iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8
Two big flagship devices, two big price tags: with the introduction of iPhone X, Apple now has a horse in the “all screen, all the time” smartphone race. Here’s a breakdown of the specs with particular attention to the things that really matter – at least to people who prioritize photography features.
You’d expect no less in the year 2017: each of these devices has a dual camera module. Both use two 12MP sensors with apertures as listed below.
|iPhone X||Note 8|
It’s welcome news that both of these dual cam units are dual-stabilized, meaning the wide and telephoto lenses offer optical image stabilization. The iPhone 7 Plus was only equipped with OIS in its wide-angle lens.
The Note 8 offers 26mm and 52mm equivalent focal lengths, and if the iPhone X is consistent with the 7 Plus, it will come with a 28/56mm combo. The Note 8’s ever-so-slightly wider view of the world may have some advantages, but that depends on your preferences.
The 12MP sensors used by the Note 8 measure 1/2.55″ in the wide-angle unit and 1/3.6″ in the tele lens. Apple doesn’t specify what size sensors it uses in the X, just that they’re bigger, faster, and have deeper pixels than what was used in the 7 Plus. Relatively speaking, a slightly larger smartphone image sensor is still pretty small. Even if they are bigger than the Note 8’s sensors, that’s likely to have less of an impact than improvements in image processing and camera software.
Still shooting features
Apple and Samsung put their devices’ depth-of-simulation modes front and center among camera features. It’s called → continue…