iPhone XS camera review

Apple gets smart with the cameras on the iPhone XS

Digital Camera World Verdict

The iPhone XS is easily the best phone Apple has made. When it comes to its camera capabilities, it has had modest upgrades. While there isn't a whole lot of change, the inclusion of a new sensor really enhances the images taken. Couple this with a better screen, bag-loads of storage space and it being one of the most powerful smartphones around, then this is a brilliant camera phone package.


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    Smart HDR works well

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    Incredible detail in shots

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    More manual precision


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    Top-line specs similar to iPhone X

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    Low light shots not hugely improved

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    Portrait mode still has blurring

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The iPhone XS camera had a big part to play at this year’s iPhone launch – and for good reason. Apple has been making great strides in the camera space with its smartphones, creating a massive marketing push with the Shot on iPhone campaign and there’s even a How To Shoot on iPhone dedicated section on its official website.

The problem is, Apple has some big competition in this space. Huawei has been pushing its camera technology in the Huawei P20 Pro – offering effective image stabilisation, superb detail and decent bokeh effects from its triple lens setup (in partnership with Leica). 

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