iPhone 11 Pro Max vs Galaxy Note 10 Plus Camera Test Comparison

– What’s up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV and welcome to another SuperSaf
Style camera comparison. This time it is of course, the much awaited one between
the iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. The most requested. Thumbs up for that would be appreciated. Of course, we’re going to be looking at all aspects of the cameras, we’re gonna be looking at
the front facing cameras, the rear facing cameras, all of the different lenses. We’re also gonna be looking at low light and also look out for the audio icon. Right. Now, we’re at the front
facing cameras on both. What’s great is we’ve got 4K recording on both for the first ever time. So let’s test out the stabilization from the front facing
cameras on both here. So, just walking. Now let’s go ahead and run. Come here, we think. Okay, now we’ve switched over to 1080p just to see if the stabilization
is any different at 1080p. So, walking. And let’s go ahead and run again. Right, we’ve switched to
the rear facing cameras now. Of course, lots of light
coming in from here. Lets move around a little
bit onto this side. And now let’s test out stabilization so, just gonna walk for a bit. And when we get onto this path, let’s run. Now what do you have? Multiple lenses on both cameras so we can optically
zoom X2 on both devices. And we also have the ultra wide. So what that means is we can get a whole load more into our shot. Check out that. That looks so cool. Right, so now we’re gonna
test out stabilization but on the ultra wide. So, walking. Lets go ahead and run. See the dynamic range is like. We’ve just switched to 1080 now to see what the stabilization
is gonna be like because you do have super steady mode on the Note 10+ when it comes to 1080. So just to show you the
difference, 1080 on both, let’s go ahead and run. We can also switch to the ultra wide. So once again, 1080 on the ultra wide. Stabilization. Right, for this final video test, we are gonna film at 60 frames a second, this video is gonna be exported out at 30 but just to kind of show
you what these two look like when we have from that 60 frames a second. And let’s see what the
stabilization is at 60fps as well. Here we go. Now we’re just doing a
quick low light video test. Well there’s some light coming from there but let’s just look at some darker areas. This is something a lot of
people keep asking about. But I’m generally a little
bit worried about my safety because I don’t want to be touched up by a ghost or something so that happens and I’m blaming you guys. But anyway, that is low light video. Right, a new feature that we’ve got on both devices is zoom in audio. So the way this works is when you zoom in, it’s also supposed to zoom
in to the audio source and make things sound clearer. Let’s test this out. Now we are zoomed in on both 2X optical, and this is what it sounds
like on both devices. We’ll switch between these as well. Definitely let me know which
one you think sounds better. We’re gonna test out the autofocus
on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Seems to be doing really, really well. Same test, this time on the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. Also seems to be doing very, very well. Now the Note 10+ also has live focus video which is supposed to blur the background while we’re in video. Let me know what you guys think. I should be in focus and the
background should be blurred. Now this feature, live focus, also has support for some effects like having the background
in black and white while you’re still in color. Yeah, let me know what you think. The Note 10+ also has live focus video from the front facing camera so, it should be blurring
the background out. And once again, you’ve got
some effects and things that you can apply while
you’re in live focus video. So that’s just one of the features that we’ve got here on the Note. Now Apple’s answer to this is
slowfies, slow motion selfies. Right, there is a lot to get through. That was the video. Now before we move on to images, a quick reminder, if you haven’t already, then be sure to subscribe
and hit that bell icon. That way you won’t miss any
future SuperSaf Style coverage. Now, looking at what
we’re working with here, we’ve got a very similar triple camera setup on both devices. There’s a primary, there’s telephoto, which is gonna give you
two times optical zoom, and then there is an ultra wide. Now the Note does have an additional depth sensor here as well. And for the ultra wide camera, the Note does have a high resolution, but for the front facing cameras, the iPhone has a higher resolution. And, just quickly to note as well, that all images that you see
have been taken on automatic, I haven’t tweaked any settings, and that is to keep things
as fair as possible. Let’s get straight to it. Right, so starting off
