As a professional photographer, I carry many cameras.
Earlier this month, I took the new iPhone XS Max out to shoot San Francisco Fleet Week, an annual tradition since 1981 that honors the men and women in the nation's sea services.
Both the iPhone XS and XS Max have two important camera features the iPhone X lacks: a bokeh adjustment slider and an improved HDR mode, called Smart HDR.
Apple's Smart HDR captures different exposures of more kinds of photo sources, including interframe shots, to produce greater shadow detail and bright highlights.
All of this comes with a significant increase in processing power, so that everything happens nearly instantly.
Now Apple's newest phones have 1.4-micrometer pixel cameras, just like the cameras on Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 phones.