The Pixel 6a launched earlier this year for $449, and against the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 Ultra, the immediate conclusion is that Google’s mid-range wouldn’t even hold a candle against such flagships. However, this was where the surprise came in, as the affordable phone actually beats more premium devices in a blind camera test.
Viewers were asked to choose the image that looked best in a series of blind camera tests, and the Pixel 6a won most of those results.
Alongside the Pixel 6a, prominent YouTube technology reviewer, MKBHD, posted a blind smartphone camera test video that featured the Pixel 7 Pro, ZenFone 9, and more. The way this test works is that the viewers have to vote on one of two pictures that they see in front of them, and none of the viewers will know which picture was taken with which smartphone, hence the blind camera test.
Marquez used a dedicated website to allow viewers to cast their votes based on the results of the smartphone camera that seemed most interesting to them. MKBHD used a ranking system that determined the winner based on three categories; Best overall, best HDR, and best selfie. Surprisingly, the Pixel 6a won the Best Overall Photo award, while the OPPO Find X5 Pro took the Best Shot award, followed by the Pixel 7 Pro, which took the Best Low Light and Best Portrait awards. Awards.
In the overall score, the Pixel 7 Pro came in second behind the Pixel 6a, with ASUS’ Zenfone 9 taking third place. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is in fifth place, while iPhone 14 Pro Max is in seventh place. Based on these ratings, we are sure that many readers are now scratching their heads.
Google has earned a reputation for enabling its Pixel range of smartphones to take flashy photos, but it was still surprising to see that flagships like the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max couldn’t even secure second or third place. In the end, that was what viewers voted for. You can check out the full smartphone camera test video above, and tell us in the comments what you think.
News source: MKBHD