Travel Photographer Austin Mann Reviews The iPhone 8 Plus Camera


Travel photographer Austin Mann got his hands on an iPhone 8 Plus and he has published a review of the device’s camera.

Last week, he noticed a young boy peeking his head out of a train window. So he changed the iPhone 8 to Portrait Mode and captured the image above before the train left the station.

Mann, who is from Wichita, Kansas, is on an assignment in India, visiting Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar and other cities. Apple lent Mann, 32, an iPhone 8 Plus to use and send back early photos taken with the new phone.

According to Apple, Mann’s photos are the first published shots taken on the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone 8 Plus has Apple’s best camera to date, with new features like Portrait Lighting mode which mimics professional lighting effects. Overall, the latest smartphone from Apple brings photos with brighter colours and finer details.

Be sure to check out all of Mann’s photos from his blog post. Mann has been reviewing iPhone cameras since the iPhone 6.


  • Riddlemethis

    This “travel photographer” is mainly focusing on features. This is ridiculous. I recall last year supposed “photographers” were praising the iPhone 7 cameras when blind test results consistently showed Samsung was king.

    Besides, even the cheapest smart phone camera can take decent pictures in daylight. What sets apart a good camera phone and a poor one is low light performance. Here Apple once again falls short with Samsung Galaxy or Sony Xperia smart phones.

  • sully54

    How do I compare shots from other smartphones with those from the iPhone 8 plus when it isn’t even out yet? Asking for a friend.

  • Erik

    Lol…he’s an actual travel photographer and has been for his whole career. Have you always been a troll, or is that just a side job?

    “Austin Mann is mastering the balance between obsessive “attention to detail” and an uncanny sensitivity to those around him… Any time spent with Austin is worth the investment!” Paul Bowen – Canon Explorer of Light

  • Riddlemethis

    So what? Everyone these days seems to be calling themselves a photographer ever since the smartphone photography fad started becoming popular.

    There’s countless PROFESSIONAL photographers who disagree about the iPhone and smartphones in general. Pity, your sheepskin is really starting to show 🙂

  • Riddlemethis

    Case in point…Mann was hired to promote the iPhone 8+. That’s why you won’t see anything very negative about it in his article.