5 Reasons There’s No Better Time to Get an Apple iPhone 7

With both the Apple iPhone 8 and the iPhone X hitting the market within the past year, it seems a bit silly to think about downgrading to the iPhone 7. However, there are plenty of good reasons to consider investing in this solid piece of technology. If you’re in the market for a new phone, skip the latest iPhone generations and try out the proven excellence of the iPhone 7.

Lower Price Point

Let’s be real — the biggest advantage of choosing the iPhone 7 over the newer iterations is cost savings. Currently, the iPhone 8 starts at $699, but prices rise skyward if you choose the iPhone 8 Plus or opt for more storage. The iPhone X is even more of a budget cruncher, with a starting price of $999.

Meanwhile, you can score a new iPhone 7 for only $549 — nearly a 50 percent savings when compared with the iPhone X. Even if you upgrade to the iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll only pay $669, which is cheaper than a regular iPhone 8.

You can save even more when you pair the iPhone 7 with T-Mobile’s reliable network. T-Mobile offers convenient finance plans so you don’t have to pay everything at once, making it far easier to afford than shelling out all the money at once. Plus, with access to America’s fastest growing 4G LTE network, you’ll get far more use out of your data plan than with other providers.

Better Durability

Both the iPhone 8 and the X come with glass backs to allow for wireless charging. While this has a beautiful and elegant appearance, it’s entirely as fragile as it sounds. In drop tests performed by experts, the iPhone X was dropped from a height of 6 feet onto a concrete surface. Unsurprisingly, the glass black shattered and splintered. Another test put the X into a wooden rotating box for a full minute, causing similar results. One test even found just dropping the phone from 3 feet could cause the back to shatter.

With the aluminum construction of the iPhone 7, it will fare much better in a drop. The only damage is likely to be small scuffs or dings, which won’t require a complete back replacement like on the iPhone 8 or X.

Proven Performance

For a good while, the iPhone 7 was ranked as one of the fastest smartphones in the world. However, the iPhone X and iPhone 8 shattered existing performance records with the new Apple A11 Bionic chipset featuring a six core GPU and CPU, M11 motion coprocessor, and between 2 to 3 GB of RAM. Apple estimates that the A11 chips are 25 percent faster than the old chips, while graphics are 30 percent faster.

These increases in speed are great, but do you really need them? You’re already getting speed that’s better than anything else on the market with the iPhone 7. Paying more for even better performance seems a bit like overkill.

Similar Cameras

One of the huge selling points of the iPhone 7 was its innovative camera. Upgrade to the iPhone 7 Plus, and you’d even get dual wide-angle and telephoto lenses. In fact, these features were so ahead of their time that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X didn’t do much to improve on them. The cameras in all three phones are nearly identical. All feature 12 MP cameras with optical and digital zoom, Live Photo technology, and Quad-LED True Tone flash.

More Color Selection

Color doesn’t matter to everyone, but if it’s a concern for you, you’ll have to pick the iPhone 7. Right now, the iPhone 8 comes in a mere three colors: gray, gold, and silver. The color selection on the iPhone X is even worse, with just black and white to choose from.

The iPhone 7 satisfies your desire for more choices, with up to five different options available. Choose between rose gold, silver, jet black, gold, and matte black.

Obviously, it’s up to you to ultimately decide which phone works best for your needs. However, there are plenty of benefits to choosing the older iPhone 7.