Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation review – can you do group FaceTime?

Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation review

Who is this good for – Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation? The iPod touch is perfect for children under 12 who do not need a phone service, but like a portable device for app availability. Also perfect for saving some podcasts for a flight if you don’t want to pay for in flight WiFi. Love the speed and features.  Explore more in Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation review.

Consumer Reviews is supported by its audience. This website contains Paid Links. As an affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchase. Find more

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Great for gaming
  • Suitable for children
  • Still a decent music player
  • Slips easily into your pocket
  • Inexpensive way to access Apple’s iOS capabilities

Cons

  • No Touch ID
  • No cellular connectivity
  • Tiny screen and big bezels
  • Apps feel rather cramped

Specs – Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation

  • 32 GB Capacity
  • 4-Inch Diagonal
  • Multi-Touch Retina Display Navigation
  • iOS 12
  • Siri
  • iMessage
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Fingerprint-Resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Itunes Radio
  • Apps And Games
  • Email And Internet
  • 8MP Camera
  • FaceTime HD Camera
  • Up To 40 Hours Audio Playback
  • Up To 8 Hours Video Playback
  • Gold Finish

Price

At the bottom of the scale is the 32GB model, which costs $199 / £199 / AU$299 / AED 849, with the price rising to $299 / £299 / AU$499 / AED 1,269 for the 128GB model.

The most expensive option is the  $399 / £399 / AU$599 / AED 1,689 256GB model, which is the version we tested for this review.

Compare Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation

MVHT2LL/AYour Price:$199.00MVJD2LL/AYour Price:$399.00MVJ52LL/AYour Price:$299.00
BrandAppleAppleApple
AvailabilityBack-OrderedIn StockIn Stock
ColorGoldSilverSilver
Built-in SpeakerYesYesYes
iPod TypeTouchTouchTouch
iPod Generation7th7th7th
Audio Playback Time40 Hours40 Hours40 Hours
Average Battery Life40 Hours40 Hours40 Hours
Recharge TimeNo4 hours
Power SourceBuilt-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, USB4 hoursBuilt-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, USB
Display Resolution1136×6401136×6401136×640
Display Size (inches)444
Display TypeMulti-Touch IPS TechnologyMulti-touch DisplayMulti-touch Display
TouchscreenYesYesYes
Storage Capacity32GB256GB128GB
Storage TypeUSB Flash DriveUSB Flash DriveUSB Flash Drive
Song Capacity32GB256GB128GB
Video PlaybackYesYesYes
Video Capacity32GB256GB128GB
Video Resolution1080p1136×6401136×640
Video Playback Time8 Hours8 Hours8 Hours
Supported Video FormatsHEVC and H.264HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEGHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
Photo PlaybackYesBuilt-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, USBYes
Photo Capacity32GB256GB128GB
Supported Image FormatsHEIF and JPEGHEIF and JPEGHEIF and JPEG
TunerNoNoNo
AM PresetsNoNo
FM PresetsNoNo
Headphone OutputLightning Connector3.5-mm Stereo Headphone Jack3.5-mm Stereo Headphone Jack
Headphone TypeApple EarPodsApple EarPodsApple EarPods
Built-in ClockYesYesYes
TimerYesYesYes
Voice RecordingYesYesYes
Wireless TechnologyBluetooth 4.0, WiFiBluetooth 4.1, WiFiBluetooth 4.1, WiFi
Frequency Response20 – 20,000 Hz20 – 20,000 Hz
Supported SoftwareiTunes 12.8.2 or later on Mac and iTunes 12.9.5 or later on PC9iTunes 12.8.2 or later on Mac and iTunes 12.9.5 or later on PCiTunes 12.8.2 or later on Mac and iTunes 12.9.5 or later on PC
Compatible O/SMac: OS X 10.11.4 or later, PC: Windows 7 or laterMac:OS X 10.11.4 or later; PC:Windows 7 or laterMac:OS X 10.11.4 or later; PC:Windows 7 or later
In the BoxApple EarPods, Lightning to USB CableEarPods, Lightning to USB CableEarPods, Lightning to USB Cable
Height (in)4.864.864.86
Width (in)2.312.312.31
Depth (in)0.240.240.24

Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation review

Design

The roughly 4.86-inch-long device, with a 4-inch display, fits nicely in my hands. You still have the classic white bezels surrounding a 4-inch LCD with an 1136 x 640 resolution. Above the screen, filling in some of the space, is a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Control

Below, you’ll find a classic home button. The top of the device is where the power or sleep button lies, while the volume rocker is on the left side. The bottom packs a downward-firing speaker, a Lightning connector and – drum roll please – a headphone jack!

