I don't want an iPhone but I want the ringtone on my Huawei Mate 20
Good deal... I'm using an iPhone 7 in my car, as iPhones are the only compatible device with my car radio. Use it with a Lebara £2.50 SIM and works a treat! It runs most apps with ease! I use Waze sat nav, Tidal music, Radioplayer and BBC Sounds. I have a few other apps on there too and rarely slows down. Also use as a backup camera, if my main Oppo phone battery is running low, and provided you don't want to take night time photos, it takes very respectable photos. It's just had the iOS 14.5 update and looks like it is slated to get iOS 15 too, later this year. So is guaranteed to get software updates for at least another year! Even after then, it's not going to suddenly stop working.
Yes, my Mum and Dad tell me to stay safe online too! And definitely, I will get a case and screen protector(s) (y) as I drop stuff maybe a little too often!(embarrassed)
Congrats and good luck for your first iPhone. Don't want to sound like an old man but remember to stay safe online etc Also spend £5-£10 and get a good screen protector (buy a pack of 3 as I always cock up the first one) and a case.
It's not, even 16GB are fine still and it's iOS not Windows. I'm sure they say it will be at least 80% but it wasn't great even when 100%, though given the handset cost paying for a replacement down the line isn't unreasonable. Yes... but people looking at iPhone 7s probably want an iPhone.
Nope just hovered over the code price on ebay. Thanks for the tip :)
On a side note. Does anywhere sell the Remade iphones (proper refurbishment company that offers new colour scheme as well)?
Yes, i paid a £1 for the sim but you can even get them for free now, and activated in the phone, i was going to top up £5 but i didnt even need to do that, its the online setup that was important so i had an account with voda.
Agree, had mine always in protective case with soft inside. Took it out once and was very shocked to see that back glass was absolutely ruined....
£170 for a grade d iphone 7 with the jet black that scratches by just looking at it. HEAT HEAT HEAT
I had a jet black 7 plus. It picked up surface scratches just off the lint in your pocket; lovely looking thing until it had been used for a couple of weeks. No wonder it's graded that way, the back will be knackered.
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They say updates will stop in Sept. I’ve read that without updates hackers can get into your phone and it’s not secure. I’m just after a phone for my lads birthday.
You fill out a form on the Vodafone website, Here input the phone number and the phones IMEI number, but as far as I know the Sim has to be active in the phone you want unlocking for the full 30 days so you can't put your Sim in the new phone and get it unlocked straight away.
Yeah that's the best thing about Vodafone takes about two weeks or so to unlock the phone for free
iPhone 7: Waterproof, But no Headphone Jack
After months of speculation and rumour, the iPhone 7 was finally launched in September 2016, and it immediately got people talking. Outwardly, the iPhone 7 is almost identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. However, the introduction of a waterproof chassis and the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack were just two of the changes that made the headlines.
iPhone 7's Features: Is the Upgrade Worth it?
Since the introduction of the very first iPhone in 2007, Apple has remained at the forefront of smartphone technology and innovation. The company’s approach to technology is now more about evolution than revolution, and the latest version of the world’s best-selling smartphone is evidence of that.
Outwardly, one of the main differences between the latest iPhone and its predecessor is the lack of an antenna band along the back of the handset. This creates a cleaner, sleeker look that many ardent fans have been asking for.
In addition, there are two new colours in addition to the usual Silver, Gold and Rose Gold options. Customers can now choose between a Black option and a high-gloss Jet Black version.
The iPhone 7 also introduced us to some big functional changes, although some of them proved to be more than a little controversial amongst die-hard fans of the iPhone. Newly engineered water and dust resistance makes this the most durable iPhone yet. The home button that has adorned Apple’s flagship product since its launch in 2007 has made way for a pressure-sensitive “virtual” button that doesn’t actually move.
