The highlight of the iPhone 11 Pro is its triple-camera system. After lagging behind the competition for the last couple of years, Apple has finally gotten around to not only adding a useful ultra-wide angle lens but also a dedicated Night mode in the camera app. So how does the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera compare to some of the best flagship Android smartphones out there like the Galaxy Note 10+ and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro?
As various comparisons on YouTube show, the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera performance is definitely a major step up from previous iPhones. It is not exactly path-breaking but it is on par or better than the likes of the Galaxy Note 10+ and Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
The key takeaway from all the comparisons is that the iPhone 11 Pro tends to take more natural and color accurate photos and nails the exposure in most scenarios. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ tends to overexpose photos and boost colors a bit to make them ‘pop’ which makes them ideal for sharing on social media. On the iPhone 11 Pro, you will first have to edit the photos before posting them on social media. Surprisingly, the edge detection on the iPhone 11 Pro performed poorly in some comparisons when compared to the Galaxy Note 10+ while taking portrait photos.
The new Night Mode on the iPhone 11 Pro does a great job in low-light scenarios but it is not exactly a game-changer when compared to the competition. It does manage to capture scenes more accurately but falls behind the Mate 30 Pro in low-light scenes.
In all comparisons, the iPhone 11 Pro’s 12MP TrueDepth camera captured better photos and did not apply excessive skin smoothening like the Galaxy Note 10+. The iPhone 11 Pro’s camera also holds up well against the Huawei Mate 30 Pro which comes with dual-40MP cameras. The bigger camera sensor on the Mate 30 Pro does give it an advantage over other smartphones in low-light scenarios but the camera experience is not consistent enough which is definitely an issue.
Ultimately, there are very minor differences between the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera and other major flagship Android smartphones in terms of camera performance. In some scenarios, the iPhone 11 does better while in others, its an Android flagship. The iPhone 11 Pro wins out in terms of consistency and camera experience though which perhaps only the Galaxy Note 10+ can match.
What are your thoughts on the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera performance? Do you feel its better than Android flagships? If so, why?