New Year New Phone

I got a new iPhone 7 Plus last week and my son (who already has one) told me I would love the camera. He was right. I had an iPhone 6 Plus and liked it, but there is a definite improvement in the quality of the photos. As far as other differences between my old phone and this one, another good thing is it’s water proof. The old iPhone was pretty resistant to getting splashed, but now the iPhone 7 Plus is specifically designed to handle full submersion for up to 30 minutes. So that means if I drop it in the toilet (yes, I did that) if I get it out quickly it should be okay. Hoping not to go there.



This is the daughter of some friends from church. Isn’t she adorable? And she has a baby sister who is just as cute! If you notice in this picture the background is blurred. I put the camera on “portrait” and it focuses on her and blurs the background.



According to an article I read on Forbes, “the biggest change is the dual camera (wide angle and telephoto lenses) on the rear of the iPhone 7 Plus. This combination offers users a 2x optical zoom for the first time (and an improved digital zoom up to 10x) while the larger aperture and enhanced LED flash will allow for significantly better photos in low light. Even the iPhone 7 only has a single rear camera.”

Do I know how to use all that power yet? No, but I’m enjoying taking pictures and videos and learning. I love my new phone and like the Plus size because it’s easier to see and use. This phone is also louder because it has more speakers.

Hope you had a great week! Please link up and leave a comment!


  1. Wow, the portrait mode is really good for a phone.

  2. I’d really like a better camera on a phone but I’m not going to spend what they cost and work my camera on my phone as I work my digital camera. I wind up taking camera with me alot of places I go. I’m not an iphone person. Your photos look nice. Enjoy!

  3. The photos are really beautiful.Hope you will enjoy your time with the camera of this new phone ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year 2017!

  4. Aww! isn’t she cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your new phone and don’t drop it down the toilet LOL [SPLAAASSSHHH!] ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The phone took an excellent photo. I left mine in my pants pocket once and washed it!

  6. Nice! I’m getting a phone with a better camera for my birthday.

  7. She is really a cute little girl!
    Happt Tuesday!

  8. Very nice. I have my Samsung Galaxy 7 and loving the pictures that it takes. My son makes fun on me because it is not an I-Phone. LOL.

  9. teresak 10 Jan, 2017

    I had a Samsung and loved it but (long story) had to switch to iPhone because of our local carrier. Have a great week, Patrick!

  10. teresak 10 Jan, 2017

    Hope it’s a great one with lots of delicious birthday cake!

  11. teresak 10 Jan, 2017

    Oh stink! Good to hear from you Carol!

  12. teresak 10 Jan, 2017

    I’ll try, but no promises!

  13. These photos are lovely! I am looking forward to getting myself an iphone 7 one day now too ๐Ÿ™‚ We have an SLR camera that takes great photos but I almost never get it out now that I have an iphone. even for my blogging photos. It is great they are improving the photo quality in each new version that comes out…. hmm, I wonder if my phone has a portrait mode, I like it alot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Debbie Traynor 10 Jan, 2017

    I’m excited for BOTH of us, because I just got an iPhone 7+ myself!! It’s my first cell phone, so I’m WAY behind the learning curve…but, so far, I love it!! The quality of your photos are incredible! I also got mine because I recently had to get hearing aids, and the iPhone 7+ has an app that will let all calls go right into my hearing aids!! Pretty awesome, huh?!! I’ve taken some great pictures…all I have to do now is figure out how to put them on Facebook!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Nice! I definitely need a new phone. My kiddos beat mine up pretty bad.

    She’s a cutie!

  16. Congratulations on the new phone. I just got a new Android last July. I love it.

    That young lady is adorable and then some.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ?

  17. Waterproof would be WONDERFUL! I have yet to use a phone like that. I really don’t want to, but the camera quality sure is great. Such a beautiful little girl!

  18. The pictures taken with the iphone 7 looks really good!!

  19. Rachel 11 Jan, 2017

    Great quality!!! Adorable model!

  20. teresak 11 Jan, 2017

    Thanks, Rachel! I agree!

  21. teresak 11 Jan, 2017

    Thanks, Dominique. I am loving it!

  22. teresak 11 Jan, 2017

    Thanks for commenting Betty Sue! I hope I don’t test it out, but if I do I’ll let you know! Have a fabulous week!

  23. teresak 11 Jan, 2017

    Good for you! I love those too!

  24. teresak 11 Jan, 2017

    Kids are hard on phones, puppies too (sigh). Have a great week Tonya and thanks for being a NanaHood friend!

  25. teresak 11 Jan, 2017

    Clare, so nice to hear from you! Do search to see if your phone does. That’s a fun way to snap pictures. Phones are just so easy to use and they do keep getting better. Thanks for writing and for being a NanaHood friend!

  26. Teresa,

    DH & I each have iPhone5s. They are remarkable old phones but the newer iPhones are amazing! We hope ours continue to hold up until the next generation hit the market. We like the smaller size better and we’re hoping Apple will put the iPhone7plus cameras in a smaller version next time. Two optical cameras in the iPhone is incredible and it does a fantastic job as proof with your images above. Thanks for sharing and for the visit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. teresak 12 Jan, 2017

    Whatever works best for you is what you need, Cathy! Thanks so much for writing!

  28. Lovely pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that my phone takes good snaps.

  29. teresak 17 Jan, 2017

    Me too, Claire!