In reality, this shouldn't even be a comparison. We all know what the outcome is going to be, yet we still love to see the results. That or we secretly hope that the phone in our pocket can really keep up with a Hollywood workhorse that is used to film some of the most popular movies and television shows that are being released.
In this video, YouTuber Potato Jet get’s his hands on an Arri Alexa Mini with a pretty basic setup which still costs a ghastly $80,000 and compares it to an iPhone 7 Plus, which costs less than $1,000 or roughly $35/month if you’re like me and can’t commit to actually purchasing one.
It comes as no surprise that a camera which costs the same amount as a small house on the outskirts of Nashville performs better than something that we carry with us everywhere we go. One reason that this isn't a fair comparison is the simple fact that nobody is going to try and film a full-length movie or television show with a device that was originally developed to make a phone call. I’m not trying to say that the iPhone doesn't take fantastic video (for something that fits in your pocket and costs next to nothing) but it was never meant to replace or even be compared to a camera like the Alexa. None the less, we still love these comparisons and they will continue to be a topic of conversation for many years to come.