iPhone 8 vs. Note 8 4K video comparison

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  1. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I checked, and didn’t see this posted yet.

    Casey isn’t exactly unbiased, which he acknowledges up front, but I still appreciate the comparison. I’m getting neither the Note nor the iPhone 8, as I’ll be getting the X, but this is a good look at how well both cameras (and the software running them) are.








    My preference is for the warmer tones of the iPhone, but that’s purely a preference.

    There’s no doubt that the Note has a better mic (also stereo vs. mono), and I thought the OIS was way smoother from the iPhone. IMO, the slow mo was a draw.
     
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Fact: Casey is paid by Samsung. He even filmed a commercial for Samsung.
     
  3. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    He say's he has an affiliation with Samsung during the video and is wearing an S3 it looks like.

    However, he's conducting a comparison, not really a review. His experience of Samsung Note 8 going cooler, and iPhone 8+ going warmer matches my own photo comparisons with the S8+ and 8+.

    Though, I have to say, while I think photo preference can go either way depending on light and subject, video overall looks better on the iPhone 8+ in his test.
     
  4. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

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    It’s crazy how quiet the mic is on the iPhone videos yet when I take videos I never find it that quiet
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I noticed this also. I believe the rig he devised is pressing the iPhone 8 microphone up against the S8. Thereby blocking the audio.
     
  6. Ntombi thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I stated that he wasn’t unbiased in my first sentence about the video. What more do you want?
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    I wondered that myself.

    The YouTube comments (I know, I know) has quite a few accusations of audio sabatoge. I don’t know about that, and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially considering the Note does record in stereo, but it was a stark difference.
     
  7. rocksyoursock macrumors regular

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    Casey does contract work for Samsung, and has actually not done just one commercial, but a few projects with them. He also does work for Boosted, Nike, and I think DJI, etc.

    However, when he reviews stuff he is pretty upfront with any affiliations he's had with companies he's worked with. Also, he has a history of working with video (that predates his YouTube stuff) so I would trust his feedback on something like this.
     
  8. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    audio quality has definitely been the weak link of the iphone the last few years. i'm surprised apple has not reacted to this.
     
  9. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Where is the 8+ Mic pressed against the Samsung?
     
  10. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    it's actually pressed against one of the samsungs mics, lol
     
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I believe one of the mics is on the back near the camera. Also i'm sure Casey filmed over a few days. it's possible he removed the cameras from the rig in-between this shot and the others. There are a number of possible explanations. but it's not my job to be the detective here. I agree the audio sounded unusual being a multi generational iPhone user. I have never personally encountered audio that bad. I can only assume the problem was user error. I proposed one possible explanation.
     
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    now that i've finally had the time to watch it:

    can't really say which one is better. both seem to have scenes, where they are better than the other one. just like with the photos.

    and about the sound:
    both are a bit disappointing in that area... the iPhone sounds very muffled and the note 8 is a bit overtuned and leads to a raspy sound (he has a very aggressive voice though ;) )

    4k60fps was missing though. but i guess it will have to wait until samsung releases the update to support this.
     
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    4k 60p is a game changer...1080 240p also. Note can't touch this...
     
  15. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    They both look really good but I think the 8 Plus has better color. We're pretty much to the point now that you're going to be able to take great pictures and videos no matter what phone you buy - which is awesome, because true competition breeds improvements for all end-users.
     
  16. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    I hoped since iPhone 6 that the microphone gets better in the iPhone. The comparison video destroyed all hopes. The iPhone microphone is still very bad.
     
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    Does anyone have either to post up for sound capturing test?

    Casey probably increased db during samsung scenes.
     
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    It's crazy how the video only intermittently looks in focus. It reminds me of watching overly compressed HDTV over the air-- sharp and detailed for still images, artifacts galore to accompany motion. I prefer the samsung's sharpness, but it looks really "clinical.".
     
  20. xsimplyjosh macrumors regular

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    normally phone quality mics aren't as on par to the pros, but its at least usable for most people [note most people... ie those who just wanna shoot video n have fun]. the pro/enthusiasts will already have some funky extensions lined up for it [external manfrotto light, mics, attachable lenses, DJI osmo etc++]
     
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  22. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    hmm.. so you say the Note's samples are a bit less sharp thus appear to look cleaner?
     
  23. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I... didn't say anything of the sort. The images look cleaner / sharper on the 8+ however the note has better white balance.
     

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