Other Blind camera test between Xr & Xs, which one is best, 1 or 2?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chillip, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
  3. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    They’re very similar with some difference in exposure or HDR applied. Can’t be bothered to pixel peep.
  4. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2013
  5. chanerz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2010
  6. GDF macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Geez - they both look nice. I can't tell which is which. Glad you are doing this test as I was just trying to compare in store.
  7. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    Those are all great shots and they are pretty much identical IMO, I wouldn’t be able to pic one over the other, I could quite easily say that these are from the same camera (if you hadn’t have said they are from different cameras).

    Great pics,

  8. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
  9. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2013
    Thanks for the replies, will reveal answer in a few hours.
  10. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    These look pretty much identical when viewed from my iPhone.
  11. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    With the exception of the zoom lens, the camera systems are identical all the way down to the CPU processing the data. So this really isn't a test of the cameras so much as is it a test of every other variable like timing, luck, how steady your hand was, placement, minute lens/sensor flaws, etc. If every variable was able to be controlled, in theory both cameras would produce identical results. I'm not sure what this thread is attempting to prove.

    That aside, I'll go #2 on the first set and no clear winner on the second set.
  12. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You Only Live Twice
    I think somebody wants to show off that they mowed the lawn and cut some flowers!

    As others have stated, the photos should be the same in this situation. But I like the idea!
    Best to try portrait mode... of faces only unfortunately.
  13. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    For the first set of photos the only clue I can see is that the sky is very slightly less overexposed in the second photograph (you can see details of the clouds in the brightest part down between the two houses) but otherwise both photos seem to manage very well! This combined with the slightly darker overall tone would suggest this (second) device manages the HDR ever so slightly better, though I still wouldn’t like to hazard a guess as to which it is if both are theoretically identical cameras!
  14. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2013
    Flowers are artificial
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    In the house photo there’s more detail shown in the shadows in pic 1. In the photo of the flowers in the second photo there’s an amoeba riding a floating speck of lint and waving at us, so that is clearly the superior photo. ;)
  16. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2013
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    In that photo it took me a while to pick out a difference and I think it’s that the first camera did a slightly better job of preserving details in the highlights.

    I’ve seen exactly this kind of subtle difference between my silver iPhone 8 Plus photos vs my Product red one. So I think the differences here may just be the usual differences between one sample camera and another vs the fact they’re from different models.
  18. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    In the first set of photos I'd say #1 is better...the second set it’s harder to tell, they both look good to me.
  19. nfl46, Oct 28, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018

    nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
  20. LeeW macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2017
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I am what you would call an 'average consumer' when it comes to cameras. They both look good, I can't spend any time on trying to determine the difference in detail the 'average consumer' does not care about :)
  21. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    They are the same cameras.

    Why does this thread exist?

    And why are people actually trying to guess??!!!
  22. Minorite macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2018
    Why not? It's fun :D

    And to the thread - these pictures are from the same phone and you are trolling :eek:
  23. Ralfi macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2016
    Detail of the left roof antenna is my only clue that #1 is the XS.

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