Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro vs Google Pixel 7 Pro

iphone 14 pro, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan/Digital Camera World)

So long as the big three phone makers keep churning out top-specced phones year after year, there will be the endless debate of which phone is the best camera phone for photography and video.

Apple has long been the dominant premium phone maker, with its iPhone range dominating sales charts around the world. Apple’s camera strategy has always been less-is-more, never one to be the first to a headline feature, it has concentrated on fully incubating ideas, and putting some of the best camera and software experiences together. With the iPhone 14 Pro, released in Oct 2022, Apple finally relented and upgraded the main camera sensor to 48MP, allowing more pixels for Apple’s proprietary Deep Fusion processing to play with.

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Camera specs compared
Header Cell - Column 0 Samsung S23 UltraGoogle Pixel 7 ProiPhone 14 Pro
Main CameraPixels: 200MP, Pixel size: 0.6μm, FOV: 85˚, Aperture: f/1.7Pixels: 50MP, Pixel size: 1.2μm, FOV: 82˚, Aperture: f/1.9Pixels: 48MP, Pixel size: 1.22μm, Aperture: f/1.78
Telephoto CameraPixels: 10MP, Optical zoom: 10x, Pixel size: 1.12μm, Focal length: 230mm, FOV: 11˚, Aperture: f/4.9Pixels: 48MP, Optical zoom: 5x, Pixel size: 0.7μm, Focal length: 120mm, FOV: 20.6˚, Aperture: f/3.5Pixels: 12MP, Optical zoom: 3x, Pixel size: 1.0μm, Focal length: 77mm, Aperture: f/2.8
Telephoto Camera (secondary)Pixels: 10MP, Optical zoom: 3x, Pixel size: 1.12μm, Focal length: 70mm, FOV: 36˚, Aperture: f/2.4--
Ultra-wide CameraPixels: 12MP, Pixel size: 1.4μm, FOV: 120, Aperture: f/2.2Pixels: 12MP, Pixel size: 1.25μm, FOV: 126˚, Aperture: f/2.2Pixels: 12MP, Pixel size: 1.4μm, FOV: 120˚, Aperture: f/2.2
Front (selfie) CameraPixels: 12MP, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 80˚, Aperture: f/2.2Pixels: 10.8MP, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 92.8˚, Aperture: f/2.2Pixels: 12MP, Aperture: f/1.9

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