Artificial Intelligence or AI appears to have become a staple feature on smartphones released in 2018. It’s even a headline feature on the HONOR 10 with its tagline “Beauty in AI.”
Just how much can AI enhance your images? We took a stroll one afternoon and took a few photos to find out. Side note: The only editing done on these photos was resizing to make sure they load faster on the website.
Even without AI, the HONOR 10's pair of cameras does a good job of capturing the details of the buildings, but with AI turned on, the colors pop. If you look closely at the clouds, it almost appears as if the gates of heaven are about to open.
Moving on, we spotted this colorful set of umbrellas. You'll notice right away that the photo taken with AI is more vibrant. This will be a recurring theme throughout this entire article.
This flower photo shows how color translates well even in closer shots.
Inside the mall, the photo taken with AI captured the feeling evoked by the installation better. Felt pretty bright and cheery seeing inanimate flamingos in love.
Before heading out to eat, I checked out some new kicks because apparently, that's something I'm really into now. I'm not a fan of King James but this Nike LeBron 15 Low "Ashes" caught my eye. In this photo, I thought the one without AI did a better job at focusing my attention on the shoe.
Snapped this quick portrait of Leez right before we ate. The AI did fantastic work here, but as you'll see later on, it doesn't always get things right.
Here's what I had for late lunch and the AI made it look super sumptuous. I'm crazy about Hot Star's large fried chicken — the BBQ flavor, in particular.
We ran into a few superheroes when we stepped out. Iron Man Hulkbuster looked lackluster without AI, but he shines once it's turned on.
Leez's photo with Deadpool shows the HONOR 10 does a decent job identifying more than one subject when applying bokeh.
Now, here's an example of when the HONOR 10 just didn't get it right. We had more results like this than really good ones. I don't know if it was me being a little too emo here, but bokeh on the photo went a little too far.
However, when it does bokeh right, the photo can look magical.
Took one more shot before leaving and honestly, this was my reaction after seeing how much enhancement the AI does on the HONOR 10. Can it be better? Sure. But for what it does now, we were pretty happy with the results.