iPhone XS (Max) vs. iPhone X
Yes I did. I bought the iPhone XS Max. But I showed some restraint and only got the 256GB version. But if I were to be honest, I really didn’t want to spend the money on a phone that had the exact same megapixel as my iPhone X. That cool bokeh changing trick after taking the photo? It didn’t seem to be a good enough reason. Nor did stereo audio capture for video.
So I thought, ok, I’ll just get it, compare it, and then decide whether or not I should feel like a sucker.
So, I took some side by side comparison photos and videos.
The testing methodology:
Let’s get to the comparisons!
Wide Lens Comparison:
Telephoto Lens Comparison:
Front Camera Comparison:
Portrait Mode Comparison:
What you can't see in the photos is the accuracy of portrait mode on the iPhone XS. With the iPhone X I kept having to "move further away" and then it would say "move closer" after having moved a mm. Whereas on the XS, it was much easier to get the effect.
iPhone XS vs. iPhone X Video Comparison:
Plus, what you can’t see in the video comparison (because the iPhone X doesn’t even have the feature) is that on the iPhone XS Max, you can record at 60 frames per second with the FRONT camera! (The iPhone X can only do up to 30.) This is awesome for people like me who vlog with the front camera.
If I were just taking photos with this, I’d say the changes aren’t that huge. But for video, it’s significant enough for me that I don’t feel like such a sucker.