Love them or hate them Sophie's are here to stay.
we're comparing four of the top phones to see which one has the best camera.
This comparison, I'm using four flagship phones, the one plus eight Pro, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the Galaxy S 20 Ultra, and the pixel four.
So in an effort to find out the best selfie camera, I wanted to do things a little bit differently.
So I'm not gonna tell you which phone produced which image, they're just gonna be labeled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in a grid.
And the same phone will always be in the same position throughout the video.
Let's see some selfies.
All the These photos are straight out of the camera in a 4 by 3 aspect ratio and there's definitely no beauty mode applied no edits and no filters.
Best up let's look at the different focal lengths from all of the four phones.
Immediately you can see that phone number three is wider than any of the others so you get more in the shot like the plants.
Which don't show up in any of the other photos.
This shot also shows you how each phone deals with diffused light coming in from a window and the subtle differences in color.
Here's our amazing intern Jessica who also took some selfies for this comparison.
Now I really like the results from all of the phones here, but I think phones two and four are my favorite in terms of the punchy colors they deliver.
And phones two and three, retain the most detail when you look up close in her sweater, the leaves and her hair.
But phone number three does have some lens play due to the wider perspective.
For this outdoor shot, I think phone number two looks quite warm overall compared to any of the others.
As for dynamic range, take a look at the sky behind me.
Now I think phones two and three do the best job here because you can still make out the sky and the building and nothing's blown out But all of them look pretty good.
I would say phone number three has more contrast and is a little under exposed compared to all of the other shots.
I wanted to show you what each phones HDR mode could do so here is a sunset selfie.
So the most accurate representation of my skin is from phone number one.
I prefer the sunset itself and the HDR effect from phone number three But the wider angle is not as flattering on my face.
Phone number two is a pretty balanced shot overall it's a little bit underexposed compared to the others, while phone number four has a pretty cool white balance, but the lighting is kind of nice and even on my face.
Let's move on to portrait mode to give you that blurred background effect.
So on this shot, I like the white balance the most from phone number one and the blur is pretty consistent.
There are no obvious seams and I look pretty sharp.
Phone number two is a bit more yellow overall but the portrait mode effect is spot on and to me, this one looks the most like it came from a DSLR.
I actually like the wider perspective that phone number three gives this time around because it's at a low angle.
So the wide lens really accentuates the perspective, but it doesn't quite get the blur right in between areas like my arm and my leg.
But everywhere else is pretty solid find out before also has some of that same edge detection trouble and is a little bit pink compared to the rest of the phones.
I also tried using portrait mode with a ring light instead of using natural light,and this is the shot that resulted.
The biggest thing I noticed though, when taking this particular photo was that fine number one had trouble activating portrait mode when I had sunglasses on.
And it was the same when I was wearing something like a face mask.
It just wouldn't recognize me when my nose and mouth were covered, even though non of the other phones had that problem.
And one final portrait like selfie, this time with a fuzzy sweater, now this is actually a really good test of portrait light because a lot of phones Get this texture super confused.
So I think it has happened with a few of these phones.
But fine number two is the most natural and uniform blur while the others kind of get edge detection a little bit wonky .So time to be real with you the past few months has basically been me staring into the fridge Trying to find something to eat.
So I thought, well, I'm taking selfies Anyway, why notnget a shot out of this?
With the fridges, artificial lights, you can see that phone number one is pretty neutral and how it renders the colors and the light on my face.
Phone number two's colours are quite punchy, but I prefer the look of phone number for the most overall here as I think the balance of colours look nicer and the lighting is super flattering.
Let's move out of the fridge into another shot using artificial lights.
In this shot, the white balance is actually the thing that the phone struggle with the most, and I think that it is most accurate on phone number four.
It's also a really flattering shot overall.
In terms of sharpness and detail, that award goes to phone number one.
All right, now let's move on to a DIY B movie set I put together for this low light shot, which involves a pink cycling jersey, a ring light and me staring off into the distance looking at something All of these phones have a night mode on the red camera but only two of the phones have it on the selfie camera, so these shots that you'll see have night mode turned off on all of them, but I will show you Some night mode photos with the two phones that have it shortly.
Phones number one and three are a little too red compared to what the light actually looks like.
Phones two and four are more accurate.
But if we zoom in a little closer, you'll see that phone two is more noisy than any of the others in low light.
And again on this low light shot you'll see that phone number two is noisier than any of the others when you are a little closer in.
Phone number one is actually super sharp and keeps the detail better in the foreground and the background.
