The classic EIS vs. OIS and saturation are apparent, but the results of the images are surprising. I hope you enjoy the video!
The images are first and are followed by videos of the same scenes. The videos were taken in non HEVC format in 4k 30 fps. They are very hard to align as one uses EIS & OIS while the other uses just OIS. The Pixel 2 with EIS ends up having a smaller field of view and shifts not directly with my movements. The phones seem to perform differently in overcast weather with rain, as I was surprised how they took turns besting each other. I hope you enjoy the video! Like and subscribe if you enjoy videos like this.
This in depth video and image comparison really surprised me. I reveal at the end which one is the Google Pixel 2 and which one is the Apple iPhone 8. They were both set to record in 4k30 (Non HEVC) for equal comparison, and their image modes were on default settings.
It is a little hard to perfectly align them as the Pixel 2 uses EIS which crops the image and prevents small movements while the iPhone 8 uses OIS allowing for more to fit in the frame when compared to the Pixel 2.
Check out the video in 4k if possible, with pictures towards the end. Which one do you think is better? Results are revealed on the last 2 images.
The EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) made it hard to align every frame, but it is as matched up as I could get it. I think the Pixel 2 held up better overall, what do you think?
Check out the video below:
I think there were no speaker holes in the case for a reason, we will have to wait and see if it has front facing speakers or if this case was designed from a false lead.
A comparison between the OnePlus One and the iPhone 6, we look at performance, screen quality and the camera:
In the video I show many different scenarios in which the camera may be used and I compare it directly to the Moto X (2013) and the OnePlus One. It performed very well in most scenes and really passed my expectations for a phone of this price. It’s worst performance was during a macro shot as the camera doesn’t allow for getting very close. In most situations, its colors were more accurate than the Moto X and overall they looked great. It takes low res 720p videos which are decent in day time and surprisingly clear in low light, even out performing the OnePlus One while in low lit situations. It also does a great job when recording very loud audio keeping away any saturation and holding the volume at an acceptable level.
Watch the video to see for yourself whether or not it is worth it and look under the video for the raw images:
I went to Best Buy yesterday to check out the LG G3 screen and directly compared it to my OnePlus One and an HTC One M8 that they had on display. The LG G3 had a horrible display, the colors were off and the whole thing had such a strong yellow tint that the whites were dim. I haven’t read much online about the display actually being this bad and to top it off, all of the phones on display had a very noticeable grid pattern. This reminded me of some of their Nexus 4 units that had a heavy grid pattern along the screen. The grid was so noticeable that even as the screen was on full brightness, I could see very clearly the whole pattern overlaying the LCD. This was quite sad to see considering the LG G2 had such a fantastic display. Compared to the G3, the OnePlus One display seemed like heaven and the M8 display was even better than the OnePlus One. So today I confirmed my belief that the M8 has the best LCD display, and I was surprised to see that the G3 had such a bad display.
We are all wondering…which gets better battery and which performs better? Watch the video to find out. I show two usual cases of standby and screen on time for each. Comparing the same usage on them both with several days of use on each after giving them time to settle in first, I have come to a definite conclusion. ART destroys Dalvik on the OnePlus One. Not only are things more responsive but it feels just lighter as if it is having an easier time running Android. This really showed in the battery life tests as I reached up to 7 hours of screen on time! If you have a OnePlus One, switch it to ART and see what I am talking about.
Here is the video review showing some screencasts and screenshots:
I have finally fixed my audio/mic recording issues and I will share how I did that soon.