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To hold in your hand not just a smartphone , but a flagship is to feel yourself on the crest of a wave of technology. Buyers prefer these models for their functionality and the availability of interesting chips. Not the last role is played by high-quality cameras. This option is especially important for selfie lovers and anyone who seeks to capture every moment of their life.

Comparison of flagship cameras Samsung Galaxy S9 +, Huawei P20 PRO and iPhone X

To determine the favorite among the flagship cameras, you should compare the three most popular models at this moment – Samsung Galaxy S9 +, Huawei P20 PRO and iPhone X. The battle does not involve smartphone features, but only photos taken by their cameras in various conditions.

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Portrait shooting

The first contender for the medal and user sympathies is a smartphone from Samsung called Geleksi C plus. This device is equipped with a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera, as well as automatic focus and stabilization. It has the ability to change the aperture for shooting in the dark and daytime, landscape and portrait photos, etc.

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In the selfie mode of this gadget you can do:

  • widescreen photo;
  • configure any snapshot parameters;
  • adjust exposure and color background.

And now – an example of portrait shooting Samsung Galaxy S9 + for comparison with other models:

Portrait Shooting on Samsung Galaxy S9 +

Portrait Shooting on Samsung Galaxy S9 +

Next up is the Huawei P20 PRO camera. Thanks to the built-in artificial intelligence, it recognizes the image and changes color reproduction depending on the objects in the field of view of the lens. As for the portrait shots, there is a monochrome sensor. The device provides a “blurring” of the background, thus making the main focus on the face. This is called the “bokeh effect” and it looks really extraordinary. And to make it easier to experience the capabilities of the device, it is better to immediately purchase a monopod for selfies .

Here is how it looks in real life:

Portrait Shot on Huawei P20 PRO

Portrait Shot on Huawei P20 PRO

The iPhone X also doesn’t “graze the rear” in this selfie-taking race. It offers an artistic background blur, which exactly mimics studio cameras. In addition, the camera iPhone X independently adjusts facial features with light. Taken together, this allows mega-effects to be taken at a professional level. 

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 Portrait photography on iPhone X

Portrait photography on iPhone X

Photo in daylight

For such photos, the Samsung Galaxy S9 + has a double aperture (F / 1.5 and F / 2.4). For conditions of poor visibility (rain, cloudy weather), the module has a special noise reduction. Thanks to him, the photos will remain clear even without additional settings.

Daylight photography on the Samsung Galaxy S9 +

The mix of artificial intelligence and three modules for shooting the Huawei P20 PRO makes perfectly clear photos in both sunny and cloudy days. Modules convey information as detailed as possible, maintaining shadows and natural color reproduction. The camera has automatic scene recognition, independently switching between modes. 

Daylight Shooting on the Huawei P20 PRO

As for the Apple iPhone X, its camera shoots equally well in any light. All the details of the pictures are clearly outlined, the tones are contrasting. If necessary, you can use the flash or allow the phone to independently choose the depth of the required backlight.

Tip : to quickly change the settings, do not be superfluous to buy a stylus for smartphones . It is inexpensive, and brings a lot of benefits.

Read interesting nuances of the device here: iPhone X will go on sale on December 8

Daylight Shooting on Apple iPhone X

Photo in the dark

As mentioned above, the Samsung Helexy camera has a double aperture. By adjusting it in the F / 1.5 range, you will be able to take cool pictures with the correct contrast of dark and light tones. Here is how the photo looks at night:

Shooting in the dark on the Samsung Galaxy S9 +

If you want to capture interesting shots on the Huawei P20 PRO in the dark, select the special mode “Night”. When it is activated, the shooting time will need a little more than in the usual format, but the photos will be obtained at the highest level: without exposing certain places, blurring, fuzzy transfer of details. It is desirable that during the shooting hand with a smartphone does not tremble.

