https://www.anandtech.com/show/10685/the-iphone-7-and-iphone-7-plus-review/7Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by iTurn
As an previous owner of the S6 and the iPhone 7+, when it comes to camera IQ and processing, that statement is false. Between personal use and most (all?) reviews the S7-S8's only rival has been the Pixel.
In the interest of trying to not just take a single landscape photo and declare it to be a representative sample for all photos ever taken of all time with a smartphone in daytime conditions, I went ahead and took another sample shot of a mostly static subject. Here the iPhone 7 Plus in 1x mode is pretty much comparable to the iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 as far as detail goes. I would argue that the HTC 10 captures slightly more detail at the center, but this probably isn't a surprise when the sensor is significantly larger. It's also worth noting that the iPhone 7 Plus manages to show better dynamic range here as the highlights off to the right retain more color detail than most devices tested and the shadows contain more detail that what is found on the Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s Plus. Once again, at 2x the iPhone 7 Plus is really just ridiculously good at capturing the sheer amount of detail that the tree has which isn't really captured by the 1x mode as most of the detail has to be blurred away to avoid aliasing. It's truly impressive how the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are actually capable of keeping up with the Galaxy S7 despite a smaller sensor, and we're really seeing the product of Apple's ISP lead here.
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Overall, the iPhone 7 camera is impressive and I would argue is holistically a better camera for still photos than the Galaxy S7 on the basis of more accurate color rendition, cleaner noise reduction, and lack of aggressive sharpening.
Yeah... no. Pixel doesn't even have hardware image stabilization, which is fine. Their software image stabilization is really impressive and I've seen it an action. As an owner of multiple
Android flagships, iPhones, and so on. iPhone cameras have always been absolutely excellent and never significantly inferior (in fact they're usually superior at release) to their Android counterparts.
EDIT: Speaking of anandtech, I really miss Ryan Smith's writeups on smartphones. Those were the best articles on mobile out there.Edited by HanSomPa - 9/21/17 at 2:07pm