What has the iPhone 7 Plus got to offer?
The iPhone 7 Plus’s key features are:
5.5-inch Retina HD screen
Water and dust-resistant
12-megapixel dual camera
32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options
Latest iOS 10 operating system
Better battery life and faster charging
All-new pressure sensitive home button
The iPhone 7 Plus features dual cameras: the same wide-angle 12-megapixel as the standard iPhone 7 and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that’s designed to get you closer to your subjects.
This pairing means you can sharper close-up photos by zooming in by up 10X with digital zoom and zoom in by up to X6 for videos. And it allows you to experiment with depth of field, so you can bring the subject of your photo in sharper focus and blur background.
Around the front there’s a seven-megapixel camera for FaceTime HD video calls and selfies.
In a first for the iPhone, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water-resistant and can be submerged in up to 1m of water for to half an hour without being damaged. They’re also completely dust-proof.
Touted as the best iPhone display so far, the iPhone 7 Plus’s Retina HD 5.5-inch screen features 1920x1080 resolution and delivers notably bright, more true-to-life colours.
The four-core A10 Fusion processor that powers the iPhone 7 Plus is twice as fast as the iPhone 6s’s processor. And is optimised so it draws one-fifth as much power to improve the phone’s battery life.
Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus has a longer-life battery that promises up to an hour more use than the iPhone 6s Plus. According to Apple, it’s the longest battery life ever in an iPhone.
The cheapest entry-level iPhone 7 Plus has 32GB of storage. That’s double the iPhone 6s at the equivalent price. For heavy users, 128GB and 256GB storage models are available.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first iPhones to feature stereo speakers. The upshot is sound that’s fuller than the iPhone 6 and twice as loud.
Lightning Connector for headphones
In what may spell the end of traditional headphones, the iPhone 7 Plus dispenses with a traditional headphone slot.
Instead you plug the special Apple headphones provided into the Lightning Connector that was previously reserved for charging and data transfers.
Alternatively, an adaptor is included in the box if you prefer to use your own headphones.
New home button
The iPhone 7 Plus’ home button now features ‘taptic feedback’. That means that it vibrates to let you know it’s registered when you press it and whenever you receive a text message, email or call.
The iOS 10 version of Apple’s software comes pre-installed on the iPhone 7 Plus and brings with it improved voice commands and a new version of Apple Music.
All our favourite iPhone 7 deals are highlighted in the comparison table above.
Often these deals come with generous data allowances, network-specific sweeteners or a limited-time voucher to help you get good value for money.
How much does the iPhone 7 cost SIM-free?
Currently, the iPhone 7 Plus is on sale SIM-free from £669.
Once you've got your iPhone 7 Plus handset, all you need to do is find a SIM-only deal to cover your usage.
Check out our comparison page, where we've picked out our best value SIM-only deals.
How much are iPhone 7 Plus deals on monthly contracts?
Now that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are out, the iPhone 7 Plus is definitely less expensive than it was.
In fact, at the time of writing, you can get an iPhone 7 Plus for around £40 a month with no upfront costs. For this, you'll also get monthly allowances of calls, texts and data thrown in.