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Sony Xperia Z2 vs iPhone 5s vs Lumia 1520 low-light camera comparison

0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2014, 03:00 posted on

The Z2 was set against the iPhone 5s, and the Lumia 1520, using the three phones in the same way - to snap a picture of the contents in a box, mimicking low-light conditions. The image from the Z2 looked much brighter, at least on the phone's display, as if there has been plenty of light around, indicating slower shutter speeds, higher ISO, or a combination of both might have been in play...

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:02 9

1. WienconByk (unregistered)


L1520 all the way.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:08 1

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2109; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You do realize literally noting can be seen on the Lumia while you can see the full subject on the Z1?

Of course what we really need is the photos uploaded and not just seen on the phone screens, but the Z1 is the only one with a bright result.

Of course #2, it's a Sony controlled test environment, so the situation is surely made to make the Z2 shine. But it does.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 09:12 3

47. Lauticol (Posts: 184; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


"The image from the Z2 looked much brighter, at least on the phone's display, as the LED flash fired up"
Obviously gonna be brighter if it uses the flash!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:03 1

49. romeo1 (Posts: 197; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Where do you see that the z2 was using flash? On the display it shows the flash was off

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:47

70. Lauticol (Posts: 184; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I read the article, maybe...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 06:14

71. romeo1 (Posts: 197; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


You should check the video it doesn't use flash also the lumia and iphone don't use it

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:18 5

5. loccoc402 (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


the hole is too small so that l1520 sensor cant work right!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:39 1

10. ianbbaa (Posts: 196; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Its SONYs box - :) id quess there is NFC tag on the box that transfered that preshooted pic into Z2 so it looks like a realtime shooting :) with best pic...

I wish succes to SONY - i might be their customer again but they need to prove their quality for that BIIG money they are selling every half a year their rubbish "flagships" since XPERIA S.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:25 9

7. Reality_Check (Posts: 262; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Yeah, a black wallpaper all the way !! :x

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:32 1

9. a_merryman (Posts: 641; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Your username is very fitting in this instance.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:28 1

22. fireblade (Posts: 661; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


LMAO hahahaha

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:32

54. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


Thats not really fair cause he turned on night mode on the xperia Z2 while on the Lumia 1520 he used the standard settings

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:39 2

61. Reality_Check (Posts: 262; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I think, on the Xperia Z2 the phone was on Intelligent Auto and it automatically selected 'low light' mode. So it was a fair test :)

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:48 7

11. Katrina (Posts: 65; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


i cant tell if you meant
Loser 1520 or Lumia 1520

lols

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:54 8

13. iyngr (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Really..U So blind to see which had Black Wallpaper...
Z2 All the way..

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:59 5

14. Amir1 (Posts: 257; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


what an ignorant fool you are. 1020 camera is better then 1520, yet, Z1 smashed 1020 in this shot.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:10 2

16. mousesports (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


what a noob

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:27

21. fireblade (Posts: 661; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Did you watch the video?
Ahh, I see your post is still 1 and you were registered 2 days ago..

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:53

27. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


How is that lameia1520 ? Are u blind?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:12 1

46. akki20892 (Posts: 3310; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


One more thing why 1520 didn't took good photo because Nokia use flash to focus and flash work on box but not inside the box.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:08 16

2. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Wow! the Z2 blows them away by a wide margin, very cool.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:08 14

4. toink (unregistered)


Z2 wins this, which is surprising.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:22 6

6. rav405 (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


they have kept the night mode off in the 1520 and on in the Z2.....

