It’s that time of year. YouTuber MKBHD conducted another blind camera test to pick the best smartphone cameras in 2022. He was voted for by more than 600,000 people for images taken with 16 smartphones launched this year.
MKBHD decided to take 3 types of photos with these 16 smartphones. A normal photo, but a window light photo, a night mode photo, and a portrait photo. Then combine the positions of each smartphone to select a general winner.
With over 600,000 participants and 20 million votes, YouTubers discovered the best smartphone cameras of 2022 using an Elo-style power ranking system hosted on a dedicated website. MKBHD revealed this year’s competing smartphones after showing the most voted photos in a blind test:
- huawei mate 50 pro
- iPhone 14 Pro
- Moto Edge 2022
- phone 1
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Pixel 6A
- Realme 10 Pro+
- ROG Phone 6
- iPhone SE3
- pixel 7 pro
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Sony Xperia 1 IV
- Xiaomi 12s Ultra
- Asus Zenfone 9
- Living body X80 Pro+
While the media usually portrays the iPhone release as one of the best cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro wasn’t quite as good. 7th place among 16 smartphone models (after Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra). Even with Apple’s new Photonic Engine feature for computational photography and his A16 Bionic chip, the company hasn’t been able to deliver the sharpest images or the best night mode shots.
This blind test showed that paying more doesn’t mean getting the best quality, with the Pixel 6A being the general winner, followed by the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Asus Zenfone 9. Photo, second in night mode photo, second in portrait mode.
The Pixel 7 Pro was 2nd, 4th, and 1st. That said, in this blind test, if it takes the best photos in one type of photography, but ranks very poorly in another category, it won’t win the award as best smartphone camera. showed that it can’t be done. The Oppo Find X5 Pro took first place with the best overall standard photo. However, it ranked 3rd for night mode shots and 15th for portrait shots. Wow.
By the way, the iPhone 14 Pro ranked 6th, 10th, and 5th. The worst average phones (from worst to not-so-bad) were the Sony Xperia I IV, Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, Nothing Phone (1), and iPhone SE 3. , because it does not have the proper settings for this technology.
Below is the full video showcasing the best smartphone cameras in 2022.