Apple iPhone 8 vs Google Pixel 2 : Camera comparison

Smartphone cameras are all the rage of 2017. Every new smartphone that comes out, claims that it has the best camera. Last year the crown of the best smartphone camera belonged to the Google Pixel. With the highest DxOMark rating of 89, Google pixel took the world by awe with its awesome new smartphone camera.

What the previous year pixel did is to change how we look at smartphone cameras. Google took machine learning and incorporated it in its camera, and the end result is just amazing. All that was last year, in 2017 dual camera setup have replaced most single lens cameras.

What a duel camera does is that it gives manufacturers the freedom to install an additional telephoto lens or a monochrome lens so as to it can take photos with a greater amount of details. Most smartphones of 2017 come with a dual camera setup, and following the trend, iPhone also has adopted the dual camera in its new iPhone 8 following the iPhone 7. Last year’s iPhone too came with a dual camera, but that was only in the premium variant. In 2017 the mid-tier iPhone onward comes with a duel camera setup.   

During the launch of the iphone 8, Tim Cook especially concentrated on the advanced camera of the new iphone 8. Similar to the last year iphone’s camera the iphone 8 comes with a dual camera setup but with a brand new sensor and a more powerful processing unit.

iPhone 8 had its time with its amazing camera until the Google pixel 2 came out. Last year the Google pixel took the iPhone camera by the horn and tackled it like a pro. In 2017 the pixel 2 is looking to do the same with iPhone 8.

Unlike the iphone 8 the pixel 2 comes with a single camera unit, but the difference lies in the use of the sensors. The iPhone 8 plus comes with a dual camera setup, which means that it has a duel 12mp sensor one with f1.8 aperture and the other is a telephoto lens with f2.8 aperture which is capable of 2x optical zoom. The dual cameras allow the phone to take some exceptional portrait shots with some amazing background blur.

On the other hand, the pixel took a different approach with its single camera. The pixel 2 camera comes with a 12.2mp sensor with an f1.8 aperture with laser auto focus. Although the pixel camera does not have a dual lens setup, it makes up with its much bigger sensor where each pixel is divided into two. Combined with machine learning the pixel 2 camera can take some quality pictures.

When comparing the cameras of these two flagship products, it is like comparing apples to oranges, but this time in most cases the orange has the Apple beat. Both the cameras have a different approach, and it must be kept in mind that both the cameras take very good photos and videos, but when it comes down to the very details, the pixel 2 camera has a slight edge over the iPhone 8 camera.

For everyday users, taking random pictures, the pixel 2 takes a slight lead over the iPhone 8 camera. It does so by the use of the laser autofocus and brilliant post-processing. Most of iPhone pictures are on the warmer side while the pixel camera is on the cooler side which is much more pleasing.

Low light:

When it comes to low light situations, the pixel camera takes a much better picture due to its f1.8 aperture lens which lets in more light into the sensor. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 loses much of the information despite having the same aperture lens. Due to the warmer hue of the iPhone images, a lot of grain comes up which ruins the image overall.

Portrait mode:

In terms of portrait mode, both the cameras capture good images, but in this case, the iPhone has a distinct advantage due to its dual camera setup. The background blur is much more subtle and looks similar to that of a DSLR camera. But the pixel is no way bad. With its machine learning, the pixel can detect edges very accurately and blurs the background accordingly. Due to machine learning, which Google is known for, you can only expect the pixel camera to get even better.

HDR:

Due to better focus mode and a wide color gamete, the pixel can handle light and shadow differences much better. While the iPhone camera tends to wash out the whites the pixel’s HDR mode can light and shadows much more effectively. In indoor situations as well the pixel highlights the color much more and produces true to life pictures.

Zoom:

The only category where the iPhone has the pixel beat is the in the far away shots, where with the help of the telephoto lens, the iPhone can zoom up to 2 times without losing any information.

Video:

The category where the pixel really shines is in video mode. The pixel comes with optical image stabilization(OIS) as well as electronic image stabilization(EIS). When both of them are combined there is absolutely zero shake, whereas the iPhone camera comes with only OIS. Both the cameras can take 4k videos.

Both the cameras can take pretty good images, and in the end, it only boils down to preference, but pictures do not lie. It seems like Apple is still playing catch up with the pixel.                     

iPhone is still one of the best smartphones available in the market today, and to many, it is perhaps the best smartphone in the market. It comes with a very good built quality and excellent after-sales service. Apple Customer Care services are renowned all over the world, where if your iPhone is by chance damaged, they respond by quickly providing you with a spare set or a brand new one for that matter.

