Aside from travel, I absolutely love tech. Watching tech YouTube videos has to be one of my favorite activities, especially unboxing videos. I guess you could say I love to throw my money in a proverbial garbage bin 🙂
Recently I’ve been on a consolidation spree. I’ve been selling off tech that I just don’t use or see myself needing any longer. This has given me a nice chunk of cash to re-distribute elsewhere. One of the possessions that I’m going to put on the market is my Sony A6000 camera. I’ve had this camera for a few years now and have only used it less than a dozen times. While it’s certainly compact and lightweight, I just find it’s still a bit of a nuisance to download photos quickly to my laptop.
What I’ve been using instead
Back in March I got rid of my iPhone 7 Plus and picked up a new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. I’ve been a loyal iPhone user since the first phone came out way back when. I don’t want this to turn into an iPhone/Android debate, but I have to say I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with Apple lately (I say that as I type this on my brand new MacBook Pro).
My frustration is more geared toward the iPhone. My Samsung just does things that “make sense.” For example, and this is really minuscule and nitpicky, but my Galaxy just integrates with LastPass Password Manager a whole hell of a lot better than the iPhone does. I also love the fact that I can pop in a MicroSD card so that I have enough storage to shoot 4K video and RAW photos.
Anyhow, I bought the Galaxy S9 Plus because I liked the fact that it had two lenses so you could shoot in 2X optical zoom without sacrificing quality. This is a gamechanger for me.
And last but not least, I love how quick and easy it is to pull my phone out, take high-quality photos, and have them automatically sync to Google Photos for editing.
Makes my life a heck of a lot easier!
Like I said, I shoot my photos in RAW which is the best option for editing later without losing quality. Here are some examples of photos taken with my Galaxy S9 Plus:
For blog photos, this workflow just makes sense. Obviously, you’ll get higher quality photos with a DSLR or the Sony A6000, but that depends on how much of a power user you are. If you’re in a similar situation and are just looking for a way to consolidate, I’ve had a great experience with the Galaxy S9 Plus and don’t see myself going back to iPhone in the near future. Other devices with amazing cameras are the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, though I didn’t buy because I love wireless charging.
Do you use a smartphone for your photo taking?
The Short Final may receive a small commission if you follow any of the links in this post and make a purchase. Following these links come at no extra cost to you and the small commission helps support the blog. Thank you!