We all know very well that the tech giant Apple has the greatest rivalry with Android manufacturers, showed the world the new iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR just a few days ago, its most recent devices that improve the characteristics of its predecessors. However, now according to the latest reports, the year-old Google Pixel 2’s camera surprisingly beats the brand new iPhone XS.
Google Pixel 2’s Camera Surprisingly Beats The Brand New iPhone XS
The tech giant Apple has the greatest rivalry with Android manufacturers, showed the world the new iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR just a few days ago, its most recent devices that improve the characteristics of its predecessors.
However, it seems that one of the features of the iPhone XS still does not reach the level of a certain Android smartphone, as the first reviews of the new Apple device show that the camera is worse than the Google Pixel 2.
One of the most outstanding features of Pixel 2 is its camera, one of the most powerful on the market. The tech giant Apple was expected to face this device by improving its lenses. The new Apple smartphone offers, on paper, a better camera hardware with a 12-megapixel double sensor, aperture f/1.7 and a 7-megapixel True Depth front camera. Since 9to5google wanted to compare this feature of both devices, with some surprising results.
A year later, the Pixel continues to reign
The tech giant Apple has focused on improving the software that feeds the iPhone XS camera – in addition to improvements in hardware related to sensors -, presenting some functions similar to what the tech giant Google was already doing in Pixel 2 with its HDR+.
Several reviews of reputed media ensure that the tech giant Google’s Pixel 2 has a great advantage over the tech giant Apple in terms of photography, since the tech giant Google’s Pixel 2 captures more details and more accurate colors, despite the Smart HDR feature of the new iPhone of the tech giant Apple.
As we all know very well that the tech giant Apple introduced the Smart HDR for the first time to end its problem with high lights. Despite being a new technology in an iPhone, in Android, we have it since 2015, with the HDR+ of the tech giant Google Nexus 5x and Google Nexus 6P.
The tech giant Google continues to lead in terms of photography, something that also coincides in ‘The Verge‘. As the well-known media platform, The Verge ensures that the best smartphone camera available on the market today is the Pixel 2. This review shows how low-light performance differs. When Google Pixel 2 shows excellent contrast and details in dark settings, the iPhone alters colors and contrast significantly.
They also show how the Pixel 2 is able to show and capture more details with greater precision, while the iPhone simply softens the scene. This is because the tech giant Apple devices apply a very aggressive noise reduction, which lies in a loss of detail. In Mashable, they also assure that the photographs taken with the portrait mode are much better than those produced using an iPhone XS, although they also highlight the good qualities of the camera of the new Apple device.
The additional detail that the tech giant Google shows about the Apple iPhone puts it one step above, although it seems to treat the color more accurately in some cases. The iPhone tends to a more yellowish white balance, while the cold look of the Pixel generates images of greater impact.
Although the white balance of Google Pixel 2 is too cold, preventing a 100% accurate representation of the color, the contrast and extra detail it shows place it above the Apple iPhone.
In the portrait mode, this takes special importance, since the lack of detail and a bad treatment of the skin can lead to unrealistic images, something that a top end of the range should not be allowed.
In the end, the comparisons and differences are a bit subjective, since they depend on the taste of the users when taking photographs. On a technical level, it is true that the Pixel 2 seems to offer more detail, contrast and sharpness, although the possibility of having a 2X zoom, live filters, and a more complete portrait mode in the app, make the iPhone a more than worthy rival.
The truth is that both the Pixel 2 and the iPhone XS offer outstanding cameras. What is clear is that the tech giant Apple is still struggling to catch up with the tech giant Google in this regard, but the truth is that at the moment their latest and best devices fail to beat the Pixel 2.
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