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iPhone 5s tops our blind camera comparison, Xperia Z1 Compact takes last place

0. phoneArena 28 Jan 2014, 05:20 posted on

Today it is time for us to reveal which were the smartphones that we used in our latest blind camera comparison. We're also announcing which phone got the most of our readers' votes...

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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:24 1

1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Oh, my G2 sits in the middle. Good.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:30 2

52. Finalflash (Posts: 3433; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Results aside, can we get a tripod and a fixed angle/distance to take these pictures. The first two vary a lot between the different cameras and the only real good one is the last one. Given this is a better test than the one preceding it with blurry pictures and what not, yet just a bit more finesse and we can finally have a very controlled and equal experiment for once.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 11:53 8

78. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

I dont believe PA!!!!

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:33

88. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

was really hoping xperia z1 comes in first.
that xperia camera app still needs some improvement for the noise reduction and high vibrant colours(fake wam colours that poeple really like)

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 19:48 5

91. sennarose88 (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)

Butthurt much?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 13:50 1

108. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Lol no remember then iPhone cane in like 3rd last time and all of a sudden it's the best... hmm kinda funny how the votes changed

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:24 14

2. LAFN (Posts: 58; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)

Nokia Lumia 1020 is in a league of its own?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:31 12

7. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Yes. BB Z30 as well.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:41 2

8. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

lol........ouch +1

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:47 3

9. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

Nice one +1, but the 1020 is epic anyways.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 06:58 1

32. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

Even more so after gdr3. And I knew 1020 couldn't be in there.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 07:11 2

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

Yup. Everyone chose photo #1 because of the bench photo.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:51 2

70. domfonusr (Posts: 445; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

I chose phone 1 because it seemed to do better in all three frames. Now I am mortified that I voted for the stinkin' iPhone.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:24 13

3. papss (unregistered)

Good for apple. They do consistently good in the camera dept

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:52 6

14. hung2900 (Posts: 964; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

The f*cking stupid thing in any PhoneArena blind camera contest is people trying to guess which photo belongs to which phone, and giving bias decision. But more stupidly, many people believe in initial comments with their guessing.

Next time no comment available please

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 06:08 16

19. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Well, I'm no Apple fan, but I have to say that, in this test at least, the iphone pics do actually look better.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:05 1

45. Finalflash (Posts: 3433; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

They do and he is also right people are looking for their favorites, for that matter some people called it out in the comments fairly accurately. Still, more competition never hurt and as long as we have equally good looking shots at least you can't go wrong picking any one of those phones.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:14 9

47. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

That wtf moment when you vote for the phone you hate with a passion

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:17 3

48. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Yeah , if people know phone 1 is the iPhone. It will be ranked last. This is how bias this site's users have become .

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:24 1

51. Finalflash (Posts: 3433; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

lol not really, it usually is the WP and iPhone people that vote only for one phone. The Android crowd is at least diverse in their own ecosystem of usually 3+ phones. Even in the last one there was a good spread of votes between the droids.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:42

54. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

you're right. cause every other picture i see in every phone the image looks the same. typical of them to show their favortism.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:24

80. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

Agree. Are most people on this site under 21? I don't understand why adults would hate Apple with a passion. Every time I read articles on this site, there are so many immature people who love nothing more than to hate something. As a mature adult, I just don't get it.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:52

90. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

I don't get it either. I mean, can we just appreicate what technology brings to us?

Hate is such an offensive word

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 01:11

110. XperiaShubhi (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Feb 2014)

apples got camera from SONY!!!
google it!!

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 03:31

111. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

just shows how stupid one can be...
how can you 'hate a PHONE (lol) with a passion'??

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:26 3

4. ezMoney (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Dec 2013)

I thought the Z1C has the same camera as the Z1? So why the difference?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:30 3

6. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Probably caused by bad software optimization on Z1 compact.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 05:49 2

12. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

of course not. it's based on votes. if you look at 5 and 6 they're very much alike. they just didn't have the punch of an iphone 5s and sony fans were lost on where to cast their votes.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 06:32 2

28. Feanor (Posts: 830; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

Well, hmm.... I think this is bad journalism by Phone Arena; the Z1 and Z1 Compact share the same camera (the results prove it), so the votes that this camera takes was simply split in two random percentages. I think the correct think would be to include only one of the two.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:08 1

46. Commentator (Posts: 3721; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Yeah... I wonder why the Note 3 wasn't there to steal votes from the S4, or the One max wasn't there to steal the One's votes, or the 5c from the 5s...

Good for Sony, they came in second with about 24% of the total. I ended up voting for the G2.

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