The brand new iPhone XS looks pretty much the same as last year’s iPhone X on the outside. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the dual 12-megapixel cameras are also the same. But looks can be deceiving: there are actually a few significant differences in the detailed specs and image processing that make a big difference in the quality of the actual shots. The iPhone X took great photos. The XS shots are even better. (Don’t forget, the XS also has exactly the same camera as the XS Max.) These specs were pulled from the Halide app (US$5.99) which has a technical readout section that gives a breakdown on both cameras. I took the iPhone XS and iPhone X to the sensory overload that is Candytopia in San Francisco, then around the city, to test the cameras in the real world. When reviewing the images on the phones and on a computer, I was genuinely surprised at the overall improvement in image processing on the XS. Now playing: Watch this: iPhone XS vs. iPhone X: Camera comparison 5:16 All photos were taken on the default camera app with default settings and HDR turned on. Here’s a breakdown of the main differences between the two phones. For the sake of brevity, I didn’t focus on areas that remained pretty much unchanged such as slow motion video. Portrait mode: More options on the iPhone XS Both phones have portrait mode, but only the XS lets you adjust the blur — or bokeh… [Read full story]
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