Blind Camera Comparison Results: iPhone and Pixel overcome Samsung's new Galaxy

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Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Pixel 7 Pro Blind Camera Comparison
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is finally here and the big focus has been on a brand new main camera which has a massive, 200-megapixel sensor, but does that also mean we have the new best camera phone in the world?

We can analyze the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera all day long, but unless you, our readers, decide that the photos look great... well, it just won't cut it!

So right below you will find photos captured on three top-tier camera phones: the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the Google Pixel 7 Pro. We are shuffling the order of the phones for each set of photos, so it's impossible to know which phone took which photo and you'd have to rely on nothing but your own sense of visual appreciation and just pick the best looking one. Totally independent and with no bias!

Update:The votes are now in! Check out the winners below and a short overview of the results at the end of this article.

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Scene 1: Main Camera, Cloudy Day



Which photo do you prefer?

A1 — Pixel
40.76%
B1 — iPhone
28.64%
C1 — Galaxy
30.6%

Scene 2: Main Camera, At the Bar



Which photo do you prefer?

A2 — Pixel
37.21%
B2 — Galaxy
35.98%
C2 — iPhone
26.81%

Scene 3: Main Camera, Cloudy Day



Which photo do you prefer?

A3 — iPhone
42.24%
B3 — Pixel
36.52%
C3 — Galaxy
21.24%

Scene 4: Main Camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A4 — Galaxy
11.3%
B4 — iPhone
12.7%
C4 — Pixel
76%

Scene 5: Main Camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A5 — Pixel
15.16%
B5 — Galaxy
27.84%
C5 — iPhone
57.01%

Scene 6: Main Camera at Dusk



Which photo do you prefer?

A6 — Pixel
12.21%
B6 — iPhone
50.74%
C6 — Galaxy
37.04%

Scene 7: Main Camera at Night



Which photo do you prefer?

A7 — Galaxy
31.73%
B7 — iPhone
29.79%
C7 — Pixel
38.48%

Scene 8: Main Camera Night Photo



Which photo do you prefer?

A8 — iPhone
50.15%
B8 — Pixel
26.2%
C8 — Galaxy
23.66%

Scene 9: Ultra-wide Camera, Day photo



Which photo do you prefer?

A9 — Pixel
17%
B9 — Galaxy
27.68%
C9 — iPhone
55.31%

Scene 10: Ultra-wide Camera at Night



Which photo do you prefer?

A10 — iPhone
15.69%
B10 — Galaxy
43.61%
C10 — Pixel
40.71%

Scene 11: Portrait Mode



Which photo do you prefer?

A11 — iPhone
12.98%
B11 — Galaxy
57.5%
C11 — Pixel
29.52%

Scene 12: Portrait at Night



Which photo do you prefer?

A12 — Galaxy
70.65%
B12 — iPhone
2.59%
C12 — Pixel
26.76%

Scene 13: Selfie



Which photo do you prefer?

A13 — Galaxy
36.28%
B13 — Pixel
18.49%
C13 — iPhone
45.23%

Scene 14: Selfie



Which photo do you prefer?

A14 — iPhone
33.85%
B14 — Pixel
61.05%
C14 — Galaxy
5.1%

Blind Camera Comparison: The Results!


Above, you already saw the big reveal for each round and we are curious: are you surprised by the results, or are they just what you expected?

Here is a summary:

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max wins rounds 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, or a total of 6 rounds
  • Pixel 7 Pro wins rounds 1, 2, 4, 7, 14, or a total of 5 rounds
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra wins rounds 10, 11, 12, or a total of 3 rounds

As you can see, the iPhone takes a very narrow win over the Pixel in this test, as the Galaxy S23 Ultra takes a step back with some noticeable issues with a blue tint on most of the photos captured on this cloudy day. We noted this as a serious issue in our Galaxy S23 Ultra review, and your votes seem to confirm that. We hope Samsung takes notice and fixes this with a software update in the future.

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As for the iPhone and the Pixel, they simply did not have the issue with color balance on that day and that allowed them to capture more pleasing colors, which we guess was the big reason why they won.

Of course, we ought to say that we are hoping for better weather soon, and we plan on doing this test once again to see if the Galaxy fares better in more cheerful conditions.

Yet still, we have to say that it won conclusively in the Portrait Mode rounds, and it remains in our opinion the best phone for portrait photos right now, beating both the iPhone and the Pixel.

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