De camera van de iPhone 7 in het donker

Gisteravond was ik bij een concert van een van mijn favoriete artiesten, de Chainsmokers.

Sinds begin dit jaar gebruik ik weer een iPhone. Een van de grootste verschillen ten opzichte van Android is de camera.

Dat bewees de iPhone ook deze avond weer. Foto’s in het donker zijn haarscherp, zelfs de kleine snippers. Lichten zijn fel maar niet overbelicht. En de donkere delen (het publiek) zijn toch nog duidelijk en zonder ruis.

Terug naar de iPhone

Up until one year ago, I used to be an iPhone user.

Then, I switched to Android for one year.

In that period I tried three different phones: Redmi Note 3, Mi 5 and Redmi Pro, all manufactured by Xiaomi.

Last week I took the jump back to the iPhone, and it has been a delight.

I love the design of the iPhone 7 in the (matte) black color. This is the best looking iPhone yet, surpassing the iPhone 5.

The screen is jaw-dropping. Colors are more vivid and pop. The curved edges are great. Android phones have dedicated back buttons while the iPhone uses the swipe gesture. I was worried about losing this button, but the swipe gesture is great in combination with the curved edges.

The taptic engine is not only great at creating the button-press feeling in the ‘fake’ home button. It is also a great way of giving feedback when scrolling through a list in a form, or when zooming a picture to 100% again.

I see the removal of the headphone port as progress towards the future. The only problem I had was when I just bought the phone on the airport and went on my flight. I could not use the iPhone’s included earphones in the plane’s entertainment system as they have a lightning port.

Live photos are amazing. I did not take a lot of pictures yet, but seeing just before and after is great already and much more immersive.

iOS apps are so much better than Android apps. They are much faster, better designed and work flawlessly together. Especially after switching to iCloud for cloud storage.

The only thing I have been a little disappointed with is the fingerprint sensor. It is not as reliable as the ones on Xiaomi devices.

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Apple wil dat gebruikers opgroeien

I just updated my iPhone to iOs 7. I have to admit I was pretty late to the party, but I wanted to make sure most apps had updated their design to match iOs 7 before I would give my 50 cents on the new version of the operating system.

One thing that stood out the most is how things don’t feel natural and obvious anymore. I was looking for elements, but couldn’t find them because they weren’t there where I’d expect them to be shown. For instance, I spend ages finding the option to activate the battery percentage. Turns out it was at the exact same place as in previous versions, but I wasn’t able to find it.

Another example is the delete option at the passcode lock. Due to the flat design style, there are a lot less visual indicators, and you have to read more text. If you wanted to delete a character in iOs 6, there would be a back facing arrow with an X in it. Way more obvious then in iOs 7, where there’s only the text ‘Delete’.

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iOs 7 on the right and 6 on the left.

These little changes are everywhere in iOs 7. Apple’s iPhone used to have the easiest UI, but things have changed. I think Apple sees us now as grown up smartphone users who don’t need a lot of guidance anymore, and I’m not sure if that’s a very smart move of Apple.

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