Blind cameraphone comparison 2 (Indoor test)
Comparing cameras in smartphones might seem like an easy task – but often just mentioning a brand name blinds the most reasonable amongst us. We're only humans with our affections after all. That's why in our blind tests we have stripped down all data about each device and its camera.
On Monday we brought you outdoor pictures shot on four smartphones, each of them available on a different major US carrier.
Those poll have already expired, but now, for our final verdict, we need your vote once again – this time we'll be judging indoor picture quality. This allows us to see the wider context as behind four walls you usually have much less sunlight and noise might get in your way when shooting. And after all, that's where we spend most of our office and home lives, isn't it?
The first set of pictures is sized down to a common web format. The same four smartphones from the first test now appear in shuffled order, but there's always the additional set of images shot using a point and shoot camera for reference. Feel free to judge how the cameraphone sensors performed indoors as they definitely face a bigger challenge with less light for the sensor. Have they managed to strike the right exposure or is the image too dark? Which one has the most natural colors? Without further ado we give you the first set of photographs.
Secondly, we've taken 100% crops out of the original pictures, so you can conveniently look at the finest detail. This would be a perfect opportunity to see whether noise or any other artifacts have spoiled the picture, but it also makes it easy to tell the sharpness of an image. Finally, we should mention that if there has been any difference in image resolutions between phones, we've equalized that by scaling them all to match the largest resolution involved.
The polls expire on Monday, August 15th. That's when we'll reveal the participating smartphones, but don't wait for the last minute and vote now as more votes would give a more balanced and conclusive decision as to the best smartphone camera out there.