iPhone XR vs Pixel 3 Camera Comparison: Battle of the Single Shooters
While most of the industry has moved to dual- or even triple-camera systems, Google is holding strong with a single lens. What the company is doing is putting resources behind its legendary machine learning technology, which allows devices like the Pixel 3 to use features like Night Sight and Top Shot.
Apple’s newest iPhone XR takes a similar approach. Instead of relying on a dual-camera setup, the device features a single 12MP lens. With a system that integrates the image signal processor (ISP), Neural Engine, and Apple’s advanced algorithms, the affordable device takes some incredible shots—but which single lens device reigns supreme?
We took some comparison photos between the iPhone XR and Pixel 3 to find out. When we compared the Pixel 3 to the iPhone XS, Apple’s device had a slight advantage in that it features a more flexible camera system. People really under-value its secondary telephoto lens, which is what also helps the iPhone XS take such convincing portrait photos.