The iPhone 7 Processor
As a system on a chip (SoP) has replaced “A 10 fusion” the A-9. His CPU has for the first time on the iPhone 7 four instead of two cores, with two central processing units first and foremost to save energy here: take with lesser demands on computing power complete the tasks of the processor, while the two main cores sleep set. Our run-time test “Wi-FI surfing” pretty much covers it: main consumers is the display luminous with 200 candelas constantly while refreshing a text page from our Web server consumes little computing power. The (lack of time of us 20 per cent high residual capacity) duration of 15.3 hours for both models have compared to the 6s (11,9 h) and plus (12,2 h) 6s dramatically improved. In contrast, the battery of the iPhone 7 at the 3D game lasted only slightly longer asphalt 8 5.4 hours than the 6 s (5.2 hours).
The processor performance has according to the Geekbench 4 on a core to a whopping 35 and 38 percent improved, the multi-core score 25 and 36 percent (6 s 7 / 6 s plus 7 plus). The app reported that iPhone 7, 2 GByte RAM for 7 plus but for the first time 3 GBytes, a CPU clock of 2.33 GHz for both. If the latter is true, it would be an enormous increase in the 1.8 GHz 6 s models.
The graphics chip
Both iPhones were always fluently and quickly. No matter which application, we never had the impression that CPU or GPU would have thwarted us. This was also with 6s or 6s plus already.
iPhone 7 with a lighter display
The maximum display brightness measured by us joined the 4.7 inch iPhones from 496 to 506 and 5.5-inch models by 473 to 508 candela per square meter. Thus shine slightly brighter screens. Compared to the 6s and 6s plus worked the colors compared warmer, especially white appeared however with a slight brown tint. This occurred in the past but often times test equipment from the first series and can look quite different when a model from a different lot. Apple wants to have increased the color space from sRGB to DCI-P3 what we but still not could measure in the short of time. Overall the (unfortunately reflective) displays had a brilliant and strong color as before.
Vibrating Home button
Apple abandons a mechanical button for the first time on the iPhone. This will increase the lifetime and better seals the iPhones: you should dust – and splash-proof according to protection type IP67 be. You can dive among them so at times. We wanted to try that for understandable reasons with our rental equipment.
The iPhone 7 home button is therefore not physically movable; You can not really push him. The stronger-looking vibrating engine replaced the click when you press by vibration: this effect enables the Taptic engine; Apple uses it now also for the tactile feedback of the home button – as well as for the display feedback of the Apple Watch. You can set the vibration intensity in three steps, what you already called upon when setting up the equipment. A click as such be felt at all three levels, the thickness is a matter of taste.