Blind camera comparison: iPhone 14 Pro Max BEATS OnePlus 11, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Pixel 7 Pro!

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Blind camera comparison
The OnePlus 11 arrived with a moderate bang, hoping to reinvigorate the OnePlus brand and repair its somewhat damaged public image, which suffered a bit in the past few years immediately after the merger with Chinese giant Oppo. Well, the OnePlus 11 definitely has the makings for a pretty appealing phone, with great hardware, capable Hasselblad camera, and finally, a very aggressive price tag that definitely puts it on the map

To recap, the OnePlus 11 camera has the following hardware going on for it:

  • 50MP wide (main) camera, Sony IMX890 sensor, f/1.8 aperture
  • 48MP ultra-wide camera, Sony IMX581 sensor, f/2.2
  • 32MP 2X zoom camera, Sony IMX709 sensor, f/2.0 (up to 20X digital zoom)
  • 16MP front camera, ISOCELL 3P9 (S5K3P9) sensor

But the question remains: is this enough to make it a fan favorite and actually tip the scales in its favor in direct comparison with the current crop of behemoths on the US cameraphone scene, the super-versatile Galaxy S23 Ultra, the superb iPhone 14 Pro Max, and finally, the Pixel 7 Pro that punches way above its weight?

It's time for another blind camera comparison, where you, dear readers, will be calling the shots! Below you'll find nearly a dozen scenes with randomized and anonymous camera samples taken with all four phones, and it's your job to pick a favorite and vote for it in the polls!

The results of this blind camera comparison will be revealed this Friday, March 17, so make sure to stick around and find out if your horse won the race! Leave a comment with your picks and come back around this Friday to find out the answers!.

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Blind camera comparison results:


So, it's time to reveal how the OnePlus 11 has fared against the competition and if it has successfully come up on top! Lo and behold, the final spread! Turns out that the iPhone 14 Pro Max takes the cake in this blind camera comparison.

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max - 29.51%
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra - 24.21%
  • OnePlus 11 - 23.58%
  • Pixel 7 Pro - 22.7%


Zoom range scene - Ultra-wide, 1X, 2X, 10X


We kick things off with a zoom range taken with each phone. We took a bunch of photos with all phones, namely a ultra-wide, 1X, 2X, and a 10X; it's up to you to decide which phone fared the best in this ordeal. So, all four photos on a given row here are taken with the same device.

Phone #1 zoom range (Galaxy S23 Ultra)


Phone #2 zoom range (iPhone 14 Pro Max)


Phone #3 zoom range (OnePlus 11)


Phone #4 zoom range (Pixel 7 Pro)


Which zoom range do you prefer?

Galaxy S23 Ultra
33.26%
iPhone 14 Pro Max
21.75%
OnePlus 11
18.14%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
26.84%

Now, back to our regular schedule with normal blind camera comparison scenes.

Scene #1 - Daylight, main camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A1 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
30.09%
B1 - OnePlus 11
23.04%
C1 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
35.01%
D1 - Google Pixel 7 Pro
11.86%

Scene #2 - Daylight, main camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A2 - Google Pixel 7 Pro
8.18%
B2 - OnePlus 11
18.85%
C2 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
55.85%
D2 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
17.11%

Scene #3 - Wide portrait



Which photo do you prefer?

A3 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
5.91%
B3 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
17.37%
C3 - Google Pixel 7 Pro
67.51%
D3 - OnePlus 11
9.21%

Scene #4 - Regular portrait



Which photo do you prefer?

A4 - Google Pixel 7 Pro
13.1%
B4 - OnePlus 11
20.73%
C4 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
57.45%
D4 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
8.72%

Scene #5 - HDR, main camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A5 - OnePlus 11
34.37%
B5 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
29.66%
C5 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
29.97%
D5 - Pixel 7 Pro
6.01%

Scene #6 - Street culture, main camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A6 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
30.14%
B6 - Google Pixel 7 Pro
20.82%
C6 - OnePlus 11
21.48%
D6 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
27.55%

Scene #7 - Dusk, main camera



Which photo do you prefer?

A7 - Pixel 7 Pro
27.51%
B7 - OnePlus 11
15.4%
C7 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
27.15%
D7 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
29.94%

Scene #8 - Night mode



Which photo do you prefer?

A8 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
15.96%
B8 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
13.8%
C8 - OnePlus 11
45.4%
D8 - Pixel 7 Pro
24.84%

Scene #9



Which photo do you prefer?

A9 - OnePlus 11
39.59%
B9 - Pixel 7 Pro
16.71%
C9 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
10.89%
D9 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
32.81%

Scene #10 - Ultra-wide



Which photo do you prefer?

A10 - Google Pixel 7 Pro
17.64%
B10 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
14.62%
C10 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
36.85%
D10 - OnePlus 11
30.88%

Scene #11 - 10x zoom



Which photo do you prefer?

A11 - iPhone 14 Pro Max
40.03%
B11 - OnePlus 11
5.83%
C11 - Pixel 7 Pro
31.31%
D11 - Galaxy S23 Ultra
22.83%

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