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Readers pick the best smartphone camera in a blind test

It’s that time again not the editors, but the community chooses the best smartphone camera of this time seven smartphones. A total of 112 recordings have to be examined in detail and a winner chosen for each, so the blind test was divided into two rounds with eight recordings each.

For the fifth time, the ComputerBase community gets to decide which smartphone currently takes the best photos of selected subjects. Editors experimented with this format for the first time in late 2016, followed by another round with many more smartphones and motifs in 2019. Last year there was the next round especially for the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, before shortly after with the Vivo X60. Pro for the first time The blind test was carried out specifically for video recordings.

Vote in two rounds

Today the editors return to dedicate themselves to classic photos. The format has been slightly adjusted for this year, because 7 smartphones and 16 motifs lead to a quickly confusing number of 112 shots, whose one-shot comparison degenerates into a tedious task. In the last two comparisons with fewer photos, the editors had already noted that many photos further down the test received significantly fewer votes than the photos at the top of the article. Therefore, this time the blind test takes place in two rounds with eight motifs each. The first part will only include daytime shots, while part 2 will also include nighttime shots.

How the photos were taken

The following applies to all photos: All smartphones involved in the test were operated with their current software (as of March 28) and the default camera settings in automatic mode. This time, the photos were not resized to the lowest common denominator to hide the source, because all the smartphones involved take photos with a resolution of around 12 MP. The files were only changed to the extent that the removal of the EXIF ​​​​data means that no conclusions can be drawn about the smartphone used in each case.

Any ComputerBase member registered in the forum can participate in the polls. Only one favorite can be selected per survey. If you only want to see the results without influencing the survey, you can select “Abstention (show result)“. The surveys each have a term of four days (four times 24 hours) from the publication of this article. Consequently, the polls close on April 5 at 12:00. Later, after a short break, the publication of the second round with eight more recordings is planned, before the evaluation of the results, the announcement of the winner and the disclosure of the participating devices.

Reason 1 – Old National Gallery

Reason 2: Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station

Reason 3 – Berlin State Library

Reason 4: Audi Quattro in DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum