Back in 2018, YouTuber MKBHD decided to run a blind smartphone camera test in which he pitted a variety of phones released in 2018 against each other, where users would then vote on social media which is their favorite photo. The results were very surprising in which the budget (but flagship) Pocophone F1 nearly walked away the winner.
This year, he is back with 2019’s version of the blind camera test and as expected, the results are pretty surprising. The phones involved in this year’s test include the OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, the Huawei P30 Pro, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, the LG G8 X, the ASUS ROG Phone 2, the Google Pixel 3a, the Google Pixel 4, the Samsung Galaxy S10e, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, the iPhone 11 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, the Sony Xperia 1, the Redmi K20 Pro, the ASUS ZenFone 6, and the Royale Flexpai.
So what do we mean by surprising? For example, with the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, the phone has the option to shoot at 108MP, but it seems that the lower-end Samsung Galaxy S10e, going to show that megapixel count doesn’t really mean much, especially when you’re just uploading to social media.
It also showed how the OnePlus 7T Pro edged out Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, despite the marketing and fuss that Apple made to show off the new triple camera setup. Also, the budget Redmi K20 Pro, which is essentially the Pocophone’s spiritual successor, beating Huawei’s flagship P30 Pro. If you have some time to spare, this is an interesting video worth checking out.