OnePlus 7 Pro vs iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 and Galaxy S10 +: portrait mode

We recently wrote that one of the best portrait phones is the new OnePlus 7 Pro. With this

not everyone agrees with the fact, so we decided to share with you the testing of the camera of one foreign resource on several top smartphones at once.

Portrait mode

As part of the test drive, the cameras took partThe following flagships are OnePlus 7 Pro, iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 and Galaxy S10 +. The parameter that was evaluated was portrait shooting. Examples and analysis of each image you can see below.

Scene 1

Samsung Galaxy S10 + made a portrait of excellent quality with natural color reproduction. But still the colors are a little faded.

The portrait, made on the Apple iPhone XS Max, has a more pleasant color reproduction. Contrast, exposure, detail - on the level.

Oneplus 7 Pro uses the perfect focal length for portraits. As a result, we get an amazing portrait. He has only one small drawback: the colors have a subtle magenta shade.

Google Pixel 3 also made a great portrait. Colorful, very detailed, here the most believable bokeh. Approximately also looks like a picture taken on a professional camera. Not only the background, but also the foreground is slightly blurred.

Scene 2

Samsung Galaxy S10 + shows not the most brilliant result. Again a slight fading and lack of the necessary saturation. However, the faces and details look great here.

The Apple iPhone XS Max has a much brighter portrait. More intense background blur in this frame looks great. Stronger contrast.

The OnePlus 7 Pro camera made a very natural and pleasing portrait. Natural exposure and pleasant colors.

The portrait that Pixel 3 made is excellent, but it is too rich and contrasting.

Scene 3

Not the best shot you could expect from a Galaxy S10 +. Pretty boring against the rest.

The Apple iPhone XS Max frame turned out pretty good, pleasant contrast, overall exposure, sustained moderate brightness. However, the complexion looks a bit yellow-green.

OnePlus 7 Pro in this test also showed not the best result. The whole image is slightly overexposed, and the colors are slightly blurred, but the face looks very beautiful. The skin tone on the face is correct.

Google Pixel 3 demonstrates excellent background separation. Good detail and color reproduction.

Scene 4

Samsung Galaxy S10 +: this snapshot seems rather mediocre. In addition, the fact that the Galaxy S10 + uses its usual wide-angle camera for portraits makes the head of a person disproportionate compared to its body.

Apple iPhone XS Max: the photo is pretty good: both sharpness and overall exposure, although the colors are a bit unrealistic. If you look closely, you will notice that the iPhone, as it were, forgot to apply a blur in one place.

OnePlus 7 Pro: portrait shot with an excellent proportional body. The only nuance is again a bit of purple on the face.

Google Pixel 3: Too much blur of the background, the feeling of using Photoshop. Not the best option.

Scene 5

Given the difficult shooting conditions, the Galaxy S10 +did a great job. Firstly, this is one of two phones that even managed to capture a portrait here (the other is Pixel), and the result is not that bad. In addition to slightly blurry colors, we get acceptable bokeh in the background, as well as a pleasant exposure of the entire scene.

Apple iPhone XS Max was a fiasco. The man is barely visible in the photo.

OnePlus 7 Pro also failed to make a good portrait frame. A lot of noise. But very bright and nice colors.

Google Pixel 3 made a nice portrait shot. But with the blurring of the background, he again overdid it. Because of this, the photo looks too artificial.


If you buy one of these phones,ideal conditions, each of them will make for you excellent portrait shots. However, if we are talking about shooting in low light conditions, then definitely it is not worth taking an iPhone. Google Pixel 3 still goes a little forward from the point of photo quality under various conditions. But if we are talking about price and quality, then here the leader can be considered OnePlus 7 Pro. Not only is it much cheaper than all its direct competitors, plus it surpasses some of its most fiercest competitors, such as the Galaxy and the iPhone.