Blind camera comparison: Vote for the unidentified cameraphone you like best!
0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2013, 09:14 posted on
Smartphone cameras are getting better and better every year, companies are leapfrogging themselves all the time, the industry is progressing at a breathtaking pace... With so much going on, and with the next big thing always lurking right around the corner, it's easy to lose track of exactly how all the players rank when it comes to camera performance...
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110. R-vjn (Posts: 129; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
I think, the P1 is the Z1, P2 the G2 & P5 - 1020. I prefer the P2 & P5.
111. Trex95 (Posts: 521; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
113. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Phone 2 is Galaxy S4.. one with the narrowest fov
114. irellemot (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
I think phone 6 may be HTC one due to the low-res crops, but I also think it is not because the HTC one has a wide angle camera allowing more in the picture, but I ma may be wrong.
115. Assa7inKing (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
Guys where is the result for these CAMERA SAMPLES ?/
117. TOMarsh1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
I personally think that phone 5( the best) is htc one, hey only my opinion.
121. shahulvm (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
IS PA waiting for 10K votes before announcing the results...??
122. bahkata (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
think its about time for "which is which" already. been long enough. .
126. Edmund (Posts: 646; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I'm pretty sure these are the phones used (at least based on the kitchen shot):
phone 1 - Lumia 1020
phone 2 - Xperia Z1
phone 3 - iphone 5S
phone 4 - LG G2
phone 5 - samsung galaxy s4
phone 6 - HTC one/Moto X
Rest assured, these samples are definitely not an accurate representation of the capabilities of superior camera-phones like the Sony Z1 and Lumia 1020
129. steedsofwar (Posts: 50; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
where are the results guys?
Phone 5 would be the lumnia 1020 or the Note 3
phone 2 would be the iphone 5s
phone 4 would be the z1
phone 3 would be the G2
phone 1 is probably HTC One
phone 6 is probably the nexus 4
132. KRONeage (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)
I'm rating which ones I like best only. Not which pic belongs to which camera or attempting to guess which phone is which. Because that's exactly what this is supposed to be about.... what you like!
So I like the 'Phone 5' in Pic #1, 'Phone 5' in Pic #2 and phone 4 in Pic # 3!
134. CyberAngel (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
I saw this too late, but my vote (before seeing the results) went to #2,
which is the S4 (I own the S4 Active) just by looking at the first picture,
because I accidentally saw the results when viewing the other pictures.
It's too late to think how I would have voted for the rest of the pictures,
but I believe the results.
The Lumia 1020 simply has the largest sensor.
Now a VIDEO test!
135. techfirst101 (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Phone 5 seems to have the best detail but for some reason gives a heavy blue tint to a few of the pics
Phone 2 seems solid with good overall colors and detail but it also has a blue tint though less than phone 5
Phone 1 I like this phones colors overall but its level of detail is just a tad behind 2 and 5
Phone 6 I bet this is the HTC one, just because of the amount of noise (4MP) in almost all the shots, my least favorite
Phone 4 and 3 look almost the same overall I would put them somewhere imbetween 1 and 6 for detail and colors.
So for my personal preference I would go 5 > 2 > 1 > 3&4 > 6
136. harvestcellular (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
I think for the average user, a camera is a camera with these new models. One might produce more consistant results or have a tit-for-tat better this or that, but at the end of the day I don't think users heavily factor in the quality of the camera in their decision when choosing a phone.
Their all "high quality" cameras and serve the functions that (estimate) 98% of users really need.
140. Maryewww (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
You should have included the Sony Xperia Z1 in this blind test...
141. ratsrats (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
Great idea. Should do more blind tests! For both photo and videos.
However, I'd recommend doing a more scientific test.
1. Use a tripod
2. Use the exact same angles, especially when facing light sources. You can see in the pics where sometimes sunlight shone into the lens.
3. Also use a standard TV/Video calibration sheet so we can see sharpness and color performance.
4. Take pics of moving objects (water is good)
5. Take indoor pics with low lighting with flash.
But, Great start!