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Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Comparison! // Insane Results!

Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Comparison! // Insane Results!


All right welcome to the camera comparison,
this is the iPhone 11 Pro versus the Pixel 4 both these cameras right now are shooting
in 1080p, unfortunately the Pixel 4 can’t shoot in 4K for the front facing camera only
the iPhone can so that’s one of the drawbacks of the Pixel 4. If you wanted 4k crispiness for the front
camera, then you got to go with the iPhone. Now you guys let me know how this audio sounds
right now. Based on what I’m seeing both phones are doing
a pretty good job in terms of stabilization you guys let me know which one looks better
which one sounds better and which one is more stabilized. So again same thing with the front facing
camera. I kept the Pixel 4 at Full HD, iPhone 11 Pro
at 4K. You guys let me know if you see a quality
improvement! Based on what I’m seeing it looks like it’s
a lot sharper just because we are playing with a higher resolution. Backgrounds on both phones seem to be pretty
even in terms of exposure, maybe slightly better on the iPhone but it’s hard to tell
since I’m just looking at both of these screens. And last up is the 1080p stabilization test
we’re gonna do a little bit of running. Chasing my daughter since she’s on a bike,
you guys let me know which one looks the smoothest probably gonna have an asthma attack! You gotta do it for tubes! Now this is slow motion and the iPhone can
do up to 240 frames per second at 1080p whereas the Pixel 4 is limited to 120 frames per second
at 1080p both phones do a great job. I like the color quality on both of these
devices. I think they both look great in fact the colors
look better on slow motion with the Pixel 4 than it does with the regular video. Now if you want the best slow motion out of
these two you’re gonna have to go with the iPhone just because it can slow it down a
lot more since it uses 240 frames per second. So this is 1080p video on both phones using
the rear camera, stabilization is pretty good on both devices but my god the difference
in colors are night and day. The Pixel 4 just looks flat, washed out and
the detail comparison just looks better on the iPhone 11 Pro. Now we’re going again this time in 4k with
both phones. The iPhone can do 60 frames per second, but
the pixel can’t. I left them both on 30 fps. Out of the results it’s a lot clearer now
on the Pixel 4 but it just doesn’t look nearly as good as the iPhone. Same idea 4k video but at nighttime, both
phones are doing a pretty good job, stabilization is great. The Pixel 4 is brighter but it’s introducing
a lot more noise into the video to compensate. It’s also making the sky look a little bit
too blue considering it’s not that blue at this time of night. I will say though the iPhone 11 pro is doing
a better job of picking up the details. If you look at the sign that says Petman you
can read it a lot more clearly on the iPhone than you can on the Pixel 4. Now this is your first daytime shot I wanted
to test dynamic range and I have to say the Pixel 4 definitely looks better. The iPhone looks more vibrant and contrasty
but the Pixel 4 does a better job with white balance and exposing the faces on the subjects. Both photos are kind of blown out in the background
but overall I’m gonna give the slight advantage to the Pixel 4. Now this is another photo we’re indoors, we’re
taking a picture of the background being blown out because of the sun I wanted to see how
these cameras would handle it. This is a beautiful cockerel and I have to
say they both did a good job, but again, I’m gonna give the slight advantage to the Pixel
4. I think it did a slightly better job with
the exposure! You can tell with the reflection on the table
and with the trees in the background. This shows you the difference in terms of
color science again The Pixel 4 leaning towards those vibrant yellows and contrasty colors
where the iPhone just tends to look a lot more natural. I am finding the iPhone to look a little bit
sharper not by much but it is noticeable in this picture. So this is the same photo but this time we’re
using the 2x telephoto lens and I wanted to see the shift and color science between both
of these lenses. I am finding it to be more consistent with
the iPhone like when you switch from the main lens to the telephoto lens the colors look
very equal, whereas on the Pixel, it’s still pushing towards the yellows, but it’s not
as vibrant and contrasty as it is with the main sensor. So here’s another photo, color science is
different again. Pixel 4 contrasty, more yellows, more vibrant,
looks better straight out of the camera. iPhone 11 Pro a lot more natural so this is
very subjective but there is definitely more dynamic range with the Pixel 4, like look
at the side of the shed. It’s not crushing the shadows as much you
can actually see the leaves beside the shed compared to the iPhone where it’s just too
dark to make out those details. So again, same photo, but this time we’re
using the 2x telephoto lens zoomed all the way in same color science. Pixel 4 doing a much better job If you look
at the brick of the house behind the shed you can make out the individual bricks whereas
on the iPhone the highlights have been completely blown out. It’s funny though because the exposure on
both of these photos are pretty similar but you’re just getting a lot more dynamic range
with the Pixel 4. So the same concept as before if you look
beside the shed on the left hand side, you can actually make out the bush whereas on
the iPhone 11 Pro you can’t just because the shadows are a bit too dark. This is the exact same photo but this time
with the ultra wide lens on the iPhone 11 Pro. Just looks very different. Gives you a different feel, different type