7 useful Microsoft Excel features

If you are fed up with the old and outdated version of your Excel, then you need to look at a new version with all the new features of MS Excel that’ll make your sheets and database more interactive and readable.

Let us make you aware of the seven useful features of Microsoft Excel

7 useful Excel features

  • VBA: VBA stands for Virtual Basic Application. For giving your database a visual and designing look, you need to opt for VBA for their Excel sheets. Task-related to your accounts, email, and finance and reporting can be executed using VBA. If you are a beginner and new to Excel, you must learn VBA in the first place.

 

  • Pivot tables: Being a regular worker on the Excel, you must know one of its pre-eminent features. When it comes to the similarity between a normal table and pivot table, everything matches except the speed and structure of the database. They help you create and innovate useful documents, customer information, accounting and transactional reports with the ease of use and understanding. Chief database users and professional can’t resist themselves from using pivot tables because of such fast results.

 

  • Charts and graphs:  An impeccable way of creating and making the page look more attractive and understandable, database administrators and professionals insert charts and graphs in between the sheets. Being one of the surpassing and superior features, charts and graphs help you generate and insert practical information in a more easy way making their use in the field of weather forecasting, shares and Sensex, mathematics, statics and much more. The Excel has been able to get the most number of its users due to this feature.

 

  • Sorting and filtering: What do you think? How long have been creating records and reports in the Excel? Well, quite a long! If you are a professional. If you want any changes, to make your database more sorted and organized, always go for sorting and filtering. Sorting and filtering support you in the sorting of your data and make it easy for you to prioritize your reports and record according to your prerequisite knowledge.

 

  • Basic Math: What if I told you Excel is complete mathematics game? Look interesting. Isn’t it? Well! If you love logic and mathematics, Excel would never be difficult for you. Involving maximum arithmetic and logical operations, mathematics is a strong feature of Excel. Basic math enables you to perform simple operations and play with numbers. Formula bars are the blackboard for you to practice and calculate keeping in mind some rules and regulations.

 

  • Conditional formatting: That will be quite a fun, if you want Excel to work according to you. It is obvious that what goes in always comes back, but never in the same form. Talking about conditional formatting, it ensures you with outcomes depending on the nature of the cell and its format, range and its content.

 

  • Data analysis Excel tools: It is important to analyze the data after its creation. Data analysis tools help you to analyze your data and records in the database.

 

Well, with this we come to the end for the topic. Always opt these features if you are working on Excel. They will make your database more organized and systematic.

 

Symptoms Of An Infected Computer

Your computer has millions of files and folders including some which you are unaware of. Larger the files in your PC large are the risks of getting infected. Threats and malicious software love to persist in your system if you have a weak security system allowing it to become slow and unresponsive. Your computer often fell sick due to such threats and malware. For getting the reasons of how your computer becomes slow and infected, let’s discuss the symptoms of an infected computer.

 

 

  • Unresponsive nature of the system: when your system tends to become slow and unresponsive, the time is to realize that your system is infected. You find difficulty in performing and executing easier tasks. And the tasks that are complicated enter into starving or waiting for state and never run the process. Such problems warn you that your system is infected by threats or malicious software harming the functional aspect of your computer. Frustrating is when you can’t even open the window, a file, folder or any music file, video, photos, etc.

  • Slow internet: Who find it distressing and disturbing when your internet does not respond or responds very slow. Well, you might be unaware about this, but your system might be infected by a virus or any other malware existing on your computer. However, it is not necessary that slower internet is the reason of infected computer, but when the results are complicated and time taking, you are forced to think the same. Speed test and task managers can easily let you know if your system has slow internet or not.

 

  • Unexpected computer behavior: When you feel that some weird and strange things surround your system that are the reasons for the unusual behavior of the system, then your system is the home to many viruses and malware. The unexpected things may wait and starve state of the process, termination of the course during the executing, freeze clicks and files, an opening of the files on their own and fake messages and ads.

 

  • Error messages: During the execution of a particular process you are asked to click on the word or look for some missing files in the form of pop-ups and dialogue boxes. Never trust them, they are a trap. It shows that your PC is an infected or malicious computer that is under the substantial influence of some dangerous malware or virus. Error messages are displayed on your monitor screen telling you to look for some missing files or asking some authenticating information.

 

  • Freezes and crashes: Once viruses find the gateway to your computer, they never leave it with ease. With every moment they replicate themselves and spread in every single part of your network. The replicated copies infect all the parts including hard drives, motherboard, operating system and system files. As a result of which frequent crashes and freezes become the everyday activities of your computer. If all this happens to the system, be aware, it is infected.

These are the best five symptoms of an infected computer make yourself aware of them and protect your system from their influence.