When Apple releases a new iPhone model, sometimes it feels like a slight improvement over the previous model. Some iPhone users decide to skip the newest model because it doesn’t justify the financial investment and they choose to wait for the next model instead. However, there are many reasons why we should get excited about Apple’s next iPhone models, specifically the iPhone 14 Pro. As an enhanced version of the basic iPhone 14, the Pro version will come with a number of new improvements, including the much better 48Mp rear-facing camera.
In earlier models, Apple uses the triple 12MP primary wide, ultrawide, and telephoto cameras for iPhone Pro models. So, the addition of a single 48MP primary camera will be a significant step up. As commonly known, bigger megapixels do not guarantee better photo and video quality. However, Apple is known for its reliable and mature implementations of technology, so excellent quality will be pretty much assured. The iPhone 13 Pro Max still has a trio of 12MP lenses, but it holds the top spot as one of the smartphones with the best photography and video recording performance. With the 48MP camera, the Pro and Pro Max versions of the iPhone 14 should deliver brighter images and better detail. At the moment, iPhone is still not the best performer for low-light environments.
Compared to top performers of Android smartphones, the iPhone 12 and 13 have subpar quality for night-time or low-light shots. When checking night shots we take with the iPhone, they will look perfect line. However, we see real differences in low-light performance, when we stack them up with shots taken by high-end Android models. The best example is when we compare night shots of the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Google’s Pixel 6 Pro. In terms of low-light performance, night photos are Pixel 6 Pro is definitely more detailed and brighter. Night shots of iPhone 13 Pro Max are clear and you can set the mood with the relative darkness, but it’s harder to make out all the details of the foliage.
The same thing applies to the showdown between Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Day photos of Apple’s flagship are definitely better and more detailed, but Samsung’s S22 Ultra definitely wins when the nighttime comes. So those who love to do night photography in urban landscapes may think twice before choosing the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Good night shots rely on heavy computational processing and Apple needs to perform further optimizations in this area to get better results. The new processor and camera of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may remedy this issue. In the smartphone market, Apple has a solid reputation with its iPhone series and they will seek to perform various improvements to current issues. It will be interesting to see how iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will take a significant leap forward, in terms of camera upgrades and low-light photography. We will need to wait for a month or so, to see how these devices will perform in different areas.