Chip

The biggest and indeed only real upgrade over the 6th-gen iPod Touch is the introduction of the A10 Fusion processor (first seen in the iPhonev 7). It’s still capable of running apps very quickly indeed – we didn’t notice any slowdown or lag when using apps or playing games, and it even means you can do some cool augmented reality tricks with the device’s camera.

Storage

Storage is a pretty simple aspect of the iPod Touch. The base level offers 32GB of storage, but you can opt for 128GB or 256GB, meaning you’ll have a ton of space for music if you’re willing to spend more. If you want to use the device as a photo storage option, or you’re planning on downloading lots of movies or apps, you’ll find that capacity will fill up quickly. It’s nice to see so much storage in such a slim package, though.

Camera

 Apple kept a single-lens 8-megapixel camera on the back, and you’ll notice a black plastic cutout on the rear side. That’s there to let connections pass in and out like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. After all, the core design of this is aluminum, and since the iPod Touch has no cellular option, Apple opted for this small piece of plastic rather than cut-in antenna bands.

Group FaceTime

The Group FaceTime change is a big one, as iPod Touch owners can now use video. It performs well. I tried it with about seven other people in a call and I didn’t experience any noticeable performance issues on my end. You can add fun stickers and draw a bit over your Face, but since there is no Face ID unit on the iPod Touch, you won’t have Animoji or Memoji figures.

Music and upgrade – Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation

The 7th Gen iPod Touch was to unlock more features of iOS 12. It’s powered by the Apple-made A10 Fusion chipset, which enables Group FaceTime and Augmented Reality experiences and speeds up the whole experience.

you can import CDs into iTunes and sync them to the iPod Touch. CDs might seem like an aging technology, but if you have an extensive collection of tracks that you ripped from CDs and want to have them on the go, the iPod Touch is a great way to make that happen. The iPod Touch still handles the main requirement of an iPod well.

As expected, you can use streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora on the iPod Touch, to name a few. Apple still offers the iTunes Store to buy single tracks or albums, and those work on here as well.

Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation Sound quality

Streaming via Apple Music, we listened to Dutch Uncles’ Oh Yeah. We were impressed by the new iPod touch’s lively and detailed rendering of the track, with tight bass notes and precise percussive hits.

Having reached its 7th generation, the iPod touch finally supports the Hi-Res Audio codec FLAC, as well as Apple Lossless, giving you more options than ever when it comes to accessing audiophile-quality music.

Using a Hi-Res Audio playback app for iOS called Vox, we listened to Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor. The strings had a warm and natural quality, while soprano vocal duets soared sweetly above the mix without ever sounding harsh. 

Battery life

As for battery life, Apple says you can expect 8 hours of video playback and 40 hours of music playback. After an hour of Netflix watching, we found the battery drained from 100 percent down to 81 percent – so Apple is perhaps being a bit ambitious there (we did have the brightness and volume cranked up, to be fair).

Setup

Setting up iOS is a breeze these days, with or without iTunes, and if you’ve already got an iPhone up and running then the iPod Touch can automatically grab your Apple login details and settings from it. There’s no Touch ID here though, or Face ID, so it’s passcodes every time – something which feels painfully old-fashioned.

Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation customer review

Newest iPod from Apple

This thing is tiny, kinda like the original iPhone5 was. Good news is that it takes several of the same things the iPhone did. The case I purchased for it was for less that $10 bucks and the Invisishield was less than $15. Be sure to get one with the larger memory capacity because the moment you plug it in it will download everything from you iPhone or iPad. All songs, movies, pictures, even the apps. It took me over an hour to clear everything out. You can do everything with this iPod that you can do with a iPhone except make calls. It is Bluetooth and WIFI capable. You can also connect to your cell data so if you are not near a WIFI signal you can still listen to apps like Pandora.

By Ronnie at Best Buy

Rose Gold iPod touch 7th Generation alternative

Astell & Kern A&norma SR25

SPECIFICATIONS

Storage: 64GBFormats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQABattery life: 21 hoursMicro SD?: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+Great-looking design+21-hour battery life+Bluetooth LDAC on board

REASONS TO AVOID

-Pricey compared to competitors

The Astell & Kern A&norma SR25 is an impressive MP3 player that’s designed to make your hi-res audio files really sing, thanks to a new performance mode, support for balanced audio connections, and Bluetooth LDAC wireless compatibility. 

With a unique, off-center design and aluminum body, it certainly looks the part, and its touch screen is bright and easy to use. 

Inside the SR25 is the Dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 Master Hi-Fi level DAC, while native support for DSD256 and 32-bit/384kHz audio is more than enough to satisfy even the most discerning audiophiles.

With Wi-Fi connectivity, you have access to streaming services including Deezer and Tidal, while Bluetooth aptX ensure listening with wireless headphones needn’t sound inferior to wired connections.

Editor’s recommendations