In terms of general performance, the iPhone 7 is the most powerful variant yet, although some of the potential upgrades have probably been held back for Apple’s anniversary edition of its smartphone, 2018’s iPhone 8. There is a display that is 25% brighter than the iPhone 6’s, and a new A10 Fusion processor is purportedly 40% faster than the previous version.
Of all the changes announced by Apple at the iPhone 7 launch, easily the most divisive was the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. To listen to music via earphones now, users must use the new Lightning connector or connect wirelessly. Apple has been kind enough to include a 3.5mm adapter with the phone, but this wasn’t enough to stop a barrage of complaints for Apple fans.
A Closer Look at the Main Features of the iPhone 7
Now it’s time to look under the hood of the iPhone 7, and delve into the detail a little more.
At first glance, there is very little that separates the iPhone 6 from the iPhone 7. Apart from the weight, the dimensions are exactly the same. The iPhone 7 is 138.3mm tall, 67.1mm wide and 7.1mm thick. Apple has managed to remove the unsightly antenna band that aggravated so many iPhone 6 users. In addition, there is a moulded casing for the camera that is much more attractive to the eye. The other main differences in the chassis are a new pressure-sensitive home button (which isn’t actually a button), and extra speaker grill and the absence of a 3.5mm audio jack.
Sony and Samsung have been ahead of the curve for a long time when it comes to water resistance in smartphones. But after years of customer complaints, Apple has finally launched its first waterproof handset. Yes, that’s right; the iPhone 7 is fully water and dust resistant.
Unfortunately, it looks like Apple is keeping its true waterproof capabilities under wraps for the iPhone 8. The iPhone 7 can safely be held underwater at a depth of no more than one metre for a maximum of 30 minutes. In short, this means that the iPhone will be fine if dropped in the toilet or bath, but diving or swimming with it is probably a risk you don’t want to take.
The resolution of the iPhone 7 is 1134 x 750 pixels. While this is exactly the same as the iPhone 6, Apple claims that major upgrades to the LCD display ensure colours are brighter and crisper. While many fans are calling on Apple to include their first AMOLED screen, most experts agree that this latest screen is the best non-AMOLED screen around. Colour accuracy, brightness and contrast settings are higher than ever before, while screen reflectance is the lowest of any major smartphone on the market today.
After being introduced with the Apple Watch and the iPhone 6S, 3D Touch is back with the iPhone 7. This features gives the user increased functionality for each app, simply by pressing a little harder on the screen. There are also some pretty nifty shortcut gestures called “Pop” and “Peek” to explore, which allow you to access specific features of an app without going through a raft of menus.
The Home Button
The traditional home button is no more. Instead, users have a glass panel that looks just like a home button. This change was just one of several needed to ensure the latest iPhone could be made water and dust-proof.
To activate the home page, the user simply presses down lightly on the new glass-panelled button. To let you know you’ve been successful in your attempts to call up the home page, you will feel a small vibration from the new taptic Engine. You can set the level of haptic feedback your finger feels yourself during the setup process. And as in previous incarnations of the iPhone, Touch ID for unlocking the screen and various other security measures is in operation.
The A10 Fusion Processor
The A10 Fusion processors is the iPhone’s fastest yet. It is actually a four-core CPU that combines added power with improved efficiency. As a result, Apple claims operational speed and battery life have been considerably improved. However, it is worth pointing out that in terms of the user experience, most leading reviews refer to the differences in performance between the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 as minimal. But as we’ll see later, this improved performance is necessary for a new and improved camera. The phone also comes with 2GB of RAM, so switching between different apps is a fast and smooth experience.
Apple caused uproar amongst ardent iPhone fans when they announced that the 100-year-old technology responsible for the 3.5mm headphone jack would be scrapped. Instead, you will need to use either the included Lightning earphones or the included 3.5mm adapter.
Of course, there is always the option of pairing some Bluetooth headphones with your new iPhone 7, but Apple would prefer you to part with a significant sum of money for their new Apple Airpods. These new earphones work independently from one another, meaning you can choose to use one or both without sacrificing core functionality. They include infrared sensors that can identify when they’re in the ear, and there are also motion accelerometers that respond to touch gestures, which include a double tap to communicate with AI assistant Siri.
