Recall that Huawei once withheld the truth – I don’t want to say ‘lie’ – about a certain picture which they claim was taken by the Huawei P9. They sure were not smart about this as Android Police uncovered the lie using the EXIF metadata of the picture and discovered that it was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III using an EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.
However it is Google’s turn now and they have released pictures allegedly taken by the Google Pixel XL which they claimed has the best camera ever, citing an 85 point DxOMark score as proof that it produces superior quality to the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy Note 7. To further prove this claim; Google released a set of new photos.
Techies in this case have examined the EXIF data and asserted there is no doubt that the pictures were taken with one of the two devices.
Below are some of these photos…
However, as breathtaking as those pictures are, there is a problem. I think Google has also chosen to withhold the truth in their case too because Phandroid points out that some of the pictures went through some image processing either with Snapseed or the VSCO app.
Snapspeed is a photo-editing application produced by Nik Software, a subsidiary of Google, for iOS and Android that enables users to enhance photos and apply digitalfilters. Snapseed was rated as one of the Top 100 Best Android App of 2015 by PC Magazine.
While on its own part, VSCO is a photography app and sharing platfrom that allows users to apply filters on their pictures and post them to their profiles. It was established in 2011 and headquartered in Oakland, California and have another office in New York, New York. Though we’re not sure if it is also a subsidiary of Google.
Moving on, another problem had to do with the Geekbench scores of the Pixel XL which saw it getting around 1600 points on the single-core test and 4000 on the multi-core test, while the iPhone 7 Plus had 3400 points on the single-core and 5500 in the multi-core test. For a flagship, the scores might be considered abysmal to some, but bear in mind that these benchmark scores don’t usually reflect real-life performances.
Well, we won’t blame anyone for lieing or withholding the truth from us. We’ll just advice them that when they lie, they should be very smart about it else they get their asses busted. What do you think of the Pixel camera?
If you were to rate it on a scale of 100, how many would you give it?