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Battle of the megapixels: 6-way blind camera comparison

0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 08:01 posted on

If you're among the people who still think that a high-end smartphone can't be as good of a shooter as a dedicated point-and-shoot camera, get ready to have your mind blown away. That's because we're once again taking some of the best cameraphones out there for a shootout at the alley. Which ones we've picked, however, is something we chose to not share with you, guys. Instead, today we're having a blind camera comparison, in which you can vote for the photos you personally like the most...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:37 28

19. wendygarett (unregistered)


This is the poll where fanboys hard to fake it,

Samsung fans will definitely vote the low light photo but who know they might accidentally vote the iPhone photo, whereas Nokia fans will definitely vote the bright one but who know that picture might be HTC one...

The only solution here is to be honest and vote it without flamebait each other :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:50 9

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


just like gsmarena blind test for 808.
where nokia 808 pureview triumphs ,then haters went wild why they chose it hahahhaa

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:08

104. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


It is quite easy to identify phones...

For Example - #4 and #6 both have OIS. This means they are either L920 or HTC1. Moreover #4 has a better OIS. This means it is L920. This means #6 is HTC1.

My interpretation - #1. Nexus 4
#2. Xperia Z
#3. Samsung S4
#4. Nokia L920
#5. iPhone 5
#6. HTC One

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:06 4

125. slannmage (Posts: 148; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I bet you number 6 is the 920, that thing is over saturated to f**k and the has soft images. Also it's too detailed for the HTC One...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 20:55

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


phone #3 couldnt be galaxy s4, too much noise in the photos.. it cud be htc One..
and Gsmarena said galaxy s4 beats htc one in good lightng and low lightng conditions :D

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 21:42

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


i got it ryt haha, phone3 is htc One lols :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:12 6

3. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Phone #5 :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:52

98. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


That's what I voted too. Considering the closeness of it's color reproduction to the Lumix I have a ingly tingly feeling it's the HTC one.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:38

136. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Yeah I judged by the brightness of the picture , and more so the brightness of the whites compared to the Lumix, and it looked the most like the Lumix to me, but I could be wrong, My vision isn't exactly 20/20

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:17 1

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


If you're a pro with the current flagships, you can tell which phones are which through the zoom of the lens.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:05

37. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


i think i saw this(or similar to this) images before in pa's photo comparison.....................

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:18 2

60. max9777 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


Who cares which is what flagship, PA wanted you to rate which picture looks better. Not sit here and guess which phone was used for what photo..

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:20

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


this post brought to you buy Htc

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:25 3

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


/s
and "by"

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:24 5

7. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 421; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


i say phone 4 or 5 for indoor with 4 slightly ahead. then i have phone 5 for high and medium light indoor and 2 with low light.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:41 1

21. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


i agree, phone #4. but in low light i should say phone #6 next is phone #4. but for video. Man, it was difficult. xD

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:53

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


I say 5. Phone four has chromatic aberation on the sharpness card.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:25

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


where the F are the night shots? i thought this post is all about camera comparisons?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:31 1

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Why would you think that? Down-sizing to 2.8 Mp is holding the thumb on the scales. The bad cameras don't look as bad and the good cameras don't get to show how good they are. If the threshold in the real world was 2.8 Mp, do you think Nokia would have developed the PV 808 with a 41 Mp sensor?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:40 1

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This 'test' is such BS. What should be compared is image sharpness, absence of noise in low light conditions, color fidelity outdoors and indoors at different image sizes.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:42 1

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


they can capture them photos on smallest mp count on respective phone's settings. then they shrink it down to 2.8mp resolution.

-in 808 conditions, they can (1) capture on mode: 2/3 mp .
or (2) use the whole 38mp in 4:3 ratio. then they will shrink/resize it to 2.8mp.

(but what am i talking about, PA wont include 808 here.. ahahahha silly me)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:53 1

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


coz night shots of iphone5 is at 4mp (always). and htcOne shots are all in ~4mp size.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:27 6

10. mclifford81 (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


seems like each had its own pro and con but sharpness seemed to be from phone 3 most of the time. Probably was a Sammy Galaxy and phone 4 overall had best results.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:27 2

11. PhoenixWright (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Indoor 3 has an overall purple-ish hue. Phone 6 wins indoors for me :D

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:32 5

13. highonandroid (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


#4...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:35 4

68. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


It's terrible in low light.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:48 4

69. p5yb0rg (unregistered)


phone #4 is way too saturated and produced unreal looking photos.. phone #3 looks almost natural and wins my vote.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:49 1

123. MiPac (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Agreed. #4 is probably easy to like, because most of people like saturated colors. I think its iPhone. For outdoor its #3 and indoor and video I would say #2. Which I think is Lumia 920.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:33

14. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Well seems everyone is pretty much in agreement on 4,5,and 6and the rest being garbage.. Wonder how it's gonna turn out imma say the top 3 were htc nokia and apple just a guess!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:49

27. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Actually I agree phone 6 is not as good as I first thought in the strong light.. Definitely 4or 5 is the best I kinda like 4 the best

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