The hot new thing in my life isn't really Ello. It's my iPhone 6 Plus.
This thing is letting me make images that are thrilling me. Especially in lower light conditions, like this shot of a house glowing in the sunset over Half Moon Bay's old golf course.
The 6+ has some disadvantages, to be sure:
1. All my friends give me shit for carrying around such a big phone. "Have you bent it yet?" is the famous barb. To which I answer "wanna look at my photos?" Then they go "damn, I can see the screen!"
2. It's still buggy. Wifi is still giving me trouble. Apps are still barfing, particularly Facebook. Facebook also has fonts that are way too big. I can't wait until they do a real redesign and debug of that sucker.
3. It's a PAIN to carry around. My old phone used to just disappear in my pants pockets. Not this sucker. Nope, you gotta hold it in your hand. Just doesn't feel comfortable in my pants and, to be honest, I'm scared of bending it.
But other than that I am just in love. The camera is awesome. The screen is even better. Battery life has improved for me (not by enough to really gush over, though) and audio quality on calls is WAY better.
So far? If you are an early adopter type and can put up with a little pain I say get it. Most of the bugs will be fixed in a few weeks.
Now, I gotta get to @ChrisVoss and see if he's going to do a review of this against the Samsung Note 4 or the LG G3 (both of which have more resolution on the screens, but I am not bothered by that).