The most famous techno blogger Marques Keith Brownlee (MKBHD) once again conducts a blind comparison of the cameras of the most interesting smartphones that appeared during the year. Previously, he did this through several rounds of polls on social networks. But this year it went a little further.
This time, Marquez and his team prepared a separate site where, using the ELO rating system (used in competitions in e-sports, chess, basketball, football, etc.) winners were determined in the categories of daytime, evening and portrait photos. Anyone willing could spend a little time participating in the survey in each of the categories. Of course, in each of them, the user could get a personalized result based on his own answers.
The results were tallied on a general basis with more than 600,000 participants. All smartphones were assigned a separate letter, so it was possible to find out which device won for each individual user only after the results were announced.
Among the nominees this year, the selected models were:
- Huawei Mate 50 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro
- Moto Edge 30 Ultra
- Nothing Phone (1)
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Google Pixel 6a
- Realme 10 Pro+
- Asus ROG Phone 6
- Apple iPhone SE
- Google Pixel 7 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Sony Xperia 1 IV
- Xiaomi 12s Ultra
- Asus Zenfone 9
- Vivo X80 Pro+
Comparing the results, ASUS Zenfone 9 in third place, Google Pixel 7 Pro in second, and Google Pixel 6A were the winners with the best averages. Interestingly, the Google Pixel 5A won last year. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra took fifth place, while the iPhone 14 Pro was only seventh.
Nothing Phone (1),Moto Edge 30 Ultra and Sony Xperia I IV were in the worst positions.
Among the interesting comparisons, Marquez noted the best and worst models in terms of “price/quality”, where according to the overall results of the vote, the leader was once again the Google Pixel 6A, and the worst was again the Sony Xperia I IV.
Some patterns in the behavior of surveyed users coincided with, and even confirmed, past survey results. Yes, users choose brighter photos, but they also react badly to overexposed ones. Lack of light, overcontrast or oversharpening are very distracting to user preferences. In fact, everything is logical and nothing surprising.
A separate poll page is not yet closed, so if you want to determine your own winners by blind comparison, still you have until the end of January next year.