I'm in the market for a new phone, and the unnerving, raging hard on's all reviewers have for the camera quality is something I hate. Maybe it's just me, but the main things for me on any phone are battery life and reliability, you know, apps being stable and fast responding.
If I want to take amazing photos (I don't) I'll buy a decent camera. I get it, a phone lets you have an all encompassing piece of kit that's a camera, a laptop effectively, and a telephone. But the time and effort in these review videos dedicated to the camera is way OTT. Even the mainstream reviewers take up about 70% of their videos reviewing the cameras. The photos they take never look that impressive, they always compare the camera to other phones and again, they all look the same. They're all just HD photos.
The average phone user doesn't spend all day in the countryside taking pictures of trees and mountains. They're texting or tweeting or calling, switching to different apps constantly, so need a fast, reliable OS and a good battery. That's what really matters in a phone IMO, and what should be the main focus of these reviews.