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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: which cameraphone would you get?

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 11:38 posted on

Sony's idea is to provide a sleek waterproof device not that much different than your current modern flagships on the outside, and stuff a souped up regular sensor inside, alongside photocentric features and apps, keeping things elegant. If you want extra camera abilities, you can attach the QX10 or QX100 lens-style cameras, and become a formidable wedding photographer even...

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:39 16

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 613; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1 are the best!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:46 20

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6602; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lumia 1020 is the best!*

There you go.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:47 23

9. lee480 (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Correction: Xperia Z1 is the best!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:50 23

15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Correction: Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020 are the best. Galaxy S4 Zoom is an oversize garbage.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:15 4

36. Commentator (Posts: 2166; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Correction (to PhoneArena): You're "Side View" comparison is an absolute farce, as it cuts off significant portions of both the Galaxy S Zoom and Lumia 1020 to make them appear slimmer.

This is worse than when your Galaxy S III side-view was mysteriously warped to look significantly slimmer than it actually was.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 15:53

62. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Correction: Your

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:04

68. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Correction. My Canon 5D mkII is the best with 70-200mm lens

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:35 1

57. lansky1213 (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


1020 definitely is the best in the camera department and durability

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:47 1

10. PunyPoop (Posts: 613; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Not AGAIN SMURF!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:52 3

16. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 544; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"I'll wait for the camera comparisons before pulling the trigger"

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:54

18. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Did everybody forgot the Oppo N1? A cameraphone from Oppo?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:15 1

51. vikas.rrr (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Good to know that OPPO are also in the reckoning with the best in the business,though that's little hard to agree since both Nokia and Sony have had good experience makes camera phones and camera. But cannot rule out innovation, Lets see what they have to offer something better and unique or just gimmicky stuff good for special conditions (Read Ultrapixel)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:55 2

21. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


As long as it runs on Android
Xperia Z1 FTW!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:32

40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5630; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


TWO BEST PHONES with high MP camera lense. for me I'll get the Z1

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:38 2

54. rassouli5 (Posts: 48; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


No phone can even come close to Lumia 1020! Nokia Lumias are the best phones ever made... Well soon to be Microsoft Lumias, which I'm more excited to see!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 16:13

63. akki20892 (Posts: 2632; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nokia Lumia 1020 = Master & Sony Xperia Z1 = Commander

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:39

71. Alex123 (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


No one complain about weight on the Z1?
weight S4 zoom (bulky and a camera-like) > Z1 > L1020
camera Lumia 1020 > Z1 > S4 zoom

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 18:14

74. namvuong77 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1 are following Nokia 808 Pureview .
Galaxy S4 Zoom has optical zoom 10x , likes a binocular . Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom makes a great difference .

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:41 13

2. lee480 (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Is Galaxy Zoom even a cameraphone? It's just a camera with smart features.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:43 4

3. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 389; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


For the Z1, I can say congratulations to Sony for making the phone slim with a big camera sensor.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:54 2

19. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


but its "heavy"

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:08

30. Lyngdoh (Posts: 209; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


But its not plastic.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:11 2

32. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


but its not samsung

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:17 2

37. Lyngdoh (Posts: 209; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Sony = Wow!
Samsung = meh!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:25

53. ahomad (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 May 2012)


thank god

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:33 1

41. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5630; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


they make it have bigger bezels too make it water proof.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:43 4

4. Fernandezxc (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


The Galaxy s4 Zoom is not a phone, it's a camera that can make calls , so i dont know what it's doing here

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:55 1

20. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


a camera that can makes calls is a cameraphone...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:45 4

5. rms.max (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


no OIS in Z1 :/

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:56

22. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 544; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Can anybody confirm whether it have a OIS or not?? Its a nice feature for camera centric smartphones.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:14

66. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 389; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


They use advanced digital stabilization with their Bionz imaging processor called SteadyShot.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:46 1

