The Google Pixel series has received acclaim from users and critics alike for the performance of the camera.
In recent months a large number of competitors entered the scene, with the most popular being the new iPhone range released by Apple. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come with three cameras, with the addition being a wide-angle sensor that can take great images. Google has also decided to buff the Pixel devices, and Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 Xl sport a new telephoto sensor beside the standard one.
An obvious question surfaces: which device has the best camera? For the sake of this article we decided to compare the performance of the cameras offered by the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Pixel 4 XL. Read below to find more about them. It is important to keep in mind the fact that both devices sport the same hardware and software that is present on the standard variants.
Pixel 4 XL
The Pixel 4 XL offers a 12.2MP sensor coupled with a 16MP sensor which grants access to a 2x optical zoom that can be enhanced with the Super Res Zoom feature. Software-wise the camera array has been improved considerably, allowing users to customize exposure settings, use AI to regulate the white balance, and take impressive images during the night with the Night Sky mode.
iPhone 11 Pro
Apple has been hard at work and decided to include a third sensor on the rear of the device. The 12MP main sensor is joined by a 12MP telephoto sensor and the new 12MP ultra-wide sensor. A few new camera tricks are also available in the form of the Night Mode and the Deep Fusion features.
Both devices manage to take impressive photos. In some cases the iPhone 11 Pro offers images that are too saturated, but this also happens in the case of the Pixel 4 XL. Overall camera performance is solid and the iPhone 11 Pro also packs the ability to shoot 4K videos at 60FPS.
The winner is the one that suits your needs best.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.