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6-way blind camera comparison: the results

0. phoneArena 29 Mar 2013, 11:02 posted on

Okay, guys, teasing time is over. Today we're revealing the results from our latest blind camera comparison, as well as the identities of all the smartphones that were used. A big "thank you" goes to everyone who cast their vote, and a 5 internets prize goes to those eagle-eyed few who named the handsets correctly in the comments! Perhaps you're all wondering which device we attached the mysterious Phone #4 moniker to. After all, that's the smartphone that got most of you guys' votes – in all three categories, for that matter...

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posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:37 3

26. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


not that comment..

many of htc and sony fans will say that samsung fans voted the iphone5 to hide their disappointment.. :)
i voted phone4 and 5 :)

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 13:18 3

63. ankit.bit (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


bcoz 808 would have blown away others,,...,

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:07

88. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


It really wouldn't make sense since everyone knows the gap would be embarrassing.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 20:21

129. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


808's 41mp sensor makes pictures that take up tons more space, so loading times may give it away?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 01:32

154. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


aaaaaaaanndddd, another clueless person. it doesnt literally take 41mp's. it converts them to 3 ,5 , 8mp's. and the option to take (max) 38mp shots if u want.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:10 16

6. reuben (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


so galaxy s3 has a better camera overall than the xperia z

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:14 7

8. mobilefuture (Posts: 215; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm a Nokia fan and I chose the iPhone 5 for outdoors and video. But the lumia 920 showed it's advantage in indoors. ;) anyway it's a fair fight and even though we all hate apple we can't deny they have unbelievable camera tech, if it's from Sony or Samsung. :D

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:19 4

12. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


im a lumia 920 fan too but i dont hate this kind of test as users voted for it. But lumia 920 is a beast when using it on manual or proshot camera app, i'm always amaze at wpcentral forum they have like 80 pages of lumia 920 camera shot.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:29 2

17. mobilefuture (Posts: 215; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I can't wait for the day when all 4 stages of pureview are combined into a single device. THAT will be worth the price tag. Anyway looking forward to pureview phase 3 by Nokia World this year :)

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 00:57

146. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


What 4 stages?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 11:16 1

162. mobilefuture (Posts: 215; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


when lumia 920 came out Nokia explained the PureView Tech and how it consists of 4 phases. Phase 1 being oversampling, phase 2 excellent low light performance and OIS. Wonder what phase 3 will be... :D

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:15 14

9. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Everybody voted for the iPhone without knowing it... They just admitted that the iPhone 5's camera is better than the S4's, PA didn't said that, the readers did.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:31 3

73. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Being a Nokia + Android fan I must have to admit that iPhone has the best camera!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:17 5

10. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Everybody voted for the iPhone without knowing it... They just admitted that the iPhone 5's camera is better than the S4's, PA didn't said that, the readers did.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:19 18

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2462; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Loved this blind camera poll PA! This should shutup the trolls for a while :) Now let's see them tears QQ QQ.

iPhone 5 camera > all

/popcorn

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:32 2

18. Aeires (unregistered)


Nope, you're still talking.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:20 11

13. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I'm glad I voted for phone #5 (Galaxy S4) in most comparisons. That means it greatly fits my preferences, and for sure Samsung's gonna make some camera tweaks and improvements in its updates. I'm surely buying it! :D

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 17:31 2

93. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


To be honest the iPhone 5 photos look more visual appealing than the S4, but I voted for the S4 because it looks more like the GH2's photo. Because the iPhone 5's photos are slightly oversaturated and overexposed so it looks more bright and virbant. The S4 takes more natural, or sometimes underexposed, which means that the S4's photo dont look as eye catching.
Its like AMOLED vs LCD, AMOLED more visually appealing but LCD more accurate.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:24 10

14. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


LOL! so all the sammy fans that hated the iphone 5 voted for iphone 5? joke of the day!LOL

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:33 5

20. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Please, spare me.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:39 6

28. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


and u/ what phone u voted? HTC's?? hahaha :)

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 18:34 1

112. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I don't think anyone expected differently. I said the iPhone 5 would sun because they have good firmware. Only the HTC One fan boys couldn't accept that their camera isnt the best. Sammy fans are fine having the best and most well rounded phone overall.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:33 7

19. reuben (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


hahaha!!!!! nice joke ( amats69) . how do u know sammy fans voted for iphone 5 ???? did u ask all the samsung fans??

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:33 6

21. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hahaha, why is it that only samsung fans are being targeted lols..

before the results are out, many comments said that htc is the phone#4 haha eat that lols xperia z is one of d phone5 & 6 bla3

atleast samsung managed to perform very well :)

all htc and sony fans out there just know the line "samy fans voted iphone5 hahaha" they cant tell anything more lols

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:34 6

22. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


My favorite phone wasn't in the comparison, but the Note 2 would have most likely lost as well. No matter what your OS of choice, you gotta give it to the old phone... I mean the iPhone. Even i picked it for best indoor. All the pictures were great quality, but the iPhone is king of the hill when it comes to the camera.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:35 6

24. Aeires (unregistered)


Not really surprising, Apple put a lot of focus on the camera. Nothing wrong with admitting it has a great camera.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 12:00 1

38. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


it does has a great camera but at night it sucks. HTC ONE IS BEST AT NIGHT

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:38 9

27. BadAssAbe (Posts: 456; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Good job iPhone, that is all.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:49 2

30. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


i just reviewed the comments on the blind comparison...

some actually got it right with iphone and gs4,
some overhauled phone4 and 5 with iphone 5 and galaxy s4...

while many htc One and xperia Z fans claimed there that phone 4 or 5 is their device..

oh now who's on the stage of shame ?? haha

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:49 1

31. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


whats my prize? i guessed lumia 920 right

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