Uber HW Camera Scores #8: Budget Phones Update
Since we’ve added popular budget phone camera scores, it has been a while, so here they are, covering the sub-$199 to the sub-$499 market segment from the biggest names in the phone industry: Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi.This update shows the tremendous rise of the mobile camera hardware quality in the lower segments of the mobile market. While high-end phones such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra have seen a relatively […]
Uber HW Camera Scores #7: Xiaomi and Motorola
Uber HW Camera Scores #7: Xiaomi and MotorolaEditor's Pick
Today’s update will feature phones from Motorola and Xiaomi that span from $999 down to $169.99. Starting with Xiaomi and the recent high score of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s camera system, we were curious to see how the lower-tiers models would compare and where they fit in the market.Motorola’s newest G series (PLAY, POWER, STYLUS) is the company’s most popular product line, so let’s see how they rank. Also, […]
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Camera Jumps Ahead: 220 Points
It has been a busy March, and to conclude close this month, rich in new launches, Xiaomi has unleashed the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, a flagship phone that comes with one of the most potent mobile cameras on the market.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro Cameras Hardware Scores: HOT
OnePlus made a big entrance with its new flagship OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones that are equipped with powerful camera hardware built and tuned with Hasselblad’s expertise. The brand has promised a leap in its photo quality, calling these phones’ cameras “your best shot.”Of course, the price difference between the two phones ($729 and $1069) does contribute to camera equipment differences. For instance, the OnePlus 9 Pro comes […]
Huawei Mate 40 Pro Camera Review
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro camera is by all technical measures a very potent image capture system. As an evolution of the proven P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ cameras, it comes with interesting hardware and tuning updates that makes it the new hardware king, only to be superseeded by Mate 40 Pro+. But to know what its true image quality (IQ) is and what possible tradeoffs there may be, we […]
iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review
iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
Image Quality AnalysisA note about our Uber-G Camera IQ score: our scoring system is based on four “Pillars” sub-scores that can help tell a fuller story: Day, Night, Ultrawide, and Zoom photography. If you want to know more about how the score works, head to our Camera IQ benchmark page.A global camera score is clear and straightforward, but the pillars help tell a better story for those who want to […]
Uber HW Camera Scores #6: Realme 7 5G, nubia Red Magic 5S, POCO M3, and More!
More camera hardware scores are coming in, with some classics like the Galaxy Note 20, S20, and S20+ that we wanted to have in our records, but also phones like the Realme 7 5G, or the Realme 6i and the POCO M3, two phenomenal high-value cameras system.We rank these mobile camera systems based on our mobile camera HardWare benchmark called Uber HW Camera. It ranks the hardware strength of an unprecedented number of […]
Best Verizon Smartphone Cameras Among 50 Choices, From $99 to $1399
Verizon is a massive wireless carrier, and the chances are that many customers are shopping for a new smartphone right now. Having a powerful camera system is a high priority for the overwhelming majority of buyers, and this is where our Uber HW Camera benchmark can help.
Uber HW Camera Scores #005: Sony XPERIA 1 II, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and More!
This week, we’re adding 14 new mobile camera hardware scores, from Sony phones that cost $1199 down to $160 for the Oppo A33 (2020) as we need to cover all price points if we are to help as many people as possible navigate the maze of camera options.
The Best Camera Phones 2020 @ T-Mobile USA
The holiday shopping madness is about to start, and phones are high on people’s lists. Everyone agrees that the phone’s camera is the most important purchase criterion, so we will go over the whole T-Mobile USA line of products to tell you which camera you get your hard-earned money.
Uber HW Camera Scores #004: iPhone 12 Family, Razr 5G, Galaxy A, and More!
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is in the office, and we could take a closer look at some extra data points. We are officially adding the whole iPhone 12 family to our list of Camera HardWare scores available, including the iPhone SE 2020, the iPhone 11… and more.
Uber HW Camera Scores #003: Mate 40 Pro, Nokia 8 V, and More!
In this week’s update, we’re looking at the mobile camera hardware strength of high profile phones such as the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, the Nokia 8 V 5G (a rebrand of the Nokia 8.3), the OnePlus Nord N10, and more.
Uber HW Camera Scores Update #002: LG Wing and More!
This week, we assess the mobile camera hardware strength of innovative phones like the LG Wing (which we are currently reviewing), the Infinix Zero 8, the powerful Xiaomi M10 Ultra camera, and more!
Uber HW Camera Scores for Pixel 5, Vivo X51, Mi 10T Pro
Thanks to our mobile camera HardWare score called Uber HW Camera, we can accurately rank an unprecedented number of mobile camera systems.Uber HW Camera is based on a proprietary algorithm that ranks the cameras’ potential based on their technical specifications.The algorithm is sometimes tuned and adjusted with real-world image analysis from our image-based Uber IQ Camera benchmark (IQ = Image Quality). Common questions about Uber HW Camera are answered in […]
Google Pixel 5 Camera Review
The Google Pixel Series is one of the most powerful and trusted mobile camera brands on the market. With the Google Pixel 5 out on the market at a price of ~$699, let’s take a closer look at how its camera system performs in Day/Night/Ultrawide and Zoom photography and what Uber IQ Camera benchmark score it gets.
The Data Behind Huawei’s Rise to Camera Superpower
The Data Behind Huawei’s Rise to Camera SuperpowerEditor's Pick
We have been covering consumer electronics for more than 13 years, and oh my, things have changed in the camera world. Huawei created its first smartphone in 2005, but it is only in 2013 that the brand was noticed worldwide. By 2019 the company dominated mobile cameras for that year. Why did Huawei rise so fast, and how?
iPhone 12 Family Camera Hardware Analysis and Scores
Just recently, we looked back at ten years of iPhone camera hardware data. Following yesterday’s launch of the iPhone 12 family, Apple released enough information to paint a first picture of how the new iPhone 12 camera stacks up to the iPhone 11 and the competition, especially Samsung and Huawei. (photo credit: Apple)
The Data Behind Samsung's Camera Dominance Over Apple
Once upon a time, the iPhone was widely considered as having the best camera of all “modern smartphones”.However, many consumers and experts alike also recognize that today, Samsung’s mobile cameras are more versatile and powerful than Apple’s. We have shown as much with our Camera IQ (Image Quality analysis) camera benchmark on many phones from both companies.
Huawei P40 Pro+ Camera Review
Huawei P40 Pro+: What’s New?We have previously reviewed the image quality (IQ) of the Huawei P40 Pro camera, but the Huawei P40 Pro+ packs even more hardware and is currently the most powerful camera system, according to Ubergizmo’s Camera HW (hardware) score, which measures camera hardware strength.
The Uber HW Camera Score FAQ
This page answers the most frequently asked questions about our Uber HW Camera (hardware) score, which is driven by technical data and our proprietary algorithm.Goal: the Uber HW Camera score assesses how strong a mobile camera system is in the following contexts: Day, Night, Ultrawide and Zoom photography. We call these the “pillars of mobile photography”.