of emotions. Something that the Pixel 4 can’t do because
they decided to omit an ultra wide lens. In this photo, we’re facing the sun and this
is a good way to test out dynamic range and I’m finding it to be pretty good on both of
these phones, but again the slight edge for the Pixel 4 just look at the door. You can make out those details much better
even though it does look like there’s a bit more noise. The iPhone looks a lot more natural, like
this looks like a typical photo at this time of day, but the Pixel 4 kind of looks cool
kind of looks like a nice vintage shot. Now it’s time to test portrait mode using
the rear cameras the Pixel 4 definitely blurs the background a lot more than the iPhone
but you can change the blur amount using the app on the iPhone. So you can fine-tune it to whatever blur you
like in the background. I do like the colors they’re better on the
iPhone this time. I think they look a lot more vibrant they’re
a little bit more punchy and find them to be a bit too flat on the Pixel 4, but when
you zoom in to check out which one did a better job around the edges of the subject. On The Pixel 4 look at the hair, on the bottom
of the hair for both of these phones. It didn’t do a good job but when you look
between the hair and the jacket the iPhone completely missed the background and left
it in the foreground whereas the Pixel 4 completely blurred it out. Same with her pom-pom on the top of her hat. The edges on the iPhone 11 Pro are just way
too soft. The Pixel 4 just did a much better job of
picking out the individual tussles on her pom-pom to make it look more realistic. So this is a nighttime shot we’re using a
subject which happens to be myself, the pixel has night sight, the iPhone 11 Pro has its
own night photography baked into the camera app. They both did a pretty good job. The iPhone 11 Pro did a better job with the
color science like that’s actually how my jeans looked rather than the Pixel 4 they’re
a little bit too blue but the Pixel 4 did a much better job with the rollout. Like if you look at my shirt, look at my face,
the highlights are just not rolling off properly on the iPhone 11 Pro, they’re kind of blown
out a little bit too much. Whereas on the Pixel 4, it did a much better
job of exposing them. This is a furnace room. It is completely dark and the results kind
of surprised me 11 Pro did a better job. It’s cleaner, there’s less noise you can see
stuff in the background. I find the Pixel to do a good job but it’s
pushing more towards the blues. I just find there to be a bit too much noise. So this nighttime shot is kind of tough because
they both look really equal except for the color science. It just depends on the mood you’re in. Do you want the cooler tones like you have
on the iPhone, that looks a lot more representative at that time of night or do you want more
of a warmer tone that makes the picture a little bit more inviting I will say this though
the Pixel 4 did a slightly better job if you look at the open sign and the other two lights
beside it. It’s slightly better exposed with the 11 Pro
but the differences are so minor. Flipping the camera to the front facing shooter
Pixel 4 just has the advantage because it has night sight whereas the 11 Pro does not
have any sort of night mode for the front facing camera. As you can see here, it’s just brighter. It looks better and you can see everything
in the background. In this nighttime photo, I want to test out
exposure both of these phones are doing a pretty good job. Pixel is definitely a little bit brighter,
so if you look at the building on the left-hand side, you’re gonna see a bit more noise, but
at least you can make out the details of the balconies on that building. Color science, same idea Pixel 4 is boosting
the contrast in the grass You are getting a bit too much blue around the lights whereas
the iPhone looks a bit more realistic. Flipping it back to the front facing shooter
and this is a tough one. I think they both do a really good job. I think the Pixel 4 did a better job with
highlight exposure but the iPhone just looks a little bit more vibrant. This is a tough one. I think this one is purely subjective. And last up front facing camera again portrait
mode, both did a great job. This time the iPhone is a little bit more
punchier. They both look good. I think I look a little bit older with the
Pixel for as it tends to be a bit more aggressive but again the Pixel 4 is doing a better job
with blurring the background like if you look at the sides of my head. It’s getting the hair better compared to the
iPhone 11 Pro. This was a very interesting camera comparison
because the difference between both phones for regular stills, we’re very small. Yes, the Pixel 4 has more dynamic range and
mostly takes better pictures, but the gap is so small. It’s not like previous years where the Pixel
was just completely destroying the competition. Nighttime photography, these both are pretty
much tied unless you’re talking about front facing camera and the pixel does a better
job just because it has night sight on it. Video iPhone just destroys the Pixel in terms
of video quality except for the front-facing cam pretty even but overall the video is better
on the iPhone. Now, I still prefer the iPhone overall just
because it has the ultra wide lens, it has more features to play with giving you more
options to use as tools when you’re using the phone as a camera. The Pixel 4 is great, but I think they missed
out big this year by not including the third lens and the extra features that a lot of
people want. Anyways that wraps up this camera comparison. Let me know your favorite in the comments
below, like the video if you liked it, subscribe if you haven’t already and I’ll see you guys
in the next video!

