iPhone 11 Pro vs. iPhone XS: Night mode and camera comparison

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in midnight green, space gray, silver and gold finishes.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in midnight green, space gray, silver and gold finishes.

Patrick Holland for CNET:

At first glance it would be easy to dismiss the iPhone 11 Pro as an iPhone XS with an extra camera on the back. But on closer inspection Apple actually made tweaks to its photography software chemistry to give photos a more natural look. There is also a Night Mode that completely transforms the iPhone into a low-light picture machine… To test all these changes and improvements (large and small), I took the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone XS out and around San Francisco to see just how much better the new phone is.

When I tested the iPhone 11 Pro against last year’s XS, I kept finding myself wanting to shoot with the ultrawide angle. Obviously the XS doesn’t have the new lens so there’s nothing to compare it to… At the end of the day, I really enjoyed using the 11 Pro and that ultrawide-angle camera. But it’s the small tweaks the Smart HDR, the better selfie camera and the addition of a Night Mode that make the iPhone 11 Pro the absolute best camera system found on any iPhone. If you value photos and videos above all and have an iPhone XS, it’s worth considering the upgrade.

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, the iPhone 11 Pro is a significant step up from last year’s iPhone XS and, of course, the difference is even more pronounced when moving from an iPhone X. It’s amazing, but true: Your $1000 iPhone X now looks rather antiquated, as do its photos, next to the new iPhone 11 Pro and, especially, Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 Pro Max!

1 Comment

  1. I guess I don’t understand MDN’s sentence: “Your $1000 iPhone X now looks rather antiquated, as do its photos, next to the new iPhone 11 Pro and, especially, Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 Pro Max!” What is “especially” better about the 11 Pro Max’s photos compared to the 11 Pro’s photos? Same camera system?

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