Will the camera of iPhone X be better than iPhone 8 Plus (except for OIS on both cameras)

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  1. baldachin macrumors member

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    Is it known if the camera of the iPhone X is going to deliver higher quality images than the iPhone 8 Plus, except for the known feature that the X has OIS on both cameras?

    In the Apple presentation it seemed like both phones use the same hardware except for OIS.
     
  2. Vermifuge, Sep 28, 2017
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    The telephoto camera not only has OIS but also a wider aperture allowing for more light. Theoretically, this means better low light performance.

    EDIT: I wanted to stress, when you pair a wider aperture & OIS together that will help reduce noise in low light situations. Meaning Low light performance should be significantly better. With its two cameras this also means portrait mode on the iPhone X should look substantially better over the iPhone 8 Plus.
     
  3. baldachin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I didn't notice that the X' tele lens has half an f-stop lower aperture. That is quite good.

    Now I have to ponder if that is worth the higher costs :) As for me the camera is the most important factor.
     
  4. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    not only the higher costs, but also the very different and narrower screen if you're coming from the + size.
    i'm finding it very difficult to decide 'cause like you, the camera should be the best available and not crippled with no OIS on tele (and lower aperture).
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Different form factor but higher resolution. You can still neatly fit the 1080p screen of the plus inside the x. (Pixels not inches)
     
  6. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    Fitting is not the problem.
    The ratio for watching video is.
     
  7. Vermifuge, Sep 28, 2017
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    Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Not as big a deal as some make it out to be

    The math was done in another thread. this is the equivalent viewing area for a 16:9 movie.

    iPhone (non plus) 4.7"
    IPhone X 5.0" for 16:9 / 1080 p videos
    IPhone Plus 5.5"

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  8. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    the subject was indeed over-discussed enough..
    but can't you see what i mean? the + screen still feels so much spacier and comfy than the narrow X
    i didn't mean the non +
    also, by your pics, you lose A LOT of the original video edges while watching on the X.
    do you really want that? who knows what details you miss?
    the other option (not zooming in) will be so small it's not even an option.
     
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    With a larger viewable area than a standard iPhone 6s/7/8 but only a little smaller than a plus i don't see it the same way. I guess its up to the needs of the individual.
     
  10. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    well i just cannot see how you think it's a "little" smaller but maybe i'm exaggerating.
    if you don't use landscape to watch stuff often then maybe it's minor problem for you.
     

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