100 thoughts on “Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Comparison! // Insane Results!”

  1. Here it is iPhone 11 Pro vs Pixel 4. The gap is small. Pixel 4 has a very distinct look but I'd rather have the iPhone. Hit me up on discord if you have any questions! discord.gg/mattmoniz

  2. Why the trend of judging other phone saturation and contrast as over processing , over saturation, contrasty…. Not real, but when the iPhone do exactly the same all YouTubers are more forgiven by saying ohhh it is more vibrant….. Bs…. By the way incredible work with the pixel camera, video is better the iPhone but to me still unusable due to the annoying block flickering on different areas of the frame it is pretty bad…. That hdr video needs to be improved because to me a flickering sky, a flicker bush, a flickering face isn't real at all. Unless apple fixed that the king of video continues to be the note 10 plus because the quality is pretty close and at least we don't see any flickering at all so much better hdr management

  3. Just came from work,ate my lunch,and watched this video while drinking coffee.Perfect relaxation… Thanks Matt.

  4. Do you plan on doing a comparison between Pixel 4 and Samsung S10 or Note 10? I'm stuck between these three choices.

  5. I don't think google nailed it this time. there's no consistency in the photos. Some looks good some not unlike pixel 3 last year.

  6. Guys watch d entire video and decide…its pixel which won d competition not apple…des fuckin paid trolls want to win it with fake comments

  7. The iPhone 11 Pro is the better camera overall. Video quality on the Pixel is still disappointing. Fair play to Apple for nailing it this year.

  8. Iphone wins videos and pixel wins photos
    But the end user uses the camera mostly for stills and videos are usually posted on social media where they are compressed so the video part is really for the pros on th iphone

  9. If pixel had wide angle and better videos….then pixel could have matched bt google just decided to let iphone win really disappointed by google…and kudos to apple….its really tough for me to say this being a Android fan bt it is wat it is

  10. Matthew, please can you re-check the photos of the portrait I have a feeling you swapped them. Based on my experience with the two phones.

  11. It needs to be more stable for the pixel. Wait for the future updates. iPhone did struggle also when they launched this year.

  12. Mrwhosetheboss: Picks iPhone
    MKBHD: Picks iPhone
    Supersaf: Picks iPhone
    AND Matthew Moniz: Picks iPhone

    We can confidently confirm iPhone wins in the camera department this year. Great video man! Very detailed and informative 🙂

    Please follow up with a battery test comparison!

  13. You can adjust the colour contrast on the pixel..
    You would have got better shots with natural colours with pixel..

  14. This video proves that you just can’t have it all. I’m digging for that night photography aspect of pixel 4 that is pretty much superior than the iphone 11 pro. On the other hand, the overall camera is just better on the iPhone.

  15. Lucas is too small to jump from a ledge lol. Anyways great video, I’d choose the IPhone Bc I’m in the Apple ecosystem. I hope Lucas is ok!

  16. So…did you use the camera modes HDR, deep fusion, or dark mode? Arguably all three is more important then basic photography modes.

  17. iPhone destroyed this pixeltrash . Hate both of these phones but it need to be said that iPhone today is the best cameraphone on the market. Fact.

  18. Pixel 4 is the first android device that doesn’t have horrible audio recording during video. Audio sound like Garbage on the note 10 when taking video.

  19. That third video of the kid playing cover on the pixel 4 Looks it was taking on a phone from 2010, with water under the lens

  20. Weird how this is the first camera review I've seen where the Pixel was warm and iPhone was cool in color…ALL the others show iPhone over saturating and Pixel being more color accurate.

