iPhone 15 Pro wins ‘Best Camera Award’ at MKBHD Smartphone Awards 2023

Renowned tech YouTuber Marques Keith Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, recently revealed the winners of the highly anticipated MKBHD Smartphone Awards 2023. In this annual celebration of technological excellence, Brownlee assessed smartphones across various categories, showcasing the top performers in terms of design, camera capabilities, battery life, and overall value.

MKBHD Smartphone Awards 2023

iPhone 15 series scores big in this year’s MKBHD Smartphone Awards, but Google Pixel 8 steals the show

The Value Award

In the category of the most value-packed phone, MKBHD awarded the Samsung Galaxy A54 as the winner, highlighting its flat display, triple cameras, wireless charging, and robust build – all at an affordable $400. The Moto G Play and Pixel 7A secured the runner-up and honorable mention positions, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy A54

The Battery Award

Taking the Battery Award was the iPhone 15 Plus, recognized for its unique combination of a custom chip, software optimization, and the largest iPhone battery ever (4912 mAh), offering a genuine two-day usage experience. The Asus ROG Phone 7 and Asus Zenfone 10 secured the runner-up and honorable mention positions in this category.

iPhone 15 Plus

The Design Award

The Honor Magic V2 stood out in the Design Award category with its “physics-defying” foldable design, featuring a slim 9.9mm profile, a 5000mAh battery, and two displays that challenge the norms in folding phone design.

Honor Magic V2

The Best Camera Award

The iPhone 15 Pro stole the show at the MKBHD Smartphone Awards this year, claiming the Best Camera title. Its all-around photography and videography prowess, including features like Log recording and low-light dominance, solidified its position as the undisputed leader in smartphone imaging. The iPhone 15 Pro also dominated MKBHD’s blind smartphone camera test, capturing the most stunning low-light photos.

iPhone 15 Pro

The Best Foldable Phone

The Best Foldable Phone title went to the OnePlus Open, surprising with its exceptional specs, impressive screens, and multitasking capabilities. The Pixel Fold and Samsung Z Flip 5 earned the runner-up and honorable mention positions, respectively.

OnePlus Open

Most Improved Award

The Nothing Phone 2 claimed the Most Improved title, showcasing enhancements in LED patterns, rounded glass edges, and noteworthy improvements in software functionality, powered by the impressive Nothing OS. The iPhone 15 secured the runner-up spot in this category.

Nothing Phone 2

Bust of the Year

The Solana Saga Crypto Phone earned the undesirable title of “Bust of the Year.” Brownlee expressed disappointment in its ceramic build, highlighting weaknesses in the camera, display, and battery, making it a regrettable choice for users.

Solana Saga Crypto Phone

Phone of the Year

In the grand finale of the MKBHD Smartphone Awards, the coveted Phone of the Year award went to the Google Pixel 8. Brownlee praised its super-bright 120Hz display, upgraded cameras, and a plethora of clever software features, along with a remarkable seven years of promised updates. The Asus Zenfone 10 secured the runner-up position, with honorable mentions for the iPhone 15 Pro, S23 Ultra, and OnePlus.

Google Pixel 8.

MKBHD’s additional awards recap

Apart from the detailed categories, the YouTuber also acknowledged other winners of the MKBHD Smartphone Awards, such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for the Best Big Phone and the ASUS Zenfone 10 for the Best Small Phone.

Watch the MKBHD Smartphone Awards 2023 below:

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