The most dramatic development in the smartphone industry in the last few years has to be the progress of the camera feature. A good camera with complementary additional features that enhances the photography capabilities of the smartphone is essential for a smartphone to be appealing in today’s market.
Every season tons of new smartphones from different premium brands flood the market but only a few of them can be touted for the title of best camera smartphones. At the moment, the smartphones that are truly competing in this segment are Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Google Pixel 7 Pro, and OnePlus 10 Pro. Pitting these best camera smartphones in 2022 against each other, we have some interesting findings. Let’s get into it.
Pitting Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Google Pixel 7 Pro, and OnePlus 10 Pro against each other, we have some interesting findings. The first camera comparison was testing the classic daylight HDR shots by all four smartphones. Without a doubt, one of the most common photography is the landscape using a smartphone’s primary camera.
When tried clicking a landscape shot using these smartphones, the results were not so surprising. All four images Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Google Pixel 7 Pro, and OnePlus 10 Pro look superb and were of almost equal quality. Some users may find some colour and image dynamic differences but it was minute, to say the least.
Testing the portrait shots from all four smartphones and the main thing to notice is such as to take a closer look at the bokeh generated and also the blur that affects the picture quality. Picture quality in portrait shots against sunlight is quite different and has some noticeable issues. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max very clearly fairs better in these departments and image quality is not only sharp, but the skin tone of the subject and facial details are also more accurate in their images as compared to the other two devices.
Closeup shots also have similar kinds of results with Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max giving clearer photos with keeping the scene quality intact.
We cannot talk about the camera of a smartphone and miss testing the front cameras for selfies. With the growing online work culture, the front camera is now utilised for much more than a few selfies and thus, it wasn’t surprising to see that the front-facing camera picture quality of all four devices was equally good.
With these results of blind camera comparison tests, let’s take a quick glance at the camera specifications of all four devices i.e. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Pixel 7 Pro vs OnePlus 10 Pro .
|Camera||Google Pixel 7 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||OnePlus 10 Pro|
|Rear camera||50-megapixel + 48-megapixel + 12-megapixel||48-megapixel (f/1.78) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/1.78)||108-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 10-megapixel (f/2.4)||48-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.12-micron) + 50-megapixel (f/2.2, 0.64-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|No. of Rear Cameras||3||3||4||3|
|Rear autofocus||Yes||1||Phase detection autofocus||Yes|
|Front camera||10.8-megapixel||12-megapixel (f/1.9)||40-megapixel (f/2.2)||32-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|No. of Front Cameras||1||1||1||1|