The Galaxy S10 Plus added two new lenses to its already impressive camera array (one on the back and one on the front) and some useful software features that might just give it an extra edge on the competition.I took the S10 Plus on a weeklong photo shoot alongside the iPhone XS Max, another camera giant, to find out if its five cameras are better than the iPhone's three.How do they compare on paper?Not much has changed with the main, wide-angle and telephoto lenses on the S10 Plus compared to last year's S9 Plus. They share the same variable aperture (f/1.5 or f/2.4) that helps it adjust to different lighting conditions and a telephoto lens for optical zoom. But the S10 Plus has a third rear-facing camera: an ultra wide-angle lens that can capture a 123-degree panoramic shot with just one click (the S10 and the S10E also have the ultra side-angle lens). The Plus is also the only one from the line-up to include a second, 8-megapixel depth camera on the front for better portrait … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10 Plus vs iPhone XS Max: Which camera is better?
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SAMSUNG and Apple are locked in a fierce battle for the crown of "world's best smartphone maker" - and one expert may have finally picked out a winner. Veteran phone tester Ray Soneira says the Samsung Galaxy S10 has the best ever screen on a smartphone, wiping the floor with the competition, including the iPhone XS and XS Max. Following rigorous testing, Soneira – who reviews every major smartphone release – showered praise on the S10's "absolutely stunning and beautiful" display. Writing on his site DisplayMate, he said: "The Absolute Color Accuracy on the Galaxy S10 is the Most Color Accurate Display we have ever measured. "It is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect, and almost certainly considerably better than your existing Smartphone, living room HDTV, Tablet, Laptop, and computer monitor. "The very challenging set of DisplayMate Test and Calibration Photos that we use to evaluate picture quality looked absolutely stunning and Beautiful, even to my experienced … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS – new test reveals which phone has the BEST screen
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff January 23, 2019 Technology played a major part in helping Boston police track down Olivia Ambrose. It wasn’t some exotic computer program lurking inside a CSI-type laboratory, but a commonplace feature many consumers have learned to master on their own smartphones — location tracking.Unable to reach her after a Saturday night visit to a Boston bar, Ambrose’s sister used a common iPhone feature that lets people find the location of their friends or family members. The app told her sister that the last known location of Ambrose’s phone, and perhaps Ambrose herself, was near the intersection of Corey Road and Walford Way in Charlestown, according to the police report filed in the arrest of Victor Pena.By itself, this clue wasn’t enough to locate Ambrose, and it would be another two days before police were able to … [Read more...] about Olivia Ambrose was found in part because of a smartphone feature. Here’s how
Whether you see Portrait Mode as a gimmick or as a valuable artistic tool, its popularity is hard to ignore. To customers, it is a new and exciting way to make people stand out and shine in their images. To phone makers, it is another feature highlighting the photographic and computational abilities of their devices. And to us – well, it is a priceless opportunity for a camera comparison!The Google Pixel 3, the iPhone XS, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – these are the phones running in the race. And it is a race that seems unfair in a way. After all, the iPhone and the Note 9 rely on two cameras to achieve the desired bokeh effect, while the Pixel has just one camera to work with. But in actuality, the Pixel's portrait shots are well worthy of competing, sprinkled with a healthy dose of AI magic. But are they any better? Time to find out. Scene 1: At the LibraryOut of all the photos we took for the needs of our comparison, this scene is my second favorite. … [Read more...] about Pixel 3 vs iPhone XS, Galaxy Note 9: which camera takes better portrait photos?
caption I switched from iPhone to Android, and I’m not looking back. source Clancy Morgan I’ve been a diehard Apple user for as long as I can remember, and I’ve exclusively used iPhones since shortly after the first one came out in 2007. When it came time to retire my iPhone 6S this year, I was frustrated by the high price of Apple’s two newest iPhones, the XS and XR. After reading about the well-reviewed OnePlus 6T, I decided to give it – and Google’s Android operating system – a try. After three weeks with the OnePlus, I’m in love with its high-end feel at an affordable price, and with Android’s customizability and intuitiveness. It feels fresh in a way that Apple hasn’t in years – for me at least. I’m what you might call a Day One Apple user. I’ve used Apple products and Mac computers for as long as I can remember, from the Power Macintosh my parents had in the family room, to my … [Read more...] about I switched to Android after more than a decade with the iPhone, and I’m not going back. Here’s why.