Speaker 1: The iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy S 22 Ultra are both known for their cameras. Apple's new phone has a 48 megapixel main sensor and improved photo processing. While the Galaxy S 22 Ultra has a 108 megapixel main sensor and better lowlight photography compared to older Galaxy phones, I've been using both to see which is better at taking photos, and the answer is a little subjective and depends on your preferences.
Speaker 1: In my [00:00:30] experience, the iPhone does a better job of producing well-balanced images while Samsung has a super close zoom that can't be matched. To test the cameras on both phones, I took the same photos side by side under different lighting scenarios ranging from bright outdoor sunlight to really dark indoor settings. If you wanna learn more about the iPhone 14 lineup, be sure to subscribe to check out our full reviews. The iPhone 14 PRO has three main cameras, a 48 megapixel main camera, 12 megapixel telephoto [00:01:00] camera, and a 12 megapixel ultra wide camera. The iPhone 14 pros, new quad sensor can also combine every four pixels into one larger pixel in a process called pixel bidding, which Android phones like those made by Samsung have been using for a long time. Pixel bidding essentially creates a smaller number of higher quality pixels since it combines data from multiple pixels.
Speaker 1: The iPhone 14 PRO also uses a new photo processing technique. Apple calls photonic engine, which [00:01:30] applies apple's deep fusion computational processing earlier in the process to improve color and detail in low light. The Galaxy S 22 Ultra has a 108 megapixel main camera, 12 megapixel ultra wide camera and two 10 megapixel telephoto cameras. One of the biggest improvements that Samsung made with the Galaxy S 22 Ultra has to do with the way it takes photos in low light. There's also a new technique called Adaptive pixel, which combines pixel bending with the resolution from the main sensor for high quality [00:02:00] photos. It's no surprise that both phones did a great job of capturing photos in bright sunny circumstances. These photos of an ice cream truck and the sidewalk mural both look colorful and crisp, but you can really see the difference in the way these phones capture color and texture.
Speaker 1: In this photo of ducks on a beach, Samsung's photo is brighter and makes the color of the river and sand pop more, but Apple's photo has more detail and texture in the sand and shards of glass on the shore. If you want a phone with the closest [00:02:30] zoom possible, the Galaxy S 22 Ultra is it. Samsung's high end phone can zoom at up to 100 times digitally and three or 10 times optically. The iPhone 14 Pro can zoom up to 15 times digitally and three times optically. You can see what a difference this makes in these photos of a highway sign in the distance. Yes, the Galaxy S 22 Ultras photo is pretty blurry, and it was really hard to focus while taking this photo, but it's also so much closer than the iPhones by a long shot. That said, I [00:03:00] do think the iPhone took a better photo at a much more realistic 10 time zoom.
Speaker 1: The text on the sign is brighter and bold than in Samsung's photo. When it comes to portrait mode, photos that blur the background to make the subject appear sharper. The iPhone wins. The subject's eyes and skin color are more accurate, and the background also looks more natural, but without portrait mode turned on, I actually liked the Galaxy S 22 Ultras photo better. It just captured more detail. Both phones can take relatively bright photos in the dark thanks to night mode [00:03:30] to try this out. I turned off most of the lights in my apartment and took this photo of my cat sleeping. The iPhones photo is definitely brighter, but when I looked at these photos side by side on my 27 inch monitor, Samsung's photo had a lot more detail and looked more focused. The iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy S 22 Ultra are also both pretty good at taking close up macro shots.
Speaker 1: This photo of a flower is packed with color and detail, and each photo has its own strengths and weaknesses. I love how the iPhones photo has [00:04:00] more depth, but the color also looks a bit overblown compared to Samsung's photo. Each phone also has an ultra wide camera with a 120 degree field of view for capturing broader scenes. Most of the time I thought photos looked equally clear and colorful, but in this one photo taken at a park, I noticed some lens flare in the right corner of Samsung's image. I also think the trees just look more vibrant and colorful in the iPhones photo. Since the Galaxy S 22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro are both made to emulate [00:04:30] pro level photography, you can shoot in the raw file format on both devices, but the process of doing so is a little different. The iPhone 14 Pro has a setting built right into the camera app called Pro Raw, which combines the level of customization you get with a raw file with some of apple's own computational photography.
Speaker 1: Samsung offers a downloadable app called Expert Raw, which lets you take raw photos and also includes more granular controls for adjusting elements like the ISO shutter speed and white balance while shooting. [00:05:00] I shot the same scene using Apple's Pro Raw setting on the iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung's expert raw app on the Galaxy S 22 Ultra. The whole point of shooting in RAW is that it gives photographers more freedom to edit different elements of the photo that they might not be able to access otherwise. So I edited both photos in Adobe Lightroom on each phone. I turned down the highlights, boosted the shadows, and made some other minor adjustments to the Galaxy S 22 Ultras photo. On the iPhone, I turned up the exposure contrast and shadows. Both [00:05:30] images are rich with detail and color, but you can tell how each phone processes color a little differently.
Speaker 1: Another one of the iPhone 14 Pros headlining features is Action Mode, which brings better video stabilization to the iPhone. Samsung has its own equivalent called Super Steady, although it only records at up to 10 a p. While Action Mode can record a 2.8 K resolution. Take a look at these video clips that I took while running the iPhones is a bit more stable, but they're both pretty impressive. The iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy [00:06:00] S 22 Ultra both have excellent cameras, but they excel in different ways. In my experience, the iPhone is better at portrait mode photos, ultra wide landscape photos and macro shots, but the Galaxy S 22 Ultra Zoom is impossible to beat, and I liked how much detail I was able to capture in night mode. So which camera do you think is better? Let me know in the comments and don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss our other upcoming comparisons. Thanks for watching, and I'll see you next time.