iPhone 13 vs Honor Magic 4: Image comparison

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Honor officially launched the Honor Magic 4 Standard Edition, so some netizens left a message in the background saying that they wanted to see how the images of the Honor Magic 4 Standard Edition performed. So today we are going to use the Honor Magic 4 Standard Edition and the iPhone 13 to compare the images, and see if there is no “Pro” between Honor and Apple, who has the stronger image?


Image configuration comparison

Before the actual measurement comparison, we first compare the configuration.

First up is the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 uses a 12MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.6) + ultra-wide-angle (ƒ/2.4) dual-camera combination that supports up to 5x digital zoom.

iPhone 13

In comparison, the image configuration of the Honor Magic 4 is more luxurious. The rear adopts a three-camera combination of 50MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.8) + 50MP ultra-wide-angle (ƒ/2.2) + 8MP 50x periscope telephoto (ƒ/3.4, OIS image stabilization), supporting up to 50x digital zoom.

Honor Magic 4

Therefore, it can be seen that in terms of image configuration, the Honor Magic 4 has an absolute advantage in hardware compared to the iPhone 1 in terms of image configuration. However, mobile phone images can not only look at the parameters on the hardware. Manufacturers’ adjustment of hardware and algorithms of software will play a crucial role in the imaging quality and shooting experience of mobile phone images.


Image measurement comparison

First, let’s look at the first group, which is a comparison of the main camera samples of the iPhone 13 and the Honor Magic 4.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 main camera proofs

Honor Magic 4

Honor Magic 4 main camera proofs

It can be seen that in the comparison of the main camera proofs, on the whole, the performance of the two mobile phones is very good. However, in comparison, the picture of the iPhone 13 is relatively purer, while the picture of the Honor Magic 4 is more saturated. Judging from the enlarged details, the Honor Magic 4 has more complete detail records and higher sharpness in the corners and dark places of the building, while the performance of the iPhone 13 is somewhat unsatisfactory.

The following group is a comparison of the iPhone 13 2x optical zoom and the Honor Magic 4 2x digital zoom. Since the iPhone 13 uses optical zoom, this set of proofs should have certain advantages.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 2x proofs

Honor Magic 4

Honor Magic 4 2x proofs

It can be seen from the proofs that compared with the Honor Magic 4, the iPhone 13 is more pleasing in the color adjustment of the sky. The Honor Magic 4’s color restoration is closer to the real environment, and it can still retain more details.

Next, let’s take a look at the specific performance of the iPhone 13 and the Honor Magic 4 in the 5x zoom scene.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 5x proofs

Honor Magic 4

Honor Magic 4 5x proofs

In this sample comparison, it can be clearly seen that the performance of the iPhone 13 in the 5x digital zoom sample is significantly worse than that of the Honor Magic 4’s 5x optical zoom. In addition to the essential gap between digital zoom and optical zoom, the Honor Magic 4 also has obvious advantages over the iPhone 13 in the algorithm of 5x proofs.

Then look at the gap between the 5x zoom proofs.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 5x proofs

Honor Magic 4 5x proofs

In this set of proofs, the cat hair of the Honor Magic 4 can still be clearly seen, while in the proofs of the iPhone 13, basically no hair details can be seen. At the same time, thanks to the blessing of AI capabilities, Honor Magic 4 can automatically recognize pets when shooting cats, so as to optimize the picture for the characteristics of pets.

Honor Magic 4

Honor Magic 4 main camera proofs

The following is the comparison of portrait mode, because we did not invite beautiful women to appear, we used plastic bottles instead.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Portrait Mode

Honor Magic 4

Honor Magic 4 Portrait Mode

Thanks to the relatively larger aperture of the iPhone 13, it can be seen that the depth of field of the iPhone 13 is shallower than that of the Honor Magic 4. But it can be clearly seen that the blur effect of the Honor Magic 4 is better than that of the iPhone 13. At the same time, in the transition of the blurring of the main body, the iPhone 13 is a bit abrupt and unnatural compared to the Honor Magic 4, and the overall look and feel is not as good as the performance of the Honor Magic 4.

The following group is a comparison in a low-light environment.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 dark environment

Honor Magic 4

Honor Magic 4 dark environment

In the comparison in the dark environment, the Honor Magic 4 still has obvious advantages. Whether it is the building part on the left side of the proof or the water surface, there is better detail processing and retention, and the performance of the iPhone 13 still has a lot of room for improvement.


Conclusion:

Overall, the image performance of both phones is pretty good. The image performance of the Honor Magic 4 has certain advantages compared to the iPhone 13, which is nothing more than the result of Honor’s dedication to the hardware configuration and software optimization on the Honor Magic4.

If you are pursuing image performance, then between the two, I am more inclined to recommend you to choose the Honor Magic4. Friends who are interested in the Honor Magic 4 Pro can also read the review article: Honor Magic 4 Pro Review: Excellent experience, all-round flagship.


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