Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera Test

פורסם בתאריך 25 אוק 2021
Instead of just doing a Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max Camera Test Comparison and a Pixel 6 Pro vs Galaxy S21 Ultra camera test comparison separately I thought I would bring you one longer comprehensive camera comparison to help you make the best buying decision. For more Pixel 6 camera and Pixel 6 Pro camera reviews subscribe to the channel! I need some more time with the Pixel 6 Pro to bring you a full review but I also want to bring you some videos on the regular and cheaper Pixel 6 as well so let me know if you want to see a Pixel 6 camera test.

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0:00 Intro and Front facing camera video and Mic Test
0:37 Day Time Photos
6:67 Camera System Feature Comparison
9:40 Daytime Video
11:48 Low Light Photos
18:39 Low Light Video

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  • Team Pixel, Team iPhone or Team Galaxy? Which one took it?

    • It seems the iPhone video in low light has less noise because it underexposes, less ISO resulting in a darker video. Less details but less noise, kind of a trade off..not sure why you or anyone else from the Tech Community hasnt explained this to your audience.

    • For me iphone and pixel had a draw

    • Team iphone

    • @Kuku Bubu Samsung Galaxy

    • @agaskew 😱😱😱

  • The video I've been waiting for! I agree that there is a lot of noise on the Pixel 6 Pro in low light. Google hyped that larger sensor so much I thought I was doing something wrong with mine. Amazing comparison and I'm sure editing the video took a long time!

    • Im returning my Pixel 6 pro after 1.5 months and ordered the iphone. Software is utter trash and im a long term Android user. I sometimes have focus issues.

    • If the Pixel 7 gets something similar to the sensor shift in the iPhone, this problem might finally settle.

    • I heard there's a big camera update coming? Is that true? And will it fix the minor issues?

    • Apple sucks

    • @Ayush Sharma As shown in this video, all phones have the lens flare issue. The Pixel 6 is actually worse.

  • About to complete a year of difference, the s21 ultra shows that it has a lot of firepower compared to the comparison made. I believe that an upcoming s22 ultra early next quarter could make this comparison even hotter 🔥 🔥 🔥

  • The overall standard is staggering considering these are smartphones. I'm surprised to say that the S21 Ultra was best overall or most consistently. They're all VERY impressive.

    • @Jones Hugo absolutely agree. Samsung phones have always been weird and inconsistent with their cameras. I think they know that, that's why they try to compensate by oversaturating pictures as some cheap gimmick to make photos look " better "

    • @asdf Talk about selective viewing bro. Zero ILawardrs have said. That being said, I agree that most ILawardrs likely prefer S21U (or at least preferred it until 13PM and Pixel 6 releases).

    • @Jones Hugo Sorry while photos can come out better in specific scenarios with the iPhone 13 pro the s21 ultra has better consistency across the board.

    • Yeah, the S21 was consistently the best and it wasn't particularly close. This youtuber seems to want to jump on the iphone being the best video bandwagon. I just don't see it. I have an iphone btw.

    • Almost all reviewers unanimously agree S21 Ultra camera setup wins in all categories against 13 pro max

  • Great and balanced comparison. google really needs to enable portrait mode with the telephoto and tweak the video to lean darker and keep the noise under control

  • Very useful and exhaustive, thanks! I am on 6 Pro, and I have to say, when it comes to raw shots, I always refer the Pixel way, as it's wayy more post-processing friendly than the iPhones, who basically caliber the average social media picture. Using the 4X zoom on the 6 Pro was a blast, I really enjoy the bum in hardware specs! I do have to say that iPhone's Portrait mode is a killer in every shots you've taken. the bokeh effect is just behyond the other two

  • As always, the best smartphone camera comparisons on ILaward! Nice job, Danny! I'd love to see this same comparison in a few months after Google is able to tweak the software issues.

  • Danny, kudos for the amazing work here! You really show how the flagship phones are all very good at also being cameras. It just solidifies my opinion that choosing a phone is really about the overall experience and preference. I still like the simplicity of stock Android, and I think the Pixel 6 will be the ultimate expression of that.

    • before slowing down

  • I am just amazed at what phone cameras are able to do! The quality is amazing and truly, you can't go wrong with any of them!

