Do 64-megapixel phone cameras really make a difference?

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Phones with 64-megapixel cameras are already starting to be released. In recent weeks we’ve seen the Realme XT, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro, and the Vivo Nex 3 announced with the same 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor, and you can expect this to proliferate just like 48-megapixel phone cameras did throughout the first half of the year.

I have the first of these phones, the Realme XT, in hand right now, so I thought I’d shoot some comparison photos to see what advantage the sensor can bring over the previous 48-megapixel chips. The Samsung sensor is basically the same thing but bigger — the pixels are the same size and use the same filter, so there’s just more of them across a larger surface area. Just as 48-megapixel phones shoot…

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