dudecool, 22 Oct 2017Can't stand colour oversaturation on Samsung's. Nope it's not. The saturation on both phones looks similar to me.
iPhone make bad detailed photos with LIFE in it
Samsung make best digital photos but very FLAT
Both cameras are great but the N8 does it for me. It offers a complete package. Both are not my favourite brands though!
Great write up. I always enjoy reading GSMArenas comparisions...they do a fantastic job of forming an unbiased, objective opinion (as far as possible).
You underestimeted the iphone sound recording problem.
A good video with bad sound is an overall bad video for me.
So the Iphone is a no go.
AnonD-632062, 22 Oct 2017It's a pity that iPhone's settings for changing the resolution is buried in the Setting apps a... moreiPhone is designed so that you don't have to touch the settings.Women buy iPhone's because they are far more intelligent than men. They know that if you spend $700 on a phone it should make life easier for you. If you go to an expensive restaurant you would like to go in the kitchen every second and keep looking to see if the chef is cooking it the way you want? Or you simply place an order and expect quality and appreciate the experience and expertise of the chef? I sometimes feel men are far naggier as compared to women who are superior in every way.
It's a pity that iPhone's settings for changing the resolution is buried in the Setting apps and not in the Camera app. How unintuitive.....
Also, Samsung should have kept the HDR setting on the main interface.
In the daylight shots, finding the better performer is like splitting hairs. Detail is pretty comparable. The iPhone 8 Plus is slightly duller than the Note8, though not as lifeless as the iPhone 7. The Note8 emerges just ahead of the line with better noise management and slightly more detail & contrast. Even the telephoto lens shows the same traits.
HDR will have to go the Note8, although both render superb dynamic range with/without HDR. What give Note8 the edge is for bringing out the detail in the shadows, the Live preview and the better use of HDR in Auto setting.
In low-light there is no contest really. The iPhone is one of the best, but the Note8 can lay claim to be THE BEST (The Pixel 2 prowess remains to be seen). Seriously, the difference is like night & day. Be it the better f1.7 aperture, larger pixels, larger sensor, Dual Pixel or image stacking, the Note8's image are better in every way (detail, colour, noise, exposure). Plus, the excellent Pro Mode on the Note8 gives it an even bigger lead.
Potrait Mode is one where both these are pretty capable and among the best smartphones capable too. While not yet DSLR-levels, having an additional camera as depth sensor definitely helps. I would say the Note8 takes a slight edge here because of it's sharp separation of object and background, but more importantly because of the ability to adjust the blur (both before and after the shot) and also it's better field of view. The iPhone's shots are pretty good too and their Potrait Lighting is innovative (although Stage light looks very cheesy).
When it comes to Selfies, it once again a no-brainer thanks to the Note8's selfie setup, which is one of the best and most balanced right now. 8 MP resolution, f1.7, wide FoV, 1.22 um pixels, 1/3.6" sensor and autofocus is a superb combination.
Regarding Video, iPhone was supposed to go off to a flying start.............
Mono Audio???!!! Pathetic.
It's the equivalent of watching a Chris Nolan IMAX movie in a theatre with the sound coming from your small mono Bluetooth speaker.
Once Again, Apple's refusal to consider feedback has proven to be it's downfall.
That's why I think it's a tie, especially considering OIS in Note8's Telephoto camera and better video at night. Otherwise, in daylight, the video of both are pretty capable.
Well actually the iPhone didnt do it first....(2 cameras)
2 huawei’s did it Before and probably Some others.
Levy, 22 Oct 2017The iPhone X has the same camera as the iPhone 8+.Just that X's telephoto camera also got OIS to boost it's performance.
Its great to see how close the image quality are getting ( no pixel peeping ) . Specially daylight photos . For social media but would work perfectly . Users can easily mistake snaps from Iphone8 are taken from samsung phone .
My wife opted for 8Plus after having the option of Note8. 8Plus and X . Bezeless is just not her thing . It looks beautiful but seems more delicate and fragile in hands and the ergnomics are not that great . Imo v30 has the best ratio . Unique preference for every individual i suppose
Levy, 22 Oct 2017The iPhone X has the same camera as the iPhone 8+.No, you better do your homework, iphone x has better camera than iphone 8+
In day light, ip8+ looks so unnatural and so bright. Some scene looks like drawing photo for me. Note 8 balances in day light and good tho in low light. For video ip8+ win but not by miles away.
Very impressed with the camera on the Note 8. Would like to see it side by side against V30
IMO might be iPhone have some edge over note8 in few departments but as complete package note 8 is a phone of year because what you will get in iPhone x an amoled display and comparable camera both have there strong hold in different areas at the end it's up-to your taste but spen edge design great camera awesome infinity display make it ahead of iPhone
DxO mark should take notes from gsmarena on how to review phone cameras.