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Samsung Galaxy S5 wins our blind camera comparison, followed by the Xperia Z1 and... Oppo Find 7a

0. phoneArena 12 May 2014, 09:22 posted on

Ha, we bet you didn't see this coming. Last week we did another blind camera comparison, asking our readers to vote for the photos they liked best, and to spice things up a bit, we threw in images from two lesser-known handsets – the Huawei Ascend P7 and the Oppo Find 7a. Both of these two well-made Androids come with 13MP cameras which can produce eye-pleasing images, so there was a good chance of seeing one of them finishing in first place...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:53 18

16. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

natural or not, people actually prefer the s5 pics anyway

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:12 2

30. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Exactly.....at the end of the day...it all comes down to what you like, prefer, want. Not whats best on paper or technically best.

Whether its screens, cameras, phones, OS's, etc. And I am an Amoled guy now...after a few years of liking LCD and disliking Amoled.

Whenever I get another Vita or get mine fixed...I am hoping to get the Amoled version.

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:20 1

32. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

S5 does produce great pictures. However, I would like to see the comparison between S5 in auto mode and Z2 in manual mode. This way both can push its camera to the max pixel count.

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:03

23. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Well with it being a blind test.....I agree. Looks like Samsung is working on making their cameras better.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:27 5

4. Ninetysix (Posts: 2597; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Very nice! Holding on my S4 for now and waiting for a prime/premium version to come out. Might also just ugprade to the Note 4 this year.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:36 1

8. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Well at least you can be assured that the Note4 will smite the iPhone in performance, function, and abilities.

It'd actually be useful to a power user.
Unless moar icons is your thing.

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:08 1

26. bucky (Posts: 3075; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

why the cheap shot at the iphone? i swear sometimes you guys look for a reason to fight over phones.....

Also, if you are really requiring "power use" get a laptop. anything with a touch screen keyboard is not "power use"

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:40 1

48. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Are you new here or something?

Surface is a not a power usage type of device?
The note 4 certainly is too, unless you were born yesterday and know absolutely nothing about smartphones.

Seems you wanted to wade in on a high horse of wrong.

posted on 12 May 2014, 14:38

60. bucky (Posts: 3075; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

i have been part of this website since your parent were still buying you cellphones (maybe still are). I have been playing with android phones since the g1 and milestone too.

The surface WITH a keyboard is useful and more of a laptop. I had the surface pro 1.

The note 4, while being excellent is not a hardcore users device any more than an iphone. In fact, id love to see someone dressed up in a suit with a tablet pressed to their face in a business environment...

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:57 1

72. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Ftr, I was born in the mid 60s.
My poke to you was limited to this websites content an posters within.

The one above that is not to you,
but the poster above, where as if you had not been new here, you might grasp my posts content better and not be off the contextual path as shown.

posted on 12 May 2014, 17:48

76. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I have a Surface Pro 1 and Note 3, if you use them both to their potential, and use the pens (digitizers FTW) they are both equally badass devices and compliment each other nicely. Now if that Samsung Pro Micro SD card would arrive, I can use my Note 3 to back up/store files, USB 3.0 FTW!

posted on 12 May 2014, 13:06

50. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Premium metal steel or Titanium

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:54

70. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Before this "prime/premium version" of S5, you must buy iRing, iWatch and iTV.
Until then millions of ppl will enjoy the GREAT S5, iboy.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:27 4

5. peace247 (Posts: 462; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)

Apple fan girls..ohh i mean boys beware..

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:29 1

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Well I guess all iPhone users are girls. At least from the inside xD. With the exception of darkkjedii

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:01 1

20. Sauce (unregistered)

You mean Apple fans get inside of girls, unlike you, sir :)

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:03

24. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Anyway I guess it's not unusual since I'm just 15 lolz

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:12 1

31. Ninetysix (Posts: 2597; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Girls???? We don't have time for that. As an android user, we can barely find time outside our customizing, flashing new roms, downloading new widgets, ringtones, oh and the live wallpapers man...

posted on 12 May 2014, 11:30 2

40. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

My wife won't let me date. :(

posted on 12 May 2014, 11:48 4

42. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

No you both got that wrong:


Android users go thru lots of girls more....have to to get back to that customizing, flashing new roms, etc.

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:30

45. Sauce (unregistered)

Out of all the dudes who have iPhones and the one guy (not including me) who has an Androif device.... Lets just say, he has yet to see some kitty cat in person so far, compared to the rest of us

posted on 12 May 2014, 12:28

44. Sauce (unregistered)

Lmfao 96, you're on a roll!

Love your posts. Cracks me up every time haha

posted on 12 May 2014, 13:13 1

52. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Maybe the iP8 will have all these missing features then you won't be saying this

Your bashing a feature that is very useful and informative

posted on 19 May 2014, 04:56

89. rockers123 (Posts: 137; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

Apple is for Filipino girls and Gays

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:38 1

10. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

It's bizarre. How can things change like that?

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:42 3

12. sip1995 (Posts: 1671; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

I told you that there wasn't a Nokia Lumia in test.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:48 1

14. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

Because if it was 100% people would vote for it and PA wants to show results for all flagships :P

posted on 12 May 2014, 10:05 2

25. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

They didnt even have any on hand for screen comparisons either and that was mentioned in that article.. They also didnt have any Motorolas in either comparisons. Sometimes....it is what it is

Maybe they will try to get, keep more on hand.

posted on 12 May 2014, 09:46 1

13. JaroB (Posts: 110; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)

Blind camera test


posted on 12 May 2014, 13:52 1

56. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Great link. Very comprehensive review with many shots. Auto-translated summary:

The best shots. Four times among the best were the pictures with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (38 Mt), the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Sony Xperia Z2 (Auto mode, 8 MP). Three times among the best hit LG G2 and Sony Xperia Z2 (manual mode). Samsung smartphones Galaxy Camera 2, HTC One (M8) and Apple iPhone 5S were among the best quality images only once. We also have one Smartphone, which has pictures from the vote were not selected in the top three is a Nokia Lumia 1520.

If you choose the absolute leader in the category, they became smart phone Sony Xperia Z2 caught in quality among the best shots of the largest number of times. Four images taken in auto mode, 8 MEGAPIXELS, and three times-in manual mode, a total of seven times.

The worst shots. One device was selected among the worst quality pictures as many as six times, and this is, surprisingly, a camera FujiFilm X 20 (average cost 20000 rubles). It can be said that this device rather than an image quality of optics and other parameters (in fact, it is not), we can say that it takes off in manual mode and is not intended for shooting in "auto" (and it's true, in manual mode, the X 20 is capable of delivering stunning footage), but the fact remains. Most of the people who voted are the images as the worst chose photos taken on camera for 20000 rubles. And it vivid proof that smartphones aren't just caught up with digital soaps for quality shooting, but spared most of them. Five times a number of worst hit Nokia Lumia 1020 (which is weird), and a Nokia Lumia 1520 (logical, among the best he has been never at all). Four times among the worst were pictures taken at the HTC One (M8). One Smartphone never got the worst quality photographs-Samsung Galaxy S 5.

If you choose the worst smart phone in the category, then it was the Nokia Lumia 1520, it was chosen as the worst of times. The camera, of course, made even worse, but it's not a Smartphone.

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