Usually, when we talk about the camera performance of the iPhone, we say Apple’s smartphones are excellent in all respects, but not the best in any way. (In video, the latest iPhones are arguably the best on the market.)
After all, the latest iPhones, especially the Pro (or Pro Max) versions, always offer extremely interesting photographic performances! In 2021 and 2022, though, Apple has clearly lost some of its magic compared to the heavyweights in the Android world.
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iPhone 14 is expected to regain Apple’s photography throne! But there are some serious difficulties ahead.
So it’s true that the iPhone 13 series is almost a year old, and because of that, all eyes are on the iPhone 14, which should be released in September. But with the first wave of “premium” phones in the Android world, it’s easy to say that Apple has been surpassed, and by no means is it.
The iPhone 13 lags far behind the Android heavyweights in what usually matters most to end users, namely photography performance.
After all, for a long time, the iPhone has almost always been the best choice on the market if you want to take natural and detailed photos. However, this is no longer the case. Especially when comparing the latest iPhones to some of the most interesting products in the Android world, such as the S22 Ultra, Pixel 6 Pro, and of course the recent Vivo X80 Pro.
If you zoom in on a photo on your iPhone, you’ll notice that the smartphone is trying to make up for the lack of resolution (12MP) with image post-processing, which unfortunately doesn’t always go smoothly. On the other side of the roadblock, however, we have the S22 Ultra with a 108MP primary sensor, and of course the Pixel 6 Pro and X80 Pro with 50MP sensors. Yes, the final images on these Android devices will indeed continue to be 12MP photos. But post-processing on these smartphones is more powerful because it has more information to work with, which of course almost always produces a more detailed image with more reliable colors.
In the vast majority of cases, the iPhone 13 has issues with color, and the brightness it can or can’t capture. In my opinion, this is no accident. This is Apple’s choice! The North American giant wants to make up for the lack of resolution and provide social networks with more “fake” but more “prettier” photos. What Huawei did over the years in the heyday of the Android world.
In addition to this, we must also point out that in all iPhones, there is a huge disadvantage in the area of optical zoom. After all, while the vast majority of high-end Android devices have managed to provide up to 10x more interesting image capture, the iPhone still falls short, especially on the non-Pro models.
But…the new iPhone 14 will fix most of them!
By implementing a 48MP sensor in the new iPhone 14 (at least in the Pro models), Apple has an opportunity to greatly improve its image capture experience. A larger sensor will be able to capture more detail and obviously more light as well. It will also open the door to the pixel binning technology we’ve already seen in the Android world.
However, more light also means major improvements in color reliability and HDR. Especially in environments with low ambient light.
But, of course, implementing new sensors won’t solve all problems. Apple’s image processing algorithms must be able to handle the increase in resolution. That said, you have to know what to do with the extra information to get a great image capture.
Also, what do you think about all this? High hopes for the iPhone 14? Don’t forget that prices will go up, okay!