Blind Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy M32 vs POCO M3 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 10S vs Realme Narzo 30

Vote for the best images & make your favourite smartphone win

There’s never a dull moment in the Indian smartphone industry… in particular, the affordable segment, where new devices are launched at a rate of knots. In fact, in the last month or so, the sub Rs 15K price bracket has been populated with a slew of enticing offerings, the likes of which include the Redmi Note 10S (review), the POCO M3 Pro 5G (review), the Samsung Galaxy M32 (review) and the Realme Narzo 30 (review).


Now, all of the aforementioned handsets tout powerful camera setups so, we decided to pit the four against each other to see which makes the best fit for budding photographers. To make matters even more interesting, our gladiators will be competing for your votes in a blind camera comparison – that’s right, the winner of this contest will be solely decided by our readers. What’s more, we will not be telling you which image was shot from which phone, thereby making the contest that much more transparent and interesting.

So, sit back, glance through the photos and cast your vote. We will be announcing the winner in the third week of July, so come back to see which phone amassed the highest number of reader votes!

HDR Off

Let’s kick things off with a shot from the four smartphone’s primary camera sensors. In this scenario, we’ve opted to click a photo with the HDR mode disabled. Much like our previous blind camera comparisons, the image was taken in a park during the day with ample light around. Consequently, you should keep an eye out for the colours in the photo, as well as the details around the centre and the corners of the frame. We’d also like to point out that it was particularly sunny outdoors when we snapped the image, so you should also keep an eye out for mismanaged exposure control. 

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HDR On

In the second scenario, we shot the same image with the HDR mode enabled. As a result, the photos should offer better dynamic range, so be on the lookout for the image that has the best details in the shadows or the darker parts of the photo. You should also take into account the colours in the frame, in particular, the greens in the leaves and the blue hue of the sky as HDR mode tends to bring up the saturation in the shot as well. 

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Portrait Mode

Of course, buyers opting for either of these handsets will undoubtedly click photos of human subjects too. To that note, you will now be tasked with judging the portrait mode shots from the phone’s rear cameras. Take note of which photo offered the cleanest blur effect around the subject. Also, be on the lookout for the colours in the shot as most affordable phones struggle with getting the skin tones of human subjects right. 

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Night Mode Off 

There will be times when you have to click photos after the sun has set. So, in this scenario, we will be testing which phone takes the best image in the dark. Much like our previous comparisons, we will be testing the shots taken with the night mode feature enabled separately, which will help you better understand the contenders raw imaging capabilities. Here, look for the photo with the most details and the least noise in the darker parts of the composition. You should also see which photo has the least lens flaring from sources of light, such as a lamp post.

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Night Mode On 

With the night mode enabled, you will be able to make out the objects in the frame much better. Much like the previous category, look for the photo with the least noise and the best details. 

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Selfie

Our four contenders are replete with capable front-facing cameras too. However, only one of the four can be crowned the winner in this category as well, so look for selfies with authentic skin tones and the least skin softening. While we did disable all beautification features, most affordable phones tend to blotch up the details on a subject’s face. 

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Lowlight selfie 

You might want to click the selfies at night too, so this category will test our contenders capabilities in a simulated lowlight scenario. 

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And that wraps up this blind camera comparison between the Samsung Galaxy M32, the Redmi Note 10S, the POCO M3 Pro 5G and the Realme Narzo 30. Do cast your votes and stay tuned to our blog as we will be announcing the winners in a few weeks.