  • I've been reading that the pixel portrait settings are maxed by default and I wonder if turning it down would have really changed how some of those portrait pictures came out. I never liked mine maxed out and I bet that would have fixed some of the hair blending into the background.

    • I agree, and I would do the same, but if he changes something after the pic is taken, then he has to do the same with the other phones: iPhone: "photographic styles", choosing longer exposure with the night mode Pixel: changing blur, choosing contrast and shadows before the photo is taken Samsung: pro mode (a video comparison, where someone is taking the "optimal" photos would be nice, but highly subjective.)

    • Sometimes people need to look further than "oh it missed this spot". In that spot, there was a pole whereas it wasn't in the other two - perhaps the AI will struggle when you place things like that behind the subject :)

    • After taking the portrait photo you need to go to edit -> Blur and you can adjust it. That's how it works on Pixel 4xl and 5

    • Wait so there's an option to lower the portrait effect?

    • Yes we need someone to make this adjustment and then do another comparison

  • I'd choose the S21 overall. What I notice with these new smartphone is, that the night modes are now so advanced in adding light and details that it makes the images look like they were not taken at dark light. It harms the image quality in my opinion because it doesn't look natural anymore. They should try to keep some of the darkness and don't just totally blow up the brightness. Darkness is a thing.

    • @Fabian Sure, but RAW comes with several problems of its own. They are much bigger files, which need to be edited first and then you will need to delete the original file every time if you don't want to have images twice. I love taking RAW sometimes, but most of the time a jpg should be enough.

    • Just take a Pixel 6 pro or S21 Ultra, even Oneplus and other android makers and shoot a raw image in pro mode. Problem solved :D

    • Well, it's pretty easy to reduce some of the EV in software if you feel so inclined. The other way around is more dicy.

    • Fir night mode ka mtlv kya hua jab chamkadar he dhekne h toh

  • I am very impressed with The ultra. This device is 9 months in and still on par with the latest IPhone and Pixels. On top of that the ultra has a promode so that is the most versatile out of the bunch.

    • If we're talking solely in terms of the stock camera app* The iPhone has the highest quality 3rd party camera apps (Halide, Filmic Pro, etc.).

    • @peter williams I don't live in America dude. The iPhone while been a great phone for some people. It is not the phone for me me. I really don't care about iphones to be honest.

    • The Ultra is really impressive for being 9 months old.

  • Thank you so much! Your tests are the best! Keeping my S21 Ultra, didn’t expect that it will keep so good against the newer smartphones

    • @José Ricardo GS the S21 it's not 1 year old, it's supposed to compete against all 2021 flagships (and even more this year as it's Samsung's only flagship since there weren't Note models), anyway, Pixel camera will get a lot better with future updates since the software it's not yet optimized for the new processor and sensor.

    • @José Ricardo GS you'll be surprised at how one year old devices hold up. Only people tend to forget them. If anything some of these devices get better with age, so there less need to be surprised

    • @Rennie Ash But it is 1 year old. The Pixel is brand new and the iPhone is barely a month old... The S21 Ultra still holds it pretty good! I'm impressed!

    • Why not? A year old device isn't suddenly going to be bad :)

    • Same.. One could argue that it's the all around best of the 3, although at this point you could probably make that argument for each of them. In all honesty, Google has some software they need to improve on this one. So much potential though. If they stick with it, they could definitely be the definitive top of the Android smartphone world in the next couple year's (right when I pay off my S21 Ultra😉).

  • I've been a tech enthusiast for years but all smartphone cameras are so good these days I can barely tell any difference between the three.

    • AI still working for processing dude, just not AI modes on top of it. Hardware vs Software

    • @mauricio chacon bruh he literally said he can barealy tell any diference between the 3 in the video, smh

    • @mauricio chacon well no shit??? Obviously he was talking about flagships it's what enthusiasts do.

    • That’s right, can’t go wrong any of these devices

    • @mauricio chacon I don't know if "epic" is the right word. Definitely massive bang for the buck.

  • Very good and detailed camera tests. Great explanations of where cameras did well and not so well. I would have liked more sample photos of people with a variety of skin tones. This is an area where Google is trying to do better, and this could be important to a lot of people.

