HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920 and 720 low-light comparison (video)
0. phoneArena posted on 28 Feb 2013, 02:31
There weren't much dark corners at the MWC expo, but the HTC booth had one, where you could check out the low-light capabilities of the newest One handset with the UltraPixel camera...
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85. chaoticrazor posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:07 6 0
one device, the 808 beats all in normal conditions so your comment is foolish as usual saying nokia fans wouldnt be interested. sticking to the lumia range the 920 in normal conditions is on par with the top android flagships and has the advantage in low light
so what else you got ? anything of sense or just fanboy nonsense
your such an android drama queen
111. No_Nonsense posted on 28 Feb 2013, 23:17 0 0
Yeah man, you need someone to drive these pathetic samsungfan, troll, hemo and darac out.
92. sbw44 posted on 28 Feb 2013, 15:31 3 0
And now the Mid range Lumia's are starting to kick their mid range androids ass*s in the camera department as well!
Shame looks like their starting to worry about the sleeping giant!
102. applesauce posted on 28 Feb 2013, 20:23 5 0
Portico update resolves the daytime image softness issue. At least the Lumia can pick up changes in light better (i.e. shooting a building and being able to get detail on the shaded side, per one of the comparisons here or GSM Arena it Giz, I don't recall). I'd take the 920 any day over any android on thr market.
50. rayne posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:49 3 0
In terms of noise and color reproduction, it would seem that 920 and 720 beat the one.
What I am wondering is that could that result be attributed to the software side - the post-processing of the image by the phone?
If yes, would it make a difference if a third-party camera app (which does not post-process the image captured) is installed on the phones to be tested for a pure comparison based on the camera - the hardware itself?
I am not sure about this, so please correct me if I am wrong.
103. applesauce posted on 28 Feb 2013, 20:29 4 0
It is both software and hardware. The Lumias have superior optics and better software with refined and tested algorithms. HTCs and Sony tend to have good cameras overall, second to Nokia, but Nokias are just a cut above. Experience and expertise pay off.
113. rayne posted on 02 Mar 2013, 09:45 1 0
Yea I totally agree with you that both software and hardware play a role in the ultimate quality of the photo captured.
What I suggested is that if we were to find out whether the hardware itself is good enough, setting aside the effects of software, would it be more appropriate to use a third-party camera app that does not process the photo so that a comparison in terms of hardware can be done?
That is because I am really interested in knowing whether the larger pixel size - the ultrapixel (hardware) matters in reality (not just on paper), without taking into account the effects of software.
What I am interested in is just a pure comparison on hardware.
55. shadez10 posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:19 8 3
HTC really is the One... the one who failed... Even the Lumia 720 has better pic quality in low light...
65. rsiders posted on 28 Feb 2013, 08:53 6 0
Ha ha HTC you've done it again. But to be fair guys, the HTC One takes great pictures in favorable lighting. Just don't expect the 920 to be dethroned in low light and maybe, the final production units will be just a tad better.
71. lubba posted on 28 Feb 2013, 09:58 3 0
A couples of days ago I started playing with the Exposure Value on the L920. Results showed that if you up the exposure value, you get more brightness in picture but loss in pic quality. You can see this with the One. You can still get same brightness as the One with graininess. With stock setting on both, L920 literally crushed the One. Nice try HTC. When the One fails as with every other top end end phone you've produced, you can bring ultrapix and try it on WP. But don't until you consult with Nokia.
72. aditzut posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:04 1 0
Maybe the lumia 920 will make better photos, but I will defenetly go for HTC ONE!!
76. Techboi posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:07 3 0
Still not bad for a 4mp camera and take betta low light pics than 13mp camera phones. The fact is Nokia is still king
77. linas_ltu posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:19 0 0
I really wait for the One, but this video dissaipoints me...
97. nooraldeen posted on 28 Feb 2013, 16:49 1 0
dont be disappointed the htc one is still a very good cameraphone it's better than my Note 2
82. Akraw posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:56 1 0
I wonder why htc didn't go with 8 megapixel or say ultrapixel...than they might have better picture quality alongwith more light to it...
86. jackhammeR posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:11 2 1
android fans should be terminated before their birth.
A few eeks ago they would kill you if you dared to say something bad on sony z and now they're defending htc one to death.
It's sad and pathetic.
androtrolls...look at those pictures...if you can't see the difference you're either androfans or blind. Nokia's picture is far more detailed without this nasty grain and smudges. Nice try htc, but it's not your time. Keep trying. Don't rise your hand on mobilecamera's God.
93. sbw44 posted on 28 Feb 2013, 15:33 0 0
They just sad they don't have Nokia's Cam tech on their Laggy androids!
104. applesauce posted on 28 Feb 2013, 20:47 1 0
You'd have gotten a thumb-up from me without the abortion comment. Not a joking matter there. Just hope they'll see the light (literally?) and make the #Switch to Lumia (or at least WP)
90. phissith posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:40 0 0
What I see is pretty simple, do you as user prefer brightness at the cost of noise? Because that is what shown here in the videos!!
96. nooraldeen posted on 28 Feb 2013, 16:45 1 0
i think the real comparison should be between the lumia 920 and the 720 . it's true that the htc one is brighter than the lumia 920 but without details the 920 went for darker and more detailed photo which is better
114. dan_md posted on 03 Mar 2013, 08:03 1 0
For all its marketing hype, HTC One's 4MP "ultrapixel" camera is inferior to the Nokia Lumia 920's OIS and the Lumia 720's large aperture. Sorry HTC One. The phone's remaininf edge against over other high-end android competitors is its unique design. Can't wait for Samsung's GS4.
115. preet27in posted on 05 Mar 2013, 08:12 0 0
a question from htc............. why dont htc collaborate with CARL ZEISS LENS... COMPANY???? this is the best way to explore and invent new technology for cameras.htc make damn good phones but only lack in camera performence, so my view is ... they should iniciate this soon. good luck nyways
116. JodiceDWilliams posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:36 0 0
one thing you have to keep in mind is that the One has a lcd display while the nokias have LED displays. it makes a huge difference when viewing images. especially in low light conditions. i think the best way to compare the images is to view them on a pc monitor or something.
117. JodiceDWilliams posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:41 0 0
*correction - i meant to say the 920 has an LED display. & i'm not trying to say the nokias didnt wind, just stating how to make the comparison a little more fair.