At Ubergizmo, we nerd out by analyzing mobile camera Image Quality (IQ) and Camera HardWare (HW) strength. That’s why we created the Uber HW Camera and Uber IQ Camera benchmarks.But what is Image Quality (IQ), how do you define it, and is it possible to assess “quality” as objectively as possible? Fortunately, it is possible by looking at major objective image quality metrics. Objective metrics means that we can say […]
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?
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)
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+: 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.
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 Camera HW’s 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”.
Note 20 Ultra Camera: What’s new?The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra camera system is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s. The Primary and Ultrawide cameras have identical technical specifications.However, the Zoom camera has changed in a meaninful way. The 48 Megapixel (103mm) camera is replaced by a 12 Megapixel camera (123mm). The zoom megapixel count and sensor size difference seem dramatic, but its lens is more powerful, so that’s […]
Huawei P40 Pro Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
The Huawei P40 Pro Camera is the “tip of the spear” camera system at Huawei and is the latest in a line of very successful mobile camera. It comes with new hardware and aims to surpass Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro and Samsung’s current champion, the Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera.P40 Pro Camera: what’s new?What is new/better about the Huawei P40 Pro? To summarize, P40 Pro’s camera hardware should -in theory- increase […]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
Key Camera Specifications Rear Camera System Ultrawide: 13mm 8-MP f/2.2 Primary: 26mm 64-MP f/1.89 (Primary) + 2MP Bokeh sensor Zoom: N/A, uses Primary camera Macro: 21mm 2-MP f/2.4* The Quad-camera system of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro includes a 2MP “bokeh” sensor for depth perception, and we don’t count that sensor as a “camera” since it doesn’t actually take color photos, but helps the primary camera with blurring effects.The […]
Overall, the Motorola One Zoom camera is doing a good job of expanding capabilities across all aspects of mobile photography, but it needs to improve in specific areas to increase its competitiveness.
Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
Unlike competitors, the Galaxy S20 Ultra integrates the 108 Megapixel resolution (12000×9000) as one of the resolutions in the “auto mode”, so users can set it as the default maximum resolution. It’s really interesting because it’s the first time we’re going to use the full resolution of the sensor in our tests.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / CC9 Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
When it launched, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / Note 10 Pro (called Xiaomi CC9 in other regions) was the first commercially available 108 Megapixel mobile camera. Since late 2019 the Megapixel War is back in full swing, and it will only increase in 2020 as phone chips, such as the Snapdragon 865, can support up to 200 Megapixel cameras.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has technical specifications that make heads turn, so we were excited to make it go through our Uber-G Camera IQ image quality analysis to see how it stacks up against the iPhone 11 Pro, Galaxy Note 10 and others.
iPhone 11 Pro Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
With the iPhone 11 Pro camera, Apple becomes competitive again and catches up to a full year of Ultrawide camera ubiquity at the Android high-end market.
Honor 20 Pro Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
Key Camera Specifications and Uber-G Camera HW Score Rear Camera System (4 cameras) Primary: 26mm 48-MP f/1.4 wide (Primary) +OIS Zoom: 78mm 8-MP f/2.4 zoom +OIS Ultrawide: 17mm 16-MP f/2.2 ultrawide Macro: 27mm 2-MP f/2.4 wide The technical specifications show a rear camera system which is inspired by the work done on the Mate 20 Pro (the best mobile camera of 2018), but redesigned around new components, especially the 48 […]
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
The Galaxy Note 10 represent’s Samsung’s most powerful handset of 2019, and as such, potential buyers expect the best in terms of camera performance. We ran some side by side tests with the Galaxy S10+ camera, which we previously reviewed in-depth, along with other phones such as the iPhone Xs Max and the Huawei P30 Pro for high-stakes performance comparison.
OnePlus 7 Pro Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
The OnePlus 7 Pro Camera is an excellent performer that competes with the best at launch time. We analyzed photos in day, night, ultrawide and zoom modes and ranked it.
Huawei P30 Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
The Huawei P30 Pro is getting a lot of the glory, but its sibling, the Huawei P30, is also raising a lot of user interest for a deep-dive Camera Benchmark score, so we’re happy to oblige. On the surface, the P30’s camera looks a lot like the Mate 20 Pro camera system with small differences, but they don’t behave the same way.
LG G8 Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
Announced on Feb 24, the LG G8 ThinQ is the new flagship smartphone (high-end, mainstream) from LG. Designed to be a high-volume product, the camera performance is of paramount importance to prospect buyers, despite a relatively affordable price of $620 (T-Mobile, no contract). Let’s take a look at the LG G8 camera performance through the prism of our four photography pillars.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e camera performs nearly as well as the S10 and S10 camera modules, except in zoom performance. From an image quality for the money, it's a monster.