  • I was waiting for this review. Thank you Danny for all that you do! I am getting my Pixel 6 Pro on Friday and I'm still excited for the phone even with its shortcomings from my S21 Ultra.

  • Great video Danny! Been Team Pixel for a few years and got myself a Pro :) I think a key shout out is the price. Pixel is £200 cheaper than the base Pro Max and £300 cheaper than the S21 Ultra. For you to call it a draw is pretty good!

  • Good video Danny. People dont understand or appreciate the sheer amount of work to put this kind of thing together actually takes. I like my 6 Pro but it 100% needs some help with the camera software

  • Use the 4x to take portrait Photos next time, it gives the best results by far and turn down the background blur to 50% from the default 100%

    • Iv never understood why Phone cameras dont just have a 50mm or 80mm equivalent for shooting photos of people... and I have also never understood how all these ILawardrs who make a living being on film never bring up why cell phone cameras tend to have 23-25 mm lens. makes me wonder if they dont understand the equipment they are using or if they dont ask the right questions because for some reason benchmarks matter so much... when at most it will load something .01 of a second faster.,..

  • team pixel, esperemos que se solucionen algunas cosas con las actualizaciones, ya me esperaba que fuera un poco peor que el pixel 5 por el tipo de procesador, para el siguiente creo que sera mucho mejor, claro que podrian mejorar este con una actualizacion pero vamos, no gastaran recursos en un producto ya vendido.

  • thx for the vid my dude, appreciate the work you put in. good to see the Pixel is off to a good start and with some software cleanup should be solid all around. TechTober didn't disappoint this year!!

  • Excellent video! These scenarios really are helpful in showing the capabilities and shortfalls of each device.

  • Really excellent review. Easy to understand and a fun presentation. I can tell you love tech and love what you do. That was a lot of info! At first it made me question whether buying a pixel or not and if I should consider another phone. But then I thought we're splitting some serious hairs here with winners in changing with each category all the time. So it made me think, why not just go with the phone that has other features you love too? The camera is a crapshoot on all of them and none are complete slam dunk with inconsistent photos taken in the same spot. It's a bit of a crapshoot so I still may go with the pixel whereas for a moment I was considering the iphone.

  • Great video and very informative. Still on the fence between the Pixel 6 and 6 pro. Would love to see the camera and video quality of the Pixel 6 line up after 3 months!

  • Probably the most accurate and extensive camera comparison right now! Good job as always. Thank you so much for your excellent work, Danny! :-)

  • Hey Danny! Thank you for the comprehensive review. Specifically, i'm interested in the video comparisons. Did you use something other than Adobe Premiere (or Media Encoder) to export these comparisons? I've lined up a few shots in Adobe and it's incorrectly reading the full scale (0-255) Pixel footage as 16-235, crushing the darks vs the original clips. Have you experienced the same thing? Love your channel by the way! Keep crushing.

    • So wait, are you implying that reviewers who used Adobe over Final Cut are the ones who are having the bad video reviews and it's turning out that they're literally the fault, not the phone?

    • @Danny Winget - Thanks for the quick reply! Yah, Adobe can't interpret full scale media correctly and it's driving me crazy. I might have to reinstall Final Cut or export using Davinci!

    • I used Final Cut Pro and had zero issues with the video.

  • Very well done. I felt like this was one of the most honest and fair comparison reviews I have ever seen. Thanks for your time and labor. 👍

  • Yes please show more pixel 6 cinematic and video zooms! It's the one thing people don't show enough of. Cinematic pan I saw from a review looked ridiculously amazing but they only showed 4 seconds of it. I'm trying to see just how much pro is worth for the zoom or if it's better to just go for the regular since they're almost the same besides the front and extra camera.

  • Can always count on Danny for the best, most detailed, longest camera comparison on ILaward. Thank you Danny

  • Man, your comparison videos are just awesome! Thanks for all the hard work you put into these. I really appreciate how you use real life scenarios to see what the cameras can do. Incredibly helpful!

