It has been a few weeks for the reason that Galaxy S23 sequence was launched, and in that point we have already realized fairly a bit about what the presumed greatest Android telephone of 2023 has to supply. However as is the case yearly, there’s one other contender lurking within the shadows, as Apple’s subsequent flagship iPhone is not anticipated till someday in September or October. With that in thoughts, we’re having a look at a number of issues the iPhone 15 may “borrow” from the Galaxy S23.
Periscope Telephoto lens, or bust
I used to be extraordinarily excited to see Apple introduce new cameras into the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max, because the 12MP cameras had gotten a bit stale. It isn’t like Apple’s picture processing comes wherever near what Google was in a position to do with the identical sensor over the span of nonetheless many Pixel telephones the Sony IMX363 has been utilized in.
And whereas an argument may be made that the iPhone 14 Professional Max and Galaxy S23 Extremely are nonetheless neck-and-neck when taking pictures with the principle lens, that is not the case in relation to the telephoto sensor. Samsung has been utilizing a periscope lens ever for the reason that Galaxy S20 Extremely was introduced, in the meantime, Apple continues to be utilizing a standard telephoto.
The iPhone 14 Professional Max makes use of a 12MP telephoto lens with a 3x zoom, whereas the Galaxy S23 Extremely’s 10MP periscope sensor sports activities a 10x optical zoom. We’re not speaking about attempting to take photos of the moon right here. As an alternative, Apple ought to make the bounce and implement one thing with a bit extra “oomph” for these of us who do not need to bodily get nearer simply to take an honest image.
Curved edges (NOT show)
As somebody who beloved Apple shifting again to an iPhone 4-inspired design with the iPhone 12, it is undoubtedly dated at this level. These arduous edges aren’t horrible when you have a non-Professional Max iPhone, however frankly, my palms are uninterested in getting dug into each time I take my 14 Professional Max out of my pocket.
The Galaxy S22 Extremely had the other drawback, as the sides have been too rounded, leading to a telephone that was insanely slippery to carry onto. And whereas I await the arrival of my very own Galaxy S23 Extremely, all the things I’ve seen means that Samsung struck the proper steadiness.
We’re overdue for a redesigned iPhone at this level anyhow, so Apple ought to borrow one other play from Samsung’s playbook. Ditch the arduous 90-degree angle on the again, and simply make the telephone extra snug to carry.
Simply do not use a curved show, please.
Increased base storage
This one applies extra to the iPhone 15 Professional and Professional Max, and an “Extremely,” if there’s such a factor. However Samsung made the fitting transfer with the Galaxy S23+ and S23 Extremely by ditching the 128GB of storage altogether. Each fashions begin with 256GB as a base configuration, with the S23+ additionally being obtainable with 512GB and the Extremely maxing out at 1TB.
We have already touched on how Samsung is utilizing worse (learn: slower) storage within the child S23, which seemingly facilitated the change within the two bigger S23 fashions. However there’s additionally one other good motive for the paradigm shift and it is these rattling cameras.
The S23 Extremely is utilizing an enormous 200MP most important wide-angle lens, and whereas we aren’t anticipating something of the type from the iPhone 15 Professional Plus Max Extremely, photos on the 14 Professional Max are already large. When capturing photos in Apple ProRAW, you are taking up between 50-100MB of storage with each faucet of the shutter button. There are methods to fight this, however not everybody desires to continuously prune their picture gallery simply to create space for extra photos or movies.
Apple ought to learn the writing on the wall, and go away the 128GB of storage choices to the non-Professional iPhone 15 fashions. For individuals who love taking cellular pictures, we have nearly reached the identical level that we’ve prior to now when telephones shipped with 64GB of storage. Samsung led the best way, and now it is Apple’s flip to comply with go well with.
Touchdown quickly in a Galaxy close to you
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Extremely is already shaping as much as be top-of-the-line Android telephones of the 12 months, and it isn’t even launched but. It has all the things you might need from a slightly-redesigned chassis to a strong digicam system and even a built-in stylus for these Galaxy Observe followers.