Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, hosted his third annual, 17-minute blind smartphone camera test featuring 20 new smartphones. The phones were grouped into a bracket that hid the phone names while the public voted for their favorites.
First of all, it’s important to note right from the start that this “test” is the furthest thing from scientific in nature.
“This isn’t a scientific test at all,” Brownlee says. “In fact, it’s kind of the opposite of a scientific test.”
The point of this playoff-style bracket isn’t to objectively claim one camera is better than another, but rather serves as a good case study for what people think makes a photo “good.” By the end, and after over 10 million total votes were cast, Brownlee was able to point out some interesting conclusions from the information he gathered.
The concept of the test is simple: Brownlee put together a seeded