  • Great observation on the night photos exposure time. With a much larger sensor than before, there's literally no reason for the pixel to require more than 1s of exposure time, hand held. They need to adjust their algorithms for default night mode shots with options for manual exposure time because real world usability > slightly boosted unrealistic shadows

    • Yes, this issue exists at least since the Pixel 3a (takes up to nearly 7 seconds). I did send feedback to Google, but they don't listen. I never understood why some reviewers praised Night Sight because this issue exists since at least the Pixel 3a as I said and HDR+ enhanced performs better. Some reviewers simply don't know how to examine image quality. The main problem is the exposure time per frame: 1/3s-1s per frame. HDR+ enhanced is much faster and sharper due to 1/5s per frame, but Pixel 4/5/6 don't have HDR+ enhanced. It's a huge issue and makes Night Sight nearly unusable. The Pixel 6 captures nearly 3 times as much light per time as the Pixel 3, so there's really no excuse.

  • Hopefully the inconsistency problem with the pixel 6 pictures will be improved with updates. Not a big problem to fix.

  • In here for the triple threat

    • put them against vivo 70 pro pls

  • All 3 phones look amazing. Edit: Im amazed on how good s21 ultra has become, literally consistent on every shot

  • For night photography, you should mention lens flares in many of the shots. I noticed it being especially bad with iphone lenses and sometimes with s21 lenses. It's really hard to remove, more so when you edit photos on the phone.

  • Incredible work and comparison!! All the devices does an amazing job, and I prefer the S21 Ultra in general photos, but the iPhone has the best video. Greetings from Venezuela 🇻🇪

    • yes sir s21 ultra colors are the best for me ... and video for iphone ofc

  • Best camera comparison ILaward has to offer! Good job Danny!

  • Would have loved to see the 6 Pro tele lens used for portraits (not portrait mode, just actual shots of the models), as well as for macro. Other comparisons have found it to produce exceptional results in both areas, and it could make the difference for someone comparing between the regular 6 and the 6 Pro (or something else). Otherwise, really appreciate the video!

  • As a professional photographer, these pictures are amazing. You can't go wrong. Pro mode might be okay but the Pixel and iPhone have great non-edited "raw." So, I'll get probably get the less-expensive one.

  • Now this is the camera comparison I've been waiting for, nobody does it like Danny. He is totally unbiased.

  • This is the first time Google using 50 MP, just as I thought that Google camera software will be "struggling" a bit for this new camera system, but I am sure in time they will update the camera software. Good job on the first gen for 50 MP camera and first gen for Tensor chip on Pixel 6, can't wait what can they do on the second generation or Pixel 7 based on Pixel 6's user experience

  • Very good results for day 1 software. I know my old P2, P3 and P4 XL's all noticeably got better over a few months of updates. But that's any phone nowadays really. Impressive Day 1 shots though.

  • Primeira vez que vejo a diferença mínima entre os concorrentes, ótimos!!!

    • @Assessor do prefeito Entendo seu ponto vista. Mas o mimnuto 19:25 deveria tirar suas dúvidas em relação ao modo automático. Pq ele se saiu melhor também.

    • @Voz & Letras como eu disse, a minha crítica ao S21U é fotos a noite usando o modo automático. Fotos de dia, saturação, contraste e fotos a noite como modo noturno ativado, tudo isso eu acho excelente. Minha única decepção mesmo é o processamento do modo automático a noite.

    • @Assessor do prefeito Em modo automático também se saiu um pouco. Repara no minuto 20:54. Vc verá a imagem bem mais nítida e confortável aos olhos. Depois que ele coloca o modo noturno então que a peia é maior nós outros. Amigo, não tô puxando sardinha pra Samsung, é apenas a realidade do que se vê nas fotos. Que mais uma prova que s21u é melhor, é só ver outros comentários. Claro em algumas situações o pixel 6 se saiu melhor, o iPhone também foi melhor em algumas imagens. Mas no geral, conjunto, que saiu melhor sem dúvidas foi s21ultra. Diria que na maioria das fotos. Repara minuto 17:35 18:25 19:51 20:50 20:58

    • @Voz & Letras coloca em 13:52

    • @Voz & Letras eu me refiro apenas em fotos a noite que não foram usadas o modo noturno, que foram tiradas no modo automático.

  • Team Pixel 6 Pro! Imagine how good it will be with the forthcoming updates! Go Google!

  • Relevant note for your 2x Portrait issues: the Pixel's telephoto lens is 4x folded optics, so for anything less than 4x it's going to be a crop of the main sensor.

