HTC has been pushing the 8-megapixel camera on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slidehard, mostly for its low-light capabilities and its "zero shutter lag." I won't dispute that it delivers excellent photo quality overall, and that it's a great camera to use, but calling it the "most advanced smartphone camera" on the market is going too far.
To see just where it triumphs and fails in executing still photography, I spent several days shooting outdoor, indoor, low light, and well-lit photos with four smartphones around the San Francisco Bay Area: the MyTouch 4G Slide, the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Apple iPhone 4, and the Samsung Focus. I think you'll agree with me that the results are telling. Check out my photo comparison gallery to see what I mean.