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PhoneArena Awards 2012: Best Cameraphone

0. phoneArena 11 Dec 2012, 10:37 posted on

Phones aren't just for calling anymore, and we bet that even your grandparents are well aware of that. Instead, taking photos is what smartphones are used for the most, as recent surveys have shown. And that should come as no surprise: most high-end smartphones can capture images so good that they are well capable of replacing an entry-level point and shoot camera. Therefore, including a 'Best Cameraphone' category in our PhoneArena Awards of 2012 seems quite logical to us...

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:45 8

9. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


They who ???
iPaid Reviewers ???

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:41 70

1. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


where is lumia 920 ???

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:43 17

5. Naviiin (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Was about to ask, but they didn't like it that much in that comparison that was posted a couple of days ago.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:45 22

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Maybe so, but their own "920 vs 5" comparison had the 920 coming out on top excepting still image detail for auto modes.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:47 45

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


My picks are:

1. 808 PureView: no comment needed

2. Lumia 920: Great shock absorbing mechanism and low light capability.

3. iPhone 5: Great camera in a very thin body

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:59 12

19. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


man they suck here at PA, who in their right mind can selebrate panorama as a amazing new feature?
When reading the Lumia920 review they complain about no new features to the camera, i guess cinemagraph and smart shoot doesnt count.. (the reason i got the phone, that and the night capabilitys). and then i havnt even mentioned the filming capabilitys.... aaand the Lumia920 got panorama to.. every high end phone got panorama! so whats the reason they shoose ipone5, its not cause its the best, cause its clearly not.. its a great phone but not just the best camerawise.. could you please explain this to me, and everyone else who read your articles...

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:04 4

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 23022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What!!! Am I reading this correctly? MeoCao actually said something not anti about the iPhone. There's hope for u after all n the land on fairness lol. Just kidding man... Gs3, and iPhone r a tops up for 2nd.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:14 5

23. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 184; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Perfect List

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:16 9

26. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 184; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Seriously, the image stabilization alone should be enough to have be up there

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:21 5

27. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Right, plus Photosynth which allows for spherical panoramas. Straight panoramas are sooooo 2010

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:22 7

28. MeoCao (unregistered)


LOL, I never complained about iPhone 5 camera except the purple flare which turned out to be normal for most phone cameras.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:30 3

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 23022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:44 16

35. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


gotta give them iPhone 5, but I can't accept the fact that 920's not included here.

It has the best low light capabilities.
superb IOS.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:45

36. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I am flattered! Meo you are thinking rationally!!!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:51 15

40. Commentator (Posts: 3712; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I don't usually accuse PA of bias (except when it comes to the original Palm Pre review) but this list is seriously messed up. The 920 didn't even crack the top 3? Ridiculous. If Samsungarena was as catchy as iPhonearena, I'd use it to describe them right now.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 12:04 24

42. iamfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


OHHHHH C'MOOOOOONNNNNN........ this article FORCED me to sign in and coment about how biased this article is. i dont really think this is iphonearena or samsungarena, but i am damn sure they have some grudges with nokia and MS. 90% of the article here directly or indirectly bash both nokia & MS. I used to love this website but now it just makes me sick.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 12:13 1

45. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


As much as I hate to say it, based on the comparison they recently did I would have also excluded the Lumia 920 from the list. *no bias I'm a proud Lumia 900 owner*

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:18 1

62. simplyj (Posts: 405; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


The reason it's not included is beacuse it has great low light photography, but sub-par daylight photography. The iPhone 5 and GSIII beat it hands down during the day light and still have good (but not as good as the Lumia 920) night time photos.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:19 8

63. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


the one x has a better camera than s3 and ip5 but PA shows it no love...

over on gsmarena's photo compare tool the iphone5 still cant beat the nokia n8

even the galaxy note2 beats it... yet somehow the iphone is number two

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:22 3

65. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Nah, Xperia T over the iPhone 5. It has a CAMERA BUTTON! Makes sense for a camera phone. And a better camera overall I think. Especially tweaked with non-official mods.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:13 3

77. a22matic (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


+1... The One X line has great cameras.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:36 11

78. metalpoet (unregistered)


what i dont understand is how the iPhone 5 got 2nd place when it was already reported to have the purple glare in their pictures!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 16:00 4

80. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


My sentiment's exactly.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 16:07 1

82. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Rubbish! There's something wrong if you need to store casual photographs at the native resolution of 3264 by 2448 pixels.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 16:44 1

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 23022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bcuz several others had it too. Please do your research, not just attack the iPhone dude

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 18:31 5

93. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


S3 doesn't have it. 920 doesn't have it. And trust me, for your sake, I did my research prior to this.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 19:49

102. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So what, what's the big deal? Looks like NickT doesn't like MS and Nokia, what's you're problem?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 20:17 5

104. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


REALLY?!?! The iPhone 5's there and the Lumia 920 isn't shown?

This is so messed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 20:58 1

109. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


People need to see the camera shootout that was recently posted for what it is. The Iphone 5 almost always outperformed or was on par every other phone when it came to sharpness, white balance, and in most cases color accuracy. People say the Lumia 920 should be on the list, but it only wins in low-light photography which is not enough to make it the best camera phone around. I own a Lumia 900 and really can't stand Apple, but people are blinded by bias, facts remain facts.

Look at the Lumia 920's photos in the shootout, most of them (in sunlight outdoors) came out with a yellow/ green tint and the indoor photos over exaggerated the white balance. Also, the SIII, One X, and Iphone 5 shoot photos with a much faster shutter speed than the 920 (just saying). So while the pureview technology has its perks, the 920 still needs some work. *The 808 pureview is just a beast, in a different class altogether*

My list of top 3:
808 Pureview
Iphone 5
Note II

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:08

115. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Oh wow...panorama, so cutting edge...NOT. I've owned several dumbphones that have panorama capabilities.

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