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:

 
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Let’s get to the comparisons!

Wide Lens Comparison:

iPhone XS Max Wide Lens

iPhone X Wide Lens

 iPhone XS Max HDR Wide

iPhone XS Max HDR Wide


Telephoto Lens Comparison:

 iPhone X HDR Wide

iPhone X HDR Wide

 iPhone XS Max Telephoto Lens

iPhone XS Max Telephoto Lens

 iPhone X Telephoto Lens

iPhone X Telephoto Lens

iPhone XS Max Telephoto Lens (HDR)

iPhone X Telephoto Lens (HDR)

Front Camera Comparison:

 iPhone XS Max Front (selfie) camera

iPhone XS Max Front (selfie) camera

 iPhone X Front (selfie) camera

iPhone X Front (selfie) camera

Portrait Mode Comparison:

iPhone XS Max Portrait

iPhone X Portrait

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.

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