If you are regularly bombarded by my incessant Instagramming (Insta Spamming?), then you know that I am addicted to taking snapshots of our daily lives. I don’t do perfectly curated photos because I’m not a perfectly curated human, but I love being able to capture a moment that will never ever happen again. Isn’t that one of the absolute joys of modern technology? 

I have flitted between Android and IOS phones and between point and shoot and DSLR cameras, for years now and I feel pretty happy with my current iPhone 7+ and Canon G7X combo. I recently tried out the new Huawei P10 Plus phone from Three – isn’t it funny how these days a phone is reviewed based so much on its camera?! I took the P10 Plus to Center Parcs to see how I got on with it.

I wanted to capture a lot of the holiday from Toby and Martha’s perspective, but I wasn’t about to hand control of a brand new phone to our not quite 3-year-old! Instead I took loads of snaps at their level to see what life looks like as a toddler.

The children adored interacting with the ducks who gathered at our Center Parcs lodge every day! Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus

The children adored interacting with the ducks who gathered at our Center Parcs lodge every day!

He did enjoy the slide - Honest! Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus

He did enjoy the slide – Honest!

One giant leap for toddler kind! Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus

One giant leap for toddler kind!

Just keep swinging, just keep swinging. Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus

Just keep swinging, just keep swinging.

Martha wasn't entirely convinced by the swings at first...! Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus

Martha wasn’t entirely convinced by the swings at first…!

Cheeky chappy in his 'train house'. Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus.

Cheeky chappy in his ‘train house’.

New playground equipment is always a hit! Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus.

New playground equipment is always a hit!

Of course once the mini people were in bed, we did indulge a little bit ourselves…!

When the kids are asleep, the rum makes an appearance! Taken on the Huawei P10 Plus.

When the kids are asleep, the rum makes an appearance!

I haven’t edited any of these photos, they’re straight from the phone. As you can see, they’re very vibrant and I would probably want to play around a bit more to tone them down slightly, although that’s just a personal taste thing. I do adore the depth of the colours though and think the sunset rum shot is nice and atmospheric. I’m not a good photographer and obviously there’s a lot more that I could have done to make them better, so think of this as a review for someone who just wants quick snapshots, not professional photos!

Are you Team Android, Team IOS or Team ‘Whatever I Fancy at the Time’? Any top tips for taking great phone photos? Let me know in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter.

** I was sent a loan Huawei P10 Plus handset from Three UK in exchange for this post. All words and opinions are my own. **