The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the true competitor of the iPhone XS Max, and while both phones are a lot more different from each other. The one thing that is largely similar is the cameras. Sure, the hardware might be different but the specs are largely the same.
Smartphone photography has become a lot more popular than it used to be. After all, the best camera is the one that you can carry with you. Keeping that in mind, the thing that we must realize here is the camera comparison between the S10+ and the XS Max is nothing new.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s get into the details.
The first part is going to be general photography, and honestly, they are a lot similar to each other than you might admit. The colors are more saturated in Samsung as you would expect, but the good thing is that the variable aperture is great when it comes to evening out everything.
The shots on the iPhone are consistent and have a slightly cooler hue. The reason why Samsung takes the cake here is because of the scene optimizer and how it can use software to enhance the photos that you have taken up a notch.
Wider Focal Length
The thing about Samsung’s S10+ is that the phone comes with three different focal lengths. You have the standard, a telephoto, and an ultra-wide angle, meanwhile, the iPhone is limited in this regard. Before getting my hands on the S10+, I really did not think that I need an ultra-wide lens, however, after using it for a while, I can assure you that it is one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.
Better Video on Samsung
Samsung has made some significant improvement with their lenses. Not only you can record videos in the ultra-wide lens, but you can also actually switch between the focal lengths with ease. I know it might not sound like something that is intuitive, but as someone who loves shooting videos, this is one of the best features to have.
iPhone For The Portraits
The thing with XS Max’s portraits is that it uses the telephoto lens exclusively for taking photos, whereas when it comes to Samsung, the phone takes information from the two lenses and then uses it. This results in less cropped in the picture, which is not as intimate. Also, I noticed that the edge detection on the iPhone is much better.
Samsung Wins The Lowlight
If we were to go just with the aperture, it was obvious that Samsung would do better. However, the S10+ not only does better, but it beats the XS Max by a margin when it comes to lowlight performance. Giving us stellar looking pictures that are sharp and with barely noticeable noise as well.
Needless to say, if you are looking to take good, low light pictures, then Samsung is the way to go for you.