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:48 3

12. Katrina (Posts: 65; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


lol lets not turn this into a war

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:40

62. Reality_Check (Posts: 262; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I think, on the Xperia Z2 the phone was on Intelligent Auto and it automatically selected 'low light' mode. So it was a fair test :)

posted on 25 May 2014, 06:24

73. soblist (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2014)


hey! have you ever used Lumia 1520??
there is Auto mode
that is not Auto mode
it looks like auto but it's not for Auto

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:32

8. uchihakurtz (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Wow, the end result was surprising! You guys gotta test this when you have your hands on it!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:09 3

15. yann (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


And where is Nokia 1020?
Or SONY is too afraid of it?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:12 17

17. desniper9 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Does the Z2 have an Oreo sized lump on the back of it?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:47 2

25. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It's physics. If you want noise-free photos, you need an Oreo sized sensor. Case closed.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:26 7

20. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


What is Nokia 1020? Oh! The phone that nobody buys and Nokia gave it for free to people.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:00 3

30. papss (unregistered)


No its the phone that wiped the floor with all others with its amazing camera.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:26 6

36. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5610; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That has a 3 second shot-to-shot wait time. Better make sure you get the pic perfect the first time, 'cause there won't be a second opportunity.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:29 1

41. papss (unregistered)


If you really know about WP hen you would know they have burst shot app available

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:54 2

63. elitewolverine (Posts: 1409; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Or use the burst mode, so you can switch faces, take action shots, focus...etc but yes you better get that shot 'right'.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:17 1

31. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1121; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


nope. its the phone that destroys all phones in camera section. 2nd best seller next to lumia 520. dumbas$

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:29 2

32. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Oh I didn't know about that! Anything else that you have to brag besides the camera?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:14 1

40. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1121; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


actually yes, this lumia owner has a brain that functions very well unlike your retarded one.
you need proper medication. a glass of clorox will do the trick.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:26 1

51. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Hahaha. You dumbass I bet you didn't even know what sarcasm is!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:30

42. papss (unregistered)


This discussion IS about cameras you dope

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:49 1

55. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Camera, camera... 1020 don't even have burst mode by default. Don't get me started with the camera apps that Sony have for their phone. Background Defocus, 4K, AR Effect, etc, etc. Heck! It can even take pictures under water NAKED!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:13

58. papss (unregistered)


Keyword default.. BUT you CAN get burst mode and it still kills other cameras on phones period.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:29 8

23. fireblade (Posts: 661; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


20 MP vs 20 MP
41 MP vs 41 MP
that's fair

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:52

26. roobs (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


Resolution has nothing to do with low-light shootings..

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:18 4

35. mokhtar (Posts: 205; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


1020 is one of the worst low light cameras without flash , goo search by yourselrf retarded

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:31 1

43. papss (unregistered)


Um why would you do a night shot with no flash anyways?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:53 1

56. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Low light doesn't always night. You don't take picture of a sunset over a field with flash. Do you?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:55

57. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Theres *mean* between always and night.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:13

59. papss (unregistered)


Sunset and dark are two different things bud..

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:32 1

60. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Sunset is my example of low light. I don't know from where you brought the word *dark* now.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:52

45. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


You've gotta be kidding.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 21:55

72. venomania (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Ya, why not using Lumia 1020? Too big mp? And why using Iphone 5s with 8mp camera?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:21 1

18. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I love Animal Planet, but you could have translated the video or just made the video yourselves in English, for example.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:25 6

19. CaptYolo (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Wait so phonearena is saying the darker one is better and more natural? WTF??

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:45 1

24. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


well the 1520 is design to capture a shot with focus assist light.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:58

28. pwnarena (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


they should have used lumia 920 or 928

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:58

29. papss (unregistered)


Sony is in serious financial trouble so I hope the best for them...
here's a tip. . Stop selling your products at a premium and get them on more carriers

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:29 2

37. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5610; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Get them on more carriers will result in more sales than reducing the price and keeping the effective carrier exclusivity.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:32

44. papss (unregistered)


With the layoffs at Sony right now they better start thinking of other plans than the one they have.. I hope they figure it out soon.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:56

33. Jehovah (Posts: 67; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


Isn't the 1520 supposed to be on auto night mode as well?

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