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.
Without further ado, let’s go!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.