The Blind Smartphone Camera Test by MKBHD is Back – Here’s the Winner


Smartphone Camera

One of the biggest tech Youtuber on the globe – MKBHD – has recently released the second edition of the “Blind Smartphone Camera Test”.

This time, the Youtuber picked a total of 16 smartphones (mostly flagships, of course). These included the iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note10 + / S10e, Huawei Mate 30 Pro / P30 Pro, Xiaomi Note 10 (CC9 Pro), Redmi K20 Pro, OnePlus 7T / Pro, Sony Xperia 1, Google Pixel 4 / 3a, Asus ZenFone 6 / ROG Phone 2, LG G8X and even the Royale Flexpai.

Blind Smartphone Camera Test by MKBHD is Back – Here’s the Winner

Smartphone Camera

So, after a random draw, each device was put against another. In the first round we did not have many surprises, aside from OnePlus 7T Pro beating the iPhone 11 Pro. The Apple phone did indeed shoot a worse photo with a very bad white balance; basically the image had a blue tint. Meanwhile the OnePlus 7T Pro shot a warmer more accurate photo.

We then had the Samsung Galaxy S10e beating the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and the Redmi K20 Pro doing better than the Huawei P30 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e

In the second round, fans had to pick the better photo of a hot sauce bottle in indoor conditions. Here the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Samsung Note10 +, Samsung Galaxy S10e and Google Pixel 4 won against their opponents.

The round after, the smartphones left in the challenge had to take a photo of a Tesla Roadster diecast model. This time the Note10 + and S10e beat Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Google Pixel 4 respectively.

Finally, in the last round with only the two Samsung phones left on the table, the higher end Note 10+ was chosen as winner with a 67% margin. Making it the best phone in MKBHD‘s camera blind test challenge.

Galaxy Note 10+
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

That said, the Youtuber himself admitted that the different winners weren’t probably picked by the fans for having shot better photos. Instead he noted that usually the brighter image won the face-off. Same goes for the focus, the images with a larger area on focus came out as winners. So, you may want to take the final result with a grain of salt.

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8 Comments

  1. Beard Man
    December 19, 2019

    People pick what looks best. This is a blind test and proves who has the better camera. Of course iPhone lost, there’s have always been the worst even with the upgrade. When Sammy comes out with the s11 with the 108mp camera, were gonna see them pull ahead even farther. Samsung imo has come the farthest in camera quality and software.

    • Steve Horne
      December 20, 2019

      A well executed 4mp camera will shoot the lights out of a 108mp. It’s not how many pixels there are, but rather the size of the pixel and how much light it gathers.

  2. Ph0en1x_Mc
    December 19, 2019

    I can’t blame them, at the end of the day, you shoot photos because you want to have a nice picture straight out of the camera.

    I agree that with the best hardware you can get the most out during challenging situations, but there i use my mirrorless camera and raw photos.

    but most people just shoot stuff randomly, and want to have the phone which for them shooting photos they like better.

    it’s the same thing when it comes to burgers, you can get the best at home with some extra effort, or at specialized restaurants for extra money, but for most people McDonald’s drive thru is just fine and they like it.

  3. Mike L
    December 19, 2019

    Meh. I didn’t buy my phone to shoot pictures. That it can is a plus, but whatever. I’ll still take the Apple every time, because iOS is superior to Android in every way.

    • Sabaku no Gaara
      December 19, 2019

      Not really in every way though.

    • Cavan Xie
      December 20, 2019

      Your telling me customization and privacy is better on iOS? Privacy was compromised for the 50th time yet again. And that thing can’t be customised with a lack of freedom. So what’s your deal about android? Or are u just another fanboy….

    • Dark Vader
      December 20, 2019

      No way, and I have both! My note 10 plus smokes the heck out of an iPhone 11 11 pro 11 pro Max X XS 8 7. Security though, now that’s another bag Apples winning. Samsung is closing the gap though.

    • Mike L
      December 20, 2019

      Apples privacy issues are nothing compared to Androids. Android is completely insecure. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard about people being hacked through Android apps. Customization is not necessarily a good thing. I like iOS the way it is. Once you start getting into customization you start getting into the issues that Android has, with everybody making their own skins for it. Thats what makes it so slow. Its why it takes a device with double the specs to keep up with iOS.