This Question is not Logical. because only the high end CPU have the best camera support built in.
So if you want a better Camera , it has to be a better CPU in the phone and the fastest one.
They come together. Better Cameras need high end CPU.
Performance and camera overall I also priorities the durability.
I agree with Victor, performance to me is number one priority. Never really cared much about camera, but agree what it is important to have good snaper for taking precious memories. That's why I only intrested in flagship phones, I know I will get performance and camera. I all the time chose phones by its performance first and accidentally that phones almost all the time had best cameras too, that's why I consider Samsung as amazing smarthpone company.
This debate is basically pointless. If you want the fastest phone available, you will also get a great camera. There is no mid range phone with a camera that would beat a flagship camera, so fast phones also happen to have the best cameras.
If you compare flagships one might have a better camera than the other, but that doesn't mean that you'd be getting a bad camera by any standard.
i can live with SD 400 or SD 600 all i care just camera and screen resolution
For me, the performance is the most important part. I actually do not care whether the phone has a camera or not. I now use a Galaxy note 8, custom made by Samsung, without the camera module, this is better for me as a extra dedicated graphic processor occupies the needed space. I understand that some people would prioritize the camera, as my girlfriend is addicted to the camera. Until I got the note 8 this January, I had a S4 I bought in 2013, and I only took 2 photos from 2013 to 2018.
This is exactly my position, looking at an upgrade between a oneplus 5 or a pixel xl (og). op5 has stunning performance at the cost of the camera, pixel XL has a stunning camera at the cost of performance. Overall I'd still go with the op5 since it's not like the camera is terrible and having a buttery smooth UI for years to come with enough horsepower to be over half of what my desktop cpu does, it's a no brainer to me.
I need good low light camera performance because I go night hiking with my 5000 lumen LED flashlight. I also need good single core CPU performance, because I play a lot with emulator games (for example PPSSPP and GTA Vice City Stories). So I need both in a phone.
Since Snapdragon 820 and f1.8 camera aperture, phones are enough/acceptably good in both terms.
of course performance because when u have a good processor u have also good isp
so decent camera after all , today devices even with a f/2.0 are good wit their jobs and people takes daylight photos most of the time. give me sd820 at least any time.
PeterThePanda, 02 Apr 2018TL:DR You can fix crappy software and UI (on Android) by installing custom ROMs or rooting ... moreactually, most of the time, the image quality are dependant on the underlying software and algorithm. you could also tinker with your phone software and use google camera mod, which heavily improves your image quality.
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2018Well actually the real smartphone users don't care about benchmarks either, as long as the pho... moreYour reasoning is around Performance.
I focused on Camera, thanks to the Article which compares Two things.
Performance vs. Camera which means:
Overall handset's performance vs. the capability and quality of available cameras.
The article is not specifically about other aspect of smartphone use, which exclude power users directly from here.
When camera in smartphone is the matter, power users must act as regular users who capture in "Auto mode".
If a person calls him/herself power user, just because they use smartphone a lot and do hardware & software development along critical tests themselves, there must change their mind, as versatility is one aspect of being power user.
A Nerd is simply a tech geek who Is unable to adopt him/herself with reality and surrounding conditions.
A Power User will answer in a relevant way to questions.
In this case, Performance is much vaster than camera which is in direct affect of performance.
Regular users use their handsets in their way. They don't know how to deal with simple issues.
Power users use their handsets in appropriate way. They know how to deal with serious issues.
Nerds are from another side, if we call them users. They make solutions for even unheard issues.
Long term real use is matter, so pre 2012:
Regular users used to complain about android bugs in their handsets.
Power users used to find custom ROM to get rid of known limitation and bugs which resulted in lags.
Nerds used to develop custom ROM to feed those who called themselves power users.
After CyanogenMod era, those nerds are captured in different companies to improve software vision and feed regular users.
-Axon 7 Max
-nubia Z11 mini S
-Moto G5 Plus
-Mi Max 2 (Global ROM)
for 6 month of continuous use to choose the right affordable handset for a company as their 2018 business phone; none of them could stand for even 4 month of use. Now they are almost useless.
-Mi Max 2 (Chinese ROM)
BB Motion was expensive but thanks to global availability of their software update, selected as the handsets.
Others with SD625 were not available in the company's region, so they were omitted too.
SD625/4GB has good reputation, but not all the handsets with them are perfect for long term use.
Android > Performance > SD Card slot > 3.5mm jack > waterproofing > camera
Both my cameras are covered with black stickers and the camera app had been long deleted..
I wish I could buy a cameraless phone!
I have a premium DSLR Canon which is far superior to any bs smartphone camera in any light condition.
A professional never takes shots with his phone.. but low IQ people will never understand this, hence the low IQ duhh..
Mostly due to my field work but,
I need the phone to last a day on heavy use, able to take decent picture for report update, and performance wise, as long eReader and chrome works without noticable lag, it should do fine.
Top is still ecosystem.
Good performance or camera, but running Windows Mobile OS without apps, no one will buy.
Shitty performance or camera can be buffed by software optimization and gimmicks.. but only to a certain degree.
So still OS > Gimmicks > Price > Performance > Camera.
Most customer buying thought is also like that.. First think about OS.. then Gimmicks of the phone.. then performance / experience vs Price.. then lastly camera.
Bar, 02 Apr 2018If I had to chose from a smartphone with a good camera and excellent performance or excellent ... moreChoose between excellent camera or excellent performance, that is your real answer. I still prefer excellent camera phones. Any smartphone nowadays can simply have 8 RAM or Snadragon 845 however regarding the image quality, the phone maker should have a lot of research to maximize the camera ability of their phones. Any Chinese cheap phone can have higher RAM, GPU and CPU, something like performance race, but this is obviously not the case when dealing with the camera technology and image processing.
If I had to chose from a smartphone with a good camera and excellent performance or excellent camera with good performance, I would chose the excellent camera every time. While there is no perceptible slowdown I see no problem. But if I had to chose from bad performance and good camera and good performance vs bad camera, good performance would win.
At the end of the day it depends on performance levels of the phone and camera fidelity.