iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Comparison


Following our comprehensive analysis of the iPhone XS Max, it became clear to us that the new Apple phone is a complete smartphone with a design and hardware on top of the mobile computing sector.  The phone's photographic camera thou has us disappointed. Now, we bring you a comparison of the iPhone XS Max's camera against Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to show you the main differences.

And, although the camera of the iPhone XS Max is not bad, it comes a couple of notches below its main rivals and, as you can see in this comparison pictures that the iPhone XS Max camera against the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 it does not makes a lot of difference.  If you consider the price of the new iPhone which carries a very inferior camera.  We think is better to look for alternatives to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max because, for a lower price, we can find better and very complete solutions and better camera.

Let's start this comparison of the iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 showing the differences in the picture section when shooting in a outdoor situation where you have the right lighting.  We talk about exterior pictures where we can see that both phones work really well offering a shot with a really amazing quality.

iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Comparison Outdoor Pictures


Samsung Galaxy Note Camera 9

iPhone XS Max Camera 

Of course, we see some differences in shots that tip the balance in favor of pictures taken with the camera of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 . While it is true that differences in the vast majority of shots is just priceless, on these photographs you can see sharper and natural colors in which Samsung has made the Galaxy Note 9 better. Especially we can see in the sky, where the difference in the level of sharpness is remarkable.

iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Comparison Indoor Pictures

Let's see how the shot differs on both phones when shooting in indoor environments. Usually in this type of photographs is where the noise begins to appear and, as you can see, the iPhone camera XS Max lags behind his greatest rival in the market.

iPhone XS Max Camera 


Samsung Galaxy Note Camera 9

And we can see that the shot of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 provides a brightness level much higher than its competitor. In addition the level of detail is higher, making it clear that the iPhone XS's camera has less quality than that of its rival.

iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Comparison: Night Shots

Finally we reach the most interesting paragraph: night photography. This section is where we can see the big differences between a high-end camera and a camera of a mid-range and we fear that the iPhone XS Max did not finish in a very good place. As I said before, the iPhone camera XS Max is very good, but when compared with rivals in the range in which it is located it performs below average for the high $1400 price tag.

iPhone XS Max Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note Camera 9

If we take into account the variable aperture camera the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has it adapts to any lighting environment for the best shots. We can see that the noise level from one phone to the other is quite remarkable, which makes clear that the iPhone XS Max's camera  is lower quality than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

PS: Please note we did not get a sponsorship from Samsung to make this article.  This is our personal experience and opinion.