with an image outdoors in very good lighting, both doing an amazing job, great dynamic range on both devices. But we can definitely see
some differences in color. The iPhone going towards the more natural, true to life colors, whereas the Note is going
for the more vibrant, more saturated punchy colors. This is something that I think you’re gonna notice
throughout this comparison, it’s something that
Samsung devices tend to do. You may or may not like this. Some people do prefer
that more punchy look straight out of the camera so
you can share it right away. Some people like more of a natural look which you can edit later on. Now testing out the telephoto
camera on both devices. Both once again doing really, really good. You’ve got around about
the same zoom on both. Here I do like the Note image better, it does seem to have better dynamic range. If you look towards that spaceman, more details in the shadows
have been maintained on the Note compared to the iPhone. Now it’s time to look at my favorite, the usuals will be ready for this, you have the regular angular view and then boom, we have the ultra wide and this lets you get
so much into your shots. You guys know I’m a huge
fan of ultra wide cameras. And both of them seem to
be doing a good, good job. What I really like is
that colors are consistent between the three cameras on both devices. However, I do notice
that the Note is sharper. If we go in 200% towards
the grass area especially, you can see that the iPhone is a little bit soft towards those areas, whereas the Note has
maintained those details. That might be down to the fact that it’s got a higher resolution,
16 megapixels versus 12, but I do prefer the ultra
wide shots here on the Note. Now moving on to some more outdoor shots. Primary camera, both
doing very good overall. Colors are great, dynamic range is also very
very good on both devices. Using the telephoto camera once again does let you get in close. Once again, color differences but both are doing very, very good here. And then we’ve got, of
course, the ultra wide, lots more into your shots. Once again, however, I do notice that the Note does seem to be sharper. Now inside the iconic St Pancras station, using the primary
cameras, the colors again, you can really notice the
color differences here. The Note definitely more vibrant. If you look towards the— I’m not sure what you call them, the metal rails that
are holding up the roof, they see more on the
blue side on the Note, whereas you’re definitely getting more of a natural tone on the iPhone. Now if we do use the telephoto cameras, the color differences are there, but I’m noticing that the Note is sharper so if we do go in 200% towards this clock, I am noticing the
sharpness here on the Note. Now I know the Note does sharpen in post as far as I’m aware, but in this image, I do prefer it. And once again, boom,
we have that ultra wide, getting in so much more into shots. This is a great example of
how you can just really get some epic landscapes using the ultra wide so I’m definitely digging the fact that we’ve got ultra
wides on both of these. The Note once again sharper, we had the color differences as well. Now I wanted to test the
ultra wide even further so I took it in a very tricky
dynamic range situation. So we’ve got the sun coming
in here from the background and the color differences
once again are here, but you can notice in the shadows, the Note has maintained
more details there. It is brighter in those shadow areas. So I would say I do prefer
the ultra wide so far on the Note compared to the iPhone. Now let’s move on to portraits, this is one of my favorite areas. Both seem to be doing a
really, really good job here. I do definitely prefer
the colors on the iPhone, it has maintained the dynamic range a little bit better as well. On the Note, if you look
towards my T-shirts, some of the highlights
have started to blow out and it does seem to be
a little bit washed out in my opinion on the Note
compared to the iPhone. But the Note does seem to
have better edge detection. If you look towards
the edge of my glasses, that has been cut out better on the Note. And also that little,
very, very little area in between my jacket, that has been blurred on the Note but it hasn’t been on the iPhone. Now that does seem to be thanks to that additional
depth sensor on the Note which is giving you a better job when it comes to edge detection but I do prefer the colors on the iPhone. The one new thing that
we’ve got on both devices which is really cool is that you can use the primary camera for portraits as well. And this will let you get wider portraits, which I’m not a huge fan of, but it’s nice that we’ve got these here. And here, once again, we do
have those color differences, the iPhone is maintaining
those colors better, and it’s also not as washed out. If you look towards the background, where the sun is hitting, things have been blown out
a little bit on the Note, whereas those have been
