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.
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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.
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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.
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.