In 2018, the Google conquered a place of (almost) unquestionable leadership in the world of mobile photography with the launch of Pixel 3 smartphones – especially after the advent of the so-called Night Sight, which effectively makes the cameras of the devices see in the dark. With all this advantage, the Mountain View giant was expected to outperform its competitors once again in 2019, but apparently that was not quite the case.
Some foreign publications put the Pixel 4 compared to the latest iPhones and, in almost every scenario, Apple devices came out on top. One of them was the Macworld, which placed particular emphasis on the “night modes” of the two competitors – in this case, the Apple smartphone used was the iPhone 11.
According to the magazine:
Click after click, iPhone 11 has not only transformed extremely dark backgrounds into usable images: it has put brightness in the right places, preserved shadows where they should and simply handled the scene better than Pixel 4. It’s a subtle difference, but in most cases, the iPhone produced more vivid and detailed clicks without losing their natural darkness.
Here are some of the comparisons made by the magazine, always with Pixel 4 on the left (click on the images to enlarge them):
Overall, the iPhone really produced more natural images and better-adjusted exposure – with the exception of the last one (with the Halloween pumpkin), in which the Pixel 4 did better. It is also worth noting that the first image has a framing difference between the devices, which may justify the difference in visual / quality.
One more comparison
THE YouTuber Danny Winget also made a comparison, but putting the Pixel 4 XL it’s the iPhone 11 Pro Max face to face. He praised the Apple device for its much greater flexibility (due to the presence of the ultra-angular lens) and for the superior video recording, but he classified the selfies Google’s smartphone as the best.
Overall, for those who like photography, the YouTuber believes that the iPhone will capture users’ hearts more.
The controversial DXOMARK ranking
It is worth noting, in fact, that DXOMARK published its findings on the Pixel 4 cameras and placed the new Google device behind its main competitors, with 112 points – lower rating than smartphones such as Galaxy Note10 + 5G, The S10 5G, The Huawei Mate 30 Pro it’s the P30 Pro.
The iPhones 11 [Pro/Pro Max] have not yet been evaluated by the laboratory – this should happen only when the technology Deep Fusion is available, with the official release of iOS 13.2.
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So this is it: even though the Pixel 4 takes beautiful photos, it seems that Google’s lonely reign is over – all other competitors are already back in the game, and with full capacity to overcome it. The fight will be good.
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