and the camera.
I understand that the dual-camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus gives it a significant advantage over the iPhone 7. I just can’t agree to what he says that I GOT THE WRONG iPhone.
Why Choose iPhone 7?
Here’s the thing: I choose iPhone 7 because I want the smaller phone. I don’t want a bigger screen if it means I have to carry a big phone. I KNOW, I KNOW. Bigger phones tend to have big batteries but to me, it seems like a compromise.
When was the last time you held a smaller phone? I get that bigger screens are all the rage thanks to watching a lot of videos now compared to before. Bigger phones feel uncomfortable in the hand to me though (and I have pretty bigger than average hands). I feel that the iPhone 7 feels better in the hand to me.
I have to admit, the dual camera system that the iPhone 7 Plus has is great. (The Portrait mode really tempted me to get one. Seriously.) It is understandable that people get the 7 Plus thanks to its clearly better camera. Despite that, I find that the size of the 7 Plus really turns me off. I can imagine a scenario where I would have a hard time getting the 7 Plus from my pocket.
Until we reach the point where a bigger screen can fit a phone with the same size as an iPhone 7, I refuse to accept that the 7 Plus is the right one. Fitting a dual-camera to an iPhone 7-like size is a matter of time for Apple to do.
If Apple gives me an iPhone 8 with the same size but a bigger screen, I’ll gladly LET THEM TAKE MY MONEY.
Until then, I choose iPhone 7.