iPhone XS Xs vs. Pixel 3

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  1. Thai macrumors 65816

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    This is the first comparison by a (Samsung) famous YouTuber:

    Xs pretty much beat P3 in most categories. Impressive win for Apple...they outdid Google in computational photography.
     
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    iPhone XS killed it this year, can't wait to see the Mate 10 Pro's camera.
     
  3. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I watched. Seemed like a fair comparison. The Pixel got the win for the front facing camera. The iPhone got the win on video. The back camera seemed to be a mix. I agreed with most of his decisions.

    From what I've seen, Night Sight looks like it could be a game changer. If it's as good as I've seen, the iPhone, as it is today, won't stand a chance in the low-light department. It looks like Google did a good job there. Of course, they still need to release it. Until then, it's just vaporware.

    That said, I'm loving my Max. I might be a little jealous of a thing or two, but I'm quite happy with what I have for now and would never switch for just a camera. But I'm also happy to see other phones getting great cameras too. When they compete, we all win.
     
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    Night Sight requires 5 seconds of holding your phone. 5 seconds. No moving object in the 5 seconds. Steady hands in the 5 seconds.

    I thought that the videos on both front and rear favor Xs. Front camera pictures favor P3.

    On rear camera, Xs wins IMO. Low light on rear camera was same (iPhone won one, P3 won the sign pic).
     
  5. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    Sure. It might not be ideal or for every situation. But there could be situations where it would be nice to have. It will be interesting to see if it lives up to the hype when it gets released.
     
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    Seems like they're both quite capable cameras with each having their own strengths and weaknesses. It also seems results can vary. Regardless of which one "wins", I think the average person would be happy with either and can get great shots with both.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    First video was really good comparison. Both phones take awesome photos. Pixel 3 did get some really good shots! Enough to make me choose it over an iPhone? Nah.
     
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    So it's essentially just taking a picture with longer exposure time to capture more detail in low light?
     
  14. Thai thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes. It does use AI to remove handshake. But moving subjects likely cannot be removed.

    Basically, this is great if you’re taking landscape pics in low light.
     
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    I love when youtubers try to give a professional photographic review. “This one gives cool colors and this one gives warm colors.” How about the importance of color accuracy? The Pixel makes him look like a white guy. Maybe that’s his thing, I don’t know, but the Pixel color accuracy of his skin does not match the color given by his video blog camera. The iPhone does.

    Pictures of people are about color accuracy, not warmth and coolness. Leave that to photos of flora and buildings.
     
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    imo, iphone seems to make people skin to look yellowish.
     
  17. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    To be fair, I've searched and searched and searched and couldn't find anything to back that statement up. I did read one review where it said it was like getting a photo with a 5 second exposure. But I didn't find anywhere that claims you must hold everything perfectly still for 5 seconds while snapping your photo. All I've found is that it takes 15 photos from the moment you press the button and uses computational magic to turn those into a useable photo.

    I can't find evidence one way or the other. But I suspect you're not going to need to keep everything perfectly still for 5 seconds. My guess is that's the effect they're attempting to simulate. It will be interesting to see how it actually works when it comes out and if the examples we've seen so far have been cherry picked or if it really does work that well.
     
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    Every time I see these, I think about how it would be irrelevant to most of us here on MacRumors, because most of us here on MacRumors, are already in the Apple ecosystem, and it would make sense to use products within that ecosystem. For those that don't own other Apple products, or care for them to talk, sure give the Pixel 3 a shot.
     
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    Interesting tidbits...you canNOT manually select 60 fps in either 1080p or 4k. 4k60 is non-existent...we knew this. But, Google does NOT let you select 1080p60! You have to settle for AUTO mode...and in AUTO, the software will select 30 vs. 60 fps depending on what it thinks you need.

    And because of 4GB of RAM and limitations of S845 chip, if you take a picture with HDR+, then it may close out your other apps in memory. In addition, IF you take a pic and not wait for it to process (for HDR+), and exit the Camera app, then that photo is NOT saved!! So, you have to wait for processing to finish before exiting the app. LOL
     

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