How Apple plans to overtake Android cameras with new iPhone 11 features

How Apple plans to overtake Android cameras with new iPhone 11 features

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If you asked reviewers about the best camera on a phone last year, chances are that Apple’s phones might not feature in the top three. Google’s Pixel 3 and Huawei’s duo of P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro ruled the charts with their versatile camera setups, and the ability to take stunning pictures in low light. With its new iPhones, Apple’s trying to rectify that.

Let’s take a look at the camera specifications of the new devices first:

iPhone 11:

  • Rear camera: 12-megapixel wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture + 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 120° field of view
  • Front camera: 12-megapixel true depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • Rear camera: 12-megapixel wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture + 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 120° field of view + 12-megapixel telephotos sensor with f/2.0 aperture
  • Front camera: 12-megapixel true depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture

Photography improvements

With Apple switching to a dual-camera system on the iPhone 11 – and Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 will be getting a second camera – the era of the single-camera flagship is pretty much over. And I’m so glad Apple chose to include an ultra-wide-angle sensor instead of a telephoto sensor as the second camera, because it allows for a wider field of view and a chance to create more dramatic shots. Sure, optical zoom is nice, but a wide-angle snapper is better.

One major change the company has brought is the new night mode. It will automatically kick in when the phone camera detects the detects low-light conditions in your frame, and snap a bright picture as shown in the example below. Sadly, you can’t manually activate the night mode like the Night Sight on the Pixel 3 and the night mode on the P30 Pro.