iPhone 14 Pro vs. Galaxy S22 Ultra: Which Camera Wins the Battle

Source: Cnet.com

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra have some stark differences in their features, but there’s one thing they have in common: Both companies champion these high-grade phones as having sophisticated, impressive cameras.

One of the biggest ways the iPhone 14 Pro differs from last year’s 13 Pro, for example, is in its new camera system. Apple’s new premium iPhone has a high-resolution 48-megapixel main sensor and other improvements like the Photonic Engine, which is a new technique that applies Apple’s Deep Fusion processing to images earlier for better detail. When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S22 Ultra in February, it similarly highlighted the 108-megapixel main camera as a major area of focus — particularly the S22 Ultra’s improved low-light photography.

In practice, both phones take impressive photos that are rich with color and detail. As for which one is better, the answer is somewhat subjective and may come down to whether you prefer the way Apple or Samsung processes photos. But in my experience, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro generally does a better job of producing well-balanced images, while Samsung has a much closer zoom that can’t be matched.

To test the cameras on both phones, I took the same images side-by-side under various lighting scenarios, ranging from bright outdoor sunlight to dim indoor environments with very little or no light.