Tested: this is the smartphone with the best camera in 2024

What is the best smartphone camera in 2024? YouTuber Marques Brownlee answers that question with his annual camera test!

Which smartphone has the best camera?

YouTuber Marques Brownlee held his annual voting round in recent weeks to determine which smartphone will have the best camera in 2024. In the test, the camera of twenty different phones is tested. You will then see a total of sixty photos. This is done blindly: as a voter you do not know which phone took the photo.

The test is divided into three categories: daylight photos, night photos and portrait photos. In each category you see one photo of all twenty phones. As a voter, you then choose which photo you think is the most beautiful and of the best quality. After more than twenty million votes, the results are in and we know which smartphone will have the best camera in 2024. How did the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro do?

1. Photo in normal daylight

In the first category, photos were taken in normal daylight. Both the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 disappoint here, and we even find the iPhone 15 in last place. This has to do with the brightness of the photo, both phones took relatively dark pictures. Brighter photos clearly do better in the rankings. This is the smartphone that allows you to take the best photos in daylight:

Ranking Telephone Ranking Telephone
1. Google Pixel 7A 11. Samsung Z Flip 5
2. Google Pixel Fold 12. Oppo Find X6 Pro
3. OnePlus Open 13. Fairphone 5
4. OnePlus 11 14. Asus ROG Phone 7
5. Google Pixel 8 Pro 15. iPhone 15 Pro
6. Moto RAZR Plus 16. Nothing Phone 2
7. Samsung Galaxy S23 17. Samsung Z Fold 5
8. Xiaomi 13 Ultra 18. Sony Xperia 1 V
9. Asus Zenfone 10 19. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
10. Vivo X90 Pro 20. iPhone 15
Smartphone with the best camera in daylight in 2024.
smartphone test daylight

2. Night mode

In the second category, Marques Brownlee tested the cameras’ night mode. Apple has significantly improved the night mode on the iPhone 15 Pro, allowing the camera to take much nicer and sharper photos in low light. This is also reflected in the test results, because the iPhone 15 Pro takes first place. The Google Pixel is doing very well again. This is the complete top twenty:

Ranking Telephone Ranking Telephone
1. iPhone 15 Pro 11. Samsung Galaxy S23
2. Google Pixel 8 Pro 12. OnePlus 11
3. Google Pixel 7A 13. Nothing Phone 2
4. iPhone 15 14. Moto RAZR Plus
5. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 15. Sony Xperia 1V
6. Google Pixel Fold 16. OnePlus Open
7. Samsung Z Flip 5 17. Xiaomi 13 Ultra
8. Samsung Z Fold 5 18. Asus Zenfone 10
9. Vivo X90 Pro 19. Fairphone 5
10. Asus ROG Phone 7 20. Oppo Find X6 Pro
Smartphone with the best night mode in 2024.
smartphone best camera night mode

3. Portrait mode

In the last category we tested which smartphone camera you can use to take the best portrait photos. The iPhone 15 Pro does well again here and finishes in third place. The iPhone 15 also scores well, which we see in fifth place. This is the full ranking of smartphones with the best portrait mode in 2024:

Ranking Telephone Ranking Telephone
1. Google Pixel 8 Pro 11. Samsung Z Flip 5
2. Samsung Z Fold 5 12. Vivo X90 Pro
3. iPhone 15 Pro 13. Faurphone 5
4. Google Pixel 7A 14. Asus ROG Phone 7
5. iPhone 15 15. Asus Zenfone 10
6. OnePlus Open 16. Moto RAZR Plus
7. Oppo Find X6 Pro 17. Nothing Phone 2
8. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 18. OnePlus 11
9. Samsung Galaxy S23 19. Xiaomi 13 Ultra
10. Google Pixel Fold 20. Sony Xperia 1V
Smartphone with the best portrait mode in 2024.
smartphone best camera portrait

This smartphone has the best camera

So we now know which smartphones have the best camera in normal daylight, in low light and for portrait photos. But which phone has the best camera if we combine all these categories? The test shows that the Google Pixel 7A then emerges as the winner. In seventh place we find the iPhone 15 Pro, the iPhone 15 follows in fifteenth place. This is the full final result:

Ranking Telephone Ranking Telephone
1. Google Pixel 7A 11. OnePlus 11
2. Google Pixel 8 Pro 12. Asus ROG Phone 7
3. Google Pixel Fold 13. Asus Zenfone 10
4. OnePlus Open 14. Oppo Find X6 Pro
5. Samsung Galaxy S23 15. iPhone 15
6. Samsung Z Flip 5 16. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
7. iPhone 15 Pro 17. FairPhone 5
8. Vivo X90 Pro 18. Nothing Phone 2
9. Samsung Z Fold 5 19. Xiaomi 13 Ultra
10. Moto RAZR Plus 20. Sony Xperia 1V
Smartphone with the best camera in 2024.
iPhone 15 pro

Want to buy an iPhone 15 (Pro)?

The iPhone 15 Pro does very well when it comes to the camera. Night mode and portrait mode in particular are rated well. In normal daylight it is important that you focus carefully to avoid dark pictures. Are you still looking for a new iPhone and do you want a good camera? Then view the best prices of the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 in our price comparator!

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