Kandy Gadgets – Should You Drop Serious Coin on The New iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus?
If your current iPhone is pre iPhone 6 / 6 Plus then definitely YES! For everyone else, the big revolution is iOS 10. Get on that right away. If your life is photos and selfies then you probably want to get on this model. Don’t be too concerned about the absence of the headphone jack. The 7 has a longer battery life so in our opinion the loss of the headphone jack is a major over reaction by techies. You can still listen to your headphones using lightning. Here are the features of the 7 that stand out to Kandy.
Just The Specs – Camera
Optics: Optical image stabilization
Lens: 6-element lens
iPhone 7 Plus Upgrade: second 12-megapixel telephoto camera
iPhone 7 Plus Optical Zoom: two times up to 10 times for photos.
Kandy says: The improved camera enables brighter, more detailed photos and videos, and a wide color capture allows for more vibrant colors with more detail.
Selfie Yourself: The 7 features a new 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera for even better selfies.
Low light problems eliminated: The flash is 50 percent brighter than the iPhone 6s, including a sensor that detects the flickering in lights and compensates for it in videos and photos.
Performance & Battery Life
CPU: Apple A10 Fusion chip 4 Core
Speed: 2X faster than iPhone 6
Performance: Two high-performance cores to handle battery sucking tasks such as gaming; Two low power cores capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores to handle daily tasks such as reading email.
GPU: Six-Core 3X faster than iPhone 6 at as little as half the power
Kandy Says: Gamers will love the processing speed and Kandy girls will be able to sneak in an extra hour of selfies each day before having to charge.
New stereo speakers offer sound that is two times louder than iPhone 6s. This will come in handy when you are using the speakerphone or trying to play a soundbyte at a club for the Kandy girl at your table. And, yes, as we mentioned prior and you have heard, there is no headphone jack.
Colors: White, Silver and Rose Gold plus the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus introduce two all-new black finishes, black finish that has an anodized matte appearance, and a jet black finish that has a deep, high-gloss look.
Body: Water resistant protecting against spills, splashes and dust.
Screen: Retina HD display with a wide color gamut for cinema-standard colors and greater color saturation.
Kandy Says: Nothing earth shattering but waterproofing the phone will make a few Kandy girls happy.
USA Pricing & Availability
iPhone 7: 32GB – $649, 128 GB – $759, 256 GB – $849
iPhone 7 Plus: 32 GB – $769, 128 GB – $869, 256 GB – $969
Kandy says: Is it us or does it seem like the price for the least expensive model increases every year? $1,000 for a phone?! You can get a real nice laptop for that price nowadays.