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iPhone XS vs iPhone X: CAMERA TEST! (4K)

iPhone XS vs iPhone X: CAMERA TEST! (4K)


this is the new iPhone 10s versus last
year’s iPhone 10 today we’re going to be seeking out the answers to two big
questions a if you already have the iPhone 10 is it worth upgrading to the
latest 10s or Macs and more specifically in terms of those new camera
improvements or B maybe you have an even older device iPhone or Android and
you’ve been thinking about upgrading what could it be worth saving around
three to five hundred dollars skip the new 10s and then pick up a mint or brand
new iPhone 10 on a site like swap basically is the upgrade worth it well
I’m Ben from authentech, let’s jump right in and shoot some side-by-sides starting
with some daytime photos there’s a few things we notice first the new smart HDR
feature is pretty amazing I discussed it a lot in my last iPhone video check it
out after this one but in short the improved dynamic range think of it as
more details maintained in the bright highlights as well as those darker
shadow areas it’s producing a more pleasant looking image overall this is
in both photo and video mode as you’ll see shortly and it actually makes a
massive improvement here’s a quick little example we zoom way in on the
clouds and just see how the iPhone 10 is blowing out some of those bright areas
versus the new 10s those bright highlights are not blown out and instead
we see more shadows and clarity and the clouds this is a great little example of
how HDR is working on the new iPhone it has larger size pixels 1.4 microns verse
1.1 and this also helps in a lot of areas like details sharpness even in
low-light shots which we’ll get to in a second I think images look a tad sharper
and nicer on the new 10s colors and white balance are nice on both sometimes
the 10s might look a little bit more saturated but that might also be because
of that higher dynamic range there’s simply more color details that pop on
screen over the old iPhone 10th it also looks like the new 10s
time’s has a bit warmer tones versus the ten has slightly cooler tones it’s been
confirmed that the new iPhone has a slightly wider angle field of view 26
millimeter verse 28 I personally really like this new improvement and you can
notice just how much of a difference that makes out to be there’s more
landscapes squeezing in the frame both horizontally and vertically
it’s no LGV 30 wide-angle but hey I’ll still take that small improvement switch
into portrait mode on the rear facing camera don’t forget we now have a bokeh
slider in the app to adjust background blur after the photo is snapped this is
nice to have I feel like the edge outlining hasn’t changed much and both
shots look pretty similar let’s jump into some 4k video side-by-side you
should be able to notice a few of the same similarities from photo mode like
the new and improved smart HDR it looks really good
clarity and sharpness on the new iPhone definitely looks improved over the old
10 in some shots it’s a clear difference shooting in the exact same settings we
still get that wider field of view on the new 10s which I definitely
appreciate let’s try a little experiment here we zoom way in at 750 percent and
we’re basically nit picking pixels I noticed two things first it seems
there’s a bit more details in the wood grain on that pillar on the 10s and
secondly check out that little butterfly I feel like we can see a bit more detail
on the head and the antenna on that new camera where it’s all mushy on the old
10 again probably not a big difference at the end of the day for example that
new smart HDR feature is a bigger improvement to highlight let’s compare
the image stabilization both at 4k 30 I’d say they look pretty similar with a
simple walking test however when I start to jog a little bit man that old iPhone
10 has this terrible focusing wobble issue that’s going on the new 10s
thankfully does not have that it’s a pretty massive difference and that 10 s
clearly wins here when I switched a 4k 60 on both again walking tests look a
bit similar and then when we start to jog we can half speed slow down the
footage and clearly see that same focusing problem again on the
iPhone 10 any of you guys have that same issue on your iPhone 10 that you know of
it’s pretty jacked up what’s really funny is when we switched to slo-mo test
both can shoot 1080p 240fps we see the same focusing issue again it really
ruins the shot thankfully the new 10s does not have that huge problem when
things are finally and focus on the old iPhone 10 we can see more clearly and
make a judgment call on quality interesting in this sample shot the 10
as actually looks a bit rougher around the edges almost more pixelated I don’t
really understand in this slo-mo shot both cameras have this horrible
jittering effect going on is this the image stabilization or something that’s
not good now let’s keep going I shot a couple autofocus tests and check this
out the new 10 as clearly smokes to the old 10 in terms of autofocus speed and
not only does it look faster but way more accurate as the old 10 sometimes
can’t even find or lock focus on to my hand
it’s totally missing it over and over what’s up guys this is a front-facing
camera and audio test this is the new iPhone at 10s access and this is the
older iPhone 10 husband sound compare how’s the sound compare it’s almost
looking like the old iPhone 10 has a much wider field of view right now I’m
front lit by the Sun but as we rotate around house colors and contrast change men just look at the blown out
highlights on the old ten versus the new smart HDR on the 10 as pretty massive
difference this is a quick walking stabilization
test on the front-facing camera and this is a quick jogging test on the front
facing Cannes HUD stabilization stabilization actually looks a lot
improved on that front-facing camera nice job Apple I snapped a couple
front-facing photos with and without portrait mode turned on I’d say they
both look pretty similar however again that new HDR processing really helps and
makes the tennis shots look nicer as a connected result the overall exposure
and white balance looks better too have you guys heard about that extra
skin softening effect that’s going around
is it simply HDR noise smoothing or is it actually a beauty mode issue that we
can’t turn off even Lou from unbox therapy just made a whole video on it
and I want to hear your guys thoughts on the controversy one last item to note on
that front facing camera we can now shoot 1080p 60 frames per second while
the old one maxed out at 30 I’m honestly not sure when you’d actually want to
shoot slow-mo on the front-facing camera but hey it’s now here and I’ll take the
extra frame rate capabilities and of course we can’t skip low light shots
with those larger pixels on the XS it really shines as the winner in these
side-by-sides that HDR is tone mapping the image for a much more balanced
exposure and clarity the noise reduction is way smoother and nicer as well that
old iPhone tent looks pretty rough with its high noise and grain
I’d say it’s night in difference between the two on this test my overall summary
and thoughts I’d say the new 10s camera is actually a bigger deal and upgrade
than a lot of people are thinking I’m not sure it’s worth the trade in or
spending tons of extra cash for an upgrade especially if it’s not in your
budget I’d say the old 10 is still a good
device with a good camera and to save a few hundred bucks if you were deciding
between the two that’s a nice option to have now which phone do you want me
compare next up against the iPhone tennis camera maybe the LGV 30 or the
new pixel 3 releasing soon let me know down in the comments and if you join
this content consider sticking around for more posted every week until next
time let’s live authentic

