The first thing we have to highlight is how well calibrated it is and how well it is displayed all the content we view through it, with a screen of more than 1,000 nits of typical brightness, a peak brightness of 1,600 nits (HDR) and maximum brightness of 2,000 nits outdoors.
Along with these technical innovations, we have to highlight one of the novelties that generated the most hype in generation 14, such as the arrival of the Dynamic Island in the Notch situation. This type of notch that first appeared five years ago with the iPhone inclusion that it is completely usablesince those from Cupertino have made it interactive in another example of the importance of hardware and software.
This dynamic island interacts in a very visual way with all the applications by performing small animations, being able to tap on them to access or perform other actions. Thanks to this, they have managed to turn what seemed like a problem, which was the loss of space on the front screen, into a strength and a distinctive sign in the new generation iPhones.
The screen is one of the great visual attractions of this generation due to the inclusion of new visual aspects, but if we look for improvements from a technical point of view, the cameras have taken another real step forward compared to the previous generation. It is true that we have two cameras arranged diagonally, an aspect that we have maintained since generation 13. The cameras of this generation 15 give them tremendous quality and versatility, giving users one of the best photo and video experiences that can be found. find on the market without having to go to the Pro versions. Personally, I think that in video recording it is the best on the market.
Let’s focus now on the photography section with the aim of analyzing it in depth and then performing the same exercise with the video options. On paper, Apple has made a leap with respect to the previous generation, since it has inherited many of the features from the 14 Pro generation, such as a new action mode and the inclusion of 48 mpx to take photographs with magnificent technical quality. Nevertheless, Let’s first know the technical data about this generation:
- Advanced dual camera system
- 48 Mpx main: 26 mm, ƒ/1.6 aperture, optical image stabilization by sensor shift, 100% Focus Pixels and support for very high resolution photos (24 and 48 Mpx)
- 12 Mpx ultra wide angle: 13 mm, ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view
- 12 Mpx x2 telephoto lens (thanks to the Quad Pixel sensor): 52 mm, ƒ/1.6 aperture, optical image stabilization by sensor shift and 100% Focus Pixels
- 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out and 4x optical zoom range
- Digital zoom up to x10
- Portrait Lighting with six effects
- Night Mode
- Panoramic photos (up to 63 Mpx)
In this generation, we could say that Apple has reduced the distance between the base models and the more professional models like never before. But let’s not be fooled, since the hardware of the 15 Pro is still several steps above. Specifically, some data that shows this difference is that the 15 series only takes photos in compressed format, while the Pro model maintains the Pro Raw mode, that is, photography in raw format.
Now, we cannot say that these are bad cameras, since this generation includes a 48 mpx sensor whenever we activate the mode Heif Max and that does not come by default. When you take photos in this format, we obtained a weight per image of about 10 MB (megapixels), while, with standard quality, it was 6 MB. (12 megapixels). Be careful that if you only have 128 GB, you will not have much space.
This dual camera on the iPhone 15 takes photos with one very high sharpness, even covering not only the main objects in the scene, but also the elements in the background. In this sense, this is where the Heif Max mode with 24 megapixels by default really shines.
The colors obtained in this generation have great sharpness, achieving a very great similarity with real life, which allows us to obtain real photos and not compositions of the elements modified via software. The truth is that I love this naturalness in the photographs.
Even from evening, the photographs they take have a more than remarkable quality, offering images with a very high level of both quality and contrast between the areas where you get more light and less. The results are very pleasant at all times and show the care that Apple has put into this generation and the leap it has made compared to the 14.
Let’s now talk about the photo modes, where we have a x0,5,x1,x2, where the differences between them are notable and shows that Apple has done a magnificent job in this generation, giving perfect results without any type of pixelation in the images. Of course, if you want to take good quality photographs, never exceed x5 digital zoomsince, from there, the pixels begin to appear with greater presence, which worsens the image quality a little if you want to use it for a publication.
Within the cameras, we have to highlight the iPhone’s main camera, perhaps the hidden and disappointing face of this generation, since it seems that Apple this camera has not improved, with similar levels to the previous generation. It is true that the level we have of self-portrait is very good and therefore, Apple did not need to improve it as much as in the rear camera, which did have some important shortcomings.
In technical aspects, the front camera takes fairly neutral photographs, offering good performance in most scenarios, but without being anything out of this world like you can have in the Pro versions, which allow you to record video in 4k at 60 fps per second. .
How does this iPhone record video?
If there has been a true leap between generations, it is undoubtedly in the video section, and we can confirm without fear of being wrong that we are facing the best device in its price range. The versatility and quality that this camera offers in all scenarios are a hallmark of Apple and that all users who like to use the video camera allow you to obtain results worthy of study.
First of all, this camera allows you to record in the same ways you can take photographs and it also allows you to establish three types of video recording: record video, record in slow motion and record in cinema mode, where each of them offers you different options so that you can adapt in the best possible way to the characteristics of your clip. Here you can really see how well the A16 Bionic processor works, a processor that is capable of working on video for a long time without suffering any type of heating.
In addition, we must also highlight the cinema mode, which with this generation has been improved, now being able to use it up to 4K at 60 fps, something that users had requested in past generations and that now reaches the new iPhone 15, since last year it was only available in the 30 fps version. Below, we attach all the available options that we have in this generation.
- Action mode.
- Slow motion.
Let’s go with the last really highlighted point of this equipment, which is the battery, or at least that’s how it should be, since since Apple launched the iPhone 11 on the market all the standard or entry generations of Apple have enjoyed a magnificent battery, except for the mini versions, which did have a slightly more degraded battery.
In this sense, the iPhone lives up to its generation and we get a very interesting battery, offering a performance of a day and a half without problems or perhaps more, since I usually charge from 30% to 90% with a duration of one day, so, we make the most of the battery we can have a day and a half of battery and with a generic we can go up to days.
Apple in this generation has included two very interesting benefits in terms of software with iOS 17. On the one hand, we have the 80% charge which allows that if we charge the device at night, we can charge it up to a total of 80% and prevent charged to 100%, an aspect that damages the battery much more. The truth is that this option is much more interesting than the optimized charge, a charge that is much more complicated to predict when you are going to get up, because you do not always get up at the same time, nor do you go to bed, nor the battery consumption. is the same.
Along with this we have to add the number of charging cycles and when the battery was manufactured, an aspect that allows you to have a great idea of the number of consumption cycles and see the state in which the battery is degrading, in case you are close to the 500 cycles, the limit indicated by Apple and you want to replace it to once again enjoy a magnificent experience in terms of autonomy.