6. SonyPS4 (Posts: 219; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Lol S4 Zoom just focus on camera while ignore everything else while Z1 and 1020 is all around device just like normal S4, HTC One and LG G2

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:47 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6602; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lumia 1020 > everything else (besides 808 of course.)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:48 6

11. PunyPoop (Posts: 613; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Don't just jump into conclusion..

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:31

39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If it is a 'cameraphone', then it is 1020...over all best phone (which this comparison is not about) among the three, it will be the Z1.
I doubt the Z1 will be better than the 1020 because Sony always manage to get the sensor right but the camera software wrong.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:33

42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5630; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


he always does.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:48 24

12. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


LUMIA 1020 - best camera + decent phone

XPERIA Z1 - best phone + decent camera

S4 ZOOM - best garbage + decent nothing

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:11 3

31. Lyngdoh (Posts: 209; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


The last line made me bust out laughing. Good point.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:33

43. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5630; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


now that's how u compare a camera phone.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:01 1

65. maccess (Posts: 476; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


you're just f**king retard kid

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:48 2

13. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I like the Xperia Z1 and the Lumia 1020, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is out of my list.
But my choice is still the Xperia Z1.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:50 2

14. Guarulhos (Posts: 39; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Mi choice is Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom... However Sony Xperia Z1 is great, wonderful !!!

And next to the S4 Zoom and 808 Pureview (Cameraphone Hors Concours) are the 3 major cameraphones the world !

1020 "Fake Pureview" is crap... Very marketing and little effective results !

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:56

23. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Puregimmick

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:47 3

46. papss (Posts: 3355; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Pure trolling

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:47 1

45. papss (Posts: 3355; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You obviously haven't seen the pics in person. The 1020 is no joke and I've taken amazing pics. Its hard to even take you serious with zoom being your pick

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:40 1

58. lansky1213 (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


We know ur a idiot cuz u put galaxy zoom 1st. 1020 youngster!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:53 3

17. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


the zed one is heavier than the lumia *gasp

do you think anybody will notice?

na... itll get a pass

despite being almost the same weight as the lumia 920

reviews will now say "it feels premium" vs its heavy for the lumia

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:58 1

24. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 544; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


But still its looks premium and feels heavy

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:03

27. smallworld (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Because the Lumia is made of plastic.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:04 1

28. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


*Premium plastic.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:05 4

29. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


i think the zed one is incomplete without the lense

no xenon
no OIS

after you get accustomed to these things you expect them from everything else

i feel the same with lumia rich audio recording

every other camera phone video sounds like crap compared

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:19

38. Lyngdoh (Posts: 209; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


If 1020 has 5" screen it would definitely be heavier.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:52

49. papss (Posts: 3355; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Nice spin on reality

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:00 3

25. aco96 (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Nokia 808

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:03 3

26. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia 808 PureView is the grandpa now, let grandpa have some rest. Now, it's time for the teenagers to compete against each other.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:43 1

55. lalalaman (Posts: 230; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


With love...lumia 1020

I am actually waiting for 1520...it will be nice competition for z1 coz it also has 20mp camera and full hd screen with quad core....ac to rumors....pretty same han? Note 3 is out of league due to awesome s features...One maxx mayb a gud competition

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:14 1

33. AfterShock (Posts: 1233; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


XZ1 would be my choice.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:14

34. sergiobr (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Note III is coming ! Hold your breath Sir !

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:14 1

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


Nokia fans now dont cry
check this
Methodology and test assessments have claimed Xperia Z1 takes better photos as compared to lumia 1020,iphone 5 ,htc one,lumia 925 and galaxy s4
this is the official proof which was done.and claimed

www.sonymobile.com/global-en/legal/testresults/xperia-z1/#camera-overall

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:33

44. sergiobr (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Thanks ! Die WP ! Sony has Android on it ! Elop you´re a stupid traitor, if you choose Android you´ll rule the samrtphone world and saved Nokia from M$.

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