Some significant improvements to the efficiency of the iPhone 7s CPUs have given users significantly more battery life according to Apple. You can expect to get, on average, around two extra hours of normal operation out of the latest iPhone battery than you get from the iPhone 6S. Once again, various reviews seem to contest this claim, so don’t read too much into battery life. If the frequency of charging is your main priority, there are older and cheaper iPhones out there that will deliver a similar experience.
The iPhone 7 has delivered a major upgrade in the quality of camera technology used. Optical Image Stabilisation, which was once restricted to the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone, is now standard with both sizes of iPhone 7. This handy function reduces the effects of shakiness when shooting photos on the move, which increases exposure times and delivers a much better image.
In addition to improved Optical Image Stabilisation, the iPhone 7 has a new 6-element f/1.8 aperture lens that lets in around 50% more light into the sensor. This new function is said to create photos that are much sharper at the edges. In reality, the differences between stationary photos taken with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 are negligible to the untrained eye. If photos aren’t a huge priority for you, don’t let this issue sway your buying decision.
A 12-megapixel sensor is around 60% faster and 30% more efficient than the last iPhone. There are also a range of new and improved features, including a faster image signal processor, a new wide colour gamut and full face and body recognition.
In terms of video shooting, the iPhone 7 doesn’t provide a significant improvement on the iPhone 6S. It still offers 4K video recording at 30fps and 1080p recording at up to 60fps. There is also slow-mo. video recording available at 120fps and 240fps, both at 720p.
One improvement to the iPhone 7’s photographic capabilities most users will notice almost immediately is the upgraded FaceTime, front-facing camera. Apple has equipped their latest smartphone with a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, which delivers selfies and FaceTime video calls of stunning quality. Some new sensor technology creates sharper images, and new auto-image stabilisation reduces shakiness on videos considerably.
Music and audio have never sounded so good on an iPhone. The iPhone 7 may have lost its 3.5mm audio input, but it has gained an extra speaker - creating the closest thing to surround sound a smartphone can deliver right now. There’s a speaker at the bottom and the top of the phone, which means stereo can be delivered whether you’re using the iPhone 7 in landscape or portrait mode. If listening to music without headphones is a priority, Apple’s latest flagship device should be right at the top of your shopping list.
As you’d expect, the iPhone 7 contains a very powerful NFC chip, so using the device for contactless payment via Apple Pay is a seamless process. There is also Bluetooth 4.2, which delivers exceptional wireless performance and compatibility with Apple’s new AirPods. Japanese users have the added functionality of Felica, which opens up a host of different payment options.
Sunset Selfie and The Rock x iPhone 7
Key Specifications of the New iPhone 7
Before you make the decision to buy your next iPhone 7 with hotukdeals, take a look at the main technical specifications of the handset at a glance, and compare them with other leading smartphones on the market.
Finish: Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black
Capacity: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Size: 138.3mm long, 67.1mm wide, 7.1mm thick
Processor: A10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture and an embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Splash, water and dust resistant
Haptic home page button
12 megapixels f/1.8 aperture 5x digital zoom
Optical image stabilisation
Quad-LED True Tone Flash
Live photos with stabilisation
Tap to focus
Backside illumination sensor
Body and face detection
Auto HDR 4K video recording at 30fps
1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps
Cinematic video stabilisation
7-megapixel FaceTime camera
4.7” Retina LED HD screen
1334x750 pixels at 326ppi
Multi-touch display with IP technology
1400:1 typical contrast ratio
Wide colour display
Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
Up to 14 hours talk time
Up to 10 days standby
Up to 14 hours Internet
Up to 40 hours wireless audio playback
Up to 13 hours wireless video playback
If you’re a die-hard Apple iPhone fan, the chances are you’re going to want to buy this handset regardless of its capabilities. While little has changed since the iPhone 6S in terms of cosmetics, there are a few improvements to functionality that will excite you.
