More expensive not necessarily better
The 350-euro smartphone beats the iPhone 14 Pro in the camera test
12/23/2022, 5:55 p.m
A smartphone that you can get for 350 euros wins a blind camera test with 16 current devices. The beaten opponents also include the Apple iPhone 14 Pro, which costs 1300 euros.
Well-known US technology youtuber Marques Brownlee has a very interesting one Camera blind test carried out with 16 current smartphones. Using all the devices under the same conditions and standpoints as possible, he had a night shot, a daylight shot and one in portrait mode taken. The motif was himself. Brownlee then had the results judged by his audience, who did not know which picture came from which smartphone – with surprising results.
The Youtuber has 16.5 million followers, of which more than 600,000 took part in the test. This is not to be compared with a laboratory test, for example DxOMark performs. Devices could also not exploit any equipment advantages such as telecameras with multiple optical magnification. Only the personal taste of the audience counted, no matter how realistic, for example, a photo looks.
Brownlee’s experiment shows that, especially with the main cameras, the quality differences between the upper and middle class are now much smaller than the sometimes huge price differences would justify. That was the overall winner Google Pixel 6awhich you can currently get for around 350 euros.
Pixel 6a also price-performance winner
Google’s flagship came in second Pixel 7 Pro (850 euros), the Asus Zenfone 9 (680 euros) took third place. That Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (950 euros) and that iPhone 14 Pro (1300 euros) were only fourth and sixth. The Oppo Find X5 Pro (1000 euros) placed in between.
The Pixel 6a owes its win to a strong overall performance in all three categories without winning any of them. It took second place in night shots and portraits, and third in daylight photos.
Not surprisingly, the Pixel 6a also won the Best Value category. Here the Realme 10+ Pro (380 euros) won ahead of the iPhone SE (500 euros). You have to take into account that the dollar prices for Apple’s “savings smartphone” are significantly lower than the euro prices.
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