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davidinva

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Yes, I know it’s a matter of personal preference, but my question comes from looking at the screen results on a couple of Samsung phones. A crisper look, it seems. I have an iPhone 8+ at the moment, and results are usually good but not anything special. I realize the display is probably a major part of this. Thoughts? Experience?
 

BrettAP98

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iPhone XR with 12.1.4.

I've been able to capture the best, clearest, detailed photos with this compared to any iPhone. Even my Android friends are wowed by it. Here's one I took at night to give you an example.

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lostOzone

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Pixel 3. I wanted to try Night Sight and I got a really good deal.
Night sight is great but the camera is really great whithout it. I still use my XS Max as my phone. But I carry the Pixel 3 to take shots.
 

JPack

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The P30 is considered the best. iPhone does well in day, but does poorly in low light as the above examples show.
 

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The P30 is considered the best. iPhone does well in day, but does poorly in low light as the above examples show.

Bs.
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Are they applying a filter? The p30 looks horrible

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Yeah I’m not buying it. That guy looks as red as Huaweis Logo.
 

JPack

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Bs.
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Are they applying a filter? The p30 looks horrible

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Yeah I’m not buying it. That guy looks as red as Huaweis Logo.

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There's no perfect camera, but DxOMark gives you a pretty good idea of which camera is better overall.
 

pika2000

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Best photos all around: XR/XS. Apple's smart HDR is just amazing, and you don't need to do anything. It's the ultimate point-n-shoot.

Best low light: If you deal with a lot of low light photos, and you have the patience (waiting 5 to 10 seconds for each photos, and maybe with a tripod), then Pixel or Huawei's phones are great.

Best selfies: XR/XS. The FaceID tech is actually really great for selfies as well. Add on the smart HDR from the A12, I'm simply astonished at some of the results. Android OEMs put too much concern in beautification that all I get are usually overblown highlights with overbrightened face and surroundings (because Asians like to be whiter).

Best video: iPhone. iPhone simply hold the gold standard in video. The Android OEMs cannot even implement proper camera API from Google that was introduced in Lollipop.
 
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itsvdiddy

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I remember back in the day when the new iPhones would roll out and they would hands-down be the best phone cameras available and 1-2 years ahead of the other competitors. Nowadays, I find myself with so much photo envy from other Android phones!

There's a new Verge article on how amazing the Huawei P30 Pro is at low-light photography. It compares vs the Google Pixel 3.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/1/18290215/huawei-p30-pro-camera-night-low-light-mode-photos

Opinions around enhancing low-light photos by default (e.g. if it's dark, maybe it should stay darker, etc), there's a clear winner in clarity and sharpness.

I hope the next iPhone knocks it out of the park!

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There's no perfect camera, but DxOMark gives you a pretty good idea of which camera is better overall.

Even the pictures you posted of iPhone XS
Look more natural. In the first picture the iPhone XS clearly is showing a red neon light reflecting on the presenters face while the other two pictures washes it out. In the second the iPhone is the only camera capable of display the cloud in the background.

The same company that gave higher video score to android devices that were not capable of 4k@60fps. Yeah I don’t find them credible at all.

How much do they charge for a review again?
 

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I remember back in the day when the new iPhones would roll out and they would hands-down be the best phone cameras available and 1-2 years ahead of the other competitors. Nowadays, I find myself with so much photo envy from other Android phones!

There's a new Verge article on how amazing the Huawei P30 Pro is at low-light photography. It compares vs the Google Pixel 3.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/1/18290215/huawei-p30-pro-camera-night-low-light-mode-photos

Opinions around enhancing low-light photos by default (e.g. if it's dark, maybe it should stay darker, etc), there's a clear winner in clarity and sharpness.

I hope the next iPhone knocks it out of the park!

pixelp30procomparison.jpg


pix_p30pro_comp00w.jpg

I hope they don’t. I personally don’t want over processed photos that make night into day.
 
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Siamese_Dream

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I hope they don’t. I personally don’t want over processed photos that make night into day.
I agree with you 100%. I would much rather the lighting be true to scene, but with less artifacts. A sharper, detailed image without the need to brighten it up. We have a camera flash for that.
 
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