  • Always love your camera comparisons Danny, keep up the good work.

  • Absolutely amazing comparison, I was soooo excited for it! Now a question I have... Can the Galaxy take night mode portraits with the telephoto cameras?

    • @Danny Winget damn that's so disappointing! Telephoto cameras have everything to do with portraits. Thanks a lot for answering!

    • They cannot. Only the wide

  • Awesome video and camera comparison. Just shows how close it is this year between the 3. Can't go wrong with either 3 I reckon.

  • I have a feeling the pixel 6 is going to get an update that brings more sharpness into video. looks good but almost has a raw look, tiny bit more processing and I'm in love. Images look fantastic.

  • Incredible comparison, thank you for the work you put into this.

  • Excellent review and amazing effort you made with your family, reviewing and enjoying the time with them. Have you faced any camera heat issues. I'm getting it in my Samsung galaxy S21 ultra. Thank you so much

  • What a great review! Thanks for all the time and effort. I am not an iPhone user, but they have such a good camera and the video is so clean! I think if I was to choose based off of the camera I would go iPhone. But if I didn't care about video, I would be a Samsung user based off of this review.

  • I have the iPhone13pro but call me crazy s21ultra is taking amazing pictures. honestly, in this video, I keep going back and forth with iphone13pro & s21ultra.. Another good video Danny 👍

  • I am loving your videos! Thank you for such an indepth review of the cameras. I really love that you do your reviews in Disney World since this is where I really want to have a good camera phone for, so I appreciate that. I am still not sure which phone I want they all have their pros and cons. I have been a die hard Samsung for awhile now, my husband has a pixel and my daughter is apple. I am debating on waiting for the S22. Do you have any thoughts on what you may have heard about the S22? I am kind of curious if it will compare closure to the iPhone 13. This is such a tough decision. The camera on the phone is how I decide on which phone to get.

  • Oh Danny!!! Once again bro... You knocked it out of the park!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 The way you present your videos are simply amazing!! And the way you do these triple comparisons, is second to none. Awesome content, well done bro!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • I had originally toyed with the idea of waiting for the Pixel 6 pro back when it was rumored, but couldn't wait and jumped at a great s21 Ultra deal. There's no regrets, and your video here solidifies that. The Pixel's camera is disappointing. For those who've purchased, I hope software updates will fix things up.

  • All 3 can be a great choice, the iPhone has a small edge especially on videos and some photo situations but I think we haven't seen the full capabilities of the Pixel yet. After a month or two the test must be repeated!

    • Yes, also can tell iPhone’s camera clearly need more optimizing too

  • Thanks for all the hard work and time to make this epic comparison! 👏👏👏 #TeamPixel checking in

  • I was patiently waiting for this, so thank you first of all for taking the time to edit and compile all these shots, kudos to you. Secondly, I am a happy owner of a Pixel 4, and I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit surprised (in a negative way) looking at the P6 shots, especially the low light photos... I love taking astrophotography shots, so we'll be waiting for those if you have the time. Hopefully, the software updates will change the game and they'll manage to take advantage of the tensor chip more efficiently. Thank you!

    • Waited a long time for Pixel to upgrade their sensors. And im disappointed. The upgrade has seemed to barely matter in a noticeable way. And has taken a step back in night shots and portraits.

    • @sacred predictions as of now (today), I don't think it's worth the upgrade. I factory reset my P4 right when the A12 software update came out, and it's basically a brand new phone. We'll see how much the camera software updates will improve the results, but I'm not too optimistic about it, lol! Let's hope someone compares P4, P5, and P6 together. That'll be interesting to watch!

    • @sacred predictions I am thinking the reason why this is, is because of the new hardware. After all, Google has had years to perfect the software for the old sensors in P2, P3, P4 and P5.. Give it some time and I bet the results will be a lot different.

    • Same here.

    • I have the pixel 4xl and yeah....I am....bummed a bit, it seems the photos the P6 produced in this video look not as nice as my 4xl. Bizarre to say the least, I really want to upgrade due to battery life, but I don't know if it's worth it now ugh

  • all three camera are incredibly good. my choice is the iPhone 13 Pro Max as the winner. overall had the best photos. second would the pixel. last the s21 ultra. we’ll see what Samsung releases in some months tho.

