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An Irish influencer has shown just how different the cameras on the iPhone and a Samsung are when it comes to selfies

Which is which?
May 6th 2018, 3:24 PM 23,373 3

SIOBHAN O’HAGAN is attempting to end the iPhone versus Samsung once and for all with her latest Instagram.

The fitness personality put an iPhone and Samsung mirror selfie to the test, saying: “I want to take the most aesthetic pictures for Instagram so I want the phone with the best camera.”

🔷iPhone or Samsung?🔷 Tag a friend you’ve had this debate with 😋 I want to take the most aesthetic pictures for Instagram so I want the phone with the best camera. A few points: 🔵 The iPhoneX camera’s indoor photos were disappointing so I bought the Samsung Note8 to try out. I eventually sold the X and bought the iPhone 8Plus for a number of reasons - I liked the bigger screen plus the face recognition software was annoying. 🔵 Both of these photos are just point and shot - zero edits or special settings 🔵 The screen on the Samsung is very saturated so when you take a picture it looks so bright and colourful but when you send it to an iPhone or view on a computer, it looks noticeably more dull 🔵 The Samsung camera is more flattering - no doubt about that. It makes your skin look smoother. I can see why people like it. The iPhone camera is more accurate in detail 🔵 The front camera on the Samsung is woeful compared to the iPhone. It’s like a permanent filter, so some people might actually like that but I prefer accuracy (although when my skin in bad I might want to use the Samsung!) There is also a “beauty” feature you can turn on that changes your skin, eyes, lips etc but I haven’t played with it. 🔵 Instagram stories are so hard to watch when shot on the Samsung. It takes great quality videos but once you upload to stories it looks like it drops so many pixels which is so annoying! 🔵 The Samsung is waterproof so I can bring it into the pool or sea to take pics. I’ve fully submerged it with no issues. Although you can’t actually press any buttons under water so it’s not any use for taking pics under the water - only video. I haven’t been willing to try it out on the iPhone! 🔵 In terms of operating systems - I’m used to iOS so I think I would be biased. Plus I haven’t used the Samsung enough day-to-day to really get optimal use of the features. The iOS is just so slick and easy to use. The easy flow with the rest of my Apple products is key. Sharing high quality videos through airdrop with friends is also a big bonus for me. (Continued in comments)

A post shared by Siobhan O'Hagan - OHFitness.ie (@ohfitness_ie) on

So, which is which?

Peep that iPhone selfie on the left, and the Samsung on the right.

Both of these photos are just point and shot – zero edits or special settings.”
The Samsung camera is more flattering – no doubt about that. It makes your skin look smoother. I can see why people like it. The iPhone camera is more accurate in detail.”

However, Siobhan reckons the Samsung’s front camera actually pales in comaprison to any of iPhone’s offerings.

The front camera on the Samsung is woeful compared to the iPhone. It’s like a permanent filter, so some people might actually like that but I prefer accuracy (although when my skin in bad I might want to use the Samsung!)”

O’Hagan’s post highlights just how deceptive social media posting can be, even with out editing. It’s an interesting one, for sure.

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