While introducing the Pixel 7 Pro, Google didn’t hold back during the Pixel event from criticizing Apple and pointing out how Google had introduced many of the same features early. We learned that Google was ahead of the curve by implementing groundbreaking features like an always-on screen, camera night mode, and automatic crash detection.
The point had been made. You saw us coming, Apple, and you imitated us. The new Google Pixel 3 has yet another first-to-market feature that Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max will no doubt want. And it’s a zoom that packs a lot more punch.
A telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and up to 30x Super Res Zoom is included in the Pixel 7 Pro (digital zoom). Apple’s new iPhone, the iPhone 14 Pro series, has a maximum optical zoom of 3x and a maximum digital zoom of 15x, putting it in stark contrast to Google’s new Pixel.
The Tensor G2 chip in the Pixel 7 Pro is responsible for computational photography that allows for tack-sharp photographs at various zoom levels. The goal is to provide professional-quality outcomes by integrating hardware, software, and machine learning.
Fair enough, Google’s 2x magnification is inspired by the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, which use a similar method. To illustrate, Google’s Super Res Zoom function reduces a 50MP image to a 12.5MP snapshot. The image is then “mosaics” by Google to remove the noise. Both the Pixel 7 Pro and the standard Pixel 7 have this capability.
When the zoom factor is between 2x and 5x, the Pixel 7 Pro captures a picture with both the telephoto and regular cameras and then uses the Tensor G2 processor to align and fuse the pictures together. At 5x magnification, the Tensor G2 activates a new autofocus system and the dedicated telephoto lens takes over, guaranteeing pin-sharp results across the zoom range. Google asserts that a 12-megapixel image can be captured even at 10x digital zoom.
When using a device like the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, or Galaxy S22 Ultra, Google is aware that hand motion becomes more of a problem the closer you zoom in. Focusing can be challenging with such phones. By automatically locating and locking onto the subject in the viewfinder, the Pixel 7 Pro’s Zoom Stabilization feature ensures that your camera remains steady at magnifications of 15x and beyond.
After that, a brand-new ML upscaler begins adding pixels to the picture. Samsung’s camera phones include a locking feature that allows you to focus on a specific area by pressing the screen, but it lacks this zooming capability and the ability to upscale images.
It has been speculated that Apple is developing a periscope zoom lens for the iPhone 15, although the feature is expected to debut with the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Ultra in 2023.
To be honest, Google appears to be borrowing or perhaps directly replicating a number of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s camera features. One such effect is Cinematic Blur, which lets you blur the background of your videos to give them more depth. (Ahem, Apple’s Cinematic mode came earlier.) Additionally, the Active Stabilization function for more stable action movies sounds quite similar to Apple’s Action mode video, which debuted on the iPhone 14 series.
Since both Google and Apple use the ultra-wide camera for close-ups, it’s not surprising that the Macro Focus mode debuted with the Pixel 7 sounds identical to the macro mode on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro. But we won’t know for sure until we compare the Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro side by side.
When compared to Apple, Google’s photo editing capabilities are unquestionably more cutting-edge. In the case of the Pixel 7 Pro’s Photo Unblur feature, for instance, the company claims that images captured with any camera, including an iPhone, maybe post-processed to eliminate noise and sharpen the focus.
By effectively doubling the maximum zoom range and offering sharper shots, the Pixel 7 Pro appears to have a real shot at dethroning the iPhone 14 Pro Max as our best camera phone. Also, I have no doubt that the engineers at Apple will be watching closely.
People also ask
The advantages of Pixel phones over iPhones.
The Pixel’s screen is larger and its refresh rate is faster than that of the iPhone. The Pixel is noticeably larger and bulkier than the iPhone, which is more compact.
How does the Pixel camera compare to the iPhone?
The image captured by the Pixel is brighter but lacks the sharpness of an iPhone photo. It’s incredible that phones can take such high-quality images in the dark; they’re at the forefront of this category.
Who has the more secure phone, the Google Pixel or the iPhone?
But until we see those adjustments bear fruit in the real world, iOS wins out. When it comes to keeping your smartphone secure in 2022, Apple’s iOS is still your best bet. However, this does not mean that enhancements cannot be made.
Why should I switch from Android to iPhone?
Technology security firms are in complete agreement that Apple products are safer than Android ones. Forbes claims that Android phones are the primary target of smartphone malware. Malware and viruses, especially those that target Android phones, often spread through app stores.
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