If you are interested in smartphone photography, one question must be pondering you, 'Whether to use an iPhone or an Android?' Experts advise you to go for an iPhone if you want to have a great photography experience and grab an Android for photography if you're going to use a large number of features. Keep reading this article to know more about iPhone vs Android, before deciding which one to buy for photography.
iPhone vs. Android - Which One Should You Use For Photography?
There are many similarities between the functions of the in-built cameras of iPhone and Android. The features have different names though. For example, the Live Focus feature in Android has the same function as the Portrait Mode in an iPhone. Both are easy to use for those who have been using the platform regularly, and a bit tricky for those who are using them new.
When choosing a phone for photography, you should think about the apps too. Apple offers significantly fewer apps than android. But the apps of the iPhone maintain a uniform quality as the guidelines imposed by Apple is much stricter. On the other hand, not all Android apps are reliable, and of good quality. Also, Apple offers updates of the applications more often than Android, which is why you find a higher number of faulty apps on android devices. But if you won't have any issues if you use a popular editing app like Lightroom, you will find it on both iPhone and android platforms.
There are many differences in terms of the resolution of the cameras of iPhone and android phones. Both iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro support 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps. You can also shoot HDR videos with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps with them. On the other hand, only a few android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 series can provide such features. If you want to choose a cheaper android model over an iPhone for a tight budget, you have to compromise with the resolution.
You should take the physical features into account too while comparing iPhone and android for photography. The basic design of the iPhone remains similar, irrespective of the model. As different companies manufacture android phones, the features like the sensor or the material of the lens vary greatly from model to model of android. That is why the quality of the photos differs to a large extent in android phones of the same price range. While the android models offer much more features, the dynamic range of the iPhone camera makes the shooting experience more effortless.
For most budding photographers, price is the major deciding factor when it comes to buying a smartphone. The iPhone is costlier than most android phones. But it does not necessarily mean that you must buy an android one if you are looking for a budget-friendly phone with not too good features. You can opt for buying a second-hand iPhone instead. If budget is not a concern for you, there are plenty of options to choose from. In that case, you can buy an android with high-end features instead of an iPhone at a similar price as per your preference.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.