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I shot a wedding using an iPhone 11 Pro

Not exactly a professional photographer

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Before I get accused of being misleading, I’d like to clarify that I was not hired as the official photographer. I was just a guest who wanted to take a few snaps and I happened to have the iPhone 11 Pro with me.

I figured these are the types of life events we would all want to capture using our smartphones. Smartphones that promise to deliver quality photos. So I did my best capturing what I could without getting in the way of the official photographer and videographers.

One last note before we proceed, the photos have been resized for faster loading. They also underwent post-processing on VSCO — one of our favorite mobile photo editing apps. Why? Because it’s not a crime to post-process your photos. *gasps*

“No filter” photos are cool and all, but a little post-processing to bring out the images in your vision is not something you should be ashamed of. In fact, it’s part of the whole process.

Okay, I’ve rambled enough. Let’s get to the wedding!

A beautiful venue

The wedding was held at this beautiful little church in Orani, Bataan.

Inside are these wooden fixtures with words taken from the Bible. Specifically 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 which talks about what love is.

 

The wedding’s theme had to do with colors. The guests were specifically asked to not wear black and white. In keeping with the theme, the groom wore this colorful corsage. Also, look at the smile on his face! Dude’s ready to get hitched.

Not long after, the wedding ceremony started. I couldn’t get a clear shot of the bride’s walk to the altar. That’s because I wasn’t trying to be that a**hole that got in the way of the official videographers.

 

The ceremony proceeded without any hitches. The mass took longer than I would like but hey, it’s their day and I’m just blessed to be witness to it.

That’s the official photographer right there

I was seated fairly close to the altar but not close enough to get shots without using the digital zoom. This is one of those days that I wish I had the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom or the Huawei P30 Pro with me. I used both for a good chunk this year, and I could have used the zoom on this event.

That said, the digital zoom on the iPhone 11 Pro isn’t that bad. I still managed to catch the kiss!

What a lovely sight! 😍

The wedding wrapped up so it was time for some commemorative photos. Here’s the bride and groom with some of the principal sponsors.

Now, here they are with the groomsmen and the bridesmaids.

You know what’s next? The reception!

A lovely view

The reception was held at Vista Tala still in Orani, Bataan. It’s a resort and recreational park that’s home to a stunning view.

Over to the right of the reception venue is a view of the mountains of Zambales. It’s breathtaking.

Moving closer to the reception venue, you’ll see front and center the initials of the newly-weds in this nicely decorated spot.

Before entering, guests are encouraged to write a message for the couple.

Moving even closer, you’ll see the cake. Yes, that whole thing is edible.

After a bit of a delay, the newly-weds arrived dancing and we got the party started.

Resuming the program, the groom’s father and the bride’s mother gave their messages for the couple.

 

After a wardrobe change, the two shared their first dance as a married couple.

We were then treated to a quick game between the two. It was a just a little quiz about who wakes up earlier and who does most of the chores. They were mostly in agreement. I think. 😂

I might have gotten the events mixed up at this point, but we finally got to the cake cutting.

Lastly, they shared a toast, thanking everyone who came to their very special day.

Capturing moments

You can argue that you can take these shots with any of the other flagships released in 2019. I even mentioned how I hoped I had those with better zoom capabilities with me.

What I enjoyed with the iPhone 11 Pro is its size — 5.8″ display, give or take 6.2″ footprint — made it really easy to hold it in one hand while taking photos. Also, I thought the color reproduction was mostly accurate making it easier to post-process and make the photos look the way I want them to despite using only a mobile photo editing app.

Lastly, I didn’t let the photo-taking get in the way of being in the moment. Which is why there are no food photos here because I was really into that moment and completely forgot to take snaps.

Hope you guys liked what I shared here and please do share the moments you like capturing too. Here’s one more photo of the newly-weds to cap this thing off.

SEE ALSO: Professional photographer captures stunning images with the iPhone 11 Pro Max

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realme 9i Hands-On

Solid as usual
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The realme 9i is the “little brother” in the realme 9 series. And while it doesn’t pack the same punch as its pro siblings – the realme 9 Pro and realme 9 pro+ – there’s enough here for anyone who just needs a reliable daily smartphone.

Here’s a quick look at the specs before we dive in deeper: 

Performance

  • 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate 
  • Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G processor
  • 6GB RAM with Dynamic RAM expansion feature up to 5GB 
  • 128GB Internal Storage 
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 33W Dart Charge tech

Cameras

  • 50MP main camera
  • 2MP macro lens
  • 2MP depth lens
  • 16MP selfie shooter

Here are some samples for your appreciation.

