When Apple launched the iPhone XS and iPhone XR this year, it made quite a big deal about its Smart HDR algorithm which is aimed at improving the overall dynamic range, contrast, and details in photos. However, as we saw in a blind camera comparison by YouTuber MKBHD, when photos are posted on social media websites, most people tend to prefer the brighter looking photo.
The world of phone imaging is settling somewhat in late 2018, with such immense processing power available in today’s chipsets that camera software can process multiple images almost in real time. Typically, many shots will be taken for a single photo and then these will be combined using ‘computational photography’. Throw in the ready availability of telephoto and wide angle lenses, with software again managing any parallax issues from having multiple cameras side by side, and we’ve never been able to take such high-quality images on our smartphones.
Here I take the top three contenders, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Apple iPhone Xs Max and Google Pixel 3, and push them to the limits in terms of subject matter, lighting, and zoom.
Apple yesterday unveiled its new MacBook Air lineup featuring faster internals, a Retina Display, and connectivity options that are more suitable for a 2018 laptop. The MacBook Air was always a consumer favorite so there’s a lot riding on the refreshed model. If you are wondering how the 2018 MacBook Air is different from the outgoing model though, read our comparison below.
Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro lineup is a radical departure from the company’s previous iPad Pro lineup. Not only does it come with faster internals but Apple has also given the exterior a major revamp.
Should You Upgrade from iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to iPhone XR? A Decision Calculator
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were revolutionary back in the day and managed to create quite a stir with their beautiful new design and big displays. Apple then followed it up with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus the following year with improved cameras and faster chips. However, the iPhone 6 and 6s series is old now, with their internals showing their age. If as an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s owner, you are wondering whether you should upgrade to the iPhone XR or not, check out our decision calculator.
Apple is not going to release an updated version of the iPhone SE. So, if you are still using your old 4-inch totting iPhone SE, its time for you to look elsewhere. If you are wondering whether the jump from the iPhone SE to iPhone XR is going to be the right upgrade for you or not, check out our decision calculator.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now getting old in the run. While their performance might have received a boost post the iOS 12 update, their camera performance, display, and battery life are simply not up to 2018 standards. If you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and are wondering if you should upgrade to the iPhone XR or not, read our decision calculator to find out.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were the last of its kind. The last iPhones with massive bezels and Touch ID. In Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup, they are replaced by the iPhone XR. So, is the iPhone XR worth the upgrade over the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Or should you just stick to your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus for another year? Read our decision calculator to find out.
Alongside the Pixel 3 XL, Google also released its smaller sibling: the Pixel 3. We have already seen how the Pixel 3 XL compares to the iPhone XS Max but what about the Pixel 3 XL and the iPhone XS? How do the smaller devices compete against each other? Let’s find out in this comparison.
Google today unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, its flagship devices of the year. The Pixel lineup is known for its camera quality but other aspects of the devices are equally impressive. So how does the larger Pixel 3 XL compare to Apple’s flagship iPhone offering — the iPhone XS Max? Let’s find out.