  21. Pixel looks way better in stills. I've seen full res imgs online and it wins 80-90% of the time. Color / white balance and exposure.

    iPhone has better video quality, pretty much at the top of its class in this regard.

  22. I love iphone camera for recording but front camera for recording is better on pixel 4
    Omg i just notice i forgot sub to your channel,got it now👍👍👍👍👍

  23. Wtf man. Iphone been warm, but comparison iphon11 vs pixel4 it is cooler. It is magic. You are Gendalf!

  24. Off rip Pixel 4 video and audio quality is light years ahead of iPhone, iPhone sounds HORRIBLE. PIXEL 4 is way clear and way now quality, even though it's closer, the quality is sharper and focused on the trailer none wants to see all that mess around your head, ultra wife is pointless with no quality.

  25. no smartphone beats iPhone for video. but damn look at that front camera vid from the Pixel 4.

    Overall Video for the iPhone and the Photos for Pixel 4.

  26. Are you watching the same video???? The left is the shitty iPhone, and the right is the pixel. Hands down the front camera goes to pixel 4xl…. I'm listening to this video using Bose qc35 ii with nose cancellation and my GOD IS IT DIFFERENT.

    People do yourself a favor and listen to this video with high quality headphones and you will notice a huge difference

  27. All of this contrast in the video and is nothing more than a gamma setting change, decrease of highlight and add a tad more contrast, pixel 4 messed up there settings or night detection, hence why it looks way better at night. They have to update the detection mechanics in order to get it right, I'm sure it won't take Google long to fix., The iPhone had had months on months to fix their software, actually they just fixed it with their ios 13 update. My wife had SHITTY QUALITY BEFORE IT. I HAVE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE. Let's not get ahead of ourselves with camera reviews on first day launch.

  28. remember a while back when most phones seemed to provide a bit more realistic colors in a lot of situations compared to the iphone? When all the iphone's pictures were more yellow/orange tinted. I wonder why recently that seems to have flipped, and now iphones seem to have clearer white balance and a lot of other phones are more punchy and colorful. I gotta say, personally I actually wish there was an in between. If only there was a phone that could make up for the advantages and drawbacks of the competitors…

  29. Surprised that the audio for the pixel video was so good vs. before! But yeah iPhone still wins video easy, good for them that they improved their cameras, took em 3 years lol but not enough on the single camera shots to fully beat the Pixel.
    Video: iphone
    Camera: still Pixel
    Thanks for the video man!

  30. Well both cameras are pretty even in daytime. There are some test in youtube where the iPhone has better HDR and Pixel 4 where itself has better HDR so I think day time it is a matter of preference. In low light on the back camera low light the iPhone is killing it and on the front the Pixel is better. As for portrait a matter of preference again I think. The edge detection is very aggressive on the pixel which means it can be insanely good or insanely bad as for the iPhone it is the same every time. I generally prefer the iPhone because it has more features and far better video from both front and back.

  31. Whenever I watched camera comparison of any flagship phone with Pixel, I've always found Pixel 3 and now 4 stands out clearly ahead of other phones at least in front or rear camera still photos, including low light & night sight photos.Here, again Pixel 4 is better.

  32. Google's crown is being threatened without a doubt. The iPhones are vastly improved. No ultra-wide with the pixal is a mortal sin. I choose the iphone!

  33. This statement really touches my heart, my soul, "my head, shoulder, knees, and toes, knees and toes……" Let's go faster!

  34. Thank god you used your wife, if I had to look at your face for the whole video, I'd unsub and click the dislike button. 😘

  35. i was a android fanboy for 5 years and really hoped for pixel 4…. however the camera seems to be great, if only it wouldnt be attached to this orange shitsack of smartphone…. i might be changing back to iphone this time

  36. Wow, check the cars behind you on Pixel. They don't move at all, even when you are running, as opposed to the IPhone which makes me dizzy if I look at the cars. Let me know if you see the same thing or it's just me. Cheers

  37. Wonder who pixel is for 🤔 I like the iPhone better can't sacrifice any to compensate for another I want video I want pictures witch would you take with. Like the pixel butttttttt it's lacking some stuff that's major. What's with the face ID can open with your eyes close hell no come Google

  38. Nokia 8 from 2017 shoots 4k on the FFC: I DON'T GIVE A F
    iPhone 11 shoots 4k on the FFC: it's a shame that not other phone can do this

  39. In the first minute, the Pixel 4 is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better at sound and stabilisation, of course in 4k it'll look better though…

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