Which smartphone would you rather own: Google Pixel 3 or iPhone XS? | The Tylt
Which smartphone would you rather own: Google Pixel 3 or iPhone XS?
Both Apple and Google have caught on to what customers care about most: cameras. This year, Google took this a step further by acknowledging that selfies are the real concern.
The Google Pixel 3's biggest differentiator (on the surface) from the iPhone XS is not the specs of the camera itself, but its placement. Google put two cameras on the front of the Pixel 3 to better accommodate group selfies, while the iPhone still has two cameras on the back.
Apple hit on the love of selfies too, just in a different way. Not only does the iPhone XS feature a stronger camera than previous iPhones, but it boasts an all-new first: "Portrait Lighting." Kiss those hours spent choosing a filter goodbye. According to TechCrunch's Darell Etherington:
Apple stresses that this isn’t the application of a filter after the fact; it’s analysis of the scene and automatically making adjustments to actual image information like exposure and highlights in different areas to result in the dynamic lighting effects.
The XS has a totally new image sensor that really does improve the quality of photos...The better sensor and the new image processor on the A12 Bionic chip combine to enable what Apple calls "Smart HDR." In practice, that means my photos look better in low light and extreme contrast situations, making for better pictures whether shot on a nighttime street, in a dark bar or in bright sunlight.
The Pixel 3 also helps users hide from telemarketers, and nothing can beat that. According to Mashable's Jack Morse:
Google knows a lot about you, including, apparently, how much you hate answering the phone.
Called 'call screen,' the tool will answer incoming phone calls on your behalf and transcribe what the caller is saying on your device's screen. You then have the option to choose from a pre-selected series of replies, which, presumably, the caller then hears spoken by a disembodied robot voice.
Some are calling the iPhone XS the "best iPhone yet." Digital Trend's Julian Chokkattu praises the iPhone XS for its size, display, speakers and much more. But Apple's real diamond is its new A12 bionic chip, which will make the iPhone XS feel much faster and more powerful. Chokkattu sums up the debate:
...at the end of the day all you need to know is that this is the most powerful smartphone in the world right now.