  • Yessir! Danny never fails to kill these comparisons. I know you say not to purchase for the potential but that's exactly what I'll be doing very soon. This is the first time Google's software has to play catch up with it's hardware. I have no doubt Google will maximize what they have over time. Please give us the cinematic goodness with the 6 Pro.

  • Thank you for spending so much time on this video! Choosing which phone I'll get is a no-brainer for me.. I won't ever buy an Apple phone and I'm not a big Samsung bloat ware fan either. I'll stick with Google's Pixel 6 Pro and will be totally happy with the shots it takes. 😀 I couldn't tell much difference anyway, if you want the truth. LoL

  • *for me all 3 are excellent smartphones, but for professional work the s21 ultra is better, since it has an excellent pro mode, both for photos and for videos at 4k / 8k at 60fps and 24fps.*

  • It's really fun for me to see how oversaturation was a bad thing before ,when iphones had natural look and galaxies were saturated, and now it's actually a good thing to see 👀 😄

  • I always admire the work you put in thanks bro💪🏾#teampixel but I don't think Google can fix the video through update naar .so I might go for the iPhone.

  • Earned my subscription with this incredibly well done and informative video. Thanks for creating terrific content!

    • Appreciate you stopping by! Welcome to the channel.

  • Great job! I've watched a few camera comparison videos over the last couple days, your video was the best. After watching the other videos I didn't really feel like I had a full understanding of the camera results, and that's part of why I kept watching other videos (the other being preorder excitement). I'm sure your video took more time than the your competition's, and it seems you went out of your way while on vacation too. Glad to say the your level of effort definitely shows in the quality of your end product. You got my like and subscribe lol

  • Great review and methodology showing them side by side in so many different circumstances. Thanks!

  • Isn't it actually more fair to have all the AI/smart features turned on? Most people will use it like that I'd imagine and the company probably expects that as well. If one manufacturer doesn't have it it's their problem. On the other hand it can make test results unbalanced so it's a tough call

    • @Sneat It's only disabling "colour enhancements" and such things. The rest of the standard processing is still AI of sorts.

    • @Johnathon Singh They turn it off cause they don't use it. I am an average consumer along with everyone I know, and turning the ai off is the first thing we average consumers do on the camera app. I'm still waiting on the link to support your claim.

    • @Rennie Ash Tensor is primarily about AI and it's deeply married with the camera hardware, the idea is to maximize the capabilities of the camera. It doesn't make sense to disable AI.

    • @A&V's Life ILaward reviewers are enthusiasts so ofc they are gonna turn off the ai stuff. Alot of people buy these high end phones and don't even use half of the features. Enthusiasts do not make up the bulk of the market, average consumer do.

    • @Johnathon Singh Do you have a link to an article to support your claim? Everyone i know, even ILawardr reviewers, turn ai off right off the bat.

  • I have the S21U and the one thing I greatly dislike is the smoothing on any inside pictures & the massive shutter lag. Any thoughts on inside photos or shutter lag on the P6Pro? It's the only thing I miss about my P5

  • Very interesting video. About a month and a half or so ago I was debating between the S21 Ultra or waiting for the Pixel 6 (I had the Note 10+). I really wanted to go back to Pixel. I remember really loving my Pixel 2. I just wasn't sold on the new Tensor chip. I ended up deciding to see if Google stayed with it or if it was a one-and-done thing. I am glad I got the S21 Ultra and from what I am seeing for reviews for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, I think I made the right choice.

    • In a way I am a little surprised that Pixel would release something like this with all the hype around it. Seems like a disappointment.

  • Pixel is back on top. Amazing dynamic range, also in video now. And Pixel’s 4K selfie video in the beginning just looks immaculate.

    • Uhh… nope

    • Not really lmaoo

    • Not yet. Much software improvement needed to be definitively on top. The potential is there though.

  • I preordered a Pixel the second it was available, and I've been excited about it for MONTHS. Team Pixel all day. But I gotta say, the Pixel doesn't compare with like ~90% of the iPhone shots here. Portrait mode looks pretty trash, HDR effect seems too much in a lot of situations, and the digital artifacting on a lot of the zoom shots looks pretty terrible. I think it's a great camera on its own, but the iPhone takes the cake most of the time (and again I say that as a lifelong Android fanboy).

