The new 2.5x telephoto camera on iPhone 12 Pro Max still not used in the dark

12 November 2020
There's no Night Mode for the telephoto camera on the new iPhone.

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  • Lucy

Miau, 18 Nov 2020I was an iphone user then I buyed samsung big mistake iphon... moreiPhone is the best for me fantastic to shot a photo and when you call is so clear

I was an iphone user then I buyed samsung big mistake iphone is the best!

  • Anonymous

phonefan, 14 Nov 2020you're joking right, I have been using android flagshi... moreIPhone is ultimate winner... Lol on what basis?
IOS is ten years behind iOS.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Nov 2020On look here's some more impartial and unbiased wisdom... moreTL; DR

SUN7UIS, 14 Nov 2020What kind of hater are you? 🤷🏼‍♂️ There are other things on... moreOh lol, you clearly never see the mobile photography circle. We care about these things. 😑

YUKI93, 14 Nov 2020So let me get this right: The 2.5x telephoto camera will on... moreWhat kind of hater are you? 🤷🏼‍♂️ There are other things on life that see more important 🙄

  • Anonymous

Android--Master, 14 Nov 2020Android is way more fluid than iOS. Especially now with hig... moreOn look here's some more impartial and unbiased wisdom from the dude that thinks Android is his master.

What is it with you peddling your brand fanaticism on every apple or ios themed article that appears on this site, you think any one is going to consider your views anything other than fanboy delirium?

Yes it's a bit silly that Apple add night mode the the zoom lens and then not use that lens in low light situations, bad Apple and all that. They are hardly alone in this particular case though, similar such behaviour can be found in numerous Android device's.

I think they should all either include telephoto cameras that are up to low light photography or not bother. Oh and to the Android oems I'd also add a bit about quitting with that depth and macro nonsense, they ain't fooling anyone!

  • phonefan

Android--Master, 14 Nov 2020Android is way more fluid than iOS. Especially now with hig... moreyou're joking right, I have been using android flagship and iphone at the same time till I left android ecosystem entirely in 2018. When it come to the urgency to use phone in an emergency state or in quick manner, Iphone is the ultimate winner...

So let me get this right: The 2.5x telephoto camera will only work if there is enough light and will resort to the main camera's digital zooming technique if there isn't enough light. Hmmm... I may as well just use a third-party camera app like Filmic Pro or Moment Pro or Halide to force the telephoto camera to work all the time.

  • The ghost of Epstein

Jesus everyone here can cry harder. If you like apple that's fine, if you like android that's fine, some of you are really making this out to be a world war. I'd you want thousands of niche features then try android, if you're looking for straight benchmark performance then apple is the one topping the charts there. Theres my two cents on this whole radioactive thread. Besides, this is supposed to be talking about night mode cameras and everyone's going off here on tangents that have nothing to do about cameras. Grow up you entitled babies.

Note 20 Ultra, 13 Nov 2020Though Android is overall superior to iOS still iOS fluid n... moreAndroid is way more fluid than iOS. Especially now with higher refresh rate screens, iPhones are getting embarrassed in that department.

Consistent updates in iOS give enormous confidence? More like false confidence of getting updates with features which existed on Android years back.

Jumping around different OEM doesn't get complicated for typical user. Infact it offers choice which is why 80% marketshare is for Android. The typical user picks Android every time as they know they'll get a great experience at every price point in year 2020 without the shortcomings of a particular feature or good design not being there because of lack of choice among iOS based phones.

OnePlus and Samsung are miles ahead of iOS in terms of ui and functionality.

Telephoto camera on iPhone is a joke and beyond 5 meters it offers no advantage.. Android flagship with 5x-10x optical zoom for photos and videos get the user exactly what they want without having to get closer to the subject.

  • Anonymous

PhoenixFirebird, 13 Nov 2020I'm an android user but I'm starting to prefer iP... moreDoes it have expandable storage.
Does it have seamless connectivity with multiple devices?
Does it have full featured customizations?
Does it have true multitasking?

Where can I watch Netflix and text a friend at the same time? Or take notes while watching a YouTube video or live translate words from picture/text while doing whatever other activity on the side screen, then we'll talk about value and functionality.

Androids are true daily drivers when it comes to productivity, multitasking, full featured functionality, security and privacy in your own hands and just an overall workhorse. It's not handicapped like iOS devices.

PhoenixFirebird, 13 Nov 2020I'm an android user but I'm starting to prefer iP... moreThough Android is overall superior to iOS still iOS fluid nature plus it's App support and consistent OS updates & support gives enormous confidence for the typical user. Jumping around different Android OEM implementation may be fine for tech savvy users but typical users get lost in adopting to different UI style and features, functionalities in Android devices. Google to alleviate this problem working closely with Samsung and OnePlus to give consistent UI experience but still they can't match iOS in that. I feel Telephoto camera in mobile phones are nothing but joke and no useful photography can be achieved with its zoom lenses. They are good in taking pictures within 5 meter range, Street photos, portrait, pet, kids etc...beyond that seriously debating on mobile phone cameras won't be fair. The optics have its limitations. Look at the size of the sensors and its large lenses in DSLR & mirror less.

Guynextdoor88, 13 Nov 2020Poor apple fanboy. I can buy different Android flagship pho... moreI'm an android user but I'm starting to prefer iPhones for the long term. Android is good if you've enough money to buy yearly. But for iOS it's better to be used for about 3 years. People would argue that android also get good software support these days. But the main problem is third party support both accessories and software. It's really a burden to find accessories for a 2 year old android phone.

  • lockdown

gADGETfREAK, 13 Nov 2020You know how Apple works, the night mode for the telephoto ... moreIf you have a long lens, then your handshaking will be multiplied. Because the lens offers a 2,5x zoom, your handshaking will be multiplied by roughly 2.5 times. If you zoom to 10x you can see some shaking, although your hand seems to bee holding still. There is still too much motion for night mode. you need a much better OIS than on the wide angle lens

  • gADGETfREAK

You know how Apple works, the night mode for the telephoto is reserved for the Iphone 13 Pro Max! Because they'll need the justification to charge more money because "it's AN ADVANCED NEW FEATURE". Hahaha!

Anonymous, 13 Nov 2020Poor android fanboys. They need 19485793 phones in their po... morePoor apple fanboy. I can buy different Android flagship phones because I have a lot of money I could spend. Just stick on your several years old iPhone. Whose poor now? xD

Shanti Dope, 13 Nov 2020Nah we don't even need more than one Android phone to ... moreI don't know which country you live in, but in where I reside at the screen repair cost of iPhone 12 Pro Max and S20 Ultra is identical (Both at 400-ish USD equivalent).

  • AnonD-955101

Anonymous, 13 Nov 2020Poor android fanboys. They need 19485793 phones in their po... moreTotally right!
120hz display
Huge battery
Universal usb type c
Periscope camera
Always on night/pro mode
400k iso
Customisable ui
Fast charging brick
Much cheaper third party repairs.
Only iphone cam deliver a full package experience 😂
Nobody needs those crappy androids witch no part can be replacement without turning the phone in to a brick.
Or even better, nobody needs a phone which only the back glass costs almost half of the phone's price.

Shanti Dope, 13 Nov 2020Nah we don't even need more than one Android phone to ... more800$ just to replace a screen??? 😱
Over here in Europe, they are popular in UK, Nordic countries.
Rest of Europe including Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy all prefer Android.