iPhone 14 Pro ranks average in MKBHD’s 2022 blind smartphone camera test

YouTuber Marques Keith Brownlee (MKBHD) is back again with his annual blind smartphone camera test. This year, 16 smartphones were compared with a brand-new system. Shockingly, the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera did not do too well.


Google Pixel 6A wins MKBHD’s 2022 blind smartphone camera test

This year, MKBHD launched a website based on the ELO rating system. This year’s smartphone contestants were rated based on how they captured daytime, evening, and portrait photos. All smartphones were assigned a separate letter. Here is a list of the smartphones included in this year’s test:

  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • Moto Edge 30 Ultra
  • Nothing Phone (1)
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Realme 10 Pro+
  • Asus ROG Phone 6
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia 1 IV
  • Xiaomi 12s Ultra
  • Asus Zenfone 9
  • Vivo X80 Pro+

Although voting on the website is going to stay open until the end of January, the results of 600,000 participants were tallied to determine the winner of this year’s blind smartphone camera test.

Last year’s winner was the Google Pixel 5A and its successor, the Google Pixel 6A, took first place this year. The Google Pixel 7 Pro came in second place and the ASUS Zenfone 9 came in third. This year’s Samsung flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra took fifth place and Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro came in seventh place.


In the standard test, the Oppo Find X5 Pro had the best score for regular shots, the Pixel 7 Pro took first place for portrait shots and the Vivo X80 Pro+ had the best low-light performance. The iPhone 14 Pro was in 6th place in the standard, 10th place in the low-light, and 5th place in the portrait blind camera tests. 

Smartphones with the worst average score include the Nothing Phone (1), Moto Edge 30 Ultra, OnePlus 10 Pro, and the third-generation iPhone SE.

Watch MKBHD’s 2022 blind smartphone camera test below:

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