Shooting in the dark on the Huawei P20 PRO

Thanks to the dual camera and a pair of optical stabilization in Apple iPhone X, her night photos are fascinating. Here, all the details have a sharp outlines, and the color depth is very realistic. Need to take a photo in motion at night? And here the iPhone X can handle it with a bang. All action takes place automatically, without special settings by the user. 
Another feature specifically for night shots is Slow Sync technology. She seems to be “freezing” the subject, making the photo as detailed as possible.

Shooting in the Dark on Apple iPhone X

Video shooting

Using Geleksi C9 +, it will turn out to fully show your talent as a director and director. This is facilitated not only by the high-quality transmission of colors and details, but also by the “Slow Motion” mode, writing 960 frames per 1 second. The received frames can be immediately edited, add music and drop it on view, for example, on smart TV . For lovers of extravagance, the possibility of turning the footage into a GIF is provided.

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Shooting on the Samsung Galaxy S9 +

Now about Huawei PRO. When recording video in FullHD 60 fps format, the camera does not provide for stabilization, that is, the pictures are less clear than we would like. The rest of the video no complaints. The sound here is clear, the colors are transmitted as sharply as possible, the harmony of light and dark is pleasing to the eye. The “Slow Motion Video” feature is also present here. 

 Shooting on the Huawei P20 PRO

What interesting can please the iPhone X? Epl improved optical stabilization, thanks to which the details do not spread out even with a multiple approximation. Another interesting detail is the smooth video. The functionality is available in 4K resolution and can produce from 24 to 60 frames per second. You can save your creation in a jiffy by applying the new HEVK standard. It allows you to reduce the file size, thereby saving the memory of the smartphone.

Tip : if suddenly the memory is not enough, you can expand it through microSD .

Shooting on iPhone X

Comparative table of flagship cameras

To determine the best in this race, photo and video modules, it is not enough to read reviews or listen to the recommendations of friends. A table where the main parameters of the cameras of the three presented devices are collected will help to approach the question globally:

Samsung Galaxy S9 + Huawei P20 PRO iPhone X
Main camera 12 Mp 40 Mp + 20 Mp + 8 Mp 12 Mp + 12 Mp
Front-camera 8 Mp 24 Mp 7 MP
Flash there is there is yes, true tone
Stabilization there is there is there is
Autofocus there is there is there is
Video recording formats 4K, Full HD 4K, Full HD 4K, Full HD
Technology Super Speed ​​Dual Pixel 3D face modeling Autofocus with Focus Pixels technology
Touch Focus and Focus Pixels Technology
Live Photos with image stabilization
Main / front viewing angle 77 ° / 80 ° n / a n / a
Panorama there is there is there is
Professional mode there is there is
Interesting modes Super Slow Mo, up to 720p, 960 fps 5x hybrid zoom Optical zoom;10x digital zoom
Hyperlapse 960 fps slow motion Portrait mode
Food Mode Portrait lighting
Selective focus Quad-LED with Slow Sync function
VDIS (Video digital image stabilization) Extended color range for photos and live photos
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Face and shape recognition
Exposure control
Noise suppression
Auto HDR on when taking photos
Serial Shooting
Timer mode
Binding photos to the location
Image Formats: HEIF and JPEG

As a result of the above

Samsung Galaxy S9 +, Huawei P20 PRO and iPhone X – the eternal rivals in the fight for leadership and crowds of fans. Each of them is crammed with its own set of unique features and unique chips. But since this article is specifically about cameras, summing up, it would be logical to distinguish 4 main differences between modules for photo and video. So:

  1. Cool slow motion and “GIF” is in all three gadgets.
  2. The trendy panorama is also present everywhere.
  3. Huawei P20 PRO offers interesting 3D face modeling technology.
  4. For night shooting, the best option is also Huawei.

And who is the winner in the end? Here the tips will not help, this moment everyone decides separately for himself. After all, the choice takes into account not only specific parameters, but also the frequency, the scope of application of the camera, etc. 


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