  • Great review my man. You went above and beyond. Thank you!!

  • Great first impressions comparison I'm excited to see where the pixel is a few updates from here. Samsung has probably had a few camera updates since their launche.

  • Although A15 bionic is maybe the 20th generation, Google's Tensor first gen is really competitive to companies that have years and years of experience, learning and research on their own processors. This shows how Google is really taking this game seriously and it tells alot about how good and powerful the next generations will be ! Even this one will get waaay better after a couple of months of learning and updates ! My S10+ has been doing really amazing job for 2 years now and still going smooth and nice with no issues ! I'm planning on upgrading and I was thinking of S21U but now with the Pixel 6 pro release, it bacame on the top of my list for now ! But the only thing is making me hesitant is the long term heavy use of this new processor and how long it will survive. I don't wanna get the phone and after a year it will be exhausted and the phone starts dying lmao

    • Maybe because much of what Google did is focused on the design part or the configuration rather than actually doing R&D on hardware? Tensor still uses the same old ARM cores & Mali gpu(a different config) that every other smartphone has. Not taking away from the effort & research put into the design & software part but it is what it is.

    • Google didn't create any processor, they did a System on a chip (SOC). Tensor processor used are still the same Arm Cortex X1/A76 CPU used in older Snapdragon. Apple use their own custom CPU microarchitecture also designed by ARM and produced by TSMC. The real advantage for doing this is to get rid of Qualcomm middleman cut.

  • Team Galaxy! Thanks for all your work! Excellent video comparison as always!

  • Team undecided at the moment. I've always been team Samsung, but coming from getting the S20FE without any knowledge of how bad and buggy it is currently.....I'm pretty much done at this point. The specs on the Pixel 6 this year is really proving me into the google phone direction. Thus.....team Pixel? we will have to see on what January has to offer for me when I upgrade. Thank you for the detailed and pretty awesome videos! (they have helped tremendously

  • This is by far the most helpful video I've found as I research the pixel vs samsung. I currently have the ancient S9+ and looking to switch to either the S21+ or Pixel pro....the pixel wins against Samsung in so many things--my favorite being the motion and magic eraser features, but that portrait mode was so disappointing and I don't love how bright the night mode can get. Such a struggle to choose!

    • The only advice I can give you is that Samsungs Phone isn’t super far away in Feb so if you can wait I would if you like Samsung. If not go with your gut and pick the one you want. The Pixel is just more than the camera though and the interface is pretty great. The S21 Ultra does have better battery life so keep that in mind.

  • the deal breaker for me is the wideshot and the video stabilization. even tho iPhone picture quality seems great, the s21 ultra has it all for me

  • I've never seen this much detailed camera comparison before, wow 🔥

  • The part where you mentioned it's not using the telephoto lens on the Pixel, is because it isn't. The telephoto is 4x on the Pixel and 3x on the iphone. Meaning of course it looks more digital as the Pixel is cropping in digitally, and the iphone is using it's telephoto lens. Not really an apples to apples comparison, and not sure they can fix that with a software update.

    • @Rennie Ash true, even more reason for it to be available here

    • 4x zoom probably offers natural bokeh of sorts anyway if you're taking photos close to its minimum range.

    • They can't fix 2x beyond incrementally improving the computation quality on digital zooms. The real fix is offering a 1x and 4x portrait. The 2x I get for ease of use in terms of subject distance, but they chose a 4x lens, I think they need to commit to that and offer it as a zoom option for portraits at minimum and somehow indicate the 2x as a less encouraged zoom level ideally.

    • I saw another review that said there is no option at the moment to use the 4x lens for portraits on the Pixel. Enabling it would be the fix. Just have a 1x/4x Portrait selector.

  • VERY impressed with the pixel’s microphone and front facing video. Honestly on par with iPhone, I genuinely don’t ever use the from facing camera on my 13 Pro because it looks way too soft

  • Really great video. The best all purpose review yet. The only thing I don't see being mentioned in any reviews, is the the choppiness of 60fps video on the s21 Line. I had both s21 &s21+ and I've tested others including ultra at best buys and they get choppy when panning left right. I just got the 6 pro and it does that sometimes but much much less than s21. 13 max doesn't att all from what I've seen. Maybe you can test this out? I sent s21s into Samsung and they couldn't repair so they gave me a refund

  • In overview, I think the Pixel 6 takes this one. It just have less problems with white balance. Especially on skin tones. It does the best overall on skin tones from viewing this test video. Good work, Danny👌

  • One of the best camera reviews, and I especially like that you compared the 3 top phones together.