maintained on the iPhone. And edge detection wise, I think both of doing roughly the same, they’re both not doing great, I think you do get better edge detection when you are using the telephoto camera, not the primary camera, but the option is there if you need it. One thing that I’m
noticing is that the Note does seem to have like a gradual blur so if you look at the grass
near where I’m standing, it does seem a bit more natural because you’ve got kind
of that fall off blur which is trying to replicate
what you’d get on a DSLR, whereas on the iPhone
that isn’t as prominent. Another shot and we’ve
got a similar story here, colors, once again, I
do prefer on the iPhone. If you look towards my jacket, details have been better
maintained on the iPhone, we do seem to have a bit
of a washout on the Note, but edges have been detected
better on the Note once again compared to the iPhone, especially
again towards my glasses, you can see that the iPhone has
struggled a little bit there whereas the Note has done a better job though we’re getting a very similar theme here across the portrait images, colors and dynamic range
better on the iPhone and edges seem to be better on the Note. Now final portrait shot, this is something with some very very harsh
lighting in the sunlight. And here I definitely
do prefer the iPhone, you can see that it’s maintained colors a lot better,
dynamic range as well. On the Note, things seem to
be very, very washed out. If you look towards the background, there’s a lot of highlights that have been blown out
towards those windows. And it does make me look
a little bit pale here, whereas the iPhone has maintained those details a lot better. Right, now the section that you’ve all been waiting for, low light. This is the first time we’ve
got a night mode on the iPhone, where it’s gonna take multiple exposures. I’m so glad that Apple
have finally included this because traditionally,
the Note has easily won when it’s come to low light images. Here is an image that’s taken on both devices automatic default, so we’re not using
night mode on this shot, just to show you the difference. Both doing a good job actually. Seem to be doing pretty well but we do have quite a bit light coming from the space Center. But wait for it, boom, look at that. So now we’ve got the night mode. It has brightened up
the shot so much better and you’ve got a much more pleasing shot. I do like both shots here. I think both have done a good job. Both have clipped a few of the highlights from the lights but that’s fine, we’ve got a much better
shot from both devices and I really do like
them in the night mode, I would call this one a bit of a draw. Now another shot using night
mode from the primary cameras, both doing a good job overall. If you do go in 200% however, the iPhone does seem to be a tad sharper. If you look towards the sign, it does seem to be a tad
sharper on the iPhone. So I do prefer that compared to the Note but once again, both doing a good job. Now if you use the telephoto camera, so this is the two times optical zoom, because night mode is
available on both of these when you’re using the
two times optical zoom, and here I do prefer the iPhone overall. I think because it’s got the
slightly wider f2.0 aperture, it is letting in that much more light, and it is giving you a brighter image especially if you look
towards the ground area, you can see that it is brighter on the iPhone compared to the Note. Now what’s interesting is that the iPhone doesn’t have a night mode for the ultra wide camera, the Note does. So I’m not sure why this is, I’m assuming because
it’s an f2.4 aperture. So Apple haven’t applied
the night mode to that. On the Note however, you do have the night mode for the ultra wide camera. And although it’s not a perfect image, it is quite grainy and it’s not as sharp, it’s nice to have this because
look at the difference here, you’ve got essentially a viewable shot and you’ve got something
which you can actually see because it’s completely black here so I’m not sure why Apple
haven’t included this, I hope they can include
it in the software update, but currently when it does come to low light from the ultra wide, you know, you’ve got night
mode versus no night mode so it’s clear win here for the Note. Another shot, outdoors in low
light with the primary camera. Here I do prefer the iPhone, it’s a brighter image overall,
it’s also a tad sharper, so I do prefer the iPhone
here compared to the Note. And a final image, indoors in low light. And here both are doing a good job. The Note is brighter but it does seem to have a bit of a green tint. The seat that we’ve
gotten the image is gray but it’s definitely looking
a bit more green on the Note. So, although you are
getting a brighter image, it is giving you a bit of a tint on the Note compared
to that on the iPhone. Right, now let’s look at selfies. So we’ve got a very similar