Perhaps the biggest improvements relate to water resistance and the range of photography features available. However, if these upgrades aren’t priorities for you, there is still a great deal of value to be found within the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 ranges.
Unless you’re a keen amateur photographer who relies primarily on your phone camera, you probably won’t notice much of an improvement in the quality of photos you take with the back camera of the iPhone 7. But if video calling and taking selfies are priorities, you will find the iPhone 7’s front-facing camera to be a major improvement on anything that went before.
The iPhone 7 Compared to Other Mobile Phones on the Market
The average user will not see a massive difference between the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7. And because there are cheaper handsets from Apple and other manufacturers that deliver a similar experience, a lot of people are waiting for the iPhone 8 which promises to be one of the most ambitious smartphones ever conceived.
In testing along with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Google Pixel, the iPhone 7 performed admirably in terms of raw speed. This is surprising, given the fact that the iPhone’s competitors have, at least on paper, a lot more processing power. In another test, the iPhone 7 opened and closed selected apps in just one minute and 40 seconds, compared with the three minutes and 14 seconds the Galaxy S7 took. This suggests that the combination of iOS and the A10 Fusion Chip is a powerful one.
One area where the iPhone 7 definitely loses out to its rivals is pixel density. The new Google Pixel boasts 441ppi, while the visually stunning screen on the Galaxy S7 delivers 576ppi. Compare this to the relatively measly 326ppi offered by the iPhone 7, and it’s easy to see why people who use their phone to watch videos often choose the Samsung.
To the untrained eye, the difference in photo quality between the iPhone 7 the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Google Pixel is negligible. The camera specifications on all three phones are almost identical, so this is not surprising. However, several reviews have lauded the Google Pixel’s cameras as the best ever. But if you’re looking for customisation options, the iPhone 7 wins hands down.
How to Find and Purchase iPhone 7 Deals
As always, the latest iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones of its kind on the market today. A sim-free version of the phone will, as usual, be the most expensive option available, but there are some reasonably good iPhone 7 contract deals to be had from leading networks such as Vodafone, 02 and Three.
Although initially limited in supply (many retailers ran out of the iPhone 7 on the day of launch), getting hold of Apple’s latest handset is relatively easy. The cheapest version available is the iPhone 7 4.7-inch, 32G although some retailers were selling the Jet Black version of this phone for a premium.
The memory options throughout the range have been doubled, which means the largest capacity now available as standard is 256GB. However, if you’re not storing a lot of music and video files on your handset, you can save yourself a significant amount of money by opting for a 32G model.
All of the UK’s major phone operators now stock the iPhone 7, but there are some big differences in the upfront costs being charged. By shopping around for the best iPhone 7 deals, you should be able to save yourself a considerable amount of money looking at the hotukdeals listing.
Expect to see some cheap iPhone 7 deals during the Black Friday and January Sales events. In addition, thanks to the reimagining of the iPhone that is purportedly being planned for 2017, there should be some cut-price iPhone 7s available by the time 2018 arrives. Apple often discounts its unlocked iPhones around Christmas time, so keep checking their website for special offers.
iPhone 7 Offers: Saving Big with hotukdeals
While the iPhone 7 is easily Apple’s most powerful smartphone to date, it lacks some of the features and specifications that many of its competitors have boasted for years. Nevertheless, Apple has still slapped a premium price on its handheld device, which might make other brands a lot more attractive. Fortunately, you only need to check one place for all the latest offers, as hotukdeals is home to the very best iPhone 7 deals around.
Posted 18th FebPosted 18th Feb
Grade A1 Pristine Apple iPhone 7 Black 4.7" 32GB 4G Unlocked & SIM Free £169 at Laptops Direct£169£1796% off Free P&P FreeLaptops Direct Deals
I got one with 89% battery health and it arrived in better condition than I expected. If not light scratches on screen I'd say it is B but really closer to A grade; at least in my opinion
Was that listed as a grade C?
