I took a month to film on three different flagship phones and found the phone to use for daily vlogging. Thanks to my Patrons for making it possible! Help me make better videos at http://patreon.com/jayswanson and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:
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I tested out the Xiaomi Mi 10, Samsung Galaxy S20+, and iPhone 11 Pro over the course of three weeks to see which I preferred for daily vlogging. This isn’t a review of which phone is better, though there was a definite loser of the three, but more specifically which one would I rely on to be the backup camera in my pocket no matter where I go.
My name is Jay Swanson – I’m an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base – at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlogged daily for 3+ years, and love pizza a little too much.
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How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years.
What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS
You’re always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? – I made a “Draw My Life” video that explains a lot here: https://youtu.be/-MrvL37jTKM
Where are you from originally? – Pullman, Washington – a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).
What do you film with? – I’ve made a lot of changes recently, but I try to keep my gear list up to date if you want to see what I use and buy some for yourself: http://bit.ly/JaysGearList
What do you edit with? – Adobe Premiere – it’s pretty much all I’ve ever used since high school.
Aren’t you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? – Yep. But not too badly – I tend to be careful when I do.
Why are you living in #Paris? – Because I’ve always wanted to; I feel at home here: https://youtu.be/4Vivf6MqMxQ
Do you speak French? – Oui. https://youtu.be/va1QjaHgij8
Do you make money off YouTube? – Ha, sorta. I wish. It took me over 500 videos to make my first total $100 off adsense. I think it will slowly change, but VERY slowly.
I really enjoy your videos, how can I support you? – The easiest and best way to support me is through Patreon, where you can pitch in as little as $1/mo to help me make better videos: http://patreon.com/jayswanson
I don’t trust this Patreon thing – can I just paypal you? – Here’s my ko-fi if that’s your thing (and coffee is your game): https://ko-fi.com/jayswanson
But I want to send you something tangible! – I do have a wishlist on Amazon, though it’s a bit complicated with the international shipping situation. This is the US one: http://amzn.to/2ykS9Ux
And here’s the French wishlist: http://bit.ly/JaysFrenchWishList
Thanks for watching!