In a recently released video, the famous tech YouTuber Brands “MKBHD” Brownlee revealed the results of this year’s blind smartphone camera test.

In its fourth annual blinded smartphone camera test, Brownlee had her Instagram followers vote on identical images of 16 different smartphones launched this year in a completely blind elimination bracket. Phones that captured the most voted photo in each match moved on to the next round.

While it’s been praised for its camera system year after year, 2021 marks the first year an iPhone comes out of the first round in any of those tests, with the iPhone 13 Pro beating the Motorola Edge. That’s all she wrote for Apple’s flagship in 2021, with the Google Pixel 5a easily knocking her out in the second round.

The $ 449 Pixel 5a, one of the cheapest phones in the competition, actually won the whole thing after beating the OnePlus 9 Pro in the final.

As Brownlee points out in his video, this is by no means an objective test. It’s the people’s choice best smartphone camera test.

However, practice has yielded interesting results. For example, voting trends for the contest suggest that people seem to prefer more “complete” images that incorporate computer photography and light editing, which saves them the time and effort required to edit the images themselves. themselves.

In addition, the price of the phone does not statistically affect the test results.

Check out the full video above.