selfie setup on both cameras. You have the regular, and this is going to shoot
around seven megapixels, but if you do wanna go wide
then it’s gonna allow you to get a lot more into to a shot. So this is just as soon
as you open the camera and you take a selfie. Both seem to be doing a
very, very good job here. Great details, we’ve got
great dynamic range as well, there’s a bright background
but both have done a good job in maintaining those details. The Note does seem to have a
bit of smoothening going on, I can definitely notice
that even though beauty mode has been completely switched off, there is still a bit
of smoothing going on, which I’m not a huge fan of, you might like that but I’m
personally not a huge fan of. And then we can use the wide. So you can switch between
this manually if you’d like and you can get a lot
more of the background on yourself into the shots. It seems like the iPhone
is a tad wider here. So you are getting a little
bit more into your shots of the iPhone compared
to that of the Note. But once again, I think both
are doing a very very good job. Now I wanted to test out dynamic range. So here’s a situation where
there is tricky dynamic range, is a very bright background, and here the iPhone is
definitely doing better. It’s maintained details and colors in both the background
as well as the foreground whereas I am appearing quite a bit darker on the Note compared to the iPhone so here for dynamic range, I’m definitely liking the iPhone better. But I wanted to do some more tests so I moved location slightly
and I used the wide angle, and here I do prefer the
Note although the iPhone has definitely focused
on me and made me bright, it has blown out some of the background whereas the Note, although
it’s a darker image overall, it has maintained the
detail in the background as well as in the foreground
so here I prefer the Note. Now portraits from the
front facing camera. Now this is interesting because I’ve quite struggled
with the portrait mode from the front facing camera on the Note and it might just be specifically for me because I do have a beard and I tend to wear sunglasses a lot, but for me it has been quite hit and miss cause sometimes it will do portrait mode, sometimes it will tell me that
it’s taking a portrait shot, but when I go into the gallery it’s no longer a portrait shot so that’s something that I
definitely do have to mention and it’s something that I have found quite frustrating with the Note. And it’s something that wasn’t there on the Samsung Galaxy S 10 Plus, it’s something that’s never been a problem on the iPhone or the Google Pixels, so I’m not sure why this is. But anyway, when it does
work, here is the results. So you can see that both actually have done a really good job. Differences in color, once again, I do prefer the
colors on the iPhone better. I’m starting to look a little
bit yellow on the Note image. If you look towards the back, that strip there is supposed to be white but it is now yellow on the Note so I am preferring the colors
on the iPhone better here but the edges seem to be a
little bit better on the Note. If you look towards my hair, you can see that the iPhone
has struggled a little bit whereas the Note has kind of done a little bit of a better cut out. So this one is an interesting one, I do think that both are doing
a pretty good job overall. And now one thing is that the iPhone, when you are in portrait mode, then it only lets you use
the cropped in version, it doesn’t let you use the wider version. On the Note, you can use
both when it does work, and here you can see
that we have wider shots still with that portrait effect. This is something that you
can’t do in the iPhone, it doesn’t let you go wide
when you are in portrait mode. Now here’s another shot. Once again, you’re noticing
the color differences. I personally do prefer the iPhone colors a little bit better. The Note seems to be making me fairer and there is still that smoothening that’s going on on the skin. And although the edge detection does seem to be slightly better, there seems to be a bit
of a sort of halo effect going on because of the HDR on the Note. So, again, I think it’s gonna come down to your personal preference, which one of these you like better. Now low light selfies. So here is in super low
lights and I’m not sure why you’d wanna take selfies
in this sort of darkness. But here I do prefer the
Note, it’s a brighter image and it’s also not as noisy as the iPhone. And if we do use the front facing flash. Once again, I do prefer the Note here, it’s a sharper image, it’s also brighter and it’s got less noise
compared to the iPhone. Right, so that was a lot to take in. Now, I have to say that
both of these cameras are very, very good. They are some of the
best cameras out there. And I wouldn’t have a problem
shooting with either of these, but of course, you guys
are not gonna forgive me unless I give my
