An Android User's Review Of The iPhone 7 Plus After A Few Months Of Use

An Android User's Review Of The iPhone 7 Plus After A Few Months Of Use

Who would have known that the iPhone would be this amazing to an Android user?

I've always been more of an Android guy, but iPhones has been extremely prevalent where I live. People around me have always been crazy about them, and because I've never understood why, I decided to give one a try and went to Best Buy and bought the 256GB Matte Black iPhone 7 Plus. I was awestruck by the unboxing experience. Everything seemed perfect: the phone, earphones and more! It all fit together flawlessly into the box. The phone fit perfectly in my hand, the matte black was a beautiful color and the build quality was exceptional.

My first impression of this phone was nothing but amazement.

I spent the first few days becoming acquainted with iOS and Apple's last creative and successful phone. I have to admit: iOS is much smoother than Android, and I had never had any hiccups while using an iPhone. Having a dual camera is nice, and the pictures taken on an iPhone are much more natural and far less saturated compared to pictures on a Samsung phone, which uses AMOLED technology. One of the features that the iPhone had but an Android didn't was iMessages. This new user interface for texting was amazing, I could easily talk to other people with an iPhone, and I loved how it automatically synced with my Mac. The seamless flow between my Mac and iPhone calendar, notes, documents and music was superb! Force touch was also nice to have in place of a physical button, but it didn't make much of a difference to me.

Although there were so many amazing features that came with my iPhone, not every part of the new experience was perfect.

When I first bought the phone, it was running on iOS 10, but after a few weeks, I upgraded to iOS 11. Everything that ran smoothly instantly ceased. I would try to remove apps, but their ghost icons would remain on my home screen, iMessages would freeze, the upper notification bar would disappear, the list goes on. The camera was excellent, but portrait mode wasn't as impressive as advertised since it sacrificed resolution quality for an effect which could be done in normal camera mode. My biggest disappointment was the battery life. Apple advertised that it would last 21 hours, but my phone barely lasted a whole working day, which was around 12 hours.

Overall, iPhone 7 Plus is an amazing phone with great features, but ultimately, I would rate it 7/10. The new force touch button, dual camera, big screen, waterproofing and processing power are great, but Apple could improve the terrible battery life which barely gets me through a day.

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25 Responses To Your Friend Who Doesn't Text Back

Omg thanks for responding so quickly...oh, wait.

We all have that friend. That friend we love to death, but if we are sure of anything in this world, it’s that they will not respond to your text because they suck at texting. That moment when you see “Read 1:04 p.m.” and you’re like “and???? Helloooooooo!”

These are 25 responses for that dear friend.

1. Lol thanks for tagging me in that FB post, now text me tf back.

2. OMG, wait you met Chris Hemsworth and he’s professing his love to you??!! No? Okay, then you can def text me back.

3. Hey I’m coming to help you since you obviously broke your thumbs and can’t respond.

4. Lolol thanks for responding. I’ll just continue the conversation with myself. That’s cool.

5. Good chat.

6. Yeah I wouldn’t know how to respond either, pizza topping selection is a thought-provoking process. Take your time. Meditate on it.

7. The classic: ^^^^^^^^^

8. I hope you’re writing me the 8th Harry Potter novel.

9. That was a yes or no question. This isn’t difficult. You wouldn’t do well with ‘Sophie’s Choice.’

10. Omg, did you pass out from the excitement of getting a text from me? Totally understandable. Text me when you regain consciousness, love.

11. Omg what a witty and clever response. Nothing. So philosophical.

12. The only excuse I’ll accept is if you’re eating guac and don’t want to get it on your phone. Because avocados are life.

13. I love it when you do that adorable thing when you don’t text me back for hours. So cute.

14. Okay I’ll answer for you. Yes, you’re going out tonight. Glad we had this convo.

15. In the time it has taken you to respond, dinosaurs could have retaken the earth.


17. The dramatic but also very valid response: That’s what happens when you don’t respond for 30 minutes. People die.

18. I apologize for asking if you were coming to watch Bachelor, clearly the decision has caused you serious reflection on your priorities. I’m sorry to have caused you this existential crisis.

