Apple iPhones, along with Samsung smartphones, are the most sought after mobile phones in South Africa today. While these phones also rate among the most expensive, they have been widely appreciated for their class, style, and overall functionality. With the brand new versions of these smartphones relatively expensive, many people opt for the London used version, a version is in, in most cases, very neat and relatively cheaper.
In this post, we will take a look at the prices of the London (UK) used version of one of the very popular iPhone models in South Africa today – iPhone 7. We will also brush through the phone’s core spec and review.
London (UK) used iPhone 7 Price in South Africa
Estimating the exact amount London used smartphones go for has been quite tricky in recent times. This is largely due to the obvious unease and limitation in the global market in terms of importation and exportation of general goods between countries. This has significantly affected the prices of imported smartphones and has also affected the availability, with phones like iPhone 7 no longer as readily available as one would expect.
Despite this, based on reports emerging from the smartphone market, London (UK) used iPhone 7 can be purchased for anything between ZAR$2,221 – ZAR$6,663 depending on the inbuilt memory of the phone. See below a more detailed breakdown of the current prices.
- iPhone 7 (32 GB) – ZAR$2,221 – ZAR$3,517
- iPhone 7 (128 GB) – ZAR$2,592 – ZAR$5,553
- iPhone 7 (256 GB) – ZAR$2,962 – ZAR$6,663
PRICES LAST UPDATED: MARCH 20, 2022.
Apple iPhone 7 Spec at a Glance
- Release date: September 2016
- Network Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
- Body Dimension: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
- Operating system: iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 13.5
- Display: 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution : 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
- RAM: 2GB RAM
- SIM: Nano-SIM, Electronic (eSIM)
- Internal memory: 38GB/ 128GB/ 256GB
- Processor: Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
- Main Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/3″, PDAF, OIS
- Front Camera – 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)
- Other interesting features: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Apple iPhone 7 Review
Apple iPhone 7 ranks among the very best in its class. While it is some miles off more recent Apple smartphones like the iPhone X series, it remains one of the go-to phones in the mid-range industry and serves as a reasonable alternative to bigger phones. The sleekness of the phone, the smile design, and the functionality still speaks of its class. In this section, we will take a look at the core specs of the phone.
There is not much to talk about here; if you are familiar with the designs of the three previous models before this phone, you wouldn’t be particularly strange to what iPhone 7 feels like. There are two main changes though – the first is the water-proof property, which means you wouldn’t be overly bothered if your iPhone 7 drops inside a bowl of water or a swimming pool for a short period. This means you should also be able to take underwater selfies. The second is the eradication of the headphone jack, which leaves you with the option of using AirPods or wireless earphones when you connect your phone as the earphone port is the same as the charging port. The phone remains as sleek as you’d love though.
Apple iPhone 7 boasts of a 4.7-inch display, which seems to be the same as the iPhone 6S. Apple, however, stated that the screen is about 25 percent brighter than the previous model. The 4.7-inch display is complemented with a resolution of 1344 by 750 display, which means if you compare the phone with the likes of Samsung S7 Edge, you will notice an obvious lack of sharpness, although you wouldn’t notice this in day to day use.
The phone also features a 3D touch, which is the same as the one in iPhone 6S. This allows the headset to sense the amount of pressure the finger exerts on the screen. On average, the iPhone 7 is a welcome upgrade to iPhone 6S, and the better brightness and overall display prove this.
Apple rates among the very best smartphone brands when it comes to camera quality and you shouldn’t expect anything less here. The iPhone 7 serves as an upgrade in this department when compared to previous models. While the phone features the same 12 MP as the previous models, Apple arms the phone with a whole new sensor, which ensures that capturing is faster and does not consume as much energy as previous models while even bettering the overall output.
There is also an improvement in the aperture, with the phone donning a larger aperture (about f/1.8) which gives space for more light when capturing.
The iPhone 7 features the A10 Fusion chip, which was, as at then, the biggest chip Apple had ever put in a phone. The processor is quad-core, with two cores utilized for the high-powered stuff and the other two for the tasks that would not require full power. The phone also features 2 GB RAM and varies in internal memory between 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
There is also a significant improvement in this department, with the iPhone 7 boasting about 14 hours of internet use and about 12 hours when on 4G.