Pixel 3 versus Pixel 2: ultimate camera showdown

There’s little doubt that the Pixel 3 has one of the best camera setups we’ve tested this year. After comparing the Pixel 3’s camera to that of the LG G7, we thought it would be a good idea to see how Google’s new flagship stacks up against last year’s Pixel 2.
The main 12.2MP camera on the back of the Pixel 3 has all the same hardware features as the Pixel 2. The only difference is that it now has a 28mm lens versus the 27mm lens of the Pixel 2. The real difference between these devices comes down to their front-facing cameras. Last year’s model has a single 8 MP sensor with an f/2.4, 27mm lens compared to the dual-sensor camera on the front of the Pixel 3 which is comprised of two 8MP sensors which are respectively paired with f/1.8, 28mm and f/2.2, 19mm lenses. This gives the Pixel 3 extra versatility with the ultra-wide lens, allowing you to fit in an extra friend or two in your selfies or more of your surroundings.
Pixel 3 versus LG G7: camera comparison
 The video and gallery below will give you a closer look at the image and video quality form the Pixel 3 and Pixel 2. Images from the Pixel 3 are on the left and those of the Pixel 2 are on the right. Let us know what you think and which device you’d rather take pictures with. 

The iPhone XS still can’t compete with the Pixel 2’s camera

There’s a lot of hype around the new Apple iPhone XS and it’s “improved imaging sensor” which captures more light and delivers better images. While Apple’s smartphones have often been regarded as having the best smartphone cameras on the market, things started shifting a few years ago. When the Samsung Galaxy S7 was introduced, it gave Apple’s latest iPhone a run for its money and since then, Huawei, Google and HTC have all delivered cameras which capture better photos than what Apple’s iPhones have been able to manage.
Since the new iPhone XS imaging sensor has been updated to match the 1.4μm Pixel size that most high-end Android phones have been using for the past two years, many were expecting its camera to match or beat the Pixel 2. Unfortunately for Apple, that doesn’t seem to be the case. We have not tested the camera of the iPhone Xs yet, but The Verge has shared a handful of side-by-side shots taken with both phones. The results show that the iPhone Xs has a better camera than last year’s iPhone X, but it still can’t beat the Pixel 2. The images from the iPhone XS are flatter which are better suited for those looking to edit the images after the fact, but the shots taken with the Pixel 2 seem perfectly tuned by Google’s software to be shared immediately with no extra fuss.

These two photos clearly demonstrate just how much better the year old Pixel 2XL (left) is than the brand new iPhone XS (right). And the Pixel 3 arrives in a couple of weeks https://t.co/l6we1J3BDm pic.twitter.com/llMubsASDQ
— James Bareham (@Happicamp) September 18, 2018

Android Central has also compared the cameras of the Pixel 2 and the iPhone XS and has come to the same conclusion. In their comparison shots, the Pixel 2 produces sharper images, better color reproduction and dramatically better white balance in low-light situations. The images taken with the iPhone XS are still pretty incredible, but they’re simply no match for the Pixel 2’s superior image processing.
iPhone XS left, Pixel 2 right (Image credit: Android Central)
With the launch of the Pixel 3 set for October 9th, we’re eager to see what Google’s new smartphones are capable of.