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?
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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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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49 (one pack), $14.99 (two pack)

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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In 10 Years, You'll Regret Living Behind Your Phone Screen

Live in the present, not in your phone.

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This world is technologically savvy and there is nothing wrong with that.

The problem is that this world doesn't remember what it is like to disconnect and live in the present. Everywhere you go, people are constantly on their cellular devices doing who knows what. But at the end of the day, they are completely avoiding the present world around them.

We can all say we are guilty of hiding behind our phones. Whether it is walking from class to class and not feeling like talking to anyone so we pretend to be on our phones or if you get into an argument with a friend and you're too scared to talk to them in person that you just text them as if it will solve any of your issues.

These tactics phones have given us to hide is genius but is causing many social problems. People don't want to talk to anyone in person anymore, everything is through a phone. This is stopping us humans from having personal interactions and its not good.

Hiding behind your phones is a sign of weakness, you should be able to stand up for yourself or say hello to someone walking past you. In 10 years you are going to look back at your time spent in college, high school, life and you are going to regret living behind your screen.

This world is a beautiful place and we should want to live our life to the fullest and living in our phones won't get us there. Every day you should take time to yourself and disconnect from your device. At night time you should put your phone on the other side of the room, set an alarm, if need be, but put your phone on do not disturb. In the morning, try not to automatically check your social media accounts, I promise nothing that important happened overnight and if it did you would already know by now.

Grab a nice lunch or dinner and leave your phone in the car. Talk to the people at the table, bond with them. Life is way too short for you to just sit on your phone and gain nothing valuable out of it. You living through your phone is simply just you not making memories that could last a lifetime.

Disconnect, don't hide and live in the present. It's worth it, trust me.

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