- Google makes some great smartphone cameras.
- There’s just no getting around the Pixel series.
I often think about changing smartphones. However, I continue to realize that I simply cannot and do not want to do without certain advantages of Pixel smartphones. A few features stand out in particular, including the stellar camera performance of pixel cellphones. And this for several years.
For one thing, Google has never overcharged us, the Google Camera on Pixel phones doesn’t exactly offer a lot of features. The fact that two new modes were added with Pixel 6 was a rare exception. What may simply not be enough for some users and has already been criticized by me, can be convincing in everyday life for several years. The app is pleasantly simple.
I just noticed it again in comparison to the OnePlus 10 Pro. In essence, it’s a lot closer to pixel cellphones, as it doesn’t look as hugely overloaded as devices from Xiaomi and Co. But the camera doesn’t have Google’s level, despite the Hasselblad collaboration and other promises. At least not if you just want to take photos that look good the first time, every time.
Google is very consistent, which is not common in the Android world
And that’s exactly the point that has been convincing with Google Pixel for years. Perfection in software and processing has allowed the cameras to deliver stable and constantly improved performance over the years. There is also an emphasis on simplicity in order to be able to create a qualitatively respectable snapshot directly “from the hip”. I find the Pixel phones capture almost every scene with their individual mood very well.
I haven’t come across another phone that consistently takes great photos. And by that, I really mean all the moments that can happen to you 24 hours a day. For me, another unique selling point that Google should in no way give up or risk.
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