Blind camera comparison: Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro, Pixel 6 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro

Blind camera comparison

Flagship smartphone cameras are all so good these days, and the differences between the different phones are so small that it’s getting harder and harder to pinpoint a clear winner.

This applies with full force to today’s top phones. Of course, we’re talking about the usual suspects, the popular top deals from Apple, Samsung, Google and OnePlus, which are usually among the best camera phones that combine versatile cameras with exciting software features.

But who does the best job, or put another way, who gets the top vote when it comes to image quality? We’ve taken some pictures with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 13 Pro, Pixel 6 Pro and the fresh OnePlus 10 Pro, and it’s now your job to solve the mystery and find out which one is which. As we usually do, we have cleared the EXIF ​​data that is present, so trying to pull a “sneaky” would not work here.
Of course we have reviews of every phone live. You can check them all out just below:

Without further ado, let’s go!

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This is a regular day scene taken at a local children’s playground. The picture was taken in the late afternoon and the sun shining on this castle slide really made the colors pop out and I could not help but take a few pictures.

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Here’s a chance to test each phone’s ultra-wide capabilities. I was trying to catch so much of the clouds along with this smaller kids roller coaster and as you can see, some phones have done it objectively better.

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Despite the hardware differences of all four phones, the details are almost impeccable in all the pictures. Just look how ‘sharp’ the spruce leaves are, both literally and figuratively!

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Macro photography has gradually become an important aspect of today’s top phones, as each one is more than capable of taking an awe-inspiring close-up of a plant or insect. Some of the phones in this comparison use different tricks to achieve better focus at close distances. For example, both the iPhone and Galaxy are intelligently switching to their ultra-wide cameras because they focus on closer distances at the expense of a background that has less bokeh and is not as creamy.

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Now, the use of each phone’s dedicated telephoto lens will quickly reveal who’s who in our blind camera comparison, especially for the sharper eye. That’s why I’ve used a 3.5X zoom on all phones to take this preview, as it’s not built into any of the telephoto lenses: iPhone 13 Pro and Galaxy S22 Ultra have 3X telephoto lenses, OnePlus uses a 3.3X one, and the Pixel 6 Pro uses a 4X telephoto lens. A compromise to be reached.

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When the light goes down, especially with a sunset that paints the sky in the most beautiful shades, all phones have the ability to take an awe-inspiring picture. Although the light was not so low (the pictures were all taken around 20.20), I chose night mode on all four phones to capture the extra mood.

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Another twilight scene without night mode activated. Again, some phones undoubtedly have a better job here, but overall it is lovely results in all scenarios.