Comparing the Fairphone 3+ camera to the Fairphone 3?

This is going to be a bit of an eye roller for the camera geeks but I have NO idea if these cameras are so similar in performance it’s not worth mentioning. It’s also been hard to get meaningful side-by-side reviews.

I organized the differences below for easy reading, links are to the spec sheets.

Will the 48MP version do better low light pictures or detail if it’s ultimately ending up as 12MP? Thanks in advance.

Fairphone 3+

  • S5KGM1SP03-FGX9 sensor
  • 48MP resolution w/ 12MP output
  • f1.79 aperture
  • 0.8um, 8000x6000 (48MP)
  • 1.6um, 4000x3000 (12MP output)
  • Max video resolution 4000 x 3000 (4K UHD)

Fairphone 3

  • IMX363 sensor
  • 12MP resolution
  • f1.8 aperture
  • Max video resolution 3840 x 2160

Same for both

  • HDR support
  • 1/2.25" sensor
  • Autofocus + phase detection
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • Dual LED flash
  • Up to 8x digital zoom
  • 4K video @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • 720p @ 30fps