Phone number three though wins the overall award for me in terms of the low light balance because the detail is good And it's really flattering on the face.>> The things you do in quarantine when you really want to senior at night, and you really want to go to a bar or a club, because that's what you take.
So that rule that says don't ever use flash on your phone.
Yeah, look, I have to break it for this shot.
To show you what flash looks like.
Now, none of them look particularly good, but I would say find number four is probably the best overall balance for me.
Okay, it's time so first of all I wanted to show you a clip from so number one and number two This is a walking shots just to show you how they deal with stabilization, and keeping your tracker and focus on my face.
So yeah, I'm just gonna walk down the street like this is totally normal.
Masks, safety first guys.
All right here is phone number three and phone number four.
Trying to hold them at the same level to give you a good idea although it is hard because fringe number four is cropping in a little bit more onto the image.
Here we go.
So yeah another walking shot.
Take a listen to the audio See how the focus is doing stabilization.
And one important thing to note about these two phones three and four is that they don't record in 4k like the phones one and two.
These ones are both recording in 10 ADP on the front camera.
All right, we are back inside and I wanted to take advantage of this beautiful natural light that's coming in through the window to give you an idea of what this stuff looks like, when you aren't moving around.
There's no wind noise.
And yeah, I know I'm kind of set up [UNKNOWN] [LAUGH] I have a lab sticking out of my head.
Don't do this at home.
But Hey I'm working with what I got, so to got to bear with me.
So take a listen to the audio, this room is a little bit echoey.
But it should give you a good idea of how cups with my voice and any other external sounds, there isn't much.
But yeah, take a listen and see which one you prefer.
Now it's time to reveal the phones.
Did you guess, phone number one is the Galaxy S 20 Ultra?Phone number two is the iPhone 11 pro.
Phone number three is the pixel 4 Foreign 4 is the one plus 8.
All right now you know which furnace which you have to decide the one that you like the most.
Now, I'll tell you which ones that I think were the strongest.
But of course this all comes down to personal preference and the screen that you view it on does make a difference.
All right, so you ready for it the best selfie camera ever, Well, look, I don't think any one phone can be declared the absolute king of selfies.
But there is one that I think is the strongest For over a range of different categories, including photo and video.
And for me, that one is the Galaxy S 20 Ultra.
It's just really strong and consistent, even though it has some issues with portrait mode for example, I just think it does do the best across all of the different categories.
When it comes to portrait mode in particular the iPhone 11 Pro really does I think the best job for that effect.
And I also think it's video recording is super strong, and the audio I felt was probably the best out of all of the phones.
The Pixel 4 delivers super detailed shots, and I really like it's low light performance especially at night mode But that ultra wide perspective, isn't that flattering for a lot of shots?
And I find it kind of frustrating because I didn't want to see all his lumps and bumps distorted in that weird way not my kind of idea of a great looking selfie.
The one plus eight pro was pretty good overall, I liked its photos and videos and I think it made me look quote unquote, the prettiest.
Out of any of these cameras, but it wasn't very consistent across different shots.
So in some photos the HDR looked amazing and in others than the white bellows was totally off.
And I didn't think the video was as strong as the other phones particularly the S 20 Ultra and the 11 Pro.
All right, so now you know which one is which.
Let's talk about all the other features that I didn't mention earlier because that would have given the game away.
The S20 Ultra, Pixel 4 and OnePlus 8 Pro, all have beauty modes to smooth out skin or tweak your eyes.
You can change the intensity of the effect although I found it look best when I had it on normal levels.
And there's even an extreme face tune on the attorney ultra that well, let's just say when you dial everything up to the maximum it's like instant Botox.
I look pretty ridiculous.
The Estonia Ultra also has another trick up its sleeve which is front facing live focus video.
This is what it looks like.
And it's not just limited to this blurred background effect.
You can increase or decrease the intensity, change it to black and white or even do this trippy glitchy effects.
You can also take 40 megapixel selfies on the S20 Ultra.
I never really found the right application for this because pixel bidding makes the regular image looks pretty good.
But if you know you want some extra latitude, at least it's there.
I also mentioned night mode earlier, so only the S20 Ultra and pixel 4 have it on the front facing camera.
And it does make a difference as you can see here.
Thanks so much for watching.
I hope you found this super useful and a little bit of fun with some creative selfie ideas you can do it at home.
Let me know which phone that you like the most down in the comments.
And don't worry if you're not a selfie person.
I don't know why you made it to the end of the video, but.
There is gonna be a lot more comparisons in the best camera phone series.
So make sure you stay tuned coming your way soon.