After years as an Apple fan, is it time to trade my iPhone for the Google Pixel 6a?

Google Pixel Pro compared to an iPhone 12 on a blue background
(Image credit: Google/Apple)

In my household of two, there's a dividing line between us – when it comes to technology, anyway. One of us (spoiler, me) loves Apple products; clean, white and user-friendly, while the other is a keen Android/Google user.

I'm fairly sure that my love of Apple actually started with the iPod and spiraled out of control from there, rather than originally having anything to do with photography. The love affair continued when I needed a machine to start editing photos on, and then when the iPhone cameras started getting properly good camera-wise, splashing out for one as a photography enthusiast seemed inevitable.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.