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Camera shootout: Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4 vs G2 vs iPhone 5 vs One

Camera shootout: Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4 vs G2 vs iPhone 5 vs One
UPDATE: There was a technical issue which caused the images to not correspond to their respective device names. This has been fixed now. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

The 20.7-megapixel camera of the Sony Xperia Z1 sure is a topic of intense interest right now, and while we realize that it's not the wisest of things to compare a prototype unit to finished products, we just couldn't stop ourselves from taking a few test photos to compare against some of the handset's biggest rivals, such as the Galaxy S4, LG G2, iPhone 5 and HTC One.

Feel free to examine and compare the photos and videos below, just bear in mind that the pictures and footage the final Xperia Z1 is going to take might be slightly different. Anyways, here's a first glimpse at how it compares against those bad boys...


Camera shootout: Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4 vs G2 vs iPhone 5 vs One


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posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:43 20

45. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


ok again i have to do this
so anyone who is looking for Z1 camera comparison against Lumia 1020
and see how Z1 camera is busting Lumia 1020 in daylight and night both

www.tbreak.ae/features/camera-comparison-nokia-lumia-1020-vs-sony-xperia-z1

and sorry for posting again

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:53 13

47. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i don't think you can really rely on that site's author. he reviewed htc one and he said it has the best camera for a smartphone. obviously, that's just incorrect.

it could only be coincidental that he's showcasing z1's "better" photos since he probably does not like lumias.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:01 6

49. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


you want to see comparisons from different website??
ok i have more

tinyurl.com/qfwzwbz

tinyurl.com/o879r58

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:03 7

51. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


no need to convince me. we see each other on esato☺ we're on the same side.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:05 1

52. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


yup right
but for here on this PA comparison Z1 is looking nice now
they made it correct

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:03

77. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


These comparisons from the different website show no such thing.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:06 3

53. boosook (Posts: 943; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I prefer Lumia's pictures... they're sharper, though both phones have flaws.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:34 7

56. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


in that comparison Z1 is already better than Lumia 1020
but lets wait for more comparisons
as already in this PA compariosn Z1 is clear
winner

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:55 1

62. x_maly_x (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


Change eye doctor.....

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:08 2

66. papss (unregistered)


Hows that zoom on the z1? Oh that's right.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:37 4

67. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I would rather the phone not have a camera at all before I would ever pick up a windows phone.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:44 1

68. papss (unregistered)


I wouldn\'t expect anything less from you.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:51

86. mousesports (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


go to sleep !

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:27 3

55. anymany (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


G2 better than Lumia 1020....

//i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/92204-image​/LG-G2.jpg

//i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/92200-image​/Nokia-Lumia-1020.jpg

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:06 2

64. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


comparing 5mp picture vs 13mp picture

mmm, interesting

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:25

93. beethoven95 (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


yes of course, that 5mp is OVERSAMPLED, and has very big pixels, and according to nokia it is higher quality than the full res shots and also has less noise. that 5mp should\'ve beated the G2 easily. and don\'t forget it\'s sensor is 3 times bigger than the G2.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:05

58. zhiae (Posts: 174; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


i dont know but somehow i like my one camera .

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:50

61. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


PA deleted our posts LOL

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:30 1

71. Reality_Check (Posts: 264; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


They need to provide a sample pic taken from a professional camera alongside it :/

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:14

81. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


PA, the images "One touch listening" zoomed, is not the same as the "One touch listening" full picture. As you zoom the full picture you will achieve a different result. Why is that?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:49 3

46. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


good. so it was a swap between the z1 and htc1. it's sony's fault after all. why are they using that "one" name.☻☻☻

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:44 2

60. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


Actually...
They are just going back to what Sony Ericsson did with the naming of the Xperia X1
Xperia Z1

See, basically the same

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 07:06 1

65. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i was trying to joke☺ my bad. i\'m a poor comedian.

phonearena said the photos were swapped and i think most of those that were swapped were z1 and htc1 photos. the system was probably confused with the names...

