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Apple iPhone X vs Sony Xperia XZ2 - Camera Comparison

We decided to put Sony Xperia XZ2's cameras side-by-side with Apple iPhone X's cameras.
Point and shoot camera battle!

Sony Xperia XZ2 arrived with a 19MP f/2.0 coupled with Exmor RS w/ Hybrid AF, SteadyShot, Predictive capture, 5-axis stabilization, Motion Eye, and dual tone LED flash.

While the Apple iPhone X carries 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4. with OIS for better stabilization in most lighting conditions. It also has laser AF, PDAF, and quad LED flash.

Can Sony Xperia XZ2's one rear camera keep up with the Apple iPhone X's dual rear camera? 

For selfies, Apple iPhone X's 7MP is the clear winner over Sony Xperia XZ2's 5MP. 

But still, to see is to believe so here are our camera comparisons!

Scene 1 - Daylight Outdoor
Both did well on this scene but you can also notice the difference on the exposure. Xperia XZ2 is a bit pale without capturing the natural sunlight while the iPhone X captured the all the details with nice exposure. iPhone X - 1 point 

Scene 2 - Daylight Portrait
The two smartphones have a unique way of capturing this portrait shot. iPhone X's shot has sharp details, with a nice blend of exposure and contrast. The Xperia XZ2, was able to keep up with the iPhone X, however, it has a soft attack on shooting the photo. iPhone X - 2 points

Scene 3 - Indoor (Food)
The two smartphones have a different way of capturing a macro subject, and in this case, a food. But as you can see, the iPhone's photo of the famous 'Sili Ice Cream' is more natural-looking than of the Xperia XZ2. iPhone X - 3 points

Scene 4 - Lowlight 1
For this shot, Xperia XZ2 is the clear winner with its nice color, dynamic range, and sharpness. The iPhone X's has a pale shot and bland colors. Xperia XZ2 - 1 point

Scene 5 - Lowlight 2
At first look, the two smartphones might have captured it just the same. But you can notice that the iPhone X was able to capture the light bulbs while the Xperia XZ2 overexposed them. But we still liked them both so it's a tie! iPhone X - 4 points / Xperia XZ2 - 2points

Scene 6 - Daylight Selfie
This photo can go either way. The shots are very much alike! Both have nice colors and exposure. iPhone X - 5 points / Xperia XZ2 - 3 points

Scene 7 - Daylight Portrait
The two smartphones have different portrait mode. But as you can see, iPhone X's selfie has truer colors than the softer touch of the Xperia XZ2. iPhone X - 6 points

Scene 8 - Indoor Selfie
The indoor selfie of the iPhone X has truer color meanwhile the Xperia XZ2 has a yellowish but has a softer take. We both liked the selfies so plus one point for each smartphone! iPhone X - 7 points / Xperia XZ2 - 4 points

Scene 9 - Lowlight Selfie 1
The Xperia XZ2 got more yellowish on low light while iPhone X's selfie is more natural looking although lacking nice colors. iPhone X - 8 points

Scene 10 - Lowlight-Indoor Selfie 
Sony has the usual soft selfie shot missing the true colors and sharpness of the photo. In which, the iPhone X has. iPhone X - 9 points


The total comparison score is 9 to 4 in favor of the iPhone X. The winner proved to be the better selfie shooter even on a lowlighted setting. Meanwhile, the Xperia XZ2 shoots can also keep up with the iPhone X and can shoot a bit better on lowlighted areas using the rear camera. 

However, both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Apple iPhone X have good cameras!

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments!
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