Engineers work hard for new feats in mobile tech every year. Yet, with each new iPhone release, people wonder: what’s changed? Usually, not much.
At first, we thought the same thing, but now we have to say: pick up the new iPhone 15s and use them. You’ll realise how this is such a jump that no one would ever buy an iPhone 14 from this point on.
Apart from the colours, which are washed out this time, and the refresh rate, we think the iPhone 15 is an upgrade from every single angle, making it one of the best business phones to get.
And we have our reasons to say this.
We know there are many jokes about these phones looking exactly like the previous ones, but this time there’s something a little different – in a good way.
The frosted back feels way more luxurious and suits the prices being charged. The finish somehow feels smoother, softer to the touch and more durable.
The front and the back now have rounded edges. Very subtle to look at, but if you ever get the chance to hold one of these versus last year’s iPhone, you’ll instantly notice how much better it feels. You’ll also notice that it’s the same screen size, but it is clearly a slimmer bezel which gives you 20% more screen area.
Aside from the feel, the notch is now ‘The Dynamic Island’, which obviously looks better and has a lot of functional perks. We have to admit, this is our favourite feature. Being able to see your ongoing map directions while you drive or flight updates and incoming calls is both cool and convenient. We know it might not be a big deal for others, but hey, simple things get us!
The USB C Port
And then of course, at the bottom you’ve got the new USB C port, also colour-matched to your phone. As long as you don’t already have a lot of gadgets made for the old lightning port, it is a good thing. It won’t be very long until every gadget is USB-C powered. So having the same cable means you can carry one cable for everything. This feature makes the iPhone get out of its own ecosystem, and this is one of the most obvious reasons to upgrade to the iPhone 15. Because in business, having a universal cable means more convenience.
Unlike most high-end phones today, whose screen refreshes 120 times per second, which makes them appear buttery smooth, the screens here refresh only 60 Hz… (whaat!? Yes, but hang on a sec)
There are mixed reviews on this one. Some say It’s absurd and others simply don’t know and they don’t care. Our opinion? We think that the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus should have a 120Hz high refresh rate screen. They’re the most expensive smartphones that don’t have one. (Maybe we’ll get that next year!)
However, the fact that these phones don’t have 120Hz displays, doesn’t immediately make them lose their worth because people hardly notice it. As an experiment, we compared one phone with 120Hz and one phone with 60Hz, and we could not tell the difference. It only became a tiny bit noticeable when we really wanted to see the difference.
So if you don’t notice it, there won’t be any compromise in your business productivity. This is why we would highly recommend not to miss out on the otherwise amazing iPhone 15 experience.
Forget the numbers for a bit, let’s talk in practical terms: The iPhone 15 has better battery life than any base iPhone we’ve ever seen. Granted, you’re not getting a Pro Max battery, but it is still better than the 15 Pro.
You will easily get six to seven hours of screen time in a day, and then the 15 Plus? Better than any phone ever used on a day-to-day basis. (Trust us, we’ve researched a lot on it.)
4.5 out of 5 for a battery that’s got some serious business to attend!
After seeing the camera results, we would seriously rather use an iPhone 15 to capture photos and videos from now on than last year’s Pro Max.
How’s that even possible? Other than a massive 48-megapixel camera sensor, this phone has an extra layer of image processing called a photonic engine and instantly stores an incredible amount of depth information.
When you take a photo of a person or a pet, the phones use both of their cameras at the same time to figure out how far away objects are. They store that data as part of the photo file. This means that anytime you fancy, you can come back, hit edit, add the portrait mode effect, and refocus them. This is something we’ve never seen before in any iPhone.
So it’s not just the 48 MP sensor that makes the iPhone 15 better, it’s these small updates that add up to amazing shots. Some of these details will be actively noticed, like how it copes with challenging lighting, and some might not make much of a difference.
Either way, it’s cool to know that our memories are stored in high resolution, should we ever want to print them out, make a slideshow, or most of the time, post on social media.
The jump to the A16 chipset in the iPhone 15 was predictable. Needless to say, there’s nothing new in the A-16 as we’ve already seen it in the 14 Pro. (A-17 Pro now being the popular chip in town). That being said, you can still expect these phones to be about 20 per cent faster than the 14, alongside all the other perks of having a chip that was made for 14 pro versions.
So with all of this in mind, is the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus suitable for business?
First, let’s speak in terms of value, we need to factor in the prices. They’re unchanged from last year. In the UK, both the iPhone 15 and the 15 Plus are 50 pounds cheaper than the iPhone 14s, which makes us say quite confidently that yes, they’re worth it.
You should definitely get one of these on a business phone contract as it’ll be cheaper and will come with additional benefits to support your business.
Because for an extra hundred pounds, you get a phone that looks better, feels a lot better, is faster, takes significantly better photos, and lasts longer. All of which are highly favourable for anyone who’s running a business.
So this might be one of the best times to upgrade.
Price: The iPhone 15 range comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage priced at £799, £899 and £1,099 respectively.
Who are we to judge an iPhone?
If you haven’t noticed, we’re a bunch of geeks and tech enthusiasts who mostly spend their time selling business phone contracts at our store. Should you ever decide to buy an iPhone, or any other phone, visit us or give us a call. We’ll sort out the best deals for you.
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