conclusions and my opinions so, let’s break everything down. Initially when it comes to video, I am gonna have to give the
overall win to the iPhone. The video was more stable
even up to 60 frames a second. On the Note, as soon as you
go to 60 frames a second, you lose that stabilization. This is still there on the iPhone. From the front facing camera,
you can also go to 4k 60 but you do lose extended
dynamic range there but that’s something that
you can’t do on the Note. So when it comes to video, I still have to say
that the iPhone is king, And if video is your thing, then I think that the iPhone
still holds that crowd. The Note however, is not bad by any means. It still shoots great, great video. It’s just not as good as
the iPhone in my opinion. Now what about images? Okay, let’s break this
down into different section so we’ll look at the different lenses. When it comes to the primary camera, I think both were very,
very good in good light, they were great in low light, they were also very, very
good and very, very close. There are those differences in color. I would say that overall, the iPhone does give you more natural
and true to life colors, whereas the Note gives you the more saturated, more punchy colors. I think that’s gonna come down
to your personal preference, some people do prefer those colors, some people like the natural shots, I like somewhere in between these two so I’m gonna say that when it
comes to the primary cameras, both are very, very good. Also for low light, both very, very good. I’m so glad that Apple has
now up their low light game. And a lot of the low light
shots I did prefer on the iPhone but overall, I’d say when
it comes to low light, because of the night mode
that both of these have, both have very, very good. Moving on to the ultra wide cameras. Ultra wide cameras, I would say that the
Note still has the best ultra wide camera on any
smartphone right now. Images which is sharper
with better dynamic range compared to the iPhone. The iPhone, I did like the consistency between the lenses when it came to color, but the ultra wide was just a tad softer and the dynamic range wasn’t as good so, when it comes to ultra wide, the Note is definitely the king here. And also for low lights, I’m not sure why Apple haven’t included a night mode for the ultra wide camera so if you do wanna get a shot with the ultra wide camera in low light, then again, the Note
does take the edge here. Now, talking about the telephoto cameras. This was quite interesting
because in good light, I did prefer the Note. You had sharper images with better dynamic range overall, I found, so for the telephoto camera in good light, I would go for the Note, but in low light because of
the slightly wider aperture, you do get better low light shots with the telephoto camera on the iPhone. When it comes to portraits. This was quite interesting because you had better
edge detection on the Note but you had much better colors and dynamic range on the iPhone so which do you prefer from these? If I was to pick overall for portraits, I would still go to the iPhone. It’s still my favorite for portraits just because it gives you
a better pleasing shot straight out of the camera. Yes, it might not be perfect on the edges but for me personally,
colors and dynamic range are a little bit more
important to edge detection. This will probably come
down to personal preference. Now for selfies, it was quite interesting. I would call it a bit of a draw overall because in a good light,
I did prefer the colors and the less smoothening
that you have on the iPhone. Also you do get a slightly wider angle if you’re on the iPhone and it was more consistent for
me when it came to portraits. With the Note I did find
it a bit hit and miss. Again, this might just be down to my face, but it is something that I’ve noticed, I hope Samsung can improve
this with a software update. It wasn’t there on the S10 Plus, I had absolutely no problems
with the selfie camera on the S10 Plus when it came to portraits. That might be thanks to that secondary depth sensor which the Note no longer has but the note does have
the option of a portrait, live focus mode, whatever
you wanna call it, from the regular angle of view as well as the wide angle of view. And it also was better
for low light images from the front facing camera. Now when it came to audio,
it was quite interesting because I think both did
a really really good job, you can go back and have a listen. I did prefer the Note overall, I think it had better noise cancellation. And also the zoom in mic, I think it did a slightly better
job compared to the iPhone. That’s what I think anyway,
what do you guys think? That was a lot to cover. Definitely let me know
in the comments below. Now if you want to see lots of images posted from lots of different devices, I do post very regularly on
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100 Replies to “iPhone 11 Pro Max vs Galaxy Note 10 Plus Camera Test Comparison

