In this camera comparison, we compare the OnePlus 3T in “HQ” mode (noise reduction) to Pixel XL’s “HDR ON” mode, which gives the best low-light photos on each phones and I also explain why this is for those of you who haven’t tested both phones yet. In the end, the Google Pixel clearly wins out as overall winner of best low-light camera but the OnePlus 3T comes very close in certain situations and it is very impressive what the 3T can do.
Pixel? How many pixels does this phone have?
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are Google’s first attempt at a premium flagship, Google has even changed its name from Nexus to Pixel, clearly distinguishing its new line of smartphones. Both Pixel & Pixel XL feature 12.3MP back camera, 8MP front camera, back fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4gigs of RAM, USB Type C, 3.5mm headphone jack, storage of 32GB or 128GB, and virtual reality through its new Daydream VR headset. The only real difference between Pixel and Pixel XL are its display sizes and battery capacity. The Pixel has 5-inch 1080P vs. Pixel XL’s 5.5-inch 1440P and Pixel’s 2770mAh vs. XL’s 3450mAh battery size.
To really see what Google’s new Pixel smartphones can do, I took it out for a test drive in full 4K.
I am pretty damn impressed at what the Pixel can do for 4K video recording in addition to its video stabilization powers. The EIS/gyro on the Pixel seems to work really well with gimbals and panning shots. Exposure was a bit off at times but for most shots, it did an excellent job.
In this comparison, we take up the Google Pixel smartphone vs. LG V20 in low-light camera comparison.
For the first test, we used 4K video recording mode for both phones on “auto” mode and the results are interesting as LG V20 outperformed the Pixel in modest to very dim situations. Although Pixel was able to display more details in complete darkness, the image was filled with noise and basically unusable.
For those of you wondering whether Google can fix the HALO/lens flare effect that is caused on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, you may want to know that this isn’t really fixable by software.
Taking a closer look, you will notice that the halo effect can be reproduced while using the video camera of the Pixel and Pixel XL, meaning this cannot be permanently fixed using software.
In this test, we compare the Pixel vs. Galaxy S7 Edge 4K video camera in low-light and see which one has less noise in different shades of low-light.
The results? Very interesting indeed. Overall the Galaxy S7 Edge had much less noise in low-light situations while the Pixel was able to get more details.
In our latest HighOnAndroid SOT Test, we take up Google’s latest Pixel XL and Pixel versus last year’s Nexus 6P and also the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The results are very interesting as the Pixel XL and Pixel prove themselves as one of the best in having longest battery, just behind the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7, current kings of HighOnAndroid SOT tests.
In this camera low light comparison, I compare the Pixel XL vs. Pixel vs. Nexus 6P. Since some of you suggested Pixel performs best on HDR On, this is the sequel to my first camera comparison. All phones were set to HDR On. And I’ve even included a regular Pixel (which has the same camera s Pixel XL) just to make sure that I don’t have a bad unit.