100 thoughts on “iPhone XS vs iPhone X: CAMERA TEST! (4K)”

  1. Hi Ben, please compare Iphone X vs Iphone XR camera as I am confused to whether go with either of the devices. And it is gonna be my first iphone…So, I am really looking forward to your expert advice 🙂

  2. Who are all those people who buy a new phone because of slightly better photos of clouds? Who even watches those cloud photos? If you want a perfect photo, go and buy a normal camera made specifically for taking photo.

  3. I'd really love to see you do a camera comparison on the XR vs XS (Max). Particularly on the 2x digital zoom on the XR vs 2x optical zoom on the XS (Max), as well as portrait mode on them with the comparison on adjusting background blur (iris) quality.

    Thank you for the video, it's short and nice and details enough. Good job!

  4. PLEASE make a good comparison of photo/video quality between iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 (NOT plus models) just regular xs and 8. I can not find a good and full comparison ANYWERE on these two specific models. Cause thats gonna help a lot to make desicion to buy. Thanks a lot!

  5. Been looking for something like this as others videos are just referring to a upgrade from the X to the Xs and not a upgrade from other models.

  6. My iphone 7 plus camera is way way better than my borther samsung s9 plus he always ask me for my phone to take him pics and I think now I ll but Iphone X tomorrow and im very excited.

  7. Wow zooming in quality looks better than my SLR. I could probably make due with this camera on travel photos unless I needed some telephoto lens.

  8. Goddamit, watching this made me wanna skip the X and upgrade to the XS this year.
    And honestly this is the best camera comparison video on youtube I have ever seen, cheers mate, instantly subsribe to ur channel.

  9. Man lol I’m still using my 6. Might be upgrading and switching to T-Mobile for deployment. I need better battery life. Sucks in the field and having to charge like 3 times throughout the day.

  10. I feel some kind of force in this review to by the new one.
    OLD Iphone 10 is…….bla bla bla, but NEW 10s is….. blabla!
    Thank you for mentioning so many times.

  11. I think it's not the worth the upgrade if you disregard the Smart HDR, the 12bionic chip, 4gb ram and that ridiculous price tag.

  12. If you guys need help with this, if you are already having the x, don’t even think about buying the iphone xs, but if you have an old phone, you should buy the iphone xs.

  13. The difference is night and day. Kinda shitty of Apple to release a MUCH better camera only a year later. Looking at the details/clarity/colors in the trees and distant buildings, especially in some of the video shots, it seems like Apple just stuck an iPhone 7 camera in the X or something.

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  15. Most of the people buying iPhones won’t even care about these small details what they care about is the overall aesthetic of the phone since the x and the xs are 99% identical no one will noticed if your using either one or the other

  16. Worst ever phone both. Picture and video quality is very poor.. Samsung mobiles are best 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  17. As my uncle being rich and me being 9 he said he will get me an x because I have small hands and that’s fine because I just want games I don’t care about camera a lot

  18. am i the only one who thinks that the differences are barley noticeable in most of the photos? Like Apple made sich a Fuzz about the camera on the XS but in reality the improvements are so small that you can only notice them in a side by side comparison.

  19. One of the main issues with these 'portrait' modes everywhere is that aperture does not act like that. Bookeh does not apply to the background, leaving human untouched. Great portraits have a natural blur around the subject face also. I don't know why people fall for something that cheesy ;/

  20. ฟังไม่ค่อยออกแต่รวมๆวิดิโอแล้วเข้าใจระหว่า xs / x เลย ว่าต่างกันมากๆ

  21. Hello. Just watched the video.

    Just thought I’d ask how you got the exact same footage on both phones at the same time. What’s the setup?

  22. It's all good with these two, but I think I'll keep rocking my talking-head vlog using the iPhone 6 selfie cam. Lighting can make a world of difference.

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