Camera Test Tournament - Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Beats iPhone Xs & Pixel 3
We all know that Pixel 3 and iPhone Xs do have a great camera, but after a tournament conducted by MKBHD, a Vlogger you would see that most of the people have voted for Mate 20 Pro camera. Technically, we know that Pixel 3 and iPhone Xs do have great sensors and lens that captures appealing photos. However, when MKBHD asked people to vote for best photo without letting them know about from which device it was capture, most of the users on Instagram and Twitter voted Mate 20 Pro. The second best photo was taken from Pocophone F1.
Marques Brownlee announced that he would be conducting a blind camera test where he posts images taken on various smartphones and followers were supposed to vote on a best photo. He conducted the test like a tournament where he posts photos from two devices and asks his followers to vote on the best photo. He then shortlisted the devices and posts another image taken on devices that won during the first round of voting. Then, a third round was conducted by picking the best from the second round. Then, the semi-finals and then followed the finals. Totally, 16 devices were made to participate in the tournament.
Surprisingly, neither iPhone Xs nor Pixel 3 won the battle. They did not even qualify the first round of the tournament. This is surprising because, we all know that how well the sharpness, color reproduction, exposure and other parameters are optimized to produce great photos in these devices. When people were asked to choose a best photo by having them side-by-side, they chose the photo that looked better for them, or bright for them.
What about Galaxy Note 9? The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was battled with HTC U12+ and won in the first round, however, in the second round, the Pocophone beat Samsung Galaxy Note 9. During the finals, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Pocophone F1 was battled and Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera won the battle and it went surprising to all the netizens who who participated in the voting.
This picture shows how the battles were conducted.
And the final poll posted on Twitter and Instagram had made people to vote for Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera. Although the results are surprising, it should be noted that when photos were posted on social media such as Twitter and Instagram, they tend to compress resulting in degradation of the image quality. However, a best photo always wins. When the iPhone Xs and Blackberry battle was conducted, MKBHD, on his videos shows a clear photo where Blackberry makes the photo smooth whereas the photo taken on iPhone Xs looks natural. However, people chose photo which was smooth.
Finals: B vs P
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) November 29, 2018
Here is the video where Marques announces the results.
Everyone using expensive iPhone Xs or Pixel 3 should be much worried right now. The tournament results are not only surprising for Marques itself, but also for every other expert gadget reviewers out there on YouTube.
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