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PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best cameraphones

0. phoneArena 03 Dec 2013, 11:01 posted on

Gone are the days when phones were good only for making calls and sending text messages. Today's top models can give us driving directions, play movies, run complex applications, and most importantly, capture photos and videos. In fact, cameraphones have evolved so much that many people don't bother carrying a dedicated point-and-shoot camera with them anymore, relying solely on their mobile device for snapping shots. That's why we absolutely had to include a category in our PhoneArena Awards dedicated to the year's best cameraphones...

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posted on 03 Dec 2013, 14:50 4

111. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think you need to read again. I clearly mentioned iPads were an exception. 640P displaying playing a 1080P video lol. Makes sense right?

Damn, it's funny because I'm typing this while watching a video on YouTube. Can an iOS device do that? Here, let me save you the time - NO.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 15:00 1

113. zekes (Posts: 229; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


You do realize that Apple TV is running a modified version of iOS right. So your argument is still invalid either way you slice to steak

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 16:47 1

130. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ Exactly ⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆

Seriously, Lumia's should've swept the floor with this competition..
1. 1020
2. 1520
3. 925

Who cares if you don't agree❗❗❗❗❗❗

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:37 1

133. AntiFanBoyz (unregistered)


BS. iPhone isn't the gold standard; it's just one of a handful of great phones. And you're fooling yourself if you think first to market means nobody would have gotten there eventually. iPhone didn't reinvent or revolutionize the phone market; it was a kick starter or catalyst. That's awesome, but everyone's caught up now.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:32 2

137. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


There's no doubt the iPhone is a trend setter, but a 64bit processor and gold color don't warrant giving Apple third place for camera design. There's nothing superior about the iPhone except for maybe the game play, and the Nexus 5 is right there with it.

Let's face it, the iPhone has no HD, no SD, no NFC, a small screen, a closed system, no customization, and the pastel colors just killed what little masculinity it had before iOS 7. I don't think it's a bad phone, but it's an inferior product wrapped in high quality materials.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 19:32

140. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


In reference to the latest iPhone flagship, my statement clearly stands, so no it's not invalidated sorry.

640p screen in 2013... Lol.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:21

152. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Caught up, and surpassed the iPhone now❕

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 12:15

51. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


That list was based on the Big 3.
1 phone represents 1 OS, that's why iPhone5 is there.

Though, still... I'm still cheering for the Z1. :]

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 16:49

131. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Where does it say that❔... No, it's any phone.. That's why PA's contest is crap.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 12:23

54. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


yep, iphone 5s is better than Z1... great PA?

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 12:40

57. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


One of The 1520, the G2 and the Z1 really should have been up there.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:08

62. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


I like the way they excluded the Z1.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:15 1

63. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Some people just count the pixels!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:32

73. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


The way you choose the best devices is so cute PA.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:57 1

80. jellmoo (Posts: 1836; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


From the shots I've seen:

1) 1020
2) 1520
3) 925

WP/Nokia seems to have the insider edge when it comes to smartphone photography.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:58

82. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Well yeah, Carl Zeis designs their lenses that's a big reason why right there.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:57

138. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Those are the best❕

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:52

134. mclifford81 (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


Personally I've owned all the devices listed in the article and I must say the lg g2 takes the cake for best photos overall. The note 3 was a great camera phone too but I noticed better details on Lg's G2.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:37

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


When it comes to camera this tech site
http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles
is way better than gsmarena, phonearena and other photography wannabes.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:17

151. awani1 (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Ok PA dis is a joke RYT..I've Neva held d note 3 so I can't really say..bt my mum got d iPhone5s sins it launched(tried gettin her 2 buy an android device,bt u no d love story btween women nd iPhones).so I spent a lot of time wid d iPhone until she got me a Sony z1 last week( my b day)..jus 1 week wid d z1 nd I can boldly say ur post is shockingly inacurate cuz z1 cam kills iphone5s....pls stop posting wrong info to piple..it's really annoying.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:32

153. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


So what you're saying is the Note 3's non optical image stabilized camera trumps the G2's camera. Obviously this wasn't made on actual facts. This is the lamest article i've ever laid eyes upon LOL

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 02:05

154. VictorZx (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


Where Sony Xpeeria Z1?

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 08:38

157. milanmahat (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


Just a nonsense award.....Where is Z1? go eat a sh*t in toilet phonearena

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 20:25

161. Andrewtst (Posts: 658; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


iPhone 5s camera is well known worst than 5 and 5 no longer is brilliant.

How could be iPhone 5s inside the Best Camera list?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 14:55

162. TMach (Posts: 461; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Seriously PA? In the recent shoot out the Z1 came second to the Lumia 1020 and yet it is not on the list having wiped the floor with the G2, Note 3 and iPhone 5! I didn't think it was 1 April yet otherwise you would have got me with this one! Credibility lost PA tsk tsk tsk......*sigh!!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 15:00

163. TMach (Posts: 461; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Of course, I was referring to the iPhone 5S and not the 5.....that's what rage does to you! Will never take this site seriously ever again!

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 03:48

164. ammarnadim93 (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


No lg G2. u kidding me ?
its the best android camera phone at present.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:10

166. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Where is nokia 808 still up there since2012

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:14

167. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


1. Nokia 1020
2. Nokia 808 pureview
3. Nokia 1520
4. The rest

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