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Blind Camera Comparison: you choose which smartphone's camera did best

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Blind Camera Comparison: you choose which smartphone's camera did best
The poll is now closed. See the results below.

It has been well over a month since we did our last blind camera comparison. Back then, the Nokia Lumia 1520 ended up winning the gold, followed by the LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z1S. Which phone is going to be crowned best this time? Well, that is up to our readers to decide.

In the slideshows below you'll find photos of five different scenes, all taken using seven highly-acclaimed smartphones. Of course, we're not going to tell you which phones we've used and we're not going to give away any hints. After all, we're asking you to vote for the photos you like best, not for the phone you're most excited about.

You should know that we've stripped all EXIF data from the photo samples so don't even bother looking for hints there. Also, we've shrunk them all to a resolution of about 3.3MP in order to make things fair for all handsets.

With that out of the way, let the voting begin! The poll where you can cast your vote is at the very bottom of this post.






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Which phone's photos do you like best?
33.38%
683 votes
(683 votes) Samsung Galaxy S5 (Phone 4)
20.43%
418 votes
(418 votes) Sony Xperia Z1 (Phone 6)
19.11%
391 votes
(391 votes) Oppo Find 7a (Phone 3)
11.68%
239 votes
(239 votes) iPhone 5s (Phone 1)
7.18%
147 votes
(147 votes) Huawei Ascend P7 (Phone 7)
4.5%
92 votes
(92 votes) HTC One (M8) (Phone 2)
3.71%
76 votes
(76 votes) LG G2 (Phone 5)

2046 votes

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posted on 08 May 2014, 13:53 7

1. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


What the hell wrong with this page... it is reminding me of 56k dial up modem era era

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:02 3

9. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Lots of pictures... first I thought it was the high resolution of images... till I read about the downsized to 3.3 MP...

posted on 08 May 2014, 15:44 1

19. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I like this camera comparison, the setup was nice and comparison mechanism was so much better than previous ones. Waiting eagerly for the results of this one.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:58

42. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nothing wrong with the dialup, but the article is heavy with lots of MB files due to high res photos

posted on 08 May 2014, 13:53 5

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


We already know what happened to the last blind comparison tests :)

posted on 08 May 2014, 15:48

20. Sauce (unregistered)


Those high megapixel anti-Apple fanboys are still in denial LOLOLOLOLOOL

posted on 09 May 2014, 11:21

67. LFCRodrigues (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Phone number 1, 3, 4 and 6 are overall really good. I would be happy with anyone but I think Phone number 4 Seems to be more REAL - Natural -.

posted on 08 May 2014, 13:53

3. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


By the way ... talking about photos, I was very frustrated to see the photos taken with xpery Z2 ...http://www.91mobiles.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Sony-Xperia-Z2-camera-sample-26.jpg

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:49 1

62. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lolol wtf is that. Photographer MUST have done something wrong that's just not right... I have seen so many photos from it and they are great. Even my old Nokia 5mpx would take better shot than that...

posted on 09 May 2014, 10:55 1

65. the_matchless (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Lolzz this is soo not Z2. I have a Z1 and Z1 aside even any 5mp phone can take a better shot than this. So I wouldn't even consider this sample :p

posted on 08 May 2014, 13:53 2

4. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 158; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Please don't comment saying which is iPhone 5s or z2 or 1020 or s5. Let this be fair mot fanboy vote!

posted on 08 May 2014, 13:59

6. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


???? Are you drunk ???

posted on 08 May 2014, 15:08 3

18. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


4th one is Nokia or Sony

posted on 08 May 2014, 13:57 3

5. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Thanx for the reference photo !!!

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:00 3

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2118; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Phone 4 and 6,the s5 & Z2.

posted on 09 May 2014, 00:00

46. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Phone 6 with detail loss at corner, very clear "feature" of Z2.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:40

53. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


But the rest of qualities are evident (night mode, contrast and ahrp details).

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:50

63. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I don't think there's a Z2 in this comparison.

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:01 2

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


i dont bother looking at every pictures, PA servers are soo slow when it comes to showing more than 1 picture.

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:05 6

10. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


How could someone make Blind Camera Comparison, if don't know the real colors and lights from the life scene???

Of course the blurry or washed out pictures could be seen, but......

Nonsense poll again.

posted on 09 May 2014, 06:58 1

59. Maryewww (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


DSLR samples should always be provided in a blind comparision so we can at least know the true colors and make a proper selection...

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:11 1

11. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Phone 3 with the exception of the night shot...
Phone 4 is also good

Phone 2 is crap.

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:15 2

12. mrmessma (Posts: 194; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Please let us individually vote on each scene, it makes it easier, more objective, and clearer which strengths/weaknesses each phone possess based on which scene/brightness/etc it wins/loses.

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:24

13. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


The 1st image goes only to 13mp so the Nokia lumia 1020 and the gs5 are not in.

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:24

14. seanwhat (Posts: 281; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


It would be nice if you added real camera to these comparisons so we can see how the photo is supposed to look.

posted on 08 May 2014, 14:54

15. Totse2k15 (Posts: 462; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Dunno, but I voted #4.

posted on 08 May 2014, 15:01

16. 007Rokib (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


phone 1 >Z2 phone 4> lumia.... phone 3> S5

posted on 08 May 2014, 15:03 3

17. 007Rokib (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


phone 2 > M8

posted on 08 May 2014, 15:50 2

21. Sauce (unregistered)


When my friend takes pictures, they look like terrible oil paintings.

My friend has a Note 3.

posted on 08 May 2014, 16:24 7

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nice troll comment. And you said you don't troll? You're getting worse each day bro.

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