Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated
smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them
being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland.
Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen
times a year or more. I have an appreciation for it because my
daughter loves to go, but also because of how carefully the place
is planned, constructed and run. Disneyland is the Apple of theme
parks. What better place to test the new models?
I’ve had a ton of experience using phones to navigate, communicate
and photograph in the park. It’s tens of thousands of people
packed into the same square mile, all using devices to do the
exact same thing you are. The network is crushed, it’s bright and
hot and you’re juggling kids and strollers and other vacationers.
It’s an ideal real-world test for smartphone batteries, screens,
usability and cameras.
What a great conceit for a review. Panzarino’s is probably my favorite iPhone 6 review so far. I’m really impressed by the digital image stabilization on his video footage shot with the iPhone 6 (on Big Thunder Mountain — a good test). Maybe I’m just kidding myself, but I don’t think the optical image stabilization in the 6 Plus makes that much of a difference.