Here are a few more of the flowers blooming in the garden. They're not paired shots for comparison of the zoom, but still, these were enormously easier to take with the new phone camera, all while just sitting in my chair.
One of our biggest Hostas starting to bloom, the first of many. The first Hosta bloom marks the start of several weeks of flowers we'll see.
The other even tinier bush is a red rose.
I've found two other advantages of the new phone camera. First, I can now easily download all my photos to my desktop, right into Lightroom. Previously I had to email individual photos to myself, and the downloading was tedious. Secondly, I'm finding I can crop photos without losing quality as fast as it happened with my previous phone camera. That's a big advantage to me.
On the other hand one limitation is the difficulty of holding the phone steady at very long zooms. If I'm trying to take a photo at a long zoom, the flower may be waving all over the place. I may have to do a test of the zoom at different lengths. Of course the other limitation is getting used to the new operating system when moving from an apple phone to an android phone, but I'm finding the important stuff is easy to pick up.