The Pixel 6a was released earlier this year for $449, and when compared to flagships like the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, it seemed clear that Google’s mid-range device would not be able to compete. The surprising thing is that the less expensive phone really outperforms the more expensive ones in a blind camera test.
The Pixel 6a was included among the Pixel 7 Pro, ZenFone 9, and other popular smartphones in a blind smartphone camera test video that MKBHD, a well-known YouTube technology critic, uploaded. The blind camera test is named as a result of the fact that no spectator will be able to tell which of the two photographs on their screen was taken with which smartphone while voting.
Marques built a special website to allow people to vote for the smartphone camera output that they thought looked the best. Best Overall, Best HDR, and Best Portrait were the three categories considered by MKBHD to choose the winner. It is shocking to see that the Pixel 6a received the Best Overall award, the OPPO Find X5 Pro took home the prize for the “Best Standard” photo, while the Pixel 7 Pro took home the prizes for “Best Low Light” and “Best Portrait.”
The Pixel 7 Pro actually came in third overall, behind ASUS’ Zenfone 9 and the Pixel 6a in second and third, respectively. The iPhone 14 Pro Max came in seventh, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra grabbed sixth. We are convinced that many readers are now perplexed in light of these rankings.
Google has built a solid reputation for making its Pixel line of smartphones capable of taking beautiful pictures. The fact that flagship models like the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 14 Pro Max failed to even take second or third place was nevertheless remarkable.