iPhone 11 vs iPhone XS Detailed Camera Comparison


“Music” iPhone 11 vs iPhone XS Detailed Camera Comparison. Ever since I got the iPhone 11, many of you
have been asking me to compare its cameras with last years iPhone XS. Even after the launch of the new iPhone 11
series phones, prices of the iPhone XS haven’t come down much, at least here in India. So there is still a good Rs.20,000 difference
between the two, which translates to about 280USD. In this video, let’s see wether the newer
iPhone 11 gets a better dual camera setup, or will the dual cameras on the one year old
iPhone XS, still hold its lead. We have close to 70 image and video samples
to go through, but before that we need to take a quick look at the specs of the cameras
on both these phones. iPhone 11 comes with dual 12 megapixel cameras. Primary one gets F/1.8 aperture, 26mm lens
and Optical image stabilisation. Secondary camera gets F/2.4 aperture, and
a 13 mm ultra wide angle lens. iPhone XS also came with dual 12 megapixel
cameras. Primary camera again had, F/1.8 aperture,
26mm lens and Optical Image stabilisation. Secondary camera had a 52mm telephoto lens
which gives us 2x optical zoom, with F/2.4 aperture and this lens also gets optical image
stabilisation. On both the phones, You can shoot 4k videos
at 24,30 and 60fps and 1080p videos at 30,60,120 or 240fps. iPhone XS used extended dynamic range for
capturing better videos, but this was limited for 30fps videos. Now the iPhone 11 can shoot extended dynamic
range videos at upto 60fps. At the front iPhone XS has 7 megapixel true
depth camera with F/2.2 aperture, and can shoot 1080p 60fps videos. While on the iPhone 11, we get an upgraded
12 megapixel camera with a wider lens and F/2.2 aperture. It can shoot 4K videos at upto 60fps, and
you can even take 1080p slow motion videos. With these specs out of the way, let us move
to the image and video samples. But before that, if you are new to this channel,
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amazing videos coming up on this channel. As we start with the daylight images, one
from the iPhone 11 seem to be showing a bit richer looking colours. It is very difficult to look for and make
out the changes in these images. Both of them are really good and amazingly
detailed. If we zoom in, we see more detailed and sharper
elements in the image from the iPhone 11. The difference is very little and you need
to zoom way in, to notice the difference. What is apparent without zooming in, is the
images from the iPhone 11 show slightly warmer colours, and are more pleasing to look at. Colour is a personal choice, and which one
of these you prefer, completely depends on your personal preference. I prefer slightly warmer and more natural
looking colours from the iPhone 11. This image show how both capture colours. I shot these images at the same time, of the
same subject, and the lights did not change between the 2 shots. But in the image from the iPhone 11 we see
more of the red or orange colour and less blue colour, while image from the iPhone XS,
shows more of the blue colour and less of the red or orange colour. Coming to high dynamic range situations, both
the phones have done an amazing job with this shot, and it is almost impossible to tell
which one did better. Same with this shot, only difference I can
tell is the slight shift in colour temperature. Image from iPhone XS is a bit on the cooler
side, while one from the 11 is a bit warmer. Both phones are doing an excellent job of
bringing up the shadows, and not letting the highlights blow out. Smart HDR on the iPhone XS didn’t always
give the best results when it first came out, but it has got better with software updates. Smart HDR combined with semantic rending on
the iPhone 11, means it does really well in situations where the XS fails, like with the
brighter parts of this image. iPhone XS messed up the details and the colour
temperature of this part, whereas iPhone 11 did an excellent job. Again keep in mind, iPhone 11 costs much less
than the iPhone XS. So it is great to see it match and even outperform
the camera on the iPhone XS in most daylight situations. Both the phones have dual cameras, but the
function of these cameras is very different on both. Second camera on the iPhone XS gets a telephoto
lens, which helps you to remove the clutter in your shot, by getting close to it. On the iPhone 11, secondary camera gets an
ultra wide lens, which is opposite to a telephoto lens, and it helps you get more of the scene
in the shot. Secondary cameras on both the phones, help
you get a different perspective of the scene. It is easier to replicate a telephoto shot,
by digitally zooming in on the images. But it is hard to replicate a wider shot,
without actually having a wide angle lens. Ideally I think it is worth having all 3 focal
lengths like on the iPhone 11 Pro. But if that is not the option, most people
prefer having the ultra wide lens over the telephoto one. I don’t agree with this. Telephoto lens offers a much higher quality,
sharper and detailed image compared to the wide lens, and If I can’t have all 3, I
would like to have a normal and a telephoto lens on my smartphone. But that’s just my opinion and I don’t
mind when people choose the wide lens over a telephoto one. While taking close up shots, 11 is a hair
faster at setting the focus on the nearest object. Subject is very sharp and the background gets
nice optical blur, thanks to the wide aperture on both cameras. In indoor or lower lighting conditions, it
is easier to get the focus right on the iPhone 11, than it is on the iPhone XS. Coming to the portrait shots, both have a
different way of capturing them. iPhone XS uses depth information from the
telephoto lens, so its portrait shots are zoom in. While the iPhone 11 used depth information
from the wide lens, so its portrait shots are much wider. Since portrait shots from these phones look
very different, it is hard to compare the two. I like the zoomed in portrait shots, because
they look closer to how DSLR cameras capture these images. But I will still prefer these shots from the
iPhone 11, because it uses its main camera for these shots, which mens there is much
less noise in its images in indoor light. When the light is even lower, portraits from