  • All 3 phones ahave great results. Difficult to select only one. For me it's all about flexibility and what each camera has to offer, the variety of the shots. Back camera Video> IPhone 13 Pro Max, For the rest I take the Galaxy S21 Ultra. (more consistent and complete setup and modes and zoom quality). Credit to Pixel for the best HDR overall. THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR EFFORT Danny!

  • The camera comparison 👑 is back! Quality video as always, Danny.

  • I'm really impressed with the Pixel skin tone rendition. I think iPhone has gone way too orangy and yellowish for skin tone which I personally don't like it. However in terms of video, iPhone is still unbeatable. Samsung is sit just right in between these two. All three are great phone for photography for sure. User just has to pick for their own preference.

  • Awesome video!!! Very detailed and clearly a lot of effort was put in 😁

  • So many examples here where the S21 was the better image but there was no mention of it at all. Felt more like a direct Pixel/iPhone comparison for the most part. Also the 2x for the Pixel is a digital zoom as its optical is 4x. So not a fair comparison to compare it to the 3x of the other phones.

    • Agreed. Iphone user here and I have to say that the s21 was consistently better at just about everything and it wasn't particularly close. That's how you know something is up with the review.

    • The lowlights shot of S21 ultra with Portrait is much better than those two but he never ever mentioned it. Lol

    • Yes i noticed that too. Whenever a picture is good in S21 he doesn't give a fuck

    • He didn't seem to be judging it exclusively on image clarity (where the S21U clearly takes the cake). He was basing his statements on overall photographic quality. So clarity is included, but also color accuracy, dynamic range, contrast, etc. Regardless, some opinions go into any overview ILaward video; but I feel that this man kept it pretty balanced with the overall take if he was solely judging it based upon *total* photo quality.

    • Exactly. Reviewing a phone without knowing how much zoom the zoom lens has. Also barely mentioning the Samsung phone.

  • You just cant beat the pixels processing, i was actually surprised how good the galaxy did

  • The pixel 6s 2x portrait is just a cropped version from the main camera, and that's why it loses a lot of detail. Use the 4x Telephoto portrait for amazing results as other youtubers are doing so. A great example of this is in Lee Zavitz review.

  • Excellent video, thank you! And I for one would definitely like to see a video comparison where you control the exposure manually to avoid the often unnecessary video noise from the excessive gain applied to dark areas that don't need it. I'm just waiting for a non-iPhone with really nice video like the iPhone has. Lol

  • I hope @google watch this video and make the changes base on it, because honestly if it updates the little areas it's missing or doing not so great, it would be a solid meter above.

  • Extremely helpful. I went back and forth between Pixel and iPhone in terms of preference. I think at this point it's best to call this a draw and make your decisions based on other features, OS, or preference. Tempted to be insta-famous but the natural colors ultimately get my vote. I would love to see how their base models compare, if the gap gets any wider in either direction between the regular 6 and regular 13.

  • 7:18 The advantage of Samsung's high resolution mode is impressive and significant. Google really needs to give us a 50 megapixel mode.

  • Good job man!! iphone 13 seems to be a step ahead in all around camera usage this year. I don't enjoy HDR comparisons because in real life you just touch the part of the screen you want that right balance and exposure.

  • I agree with your analysis more than Arun's video from mrwhostheboss. I find your comparison to be more detailed and objective. Thanks for making such great content!

    • I def steer clear of arun

    • @UC1GA92jUvQSo4RQoMcZlxQg I’m not being racist here. I don’t trust big ILawardrs now that includes any races out there. Their popularity affects heir opinions and it become shady.

    • Arun is corrupt. I never trust his opinion

  • Even though there's no 'macro mode' in Google Pixel 6 Pro, you can shoot macro with telephoto 4X instead of Ultrawide and you don't even have to put the camera close to the object.

    • He literally says that at 8:57 in the video..