Terrible HDR processing in iOS

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The HDR mode in itself is great. But there are some cases where it just f**ks up my photos with noise and other things.

I shoot with iPhone Xs Max but this issue was existing when I was using my 6s too.
As you see, these are non-moving objects. This issue does not happen to people or animals only - when I tried capturing a landscape, I saw a block of noise around the sun.

I try to steady the shot as much as possible and I'm not bad at doing it.



And here's the other issue I'm facing. I'm not sure how it's called but basically it has something to do with the aligning of images. This also happens when I'm using a tripod and there is no wind outside.
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Does it happen when you use a full frame camera?  The excessive noise is probably from the tiny sensor.  The blur reminds me of using a lens with stabilization on when the camera is mounted on a tripod.  The system is hunting for focus during the exposure.   
I may be of little help because I'd use a Canon 5D with a 100mm macro for your flower shot and would expect to resolve the pores and the hairs in tack sharp detail. I have not seen a phone camera that would come in the same ballpark for those situations.

Sorry . . . Your phone camera is meant for selfies.

The party line -
"The Apple iPhone XS Max is the American giant’s super-sized flagship device, boasting a 6.5-inch “super retina” OLED HDR display, the latest A12 Bionic chip for processing, wireless charging, and IP68-rated splash, water, and dust resistance."
"So we’re again seeing rapid innovation in this area, with smartphone brands introducing dual lenses and sensors, depth-sensing technologies, computational photographic processing and more to improve the quality of your selfies."
  
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iPhone's camera is amazing and when using the stock camera app I've never had similar issues. Also when I shoot with Lightroom RAW on my mobile phone. It's the HDR feature that sucks from time to time and needs to be fixed.
I tried to show the developers the issues that I'm facing and hopefully they can fix them, but I've been talking with Adobe Support on Twitter for months and they were of no help.