the iPhone XS are laughably bad with a huge amount of noise in them, but the ones from
the iPhone 11 look really good. Unlike the iPhone XR, this years iPhone 11
can take portrait shots of objects. Again the composition of the shots is very
different from both the phones. Edge detection seems to be much better in
the portrait shots from the iPhone 11. While you can see the XS struggle really bad
while taking this shot. Both of these are top of the line smartphones,
so as the light starts to get a bit low, they continue capturing good images with great
colours, and plenty of details. One of them has to be a bit better, so on
closer inspection, images from the iPhone 11 seem bit more brighter, and detailed. For situations like these, iPhone 11 gets
a deep fusion mode. This mode automatically comes in when the
light is a bit on the lower side, but it is not dim enough for the night mode to kick
in. And the results are really impressive. As we zoom in, you can see so much more details
in the image from the iPhone 11. This image shows an even bigger difference
between the two. As we zoom in, you can see details on the
aluminium body of the keyboard in image from the iPhone 11. While you can barely make out those details
in the image from the iPhone XS. In this image, even without zooming in, we
can tell iPhone 11’s image is much sharper and detailed. Zooming in, just confirms that. As we move to even lower light, we again see
iPhone 11’s images to be a bit sharper. Both have almost same amount of light in them. But the iPhone 11 has a night mode, which
can be turned on in these situations, and that makes its images stand out. When there is so much light, you won’t see
the iPhone 11 add in more light to the night mode shots, instead it makes all the elements
in the images much sharper, and makes sure that the noise level is kept to minimum. But when light is not enough, turning on the
night mode is like turning on an extra hidden light. Just look at the difference. Images from the iPhone XS lack way behind
the iPhone 11 since it doesn’t get the night mode. Night mode images are much brighter, have
much more details, and have noticeably lower noise levels. It is great to see Apple finally embracing
the night mode with this years iPhones, but I really wish they could add some sort of
low light enhancement to previous iPhones. Because low light images from the iPhone XS
are really bad in comparison, and even budget android devices could easily beat it. This might be the first time that we see such
a huge difference between the images of 2 consecutive iPhones. I think it is a step in the right direction,
but as I said, I still think XS users should get some sort of enhancement for low light
photography. That brings us to the front facing cameras. For a long time, iPhones have had a weak front
facing camera. This time the new iPhones get a higher resolution
sensor, which means it takes more detailed, and sharper selfies than previous iPhones. iPhone 11 also gets a wider lens, which means
you can now get more of your friends and family members in the shot. You can see the 11 taking sharper selfies,
and it also captures better and natural skin tones in almost all of these shots. Finally, you can take detailed and sharp selfies
with your iPhone. For the portrait selfies, again the faces
are sharper and more detailed from the iPhone 11. Edge detection has always been some what of
a problem in the portrait selfies for iPhones, and things are not too different this time
around. Both the phones do a great job of blurring
out the background, but the edge detection is not perfect from either of them. I will still choose portrait selfies from
the iPhone 11, as the subject is much sharper in its images. You can also take 1080p slow motion video
with iPhone 11’s front facing camera. I am never going to use this feature myself,
but I see many people getting all exited about it, so I guess it is important. Videos are just amazing from these iPhones. iPhone 11 shows a bit better stabilisation,
although the difference is barely visible. But colours are definitely and visibly better
in the videos from the iPhone 11 compared to the iPhone XS. So after looking at all these image and video
samples, It is clear that the iPhone 11 matches up and in some cases performs much better
than the iPhone XS. Yes, iPhone XS is a year old, but it was Apple’s
top of the line iPhone last year, and the iPhone 11 is the most affordable iPhone of
this year. So if you are someone who just got the iPhone
11, or if you are planning to get one, you should be really happy that your phone has
a better set of cameras than last years iPhone XS and the XS Max. As I said, it is not too often that we see
this big leap, or difference in the camera performance year over year from Apple. And because this year is a bigger upgrade,
for the first time, I would say if you are using an iPhone XS, going to a lower priced
iPhone 11, will actually give you an upgrade in the camera performance. So these have been my thoughts about the cameras
on the iPhone 11 and the iPhone XS. What do you guys think about them? let me know in the comments. If you plan on getting any of these iPhones,
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19 Replies to “iPhone 11 vs iPhone XS Detailed Camera Comparison

  1. This is how youtubers say it is natural representation of the scene if it is shot on iphone but where as here both of them have different colours on same scene and i wasted money on 8 plus 2 years back for same thing which isn't true at all😂😂

  2. How iPhone captures such great low light photos and videos even after having just f/1.8 & smaller sized lens than other flagship phones?🤔

  3. iPhone 11 vs entry level DSRL…..please bro do that compairson…….i saw a video in YouTube pixel 3 vs S10+ vs cannon 200d camera test in which pixel 3 and S10+ win over canon 200d in auto mode

  4. Great efforts bro,, your level of knowledge regarding photography is outstanding. What are your thoughts on MI Note10 pro

  5. Everyone I know I’ve heard them call it iPhone Excess Max… no one calls it 10 S max.. apples fault I guess, they should know their users better😉

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