The smartphone camera wars are not over, but the major players are defined and in battle. Tera Thomas O’Brien thinks we may have reached peak cameraphone. They will improve but you may not notice.
The problem we’ve run into since getting the new iPhone on the iPhone Upgrade Program is that photos from both DSLR and iPhone look very much alike. In fact, side by side, photos taken with iPhone at a wedding look much like the photos taken by a DSLR.
Agreed. Today’s crop of Samsung Galaxy S-whatever, Google Pixel 2, and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all take excellent photos with little effort.
What that means is the smartphone camera wars have come to a screeching halt. Wait. What? No way, right? Isn’t Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 camera better than iPhone X? So it would seem according to a few recent reviews and the standard DXoMarktesting. Good for Samsung.
The battles are not over but the smartphone camera war has ended. They’re all pretty damned good.