Editors' note: This comparison was originally published Nov. 28, 2017 at 4 a.m. PT. Since that time Google added a technology called RAISR to the Pixel 2 which uses computer learning to make zoomed in pictures look sharper and more detailed. After testing a Pixel 2 with this update, we found improvement with zoomed in photos taken in good light. But the iPhone X's optical zoom still has the edge in our eyes.Also, take a look at our story that explores why the Pixel 2 is a solid upgrade for someone who has always owned an iPhone. We not only compare the cameras, but everything about the iPhone X and Pixel 2. Now Playing: Watch this: iPhone X vs. Pixel 2: Camera test 3:52 One lens versus two. It's time to see how Apple's flagship iPhone X with its dual-lens setup fares against the Pixel 2's single lens camera.I took the phones to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco to test them out. All photos and videos were taken using the default camera app on automatic … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 camera comparison
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By Roger Fingas Thursday, March 01, 2018, 08:42 am PT (11:42 am ET) DxO on Thursday announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S9+ has achieved its best-ever DxOMark score, 99, toppling the Google Pixel 2's 98 and the Apple iPhone X's 97.The S9+ is a smartphone "without any real weaknesses in the camera department," performing well in both photo and video regardless of the tested situation, DxO said. "Add one of the best smartphone zooms and a capable bokeh simulation mode to the mix, and the Galaxy S9 Plus is difficult to ignore for any photo-minded smartphone user." The phone's signature feature is dual aperture support, allowing it to switch from f/2.4 to f/1.5 for more light, or simply for shallower depth-of-field. Most smartphones —iPhones included —can only ever shoot with a fixed aperture. The S9+ still has some minor issues, among them the chance of halos, purple fringing, and/or blue or pink color casts. While DxO's testing is thorough and uses a mix of lab and field … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ trumps Apple’s iPhone X in latest DxOMark benchmark
While I was shooting images for our all-shipping-iPhones camera test (SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and 7 Plus telephoto), I had quite a few people ask on Twitter about the iPhone 6. I didn't include it in our big test simply because it was too many iPhones to carry around NYC by myself — five was pushing it! — but I still wanted to give iPhone 6 owners an idea of how their shots might compare to the new 7 camera. So, without further delay, here's a quick test comparing all of Apple's 4.7-inch phones: I went through a variety of common shooting situations, as well as a section on color tests. We're working on getting galleries to properly display in the iMore app and on RSS; until then, to properly view these photos, please visit our website. How we tested I shot with the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 over the course of a few days using just the phones and the Camera app. The resulting photos haven't been touched up in any way — they're exactly the way the … [Read more...] about Camera tests: Battle of the 4.7-inch iPhones 6, 6s, and 7!
If it's any day ending in "y", it is time for the latest Apple iPhone rumor. This one comes from a "solid Apple source" that says that model 3,2 of the iPhone has gone into the field testing phrase while the Apple iPhone 5 has reached the Engineering Verification test of the development stage.The iPhone model 3,2 is very close to release. "We have been told that iPhone model 3,2 — what everyone is assuming to be the Verizon (or at least CDMA-compatible) phone — just hit the “AP” testing stage. This is the very last stage before retail release; final hardware, almost final software," the insider's report noted.In "Apple-talk", the first number of the model being tested contains the number of major revisions, the second number is the number of minor revisions. That leads the "insider" to claim that model 3,2 is an Apple iPhone 4 with a revised antenna system. This would allow a new CDMA version of the phone to avoid the "Antennagate" problem that occurred when the … [Read more...] about New CDMA version of the Apple iPhone is being field tested, close to release?
It turns out the iPhone has some secrets of its own! Here, we'll be having a look at the iPhone's so-called "interrogation" codes. By entering them in the iPhone's keypad and tapping "Call", you can "interrogate" the device whether certain network and calling features are enabled. And by inputting some related codes, you can toggle certain features on or off. The following codes should work on all recent iPhones, regardless of carrier. You won't find anything mindblowing, but you can have some fun with these on a boring afternoon. Oh, and some are actually quite useful! For example, you can input a particular code in front of a certain contact's number, and all outgoing calls to it will have your iPhone's number hidden! Stuff like that. Secret iPhone Interrogation Codes Secret iPhone Interrogation Codes 1. IMEI Number | Code: *#06# This code displays your device's unique 15-digit IMEI code. It's required when filling a complaint to the police or addressing the insurance … [Read more...] about Secret iPhone Interrogation Codes