iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max new camera features
Along with an upgraded 48MP sensor, iPhone 15 Pro models feature an additional coating that will help eliminate lens flare. This triple-camera setup also features a 2x telephoto lens, but you’re unlikely to need this if you’re searching for a smartphone that can handle everyday image photography. Along with enhanced focus and depth control, both iPhone 15 models offer minor improvements like an ultra-wide sensor and tweaks to popular shooting features like Portrait mode and Smart HDR. If you struggle to capture clear photos in low-light conditions, the iPhone 15 Pro camera will make life a little easier. However, the more affordable iPhone 14 Pro already boasts one of the most impressive smartphone camera systems on the market.
Pro and Pro Max zoom capabilities
While the flagship iPhone 15 model offers something close to telephoto functionality, the 15 Pro lineup takes things a little further. The addition of a telephoto sensor means you can utilize zoom without sacrificing image quality. With the iPhone 15 Pro, the telephoto lens provides you with a 3x optical design. With the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you get a 5x optical zoom to play with.
What about video recording features?
With the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can shoot at 4K resolutions at 60fps. While video stabilization is pretty reliable, those resolutions are the same as the rest of the 15 series, not to mention more budget-friendly models from the iPhone 14 lineup. Nonetheless, footage remains sharp when using the 15 Pro Max, even if you’re using the 5x zoom function. You might have heard that this phone allows you to capture 3D videos. However, this is a little bit misleading. Both the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max support spatial video capability, but you won’t be able to capture 3D videos just yet.
What do customers think about the iPhone 15 camera?
The iPhone 15 series has gone down fairly well with consumers. The upgraded sensors and camera mode refinements offer budding photographers new tools to play with. However, you’ll need to spend a premium on the 15 Pro Max to reap the biggest benefits of Apple’s latest iPhone series. If you’re after a solid dual-camera system and the option to shoot video in 4K, you can make a saving by switching to a refurbished iPhone 13 or iPhone 14 instead.
The iPhone 15 series is the first time that the Dynamic Island has been rolled out across the board. In the iPhone 14 series, only the Pro models had done away with the notch. This has proved popular with Apple users who’ve previously only been able to afford a flagship device, rather than shell out for the expense of a Pro or Pro Max model.
Sadly, this is about the only iPhone 14 Pro feature that’s been carried over to the basic 15 models. Many users were expecting the iPhone 15 to feature an always-on display, but that's not the case here.
Customer feedback on other iPhone 15 features
While it’s good to see Apple finally embrace USB-C, many users aren’t happy about the lack of any improvement to charging speed. In fact, most users report zero change, despite many devices from other manufacturers managing to deliver faster charging and data transfer as standard.
Issues with overheating have also been heavily reported by users. It’s largely a problem for iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users, with some speculating that the titanium housing is the root of the problem. While Apple has admitted that some third-party apps may be contributing to the problem, the ultimate cause remains unknown.
Don’t want to spend a small fortune on a brand-new iPhone 15? The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max offer similar functionality at a fraction of the cost. If you’re keen to make a saving on a smartphone that will take your photography game to the next level, why not pick up a refurbished iPhone 14 Pro from Back Market? If the iPhone 15 is a must-have for you, then consider waiting a few months until Back Market has refurbished iPhone 15 in stock for less.