there... i explained my joke. it\'s no longer a joke. i\'m depressed☻

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:41

74. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_cmd_z1-129.php

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 04:56 7

48. tiara6918 (Posts: 1357; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Xperia z1 ftw!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:02

50. boosook (Posts: 943; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I didn't even look at the pictures: some shots taken indoors at a show cannot be called a test.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:14 3

54. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


in that comparison Z1 is already better than Lumia 1020
but lets wait for more comparisons
as already in this PA compariosn Z1 is clear winner

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:24 1

83. sbw44 (Posts: 384; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


are you blind? or just a hater?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 05:42 10

57. Jason2k13 (Posts: 639; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


to be honest, all the phones picture quality looks good and you wont really notice the difference in real life unless you compare pictures side by side every time you take a picture.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:26

59. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Ok. Someone could moderate Wicpromd? Not doing anything, but spamming all of the topics which has a word on the Z1.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 06:57

63. torrtorr (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


hi,
please don't you know if there will be update for Xperia Z with Xperia Z1 camera soft? I hope that if yes, it will bring more quality pictures from Z.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:10 1

69. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


aren\'t your 100% crops mistaken again? the z1 and htc one crops seem to be different from what are shown on the gallery.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:12

70. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


just testing my apostrophe\' ...something seems wrong with the apostrophe s\'s

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:33 3

72. GMS85 (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Sony Xperia Z1 already a legendary. SONY FTW!!!!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:37 3

73. GMS85 (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


So now PA is deleting comments ? LMAO. CHILD MOVE!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:08 1

78. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


They always do that..

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:24

84. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


no, the entire post was deleted. all the comments here are new. they did not selectively delete your comment so don\'t feel discriminated.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:44 1

75. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


looks like phonearena is trying to make sony appear inferior

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:10 1

79. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I don't want to believe any tech sites now. I can't base my judgment on the product until I see it face to face. But I will surely get the Xperia Z1! Nothing, and no one can stop me :D

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 12:05

87. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


LOL - right on , buddy. It's pretty normal over here.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 08:51

76. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I don't know why but something tells me that these camera comparisons always feel altered.... I have the HTC One and my pictures never come out that dark. Either the author can take a photograph correctly (there are people out there who cant) or pictures are doctored in some fashion.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:10 1

80. kurtdean99 (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


For those people who is upset about xperia z1 not having IOS. I\'ve seen videos from z1 and it\'s stable and not shaky and I\'ve seen low light sample from xperia z1 and it looks incredible and even better than 1020 with OIS. Why does z1 needs OIS again?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:14

82. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6254; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


So now PA compares the z1 cam with everything else.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 09:34

85. lucid.brat (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


buddy different site tells different story....according to techradar lumia is best nd z1 fits in between htc nd lumia 1020 so dont bother other site only take review of ur fav site

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 12:57

88. torgrim (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)


1. Tie
2. LG G2 (Z1 looks horrible... Shaky take?)
3. LG G2

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 14:42

89. tobybeast7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


damn,z1 sucks...

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 14:48 1

90. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 943; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


xperia Z1 is a clear winner and thats a fact wtf...

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 15:50 5

91. TMach (Posts: 349; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Open apology to all. Having now seen a live unit and played with it, there is only one word to describe this phone....Amazing! The viewing angles are amazing, the pictures are amazing, build quality and feel of the phone is amazing. I thought I would pass due to size but seeing it and holding it in the metal, I have had a change of mind and heart and this phone is a must have and it has the benefit of me being able to put a 64gb memory card in the phone!

Forget the trolls and haters, it is all about the Z1. Oh yes, the screen is superb and the colours simply pop out at you! Good job Sony!!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 18:28 2

92. juandante (Posts: 291; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Actually I'm shocked to see that the Z1 is better than the 1020. But with a dedicated Photo DSP, Android, and a sensor/lense coming directly from a standalone camera I understand. Not to mention it is feature rich phone and the 1020 takes 2-4 secs to reccord pictures which is very retarded and WP.

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