22 minutes ago, Saksham said:
thats not my question. obviously a dslr can get a mssive sensor to get more light/data. I want to know why is te consistency so bad between phones with even the same sensor? Everyone complains that samsung makes their pictures too saturated but they never change that. oneplus complaints include bad dynamic range. but they often have the same sensor. why?
With the same sensor, there are obviously other variables at play. One is the lens. Which is going to play a BIG role in the picture quality. How the software interprets the signal coming from the camera is also important. Now same OS with the same sensor should mean the lens is the only variable, unless there are issues with the electronics.
And given how tiny the lenses are in smartphones, that doesn't leave a lot of room to get everything right. It's why with interchangeable lens cameras, the best lenses are also the most expensive for the focal range (and whether zoom or prime). Zeiss lenses, for example, have some of the best glass you can find in interchangeable lens cameras, and so can produce the sharpest images, but they come with a massive price tag as well. Lesser glass means lesser image quality but a lower price tag.
That's the case with smartphone cameras in a nutshell. Better smartphones are (hopefully) going to have better glass for their camera lens.