Surprise! The most impressive camera on a smartphone in 2022 is not the iPhone 14 Pro

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As usual at this time of year. YouTuber MKBHD madeonce again, another blind test to select best smartphone camera this year. More than 600,000 people voted for the images captured by 16 smartphones launched throughout this 2022.

The most impressive camera on a phone in 2022 is not the one we all expected!

To perform the test. MKBHD decided that these 16 smartphones would take three different photos: a standard one, a night mode photo, and a portrait mode photo.

More than 600,000 users and 20 million votesthe YouTuber used the Elo-style power rating system of a website dedicated to these measurements, to award the best smartphone camera in 2022. After showing the most voted photos, MKBHD revealed the smartphones that competed in the test to this year’s blinds:

  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • Moto Edge 2022
  • Nothing Phone 1
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Pixel 6A
  • Realme 10 Pro+
  • ROG Phone 6
  • iPhone SE 3
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia 1IV
  • xiaomi 12s Ultra
  • Asus Zenfone 9
  • I live X80 Pro+

Although the media often comment after the launch of the new iPhone models as one of the best cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro, in this case, was not so good. Out of 16 smartphones, it took seventh place (behind the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra). Even with Apple’s new Photonic Engine for computerized photography and the A16 Bionic chip, the company couldn’t deliver the sharpest image or the best night mode photo.

This blind test proved that paying more doesn’t mean getting the best photo quality, as the Pixel 6A was the overall winner, followed by the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the Asus Zenfone 9.

The iPhone 14 Pro, ranked 6th, 10th and 5th, in the 3 different tests. The phones with the worst average were (from worst to least bad) Sony Xperia I IV, Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, the Nothing Phone (1) and iPhone SE 3. The iPhone SE 3 ranked low, mainly in night mode photo , since it does not have a suitable configuration for this technology.

Below you can see the full video in which the renowned Youtuber highlights the best smartphone camera in 2022.