If camera quality is your primary motivation when buying a new smartphone, how do you make an informed choice? With so many reviewers taking their sample images at different times or locations, it’s hard to tell which is best.
Popular UK YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss had a great idea to pit the new iPhone 12 Pro Max against the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, while taking all of the comparison footage at the same time. He did this using a clever dual-clamp rig that let both smartphones take their images from virtually the same point in space.
Then he put both cameras through the same 12 sets of tests, looking at 8K and 4K video, slo-mo, zoom, night mode, and more. You can watch the full testing below, but we’ll summarize for you.
Over the 12 categories, Samsung won five, Apple won three, and four were undecided. The upshot of the 12