The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and Apple iPhone XS arguably belong to the crop of handsets that has contributed greatly to blurring the line between a smartphone and a DSLR. They’re three of the best when it comes to taking pictures that wow, bar none.
The Mate 20 Pro, with its 40-megapixel wide camera being the focal point, combines four pixels into one for better quality. Huawei replaces the monochrome sensor that’s been a staple in the past with a more practical, ultra-wide one with 20 megapixels. The third is an 8-megapixel telephoto camera that’s capable of up to 3x lossless zoom. And on the front is a 24-megapixel shooter.
The system on the Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, is the Galaxy S9+ model’s dual-aperture camera setup made smarter with the help of artificial intelligence. There are two 12-megapixel sensors with a variable aperture from f/2.4 to f/1.5. An 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 lens aperture takes care of selfies.
Meanwhile, the rear-camera module of the iPhone XS is composed of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture — with sensors that are bigger than the ones found on the iPhone X. Selfies are captured on a 7-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.
We’ve already put the three devices through the wringer and have our own preference by now. But we’d like to know what YOU think. So please do us a favor and join this blind camera test showing 10 pictures taken in different lighting conditions on or before January 20. You might just win a Bluetooth speaker. We’ll reveal the results on January 21.
We have our own preference by now, but we’d like to know what YOU think. Join this blind camera test showing 10 pictures taken in different lighting conditions on or before January 20. You might just win a Bluetooth speaker.
This is by no means a scientific test or poll. However, we believe it will give you an idea of which camera phone you are really partial to when they’ve been stripped of their names.
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