What has the iPhone 7 got to offer?
The iPhone 7’s key features are:
4.7-inch Retina HD screen
Water and dust-resistant
Improved camera with optical image stabilisation
32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options
Compatible with the latest iOS 11 operating system
Better battery life and faster charging
New pressure-sensitive home button
Better, brighter screen
The iPhone 7 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD screen with 1334x750 resolution. According to Apple, it’s the brightest ever in an iPhone and is 25% brighter than the iPhone 6s.
The iPhone 7 is powered by the A10 Fusion processor that it claims is twice as fast as the iPhone 6. The four-core processor does the iPhone 7’s heavy lifting and maximises its battery life.
Longer battery life
With the help of the A10 Fusion processor, the iPhone 7’s battery offers up to two more hours of battery life than the iPhone 6s on a full charge.
Extra storage space
Choose the entry-level, cheapest version of the iPhone 7 and you’ll get 32GB of storage. That’s double the storage capacity of the entry-level iPhone 6s. If you need more storage, 128GB and 256GB options are available.
The iPhone 7 is IP67-certified. That means you can submerge it in up to 1m of water for up 30 minutes and it won’t let in any moisture. It’s also completely dust-proof.
12-megapixel and seven-megapixel cameras
For better results in low-light conditions, the iPhone 7 is fitted with four LED flash lights and features a larger aperture that lets in more light. It’s also got optical image stabilisation technology for minimising camera-shake.
Around the front, there’s a seven-megapixel camera for selfies and for making FaceTime HD video calls.
The handset comes in a choice of jet black, black, gold, silver and rose gold.
Lightning connector for headphones
Instead of connecting through a traditional 3.5mm headphone slot, you plug in your iPhone 7 headphones in the Lighting Connector that’s normally reserved for charging and transferring data.
Official Apple headphones that connect in this way are supplied free of charge in the box. An adaptor is also included in the box so you can still plug in your existing headphones .
New home button
The rethought home button is pressure-sensitive and vibrates to alert users that their press has registered and to notify them of texts, tweets and calls.
Compatible with iOS 11 software
The iPhone 7 can be upgraded to latest the iOS 11 version of Apple’s operating system, which offers features such as improved voice commands and a new-look App Store.
Considering the iPhone 7 Plus instead? Compare offers here: iPhone 7 Plus deals
Shopping around for our best iPhone 7 deals
We've marked the iPhone 7 deals that we consider to be the best by highlighting them in the comparison table above.
When choosing our best deals, we look for offers that will give you good value for money. So we look at things like data allowances, network-specific sweeteners and limited-time vouchers to help you get a great deal that's right for you.
How much does the iPhone 7 cost SIM-free?
At the moment, you can buy the iPhone 7 SIM-free from £549.
Once you've bought your iPhone 7 handset, you'll need to get a SIM-only deal to cover your monthly usage.
Simply go to our comparison page to find a huge range of our best value SIM-only deals right now.
How much are iPhone 7 deals on monthly contracts?
Since the iPhone 8 came out, the iPhone 7 has definitely come down a bit in price.
In fact, at the time of writing, you can get an iPhone 7 for around £30 a month with nothing to pay upfront. This also includes monthly allowances of calls, texts and data.