8 Things the iPhone 7 Can't Do That Other Phones Can

Apple released its latest iPhone — the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — in September, and we gave a rundown of all its newest features, such as a new A10 Fusion chip, a longer battery life, and storage of up to 256GB.

But it doesn't have wireless charging and a whole bunch of other useful features many other smartphones have — here are seven more things it's missing (and no, we haven't included the missing headphone jack).

Charge wirelessly
Samsung, Google, LG, Motorola, Microsoft, and even Blackberry make devices with built-in wireless charging support — as listed on Chargespot. Though not confirmed, it could be standard on the iPhone 8 — Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to be testing wireless charging modules designed for the planned 2017 release of a smartphone.

Charge quickly
The new Google Pixel phones come with fast charging.
Fast charging is achieved using a charger with a higher power output than common USB-chargers, as explained on Quora. Google's new Pixel phones have up to seven hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging. Many of Samsung's devices also are compatible with fast charging technology.

Chinese brand Oppo's F1 Plus reaches a 75% charge in 30 minutes while the OnePlus 3 reaches 60% in just under 30 minutes. Oppo and OnePlus use a technique "which keeps the temperatures down and the voltage flowing, resulting in a more efficient charging process" — as explained by Digital Trends.

Show you a display, always
You can customise Samsung's always-on-display.
Samsung's always-on display feature on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge allows you to check the time, date, and notifications without having to wake the phone up. It even offers customization options. Motorola's "Moto Display" is on by default when you receive your phone — the feature fades a simple notification in and out to subtly get your attention.

Take two SIM cards
With a dual-SIM slot — as the name suggests — you can use two SIMs in one phone. So, for example, you could have you work number and personal number in one phone without having to switch. Or, if you spend time between two countries, you wouldn't have to mess around switching SIMs. TechAdvisor has put together a list of the 20 best dual-SIM phones in the UK for 2016 — it includes the new Samsung Galaxy A7.

Be customized
Apple locks the software interface on its iOS operating system leaving little room for customization. Macworld says "Android is far more accommodating when it comes to changing the look of the interface, installing widgets in the middle of the home screen, change default apps, delete things you don't like and so on." You can also add custom "skins" on top of the core operating system, as Tom's Guide reports, with Samsung and LG Android phones.

Expand its memory
Even though the iPhone 7 comes with up to 256GB of storage capacity — the highest ever storage capacity of an iPhone — the argument for external SD card support remains. They are typically much cheaper than the premium you have to pay for a higher storage phone — likely the reason why Apple doesn't include it — and there are always users who need more.

Default to a third-party browser
You still can't get away from Safari on an iPhone. Even if you regularly use a third party browser — such as Chrome — iOS 10 will still re-direct you to Safari when you click on a web link from any app. The same is true for third-party apps that handle email, calendar, web browsing, and all those other standard functions.

3D mapping
In June of this year, Lenovo launched the Phab2 Pro — a 6.4-inch smartphone that was the first commercial device to integrate Google's Project Tango 3D-mapping technology. The phone arrived in US stores this week. Tango allows a device to map the environment around you and then track objects and insert 3D effects in it. Basically, it lets you create a sort of augmented reality space through the phone in real-time.
Source: Businessinsider