Phone Camera Showdown: Apple Vs Samsung Vs Google

Phone Camera Showdown: Apple Vs Samsung Vs Google
Image: YouTube, Marques Brownlee

When you’re paying top dollar for a smartphone, you obviously want it to have the best camera on the market. Otherwise you might as well be buying a mid-range model.

Most flagship handsets now come with dual lenses, night-friendly sensors and advanced stabilisation software which means virtually anyone can take stunning photos and videos. But which smartphone is best? Watch these comparison videos from YouTube’s technology experts and judge for yourself.

These days, most top-of-the-range phones have pretty similar camera specifications – but only on paper. When it comes to actual photographic output, there are significant differences depending on the manufacturer.

For example, Samsung phones tend to generate vibrant colours during the image processing, while the iPhone usually favours more natural tones. Determining which photos look better is in the eye of the beholder – which is where these videos come in handy.

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iPhone X Camera Test! [Pixel 2 vs Note 8 vs rx100]

As evidenced by her YouTube username, iJustine (AKA Justine Ezarik) is an unabashed iPhone fangirl. You should therefore take her assessment with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, the above video is well worth a look: it pitches the iPhone X against Samsung’s Note8, Google’s Pixel 2 and a Sony rx100 compact camera.

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Marques Brownlee

Camera shootout: iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 vs. Note 8

This one comes from tech blog The Verge. It pitches the iPhone X camera against the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy Note 8 (plus the HTC U11 and LG V30.) It takes a more objective/scientific route with the testing and crowns the Pixel 2 XL as overall winner. If you want a point-and-shoot camera that will capture the best detail in every situation, go with the Pixel 2.


  • Casey Neistat did some comparisons as well. The one he did was he took two photo’s inside a plane and asked his followers which photo came from what phone. Interesting in that people were saying that definitely came from a Samsung but was a Pixel 2 or I really love the colours this one produced so I’m saying that was from a Pixel 2 but was an iPhone X.

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