Yeah bought a 7, turned up looking brand new. Battery 97%
Would be interested in this too - anyone received one?
Anyone had one yet. Description grade C for other products a bit grim. Have only had grade A and B items from Itzoo so far and theyve been great. Still thinking of taking the plunge but some first hand feedback on these mobiles would be much appreciated.
Posted 8th JanPosted 8th Jan
Apple iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus Leather Case £13.99 @ Argos ebay£13.99£4971% off Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Apple iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus Leather Case - BlackClearance with a 12 month Argos guaranteeThese Apple-designed cases fit snugly over the curves of your iPhone without adding bulk. Th… Read more
Bought one and returned as speaker doesn’t work Bought another and returned as battery percentage dreadful Bought another and returned as WiFi doesn’t connect Gave up and eventually got refunded after contacting ceo There is no way these are checked and refurbished
I bought one of these which arrived yesterday. They sent me one with a mic that doesn't work. So much for their claim of checking the device works properly. Struggling to return it to them as the the option to return it conveniently does not appear on 'my order'. Apart from the mic issue the phone has a quite a lot of wear, battery efficiency is 85% and there is a mark round the screen which won't shift where the previous owner had a screen protector.
I have an iphone 7 The battery does last a day on it but then I am not on the internet / whatsapp for 24 hours each day I like the form factor of the 7. - I bought an iphone 11 as an upgrade last year but found it to be too big for my pocket, so I gave it to my wife I am considering getting an se or an iphone 12 mini or a second hand 11pro (The 11pro is smaller than the 11)
I obviously didn't realise what a refurbished phone was I'd of thought the battery would of been checked and replaced and the phone looked over. Giffgaff had no intention of doing anything with the phone just sent it back and said my warranty was invalid.
Posted 14th Nov 2020Posted 14th Nov 2020
Apple MN8X2B/A iPhone 7 4G Smart Phone 32GB Unlocked Sim-Free 1YR opened unused £155 delivered using code @ cheapest electrical / eBay£155.03£19922% offeBay Deals
Perfect advertisement for typical ideal world customer, can't actually afford it but it's on some monthly finance thing so let's get 6, 1 each for the kids, its only XX every month, let's throw in some garbage accessories worth a £100 so they have more to open Christmas morning.
These people aren’t thinking about the powerbank, case and screen protector. They just aren’t.
I'm guessing this deal is no good. So will expire.
Posted 6th Oct 2020Posted 6th Oct 2020
Apple MN8X2B/A iPhone 7 32gb opened never used grade A - £165 cheapest_electrical eBay£165£194.8715% offeBay Deals
Yes I agree, it seems good, everything seems brand new other than the couple of points I mentioned but the phone does indeed look and perform as brand new, nice deal this.
It’s definitely worth it with nearly a full year apple warranty , all accessories and a phone in pristine condition with a full unused battery , rather then buying a used out of warranty “good condition “i phone 7 for £20- £40 less. As it’s for my sons Xmas present I’m very happy with the purchase and the price
eBay usually let you return items your not happy with
Mine has arrived absolutely pristine too, but unfortunately have to return, as an iPhone I bought from eBay before seeing this deal wont let me return :(
Mine arrived, sealed box (2 see through stickers on box like pics above) but not shrink wrapped - however I think these are reboxed as the power cord was not tied up as I'd expect. In General settings my phone has Vodafone listed as network provider without a sim inserted..I would assume that to be blank? Phone is in pristine condition, not a mark, but no plastic peel off screen protector that I thought was standard on new phones, mine was in a plastic bag, which is how my refurbished Pixel 3a came in. I'm pleased, it looks totally perfect but I do feel these are reboxed phones so could that mean refurbished or surpluse stock (from Vodafone?) Edit: since trying out an EE sim then removing it, the phone shows EE as the network provider even without sim card... so a Vodafone SIM had been previously in the phone, maybe for testing, so that's a little curious. Apple warranty until 21st Sept 2021
Posted 29th Sep 2020Posted 29th Sep 2020
Grade A1 Apple iPhone 7 Rose Gold 4.7" 32GB 4G Unlocked & SIM Free £179.97 + £4.99 shipping at Appliances Direct£184.96Appliances Direct Deals
I have been looking for one of these for a while and this popped up last night. I was reassured via chat that these are new with all accessories but reboxed for one reason or anot… Read more
I just got one for £165 from cheapest electrical with a discount code . It is the same grade so hope it ok once I receive it tomorrow
Saw a 2nd hand one of these with 86% battery health go for more today. Oh well.
