Reply to post: Re: Err, written by a fanboy who has not seen a decent android phone

Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

Philip Storry

Re: Err, written by a fanboy who has not seen a decent android phone

Ah, but it's the best camera according to DxO! Who do scientific measurements, and everything!

What I suspect we're starting to see is manufacturers gaming that system. Good stats don't necessarily make a good camera, especially if your output is JPEG. I can fix a lot with a good RAW converter/editor, and it's true that many phones now allow RAW shooting.

But let's be honest. It's a phone. You're going to want to shoot JPEG, so that you can actually use the photos. And that means that for all we know, this phone might use exactly the same sensor as the other phones it beat by a couple of points - but just has a different tone curve and a slightly less aggressive JPEG engine. Which would probably be just enough to gain a point here and a point there in the tests... and suddenly you're the best phone camera available!

When you what's being tested, being best becomes *so* much easier.

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