Which smartphone camera do YOU think is the best?

There are a lot of great smartphone cameras out there these days, no matter your preference of operating system. As is our custom, we've put together an extensive photo comparison of each of the major players, but we're doing it a little differently this year.

Instead of us snapping photos, comparing them, and telling you which we prefer, I want you to tell us which photo you like best. Below, we've snapped images with four recently-released smartphones with high-end cameras — but we're not telling you which pictures came from which phone.

The images below have been randomized for every question — and we've stripped their EXIF data, too, so no cheating. We took every picture with the phone's primary camera app and automatic settings, shooting hand-held, just like most users snap photos today.

Which smartphone takes the best photos? We want your help: Pick your favorite for each section by selecting the radio button above each image, then hit the Submit Survey button. (You can also blow up the photos to full resolution by clicking on them directly.)

Next week, we'll compile our results and announce the smartphone champion as picked by our readers — so stay tuned!

Update: We're done collecting votes — you should definitely check out the results, but we want you to know what you voted for! So now when you select an image you'll be told which phone it came from. {update}

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.