The usuals suspects top the list compiled by Evan Rodgers:
In the strange days between film and digital, nobody was expected to produce quality photography. Now a staggering number of kids want to become YouTubers, and the line between professional and amateur photographers has blurred beyond the point of recognition. But what I know is that for many, a high-end smartphone is a much more sensible purchase than a dedicated camera, no matter what kind of art you’re trying to create.
Bingo. An iPhone X produces video better than broadcast television. The verdict? It depends.
I feel confident giving that honor to the Pixel 2, but as we’ve seen, each device has pros and cons. The iPhone X, for example, is the only device that offers a native 24fps 4K video option, which is important if you want to mix it with footage from other cameras.
It takes a photographer to determine the differences between the top smartphone cameras.