Camera War: Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR

Camera War: Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR


The blurry background of the Galaxy S10E evolves with up to four different formats.

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The Galaxy S10E It is the phone of the high-end Samsung lower-priced, and that puts you in the position to compete with the iPhone XR, because both cost less than US $ 800. If you are one of those who are thinking between one of the two devices but do not know what to choose, here we will compare their cameras to help you a little with that decision.

We have taken both phones to take pictures around San Francisco day and night, indoors and outdoors, and then we tell you our experience. You can see all the photos in the following gallery, and read our experience below.

Galaxy S10E: Camera for beautiful portraits

The Galaxy S10E is the Samsung phone that includes a double rear camera, and not triple. It has a 12 megapixel sensor (variable f / 1.5 and f / 2.4) with optical stabilization (77 degrees) and another wide angle of 16 megapixels (f / 2.2) (123 degrees). This means that it does not have a telephoto sensor, so its portrait photographs are made by software.

Despite this, in our tests the portraits of the Galaxy S10E turned out to be very beautiful. The phone manages to make a good cut of the person or object and also allows you to apply four different blurred background modes, which makes it possible for you to have better photographs to share on social networks.

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This phone does not make good night photos, although it has an artificial intelligence tool that recognizes up to 30 scenes, including indoor, outdoor and even the night itself. His photos are not as good as the Huawei Mate 20, which has this tool.

In general, the camera offers a good result with bright colors that, however, do not make the photo seem very edited or false, a growing concern of users, because some phones of Chinese origin apply too many effects to their software.

Its 10 megapixel front camera takes great pictures and both have all the portrait effects and additionally the option to take wide angle photos.

Photos taken with the iPhone XR

The exterior photos of the iPhone XR are very beautiful.

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iPhone XR: Best photos in good light conditions

The iPhone XR has a unique 12 megapixel sensor with f / 1.8. In our tests we have seen that this phone makes good photographs when there are well-lit areas. Landscapes are probably your biggest point in favor.

Apple does not apply or allow you to have a beauty mode or an improvement of images through AI, so your portraits may not enchant you, in addition its blurry effect is not so good, it cannot be edited as in the Samsung phone and only serves people : Do not portray your funny dog ​​or any other object.

The iPhone XR is a horrible phone to take night photos, not of landscapes, but of people, either with the main camera or with the front camera. Their colors are generally less bright, although sometimes they are very attached to reality, so depending on your tastes you may love it more or less.

What camera did you like the most? Clearly it seems that the Galaxy S10E wins this battle, although it all depends on your tastes, your budget and especially what operating system you prefer.