19. Sorry I annoyed you with my friendship. But like plz respond…

20. Your response time is longer than Ross and Rachel’s entire relationship. 10 seasons. You couldn’t text me back for 10 seasons?!!

21. Wait. You’re responding too fast. I can’t keep up. Hang on. Don’t respond so quickly. Jeez.

22. A subtle but perfectly placed gif. What will you go with? The classic eye roll perhaps or maybe a “you suck.”

23. Did you fall off a cliff? Wait, you don’t exercise. Pause your Netflix and respond b*tch.

24. Omg I WON THE LOTTERY. *responds* Lol now you respond…

25. And my personal favorite and go to, Did you text me and then decide to THROW YOUR PHONE ACROSS THE OCEAN?! Lol swim fast, I need an answer.

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17 Apps That Will Make Your Life 100x Easier

Life made easy, all with the tap of your finger.


Our generation is always on their phones, texting, tweeting, snapping. So why not have some other apps that actually do some good in our life.

1. Sleep Cycle

Apple Store & Google Play: Free (In-app purchases for Premium)

I have been using sleep cycle for what seems like forever (at least since high school and I'm in my last year of college). It has made my sleep SOOOOO much better. It wakes you up when you are most awake, so you can say good-bye to those awful Monday mornings.

2. Waze

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

Waze will literally save you a speeding ticket, and let you avoid a traffic jam. Everything is added by actual drivers and will always get you to your destination the fastest way possible.

3. Forest

Apple Store & Google Play: Free (In-app purchases)

It is a perfect app to make you put down your phone when you are trying to study but want to help save the planet as well. As you earn coins by not touching your phone, you can eventually plant a tree in real life!

4. Snapseed

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

I swear by this photo editor for your phone. It can make you picture look amazing! And it is free, what could be better than that.

5. Shopkick

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

Who new you can walk into a store and earn real money? By simply scanning items in the store I'm in, it has helped me pay for my groceries several times.

6. GroupMe

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

I do not think you would be able to survive any college without GroupMe. How else are you suppose to ask your classmates what the answer is to a homework question five minutes before you have to submit your assignment?

7. Duolingo

Apple Store & Google Play: Free (In-app purchases)

Learn any language on the go! It is a perfect app to learn a new language or freshen up skills you already have.

8. Productive- Habit Tracker

Apple Store: Free (In-app purchases for Premium)

Just like how addicting it is to keep your Snapchat streaks going, you are going to want to keep these healthy habits going.

9. Life Cycle

Apple Store: Free (In-app purchases for Premium)

I'll be honest, it is a little weird at first with it tracking your life, but it has made me realize how to better mange my time to get what I need done.

10. Photomath

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

I wish I had this in my math class! Just being able to point at a problem and it solves it for you is magical in itself.

11. Khan Academy

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

If we are going to constantly be on our phones all the time, we might as well actually learn some! Khan Academy's app is what helped me make it through my Organic Chemistry class!

12. Pizza Apps

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

This one is actually dangerous. But oh so delicious! It can save my favorite order and all I do is click one button.

13. Flo

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

Girls, I'm not going to beat around anything, this is the best period tracker I have ever found. After logging for a few months, it gets scary accurate. Never be caught red-handed again.

14. Plant Nanny

Apple Store & Google Play: Free (In-app purchases)

For some remembering to drink water can be difficult. I found this app and it is so cute! Every time you drink water, log it in this app and watch your cute litter plant grow (I named my plant Clifford).

15. Games that make you think

Apple Store & Google Play: Free (In-App Purchases)

I love playing games, who doesn't? It always helps to have some word games or games that actually make you think to ensure your mind stays strong. How many words can you make?

16. Wunderlist

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

Forget about writing down your grocery list on paper. Wonderlist has made shopping easy (and keeping tasks up-to date) and you can share your list with your roommates! My mom even uses this to track movies she wants to watch.

17. Your bank's app

Apple Store & Google Play: Free

Having your banks app on your phone can make tracking your spending much easier! Can you afford that one-click Dominos order? Or should you grab that bag of Ramen out of the pantry?

All it takes is a simple click and you can make your life easier than it was five minutes ago.

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