  1. Hope you enjoyed the video #SuperSafStyle, I covered as much detail as I could. Timestamps below:

    0:00 Front Cam Video (inc. Stabalization)

    1:06 Rear Video (inc. Stabalization)

    3:00 4K 60FPS Test

    3:26 Low Light Video

    3:51 Zoom-In Mic

    3:34 Portrait Video

    4:15 Auto Focus

    4:35 Slow Motion

    4:47 Live Focus Video

    5:26 Slofies

    5:40 Specs and Info

    6:28 Rear Images (inc. Zoom + Ultrawide)

    10:08 Portrait Mode

    12:50 Low-Light

    15:46 Selfies (inc. Portrait + Low Light)

    20:00 Conclusion & Final Thoughts

  2. Thanks. But you need to say which ones closer, to the colours of the trees, buildings etc. Samsung looks crisper and on the other shots, Apple looked more over saturated.

  3. Ultra wide camera: Note 10+ for sure
    Telephoto camera: Draw
    Main camera + video on all cameras + night mode: iPhone
    Stabilization in 1080p: Note
    Stabilization in literally every other resolution 😂😂, especially 4k 60fps: iPhone

    Edit: everything related to front facing camera: iPhone

  4. I was at the Lake District last week and I took some really nice pictures with my Galaxy Note 10 plus and I am a bit of a Samsung fanboy so the note wins hands down for me

  5. For me Apple design is getting worser every year.

    I always made fun of android phones for being ugly .
    In 2019, Apple takes the cake for most ugliest phones .

    Apple is years behind in hardware and software .
    No more an Apple sheep …
    For me Photos in Samsung is far better

  6. IPhone 11 is more true to color, but galaxy note has better audio and video stabilization & night mode. It's hit or miss with both phones. They both take nice pics. I see iPhone is getting better though

  7. 11 pro max is nice and all but so is my XS MAX 😑 there’s zero point to upgrade unless your only at iPhone 7 or 8

  8. I see many tech youtuber doesn't wanna talk about the Huawei mate 30 pro,afraid maybe because of the ban or they don't care at all because it doesn't come with Google services..i see what Huawei mate 30 pro can do.. it mind blowing..

  9. Nice comparison Bro..but since i bought the note 10 plus..im with the note..But apple do excellent job..very close camera comparison..Keep up Bro..

  10. Both cameras have their strengths and weaknesses. There are several categories Note 10 + beats Iphone (eg. dynamic range in daylight photos/videos, better ultra wide camera, better edge detection and more) and there are other categories Iphone wins (eg. generally colours and especially colurs on portrait shots and more). Overall I prefer the iPhone images because of better colours. But as I said Note beats iPhone in some categories!

  11. Iphone have very good caméra and the too but not in to bright color and this is not a good things everytime. I prefer the note 10+ bcause the colors of his pictur have more shades and more details

  12. As a guy who doesn't care too much about the cameras I like the Notes feature packed flexibility the added storage space for less money. The camera's are amazing on both phones by the way, great job with this comprehensive comparison.

  13. Thanks for the video. I was so looking for the Zoom in Microphone. While on Note, it sounds louder, it also sounds like distorted (kinds robot voice) I feel like iPhone is not that louder but sounds good.

  14. The way people were kissing the ass of the iPhone 11 pro I expected a blow out, but the note is just as dope. I do like the colors of the iPhone better when taking pics of people tho

  15. That's why I follow you, for Unbiased, Informed and fair reviews. You aren't scared of Apple, Google or Samsung like most Tech Youtubers.

  16. I think the decision will come down to preference. They are both great phones. Audio on the NOTE is MUCH better and its camera is slightly better in general but nothing to really talk about.
    Great review.

  17. It's unbelievable how Note 10 is better in every possible way. I was going to buy Iphone now I won't.
    Thank you SuperSaf you saved me a lot of money!

  18. Both phones are great. But if you only want them for the camera then idk what's the point of it lol. iPhone camera always look more realistic and Samsung back camera it's great but the front one makes you look paler and soft(I don't like that). I have a s10 and I think the stabilization it's better on this phone 🤔. I have been a user of both iPhone and Samsung and I love both! I like the simplicity of iPhone's but I love that I can do more on Samsung's. It all depends for what you use it for! Both have their pros and cons.

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