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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...

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:34

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


Definitively not phone #2 or #3 or #6, i think it's a tie between phone #1 and #5, and #4 comes as a close second.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:35 1

16. wando77 (Posts: 966; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Would prefer to see the pics next to each other for comparison

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:35 1

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


i bet phone #1 is the HTC One and #5 is the iPhone 5, phone #4 is either the Galaxy S4 or nexus 4, the rest are L920 and Xperia Z

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:25

64. vigneshvicki (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


hello in these samples one of the phone is definitely GS3.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:37 3

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


wish nokia win...........

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:44 9

23. haikallp (Posts: 204; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All #4. Especially video wise.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:45 7

25. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


i dont know but i voted #4. on the video thing... didnt watch it... all i know was that Phone #4 was greatest except for the medium light

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:47

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


im betting #6 is the nokia lumia 920.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:53

137. -Shadow- (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


either that or #2. you can see OIS in the work in the video

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:52 2

29. geoffers247 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Gotta say, with that selection of photos; all you can really compare is colour accuracy & dynamic range. Phone 4 seems to lead the pack... and wow, 3 & 6 seemed really off the mark in outdoor photo's.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:53

31. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Phones 2 and 3 seem to have duller colors, and phone 6 has really vibrant, a little bit oversaturated colors... All of them are at least quality photos though, honestly.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:02 3

35. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


To ensure there's no bias, phones should have been rotated per photo. For example phone #1 in photo1 should not be phone#1 in photo2. People will likely tend to stick to their phone choice from the first pic as they 'expect' it will produce same good quality pictures/video in the succeeding tests.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:04

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


im wondering why they didnt add audio in the video part... it should be included for the video atleast

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:09 1

38. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


#4 has good light algoritam, but #5 seems more natural to me...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:11 1

39. mohammadsafi1234 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


#4=L920 #5=xz

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:22 2

41. windroid (unregistered)


Nick T., does the lumia 920 have the portico update?

... it influences the noise and detail in the photos.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:06

56. Nick_T (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Sorry, can't comment on that yet. We'll post all phones' software versions in a few days, along with the comparison's results.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:37

91. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


and please tell us whether XZ was on its Superior Auto mode.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:49 2

97. Nick_T (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Again, I can't specify on that since doing so would confirm whether the Xperia Z is among the phones we're comparing or not. Just be honest about it and pick the photos you personally like the most!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:27

106. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i meant after you have released the results.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:24 2

42. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i think the phones they used are iPhone, s3 / note 2, lumia 920, z10, htc one, nexus 4 / xperia z

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:28

43. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


#4 and #6 were the best.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:30 1

44. qaisino (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


it is easily to know the phones from this comparison by going to the camera comparison between htc one and the other devices which was posted by Phonearena in the past few days

and the phone#4 is the iPhone 5

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:38

49. qaisino (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


And Galaxy S4 is Phone#5>>>>> 100% sure

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:33 6

45. ubuntu (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


not trust in phonearena polls
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524888580887886&set=a.102222869821128.1245.100001002463377&type=1&comment_id=1482328&ref=notif%C2%ACif_t=photo_comment

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:24 5

63. Nick_T (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 May 2011)


The poll you're referring to was plagued by fake votes - some people circumvented our one-vote-per-person restriction and placed many votes on a single device all from the same IP address. In order to prevent abuse, the polls here are open only to registered PhoneArena users.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:31 2

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


dont worry PA, thats how desperate Sony fanboys are :D

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:44 3

107. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


More like Nokia fans were! I'm recalling last weeks post where L920 had majority of the votes , knowing the L920 would've been the very last.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:35 2

46. mariosraptor (Posts: 130; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


all in for #4 for me. it seems the most clean and natural IMHO

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:36 2

47. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Phone #1 looks closest to natural. Phone #4 is the most saturated of the bunch. I go with phone #1

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