Blind cameraphone comparison 2 (Indoor test)
0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2011, 05:17 posted on
Comparing cameras in a smartphone might seem like an easy task – but often just mentioning a brand name blinds the most reasonable amongst us. That's why in our blind tests we have stripped down all data about each device…
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1. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
A is good and the cat is pissed. Please bring in N8.
2. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
The cats eye on device C looks really, umm scary...
26. sand (unregistered)
3210? more of 5110 or 5110i
4. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
PA, u can't ignore N8 just because it is a poor performance phone. it is still a SMARTPHONE !!
18. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)
From part 1 of this test; "This time, the blind test includes four high-end smartphones, each from one of the four major US carriers... While this method leaves some of the best cameraphones out of the equation (think, Nokia N8)..."
I swear, some people just can't read.
5. tlfner (unregistered)
What a useless comparizon. You will have to use a tripod to hold the phones steady.
In the first set of images of the girl image A is blurry because of camera shake. The chair images are ALL blurry because of camera shake (look at the light in the eye of the puppy). The last set of images excludes camera B and C because of camera shake. Look at the eyes of the girl.
If you want any credibility in such type of test, use enough light to avoid slow shutter speeds and camera shake, or use a tripod.
20. Igor (unregistered)
I think it's a good decision do not use tripods etc.
If the phone cannot take a good shot in your hands and requires this "you must stand perfectly still and don't breath" stuff, that means it's gonna be almost useless in real life.
6. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Please include ranked polls in future tests. A is clearly the best but I'd like to vote from best to worst.
A, C, B, D for me.
8. hurrdurr (unregistered)
And you still suck at taking photos. Other than using different phones, nothing's changed
30. lba1616 (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)
I think he takes the VERY BEST photos, look at all the compliments the cat is getting;-) Don't be jealous!
9. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
hahaha WTF i cant stop laughing after seeing the cat in 100% crops... is that cyclops in android-themed laser beam? wahahhaha the hell
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
In the first set, I voted for D because of the awesomeness of the cat's evil eye glow.
15. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
C turns cat into evilcat.
D turns cat into robocat.
11. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Device A is awesome! Is it T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide?
12. FwD (unregistered)
at A, it is arc, bet!!!!!!!!!!!!
13. don (unregistered)
What are the Phones?????
who really cares - unless you tell us the phones...
14. Name A1 (unregistered)
A. HTC Sensation
B. Sony Arc Xperia
C. Samsung Galaxy S II
D. Apple iPhone 4
16. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Id like to think A is an SGS2. It reminds me of my SGS1 with a slight oversaturation and a good ability in lowlight. Of course, they said its a phone for every carrier, so unless they have a US SGS2, its not in the competition..
19. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Device A is the best here. Wonder what phone it is... maybe a Galaxy S2 ?
21. bola (unregistered)
In the 1st indor crop selection device B had the best crop.
22. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Device A is the iPhone 4....I've seen that indoor photo of the critters in the funky chair before in another camera comparison article.
23. Nwright94 (unregistered)
I swear the cat transformed into some demon thing from device a-d
24. unreg (unregistered)
A. myTouch 4G Slide
B. Sony Xperia Arc
C. Galaxy S2
D. iPhone 4
25. sand (unregistered)
The flash from the eyes of the cat...is it xenon or power led? I wanna buy that cat lol
27. max3423423 (unregistered)
Device A is the Sony Experia Arc with the backlit Exmor-R sensor.
29. belon1986 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
i am sure Nokia N8 is not in this comparison....
32. Veggiebug (unregistered)
You got the movie "Click" on DVD? Seriously?
33. saffant (Posts: 272; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
A takes better pictures, but B has more natural colors ie most similar to the Digital Camera.
34. Gutt Feeling (unregistered)
My gut feeling's telling me Device A is most likely the Xperia Arc~ Gotta have a backlit sensor to produce that kinda pictures indoors
36. that one guy (unregistered)
couldnt they have found a better looking girl?
37. rwrife (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)
I'll LMAO when they release the results and the winner ends up being a $50 pre-paid feature phone.
38. Schwinn (unregistered)
A is the worst of them all. Sure, it takes "pleasing" photos, but at the expense of smoothing everything to oblivion. All the detail of the photo is gone from camera A, in addition to the oversaturated (and over-yellowed) pictures.
C is the most neutral for colors + detail... but the last set of shots might be unfair since some are blurry and others are not... the blurring there is masking any potential for detail. Granted, this usually is a sign of a slow-camera shutter, making it a poor-er camera... but we don't know that for sure. Tripod-usage would have eliminated that question.