Posted on October 4, 2016
Side-by-side comparison: Photo management in iOS 10 versus Android
Back in the day, when I went anywhere photo-worthy, I had to bring this thing called a camera. Then, I’d get a roll of film printed—inevitably some of the photos would be total garbage.
Hello, 2016. I don’t think anyone could have predicted how much digital and smartphone photography would impact culture and technology. But here we are, with powerful cameras in our pockets for capturing all of life’s moments from the beauty of a newborn to the tragedies arising from excessive police force.
The modern problem is less of “I spent too much money printing garbage photos” and more of “oh my goodness, did I really need to take 7 photos of my brunch plate? Who has time to go through and delete all these?!” Thankfully, modern smartphone technology is making photo management a little easier.
When Apple launched its newest iPhone software, iOS 10, it made some vast improvements to its photo management tool, the native Photos app that comes on any new iPhone. Google Photos for Android has been ahead of the curve for some time now.
If photography is an important part of how you choose your smartphone, here’s a handy side-by-side comparison of the platforms’ capabilities:
|Feature||Google Photos||iOS 10 Photos|
*Ability to shoot hi-res depends on the quality of the phone camera itself.
So to sum it up, Google Photos is great for syncing to the cloud and storing a lot of photos. iOS 10 offers slightly superior editing tools and image resolution for social media lovers or advanced photographers. Overall, Google Photos and iOS 10 photos are comparable, and both are undeniably impressive technologies.