We pit the Google Pixel 6 Pro camera against the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to see which takes the best photos.
Camera Shooting With Google Pixel 6 Pro: Is It Better For Apple And Samsung?
Google’s image processing capabilities have long been reputed as one of the pinnacles of mobile photography.
This award has been proven in recent years by hardware stagnation and high-performance competition. We look forward to returning to the shape of smartphone cameras and perhaps becoming the new gold standard. To test the phone, we compared Google’s phone with the two best photos in the industry, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Being better than the Pixel 6 Pro, the win here is also of great value to Google’s mobile phones. As explained in Image Analysis, you need to see the examples of over 200 images in this Google Drive folder in full quality. White Balance and Color Balance As always, start with the basics of good photography: colour, exposure, and white balance.
As expected of the Samsung, their cameras love a little punch and you can be sure you’ll find bright yellows, greens and reds in the very colourful first snapshot. The effect isn’t as exaggerated as it was last year, but it’s arguably the most shocking of the three. Both Apple and Google add a bold blue tone to the first click, and Google raises the exposure a bit.
This can be seen in the black tones of the scene. In fact, it’s difficult to see the Nintendo Switch controller logo in the iPhone image. Samsung is the most shocking and Apple is the most conservative of the three colours. This rule also applies to the second photo, where the Galaxy S21 Ultra indulges in warmer scene tones than its competitors.
The inside of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is yellow, and the blue on the bottle label turns green. Yellowing of this celandine is also common. When you’re on the go, things change dramatically when it comes to Apple phones. The iPhone image sensor uses a more traditional Bayer filter. Does it make a difference? Let’s take a look at some 100% plants. Starting with a bright macro photo, there’s little to say between these three phones. The iPhone isn’t the most detailed in the first example and has noticeable scratches on the seat.
The Pixel 6 Pro makes a big difference in detail. Samsung’s flagship product, on the other hand, offers the highest overall sharpness and a decent level of detail, but the fine lines aren’t as sharp as Google Photos.