THE iPhone 8 Plus arrived causing revolutions at exactly zero points in the world of mobile telephony – and this is not even his obligation, after all: being a mere one-off update of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is satisfied with delivering a familiar device, without major news, and leaves to cause frisson in the world with the coming iPhone X.
At one point, however, the biggest of Apple’s new devices has caused a more positive reception than usual: its cameras, although on paper very similar to those of its predecessor, were highly praised in all specialized tests and even received even the highest score in the history of DxOMark when it comes to smartphones.
But when it comes to video, what will the situation be like? Well, theoretically, a device with a good camera has every chance in the world to make good footage, but that is not always a rule; to confirm the ability of the iPhone 8 Plus to record, several specialized vehicles made comparisons with one of its most formidable competitors, the Galaxy Note8.
The verdict? The two make a dispute beyond fierce, but the Apple device gets a slight advantage, after all.
The test of CNET is the broadest and most representative: they put the two smartphones in various situations and scenarios of the most different types, testing the rear and front cameras, and concluded that the images produced by the iPhone 8 Plus are more attractive, with more vibrant colors and more details preserved; Note8 showed more realistic results, easier to adjust in post-production (if anyone besides Zack Snyder does this with unpretentious videos recorded by cell phones) and also showed advantages in the fluidity of the video due to the optical stabilizer in both. your cameras (something we’ll have on the iPhone X).
A curious point here is to note that, this year, the roles have been kind of reversed: if traditionally Samsung (and Koreans in general) had the reputation of over-saturating their photos to present an artificially more “impressive” result right away man, while Apple has always preferred more neutral results, now it looks like the Sammy backtracked a little in this trend while Apple preferred to make its images more “processed” right away.
The front camera of the iPhone 8 Plus also showed similar results when recording videos, surpassing that of the Note8 in detail and contrast. One point at which Samsung’s device surpassed Apple’s, however, was that of audio – scenes recorded in a musical presentation sounded much better when captured by Note8, which offered a truly stereo sound experience; the iPhone showed only satisfactory results. On the other hand, the Apple smartphone can record at 60 frames per second when shooting in 4K (the South Korean reaches a maximum of 30 fps) and in Full HD 1080p resolution in slow motion videos at 240 fps (Note8 is no more than 720p ).
Other tests showed similar results. THE YouTuber Casey Neistat, for example, came to the conclusion that the iPhone 8 Plus presented a more attractive video, with more defined colors and more balanced contrast; Note8 was much better at capturing audio, but the naturalness of the video’s colors has at times reached an appearance of desaturation. Neistat himself remembers, in the video, that he is sponsored by Samsung – so any victory of the iPhone here is even more impressive.
THE PC Magazine, in turn, praised the stabilization of the iPhone and said that his camera is more versatile due to its wider range of framerates.
A dissonant voice on the cake is YouTube channel analysis SuperSaf TV: in your video, the results are basically exchanged, with the iPhone 8 Plus showing more “natural” and desaturated colors while the Note8 has more vivid, hot and attractive results. Would it be a divergence on account of sensors of different brands in any of the devices? Influence of the scenario itself? Any confusion (or even bad faith, although you find it difficult for a vehicle with so many followers and recognition) because of the channel? Draw your own conclusions:
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In the end, the best thing to note is that we have already reached a point where either choice will bring total satisfaction to its owner: the cameras and video capabilities of modern smartphones are so advanced that, with one or another point difference , there is no mistaking it, and in many ways, victory is a simple matter of preference. The iPhone 8 Plus, in the tests, ended up being considered the winner for one detail or another, but certainly everyone will be happy with their devices, whatever they may be.
What I want to see, now, is how this dispute will be with the arrival of Google Pixel 2.