“How can you tell the photographer’s eye (and brain) from the power of the camera? Don’t even try,” Bloomberg News reports. “But do take a minute to cast your eye on these photos, which professional photographer Benjamin Lowy shot on the streets of New York with the iPhone 7 Plus before its release.”

“Lowy was smitten with the machine’s massive storage capacity (256 gigs if you max out your purchase) and the App Store’s robust lineup of editing programs. Edit your shoot on the subway home, right on your phone,” Bloomberg reports. “He loved the device’s pair of lenses, too, one a telephoto that transports you to your subject across space and time. Well, that’s what it feels like, and certainly what it looks like when you’re checking out your photos on the train.”

“Indeed, the portraits he shot seem ready to walk over and talk to you — or, as the case may be, give you a piece of their mind. One image captures four lives in an instant, setting them at the corners of the frame as if stuck in amber,” Bloomberg reports. “In others, the saturated reds, yellows, and greens of an urban farm stand vibrate with life, and sunset seen through a scuffed and dusty plastic scrim turns a carousel golden. You are there.”

Check out the results here.

MacDailyNews Take: The iPhone 7 Plus telephoto lens makes aa HUGE difference. We can’t wait for Apple’s portrait mode software update, but this is already the best camera ever made in any smartphone.

And, BTW: Consumer Reports knows photography like Samsung knows fireproofing.