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 […]
What is Camera Image Quality?
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 […]
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”.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Camera Review
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 Review
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 Review
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 […]
Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera Review
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 Review
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 Review
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.
Honor 20 Pro Camera Review
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 Review
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.