Google Pixel Fold camera specs vs. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
|Google Pixel Fold||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4|
|Main camera||f1.7 aperture, 48MP sensor||f1.8 aperture, 50MP sensor|
|Ultra wide camera||f2.2 aperture, 10.8MP sensor||f2.2 aperture, 12MP sensor|
|Telephoto camera||f3.05 aperture, 10.8MP sensor||f2.4 aperture, 10MP sensor|
|Cover screen camera||f2.2 aperture, 9.5MP sensor||f2.2 aperture, 10MP sensor|
|Interior screen camera||f2 aperture, 8MP sensor||f1.8 aperture, 4MP sensor|
The interior screen cameras are also different, with the Pixel sporting an 8-megapixel sensor and the Galaxy having just a 4-megapixel one. Samsung’s camera is buried under the display, however, which is brilliant. It’s the camera you use the least, and I think Samsung was wise to improve the inner display experience by “hiding” the camera, even if it comes with the trade-off of a lower-resolution sensor.
The last main hardware difference is the telephoto camera, which on the Pixel Fold has a 5x optical zoom, while the Z Fold 4 has a 3x optical zoom.
On the whole, Pixel Fold photos have better detail, a wider dynamic range and are more color accurate. And that’s even under a perfect summer day with blue skies, which is one of the most forgiving environments for any phone camera.
Take a look at the images below, each taken with the main camera, of a lunch area in Salesforce Park in San Francisco. The Pixel Fold’s snap balances the exposure better and has more details in the grass and tree leaves. And, yes, things were actually that green. But Samsung’s photo is messy. It’s overly bright, details are muddy and the color temperature is off — notice the green in the trees in the background and the sky.