When it comes to prices of iPhones, we all know they depreciate overtime and iPhone 7 price in Nigeria is not an exception. The phone made waves when it was first released in 2016 and became Apple’s flagship device coupled with its bigger version, the iPhone 7 plus.
Eventually, the company stopped selling it in September 2019, when it launched the iPhone 11 versions. But you’d, of course, still find it in the marketplace –both brand new and the fairly used.
It’s launch price was $649 for 32GB, $749 for 128GB and $849 for 256GB, which is an equivalent of ₦197,000 plus, ₦227,000 plus and ₦258,000 plus respectively. But today, you’d find it at a much cheaper price in Nigeria and across the globe.
Unlike iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7 has several upgraded features. These include a more protruding and optimised rear camera and an upgraded front camera. It also has a faster processor, came with a new static home button, extended battery life and also the dust and water resistance feature.
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X
It is an obvious fact that the iPhone 7 looks a lot like its predecessor, the iPhone 6S, especially the front view. They have exact dimensions but iPhone 7 is slightly lighter in terms of weight which makes it slick to handle. The camera of the iPhone 7 is more protruding and larger.
Apple also removed the 3.5 mm headphone jack from this phone and replaced it with another set of speaker holes.
Unlike the previous iPhones, the company didn’t produce a space grey colour option for the iPhone 7 but introduced two new black options instead. The Just black and the Jet Black.
The Jet Black has a glass-like grip which makes it appear like it doesn’t need a pouch. However, it picks up fingerprints easily and is actually prone to scratch, unless protected by a phone case. It Jet black is glossy while Just black is a general matte black colour.
Aside from the two black options, the phone also comes in gold, rose gold, silver and a limited time red colour.
The iPhone 7 also has an improved static home button which gives a taptic feedback. It uses a capacitive mechanism for input instead of a real push-button on previous versions. In other words, your skin has to be in direct contact to use the button. You then get button-like feedback which is caused by the Taptic engine vibrator.
Finally, the iPhone 7 is Apple’s first water-resistant phone. Hence, you have fewer worries when it is dropped in water. The phone’s warranty does not, however, cover any water damage. The phone is also the company’s first phone with a pair of stereo speakers and a quad-core processor.
iPhone 7 Display
The IPS touch display of this phone is 4.7 inches with a 1334 x 750 pixels’ resolution and 3D touch.
From the above, it is obvious that, in terms of size and resolution, the phone is the same with its predecessor but its display hides a better panel.
iPhone 7’s retina display is 25 per cent brighter and it complies to a wider colour spectrum which is an upgrade of the previous model. Only a few individuals will, however, notice the change.
The Rear and Front Cameras
Just like iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7 back camera has a 12 MP sensor but this 12 MP sensor on the phone is an entirely different sensor. It is quicker and has a more powerful energy. Other features of the back camera include image stabilisation, facial recognition, time-lapse with stabilisation, 4K resolution video recording, slow-motion video and so on.
The front camera was upgraded to 7 MP and its features include automatic image stabilisation, Retina Flash, facial detection, f/2.2 aperture burst mode, auto-HDR and 1080p full High Definition video recording.
Overall, the rear and front camera of the iPhone 7 is better than the cameras of the previous models.
A non-removable Li-ion 1960mAh battery was incorporated into this phone, which is 15 per cent more robust than the iPhone 6S’s battery. In addition to the battery, a new energy-efficient Apple A10 Fusion chip and a modified iOS 10 was added.
On a single charge, the battery can last for about 14 hours of web browsing or 3G phone call, while you can still watch 9 hours’ videos.
The phone supports LTE, TD-LTE and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz).
The phone supports Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and the connection speed can up to 866 Megabyte per second.
Additionally, the iPhone 7 features Bluetooth 4.2.
NFC, GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and Galileo.
The iOS 10 was improved on the iPhone 7. It supports all the features on the other ones, which include Siri, App Store, FaceTime and so on.
The phone has a strong processor. The A10 Fusion chip is 40 per cent faster than the A9 chip in the iPhone 6S and two times faster than the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6. It also features a hexa-core graphics processor and a quad-core processor with 64-bit architecture.
Other Specs and Features of iPhone 7
- Apple Pay
- M3 and T4 hearing aid compatibility
- Single Nano SIM
- USB 2.0 Port
- Video Editor
- Image Editor
- Video Streaming
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Independently Sold Headphone Jack adapter
iPhone 7 Current Price in Nigeria
The iPhone 7 is still very much available in the Nigerian market. And its price has changed today from its initial price the year it was launched.
The price of a new iPhone 7 on Jumia, Nigeria is between ₦109,900 – ₦155,000.
In SLOT, you can purchase it at ₦170,000 – ₦260,000.
The price of a new iPhone 7 on Konga is between ₦100,000 – ₦155,000.
The UK used (or fairly used) price of iPhone 7 in Nigeria is ₦90,000 – ₦120,000 –depending on your location in Nigeria.
After over 3 years, although the price of the iPhone 7 has reduced, it is still quite costlier than most of its competitors’ new phone in the Nigerian market. iPhones, generally, especially the newly released models are a phone of class here.