Hi @Diddykong_charles . Above phone has now been delivered. Must have been a return as the Apple Warranty is only 14 days old from first Apple registration. Assuming it works of course as yet to turn it on :D . Keep a look out for any open / unused ones. Picked up an SE 2020 for just over £300 last month. Although there was no pretective film both phones look unused . Both were also supplied with unused accessories as well. By the way didn't vote either way on your posting (y) .
They were cheaper in this condition only yesterday on eBay at Cheapest Electrical using 20% code (which has now expired). Similar code is sure to come up again in the next few weeks, if you are not in a hurry (y) . Provided with 12 months warranty.
Posted 15th Sep 2020Posted 15th Sep 2020
Doin it for the Gram Letter Board iPhone 7 & 8 Phone Case Assortment £1 free click and collect at Argos£1£475% offArgos Deals
Case material acrylic. Compatible with Apple iPhone 7 and 8. Weight 29g. Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee.
Bought one of these for the Mrs, just got it today and it seems a bargain for the price paid. Screen is perfect, only a few minor chips on the rear/side, battery health is 100%.
“nobody seems to be reporting them…” Lol go report them to the ASA if you and EVERYONE else you speak for thinks they are in breach of regulations instead of going back and forth with a stranger on the Internet.
From O2's site:- <Quote> All of our refurbished phones have passed our five point check, where we look at: The battery to make sure it charges.The buttons, security features and cameras.The sound and microphone for clear audio.The screen. Typing, rotation and pinch to zoom.The wifi and other connectivity features.And then we securely wipe all the data, so you get a clean slate. <End Quote> So, according to their own description, I would not class their phones as 'Refurbished', and in my opinion, they are misleading their customers, just the same as I think Music Magpie are. They are 'not being pulled up for it' because nobody seems to be reporting them to the Advertising Standards Authority, or the Government, under The Consumer Rights Act 2015, but just because nobody seems to be reporting the matter does not mean it is fine do do it, it just means that nobody has tested the use of Refurbished as a description of a product under the UK legislation.
Do you think the refurbished phones that O2 sell here have their battery, screen and casing replaced before being sold? If neither O2 or MM have not being pulled up for it then it seems to be fine to do by UK legislation but what do we know vs large organisations like O2 ￼(y)
Refreshed 18th Aug 2020Refreshed 18th Aug 2020Posted 18th Aug 2020Posted 18th Aug 2020
iPhone 7 with 100GB Data for £20/month (£19 upfront) - £499 total on Three via uswitch£499Uswitch Deals
I'd say an even better deal than the unlimited data deal sent out by HotUKDeals earlier today - pretty much getting a phone for £4 more as 100gb Data is pretty much unlimited by mo… Read more
are these phones locked or unlocked i think its a great deal, why so cold?
Weird one this, and a shame it got so cold.
Is everyone missing something here @MrSwitch ? I’m tempted to go for this as my iPhone 8 is knackered. More data than I would know what to do with as well (:I
Decent deal if you buy then sell the phone - retails for around £190 new. If we minus the £16 unlim deal from the cost. 24 * 4 = 96 (+ £19) = £115 So could make around £75 if you sell for £190. Though if you sell on eBay, fees would mean you would end up making £43. Tbh idk if I can be bothered to do that, and sign up for another 2 years of Three.