It’s crazy how we’re in 2022 and the determining factor for the most important flagship smartphones is the camera. Designators like Plus, Pro, Ultra or even their combinations have been mostly about photography. Sure you get more connectivity, better displays and faster refresh rates, but a lot of it has to do with the most powerful chip being included, which along with those capabilities, also brings a better ISP which enables, you guessed it, the photos.
Now Android flagships follow on a very different paradigm to iPhones. Here it’s always about more megapixels, pixel binning, extra lenses, periscopic cameras, and obviously the more materials you add to the bill, the higher the price tag, right? Well, not necessarily. It turns out that there’s one Android OEM that believes in the kitchen sink approach, and there’s another that is almost as capable, but for a lot less money.
On one corner we have the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s king of photography and probably one of the most powerful conventional smartphones money can buy…. And yeah, it’s a lot of money. On the other we have the Pixel 6 Pro, Google’s first incursion into giving you more for your money, and I say more because it’s not priced anywhere close to the Galaxy. Yes, the price alone is enough of a reason for this comparison to not make sense, but what if it’s only proof that sometimes you don’t need to pay more? I’m Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow, and it’s time to dive in.
0:00 – Intro
2:05 – Hardware
5:21 – Software
7:30 – Camera
10:09 – Conclusion
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