Such comparisons may never end, but it won’t matter. Smartphone camera technology is beginning to rival DSLRs. Lexy Savvides with another bad shootout:
Google is betting big that it can beat out the dual camera on the iPhone XS and even the quad-camera setup on other phones. With camera quality as one of the most important decision factors in buying a new phone, it’s time to compare the single-lens Pixel with the dual-lens iPhone XS.
I disagree with the premise. The deciding factor for a smartphone is not the camera. It’s important, but if all the mid-range and premium smartphones are similar and product excellent photos and videos, what is the true differentiating factor?
Besides, Google Pixel 3 should be compared to iPhone XR.
Both are fantastic camera phones that have significant improvements over their predecessors. If I never compared the photos, I would be happy with either. It’s really hard to tear them apart because for most categories, there aren’t any glaring issues and sometimes the results aren’t completely consistent — especially for something like portrait mode.
iPhone wins the video shootout by a large margin; Pixel wins the photo shootout by a small margin.