The Latest weeks I have study alot of pictures taken with Samsung S8 Plus, Huawei Mate 9, Nexus 6P, Oneplus 3T and 5, Nexus 5X, Iphone 7 Plus, HTC U11 and U Ultra,...
And NO, they arent any good at all. Why?
When you just zoom in the picture you notice how much afterwork that is done by the software, noise reduction, sharpness, contrast... Everything look so artificiell.
Skin tones in faces always have some kind of unnatural hue.
You realize how bad it is after looking on the DNG raw files, which is the pure picture file without the software work.
From which phone doesn't matter, if you compare Nexus 6P to and older phone, they are almost the same. The picture quality is silly bad. It is noise all over the pictures, even in daylight.
Instead of do so much work on camera software to fix the problems, why not take more time on making larger sensors and a way to apply them in a good way so they dont take to much space in the phones.
Looking at photo samples from oldies like Nokia N82, 808 I releazie that to could have been a lot more progress in camera development in mobiles.
I really hope in near future that that manufactures takes a huge step forward with some new
invention, because the cameras in the cellphones are way too overhyped. The cameras could be so much better.