iPhone X Travel Test: The True Capability of a Phone on a Roadtrip

The iPhone seems to have become much more than a phone in the past few years. It is highly recognized for its sleek, simple design and its camera. During the past year alone, I have found myself using the iPhone's camera more and more for so many different things. In this video, four guys take the iPhone X and test out a bunch of different Moment products on it as they set out on a little venture to the Pacific Northwest.

The entire video is shot on the iPhone and shows how well it works in almost every different situation possible. Though this is no DSLR or crazy video camera, I have to say that I am somewhat impressed with how well this camera works in a variety of situations. From low light to bright sun, it is able to capture it all with some really nice dynamic range and color. I really love the way they shot this video and stitched it together too. I never got bored and my favorite part was how they rated all of their lattes on a scale of 1 to 10. In the midst of it all, they were pretty funny throughout the video and did a great job capturing everything they needed to in order to show what this phone and all the Moment products were about.

A phone like this would be an essential travel item for anybody really. I don't always have my camera set up and ready to go with the lens I want, so being able to pull out a phone that is capable of shooting something quick is a great feature to have. Usually when I travel, I take my Mavic and iPhone and feel pretty secure. If I really want to go crazy, I can grab the bigger gear but I definitely love the option of being more portable, though I have to sacrifice a bit of quality on the cameras I use.

What are your thoughts on the iPhone X?

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4 Comments

David Love's picture

Thanks, that basically just proved to me why I'm doing good not wasting a 4 day trip using a phone to film it. All the color grading, gimbles and other tools can't fix this. Best line "Dynamic range." lol. Seems they were most impressed by that butter slo mo. But at least they got a free trip paid for by Apple. Now have them do this again with an iphone 6 so I can watch a 20 second video before it gets slowed down or powers off. This should be called "When you go somewhere cool and don't want to take any camera equipment." Stop comparing phones that want to be cameras to phones, compare them to cameras and see where they stack up in all situations and not in nice looking places where people mistake the beauty of the place as something the camera does. (notice gopros are always showing footage of well lit mountains and beaches too, not your living room with the curtains half shut.)

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I'd have to say that I still enjoyed my vacation to thailand and still filmed everyday with my a7sii, gopro with gimbal, and mavic. If I had a phone that can do it all then that be the most convenient piece of equipment ill only need.

David Love's picture

Could probably film it with a baby monitor too but why skimp on quality?

I don't like how the X is only 90% as wide as the Plus models. Apple quietly tried to hide this by citing the diagonal measurement of the screen which was expanded on the top and bottom a la the iPhone 5. I'd love to have the improved camera capabilities but need the larger screen to show my work on the fly to prospects. If they ever introduce an X Plus, they'll have my attention.