The ranking released this week by Consumer Reports shows Apple's latest flagship iPhone X is the smart phone of choice for today's webcam.
Moreover, Apple equipment occupy the top half of the top 10. Among them, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus rankings closely follow the iPhone X, and iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus are among the top ten.
The rankings are as follows:
Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone 8
3. Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 +
5. Apple iPhone 7
6. Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy Note8
9. Apple iPhone 7 Plus
10. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Apple iPhone X officially shipped in November last year, has two vertically arranged 12 million pixel rear camera, one for the f / 1.8 aperture wide-angle lens and the other for the f / 2.4 aperture telephoto lens. In addition to the lens, Apple also added many exclusive camera features such as Apple's original image signal processor with advanced pixel processing and color filters, advanced sensors, faster autofocus, telephoto and wide-angle lenses Optical image stability, these features are first appeared on the iPhone.
In addition to the rear camera, the iPhone X comes with a pre-sensation camera system that supports self-portraits and blurs the background of the self-portrait, in sharp contrast with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus camera features.
Outside the camera, Apple is also working on iPhone X software, supporting portrait lighting modes that add studio-like lighting effects to the image. All together, it formed the best iPhone in the history of the camera, multi-evaluation are given praise.
For example, photographer Austin Mann believes that the iPhone X camera is the most exciting camera he has encountered since he moved to the iPhone from the BlackBerry 7230 in 2007. Photography site DxO to iPhone X camera rated up to 97 points, higher than all other iPhone models. Another photography review site DPReview believes that iPhone X camera left a deep impression.
Over the years, Apple's mobile phone camera has been the largest number of mobile phone camera, for several years occupy Flickr photo album photo device top position. iPhone camera so popular, Apple will continue to improve each generation of new camera technology. Now, iPhone's image quality getting closer and closer SLR camera shooting effect.
In the Consumer Reports report, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + have not yet appeared in the rankings. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the two phones compared to iPhone X? Both Samsung latest models are equipped with 12 million pixel variable aperture lens, divided into f / 1.5 and f / 2.4 two modes, the lens aperture according to lighting conditions in these two modes automatically switch.
This design makes it easier for the phone to grasp the balance between lighting and image quality. For example, f / 1.5 aperture larger amount of light, more suitable for use in low light conditions, but some areas of the photo will appear blurred; and f / 2.4 aperture is more suitable for use in better light conditions, so shoot The quality of photos is higher.
At the MWC conference, Databoy came out with a more advanced smartphone camera that introduced AI and AR technology.
Last year, Apple brought us the 3D animation Emoji function. Huawei started to equip the phone with an AI camera, which can automatically identify the subject.
At this year's MWC, this trend is becoming more apparent as Samsung and LG Electronics are also involved in installing more advanced cameras for new handsets.
For example, the biggest highlight of the camera on Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S9 is visual communications.
Speaking at a Sunday conference, Koh Dong-jin, head of mobile at Samsung, said: "Looking back at all the changes of the past, there is no substitute for words than pictures, which is more important than visual elements becoming self-expression of new languages."
With the help of S9's new camera, users can manipulate their photos into 3D cartoon avatars and share them in third-party information platforms.
Samsung's Bixby AI platform is also integrated with the AR camera, deep learning technology can provide some useful information based on the user's surrounding environment. Open Live Translation, users can translate foreign languages in real time, convert currencies, so that you can understand the environment, shopping in the real world, tracking calorie data.
S9 can also shoot ultra-slow-motion video, capture speed of 960fps, S9 Plus also installed a dual camera.
One executive from the electronics industry said: "People use Emojis, selfie and the GIF to convey what they mean, not text, and as visual information is becoming a new communication tool, smartphone makers are focusing their efforts on enhancing the camera."
LG did not launch G7 mobile phone, on the contrary, it introduced V30S ThinQ, add AI function for the camera. LG's AI CAM analyzes the subjects in the frame and recommends the best mode in 8 modes including portrait, food, pet, landscape, city, flower, sunrise and sunset.
If the user scans the QR code with a Q-Lens, the smartphone displays the relevant information telling the user where to buy it at the lowest possible price, as well as recommending the product.
A senior executive from the mobile industry said: "At MWC, LG and Huawei demonstrated camera-related AI technology, and the relationship between AI and smartphone cameras will get closer and closer."
Smartphone manufacturers around the world are making more cameras.
For example, in February 2017, Sony took the lead in launching ultra-slow motion shooting technology, which brought two flagship phones on the MWC, one Xperia XZ2 and one Xperia XZ2 Compact.
This time, Sony's new phone can record 960fps video at 1080p resolution, up from 720p in the previous model.
Not only that, but Sony also added 3D Creator applications for new handsets that allow users to create 3D scans.
Last May 10, Huawei took the lead in adding automatic target detection AI technology to mobile phones. Next month, it will showcase the next generation of flagship mobile phones.
According to estimates, Huawei mobile phones will be installed 3 camera system, which is the industry's first use.