Neat, simple, and elegant

The realme 9i is pretty understated in the looks department. The variant we got comes in blue and depending on how the light hits, you’ll see some lines to accentuate its back.

As for button and port placements, at the bottom you’ll find the usuas: speaker grille, USB-C  port, and 3.5mm jack. 

On the right side is the power button/fingerprint scanner. 

And on the left hand side are the two, tiny volume buttons. 

Overall, the realme 9i  looks neat. Simple yet elegant. The camera stands out, obviously. But you can say that for most phones these days. It’s light for its size and appearance. It’s already easy to hold as is, but it’s even easier if you’re the phone-case-and-pop-up socket type of person.

General usage

Switching from one app to the other, or going back to the home screen for that matter is seamless and fast. There’s no trouble opening or loading apps so far. 

The apps load from where I last left it, provided I haven’t closed all apps, cleared RAM, or optimized phone usage.

Media consumption and gaming

We enjoyed more than our fair share of watching sports highlights  on the realme 9i. It pays to have a great-performing phone to not miss any action. We didn’t have any problems watching on YouTube at the highest resolution settings and at 60 fps. 

Same is true for other types of content. The viewing experience was likewise seamless.

The speaker is really loud and complements the video. You don’t have to put it on max volume although it’s still of the best quality when put to max. It doesn’t break.

Playing Mobile Legends with friends and relatives on this phone is perfect even if it’s “only” a mid-level phone. The game’s graphics settings were set on default when opening from the phone. I tinkered it to HD mode with a high refresh rate and “Ultra” graphics, and it didn’t have problems throughout the game like lagging when I played.

Battery life

On full standby in power saving mode without having to connect it to Wi-Fi or turn on mobile data, the phone consumes just about 5 to 10 percent of its battery power in one whole day.

When charging, it takes less than an hour to charge from 30 percent to full with its 33W fast charging.

Solid as usual

realme 9i

 

The “i” variants in realme’s numbered series phones have consistently been steady performers and the realme 9i is no different. It’s not gonna wow you with raw specs, but the overall package and performance makes it worthwhile.

The realme 9i retails for PhP 11,990. Buy it here.

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vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review

vivo’s best smartphone just got even better!

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The vivo X70 Pro+ was launched just several months ago. However, we’re already having a follow-up!

Unlike the X50, X60, and X70 series, the X80 series only consists of two models this time around.

Namely the X80 and X80 Pro — with the latter being vivo’s latest flagship smartphone.

But what makes it different from its predecessor? And what makes the successor a lot more exciting?

Watch our vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review now to find out more!

 

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Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Premium, smart timepiece

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Watch GT 3 Pro

Huawei has been giving us the best choices for stylish timepieces to help us reach our health and fitness goals. And they’re taking the stage again with their new flagship smartwatch — the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro. 

Now let’s take a closer look at this device and check what Huawei has in store for us this time. 

Unboxing

The GT 3 Pro comes in this sleek black box with the name of the device in gold. Through the box, we also get to know that it is powered by HarmonyOS. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Lifting the cover, you’re immediately greeted by the GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition looking classy beside a gold Huawei logo. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Pulling the tab on the right, you’ll see a smaller enclosure. Opening it up, you’ll see some paperwork, a USB-C cable and a wireless charging cradle. 

 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Now here’s the GT 3 Pro taken out of the box. Looks premium, doesn’t it? 

Watch GT 3 Pro

By examining the watch strap, you can easily tell that it’s made of genuine high-quality leather. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

The Huawei branding is not seen on the strap. It’s instead engraved on the buckle. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

Also unlike the previous GT 2 Pro that has the usual double crown design, the GT 3 Pro has a watch crown and a button. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

The rotating crown serves as its power button and scroll and zoom wheel. Rotating it feels smooth without much resistance. But it does have haptic feedback, mimicking a mechanical feel. 

Powering it up, you’re notified to get the Huawei Health app and pair it with your phone. 

 

Once paired, you can tinker with the settings and apply customizations based on your preference and liking. 

First impressions 

What I immediately liked with the GT 3 Pro is how classy it looks. And despite it being a big smartwatch compared to what I usually use, it feels light on my wrist. 

I also can’t help but admire how clean and clear it looks with its 1.43-inch AMOLED display and sapphire glass lens. 

Watch GT 3 Pro

 

Its body, on the other hand, is made of titanium and it has a ceramic back case to complete the premium package. 

Using it for a few days, it looks like this timepiece will definitely level up my expectations for smartwatches. But I have yet to fully explore and experience everything about the GT 3 Pro that I’ll share on my hands-on review so don’t forget to also check that out. 

Pricing and availability 

The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro retails for PhP 16,999 and is available in Titanium and Ceramic Edition. 

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