Not the Sony, can you believe it?
Is there an iPhone version of Zadie without the Portrait Lighting? It's a bit overdone for my eyes. I would additionally do comparisons with Halide and Camera+ , as well Varlens which has the ability to turn off HDR (for a setting called De-Sharpen). If I could dial back the Apple Camera app's Computational Results by 15-20% , I'd be more tempted to use it.
I was noticing this with the 3x lens on the iphone13, which with the latest software update can now do macro. I've spent some time comparing shots taken in the native camera app with those in the Lightroom app and with some taken on my camera. There's a pretty substantial difference in the native phone app vs Lightroom. The native phone app is much sharper. That's not the lens though, it's the software. It's interesting to try to pull those native photos into Lightroom and edit them because sometimes they end up less sharp. Sometimes the iPhone over sharpens and it's one of the problems with photographing say a foggy sunrise with it. I'd still bet the Sony has a better lens and sensor. Also, I have to be much closer to my subject with the iPhone so that's going to probably increase sharpness but I'm not sure. Anyway, it is curious for shots where you have a choice. My iPhone is still absolutely lousy for photographing anything moving or anything I can't reach or get close to! Plus given it's been near freezing here every morning, I can't work the phone with mittens on and I can work the camera with mittens on!
Both seem pretty sharp to me! Love the birdie and Zadie too!