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Camera Comparison: Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s, Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020, HTC One

0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2013, 09:28 posted on

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posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:22 2

13. taikucing (unregistered)


HTC One score... lol

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:22 1

14. enthasuium (Posts: 131; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


page 2, Color reproduction , how come iphone 5s comes 3rd, its looking as worst as HTC one. pls correct it

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:25 12

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


So that makes Z1's camera the best in Android.
Well, most of the cameras up there are made by Sony anyway.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:57 12

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


Z1 followed by the G2 and Note 3. Z1 is in a league of it's own.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:24 3

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


Agreed.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:53 1

45. Remmy (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


True, though I believe their software/algorithm are not as good as others'. :/ (except for the Z1 of course)

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:31 11

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


HTC...

Hate
That
Camera

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:17 7

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


Or worse...

Help
This
Company

=D

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 13:17

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


how old are you?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 15:31 7

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


What's the relevance?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:03 6

20. Assa7inKing (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Yes ! Nice SONY ! so that means Z1 is THE BEST ANDROID CAMERA PHONE !!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:18 2

22. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Has Xperia Z1 got latest firmware for its Camera?
It is known that the latest camera update of Z1 improves its camera performance very much.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:21

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


Most probably.
I really hope Z1's snapper have OIS, it would've scored better than 8 overall.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:32

26. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Impressed by the nexus 5 and Google is already building a software patch to improve the nexus 5 cam

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:21

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


I don´t think it is just a patch, it´s a hole new camera app with new features, I remember a google employee saying how great nexus 5 camera would be, but unfortunatly the app did not got finished right on time, but let´s just wait

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:46 1

28. cristianer (Posts: 42; Member since: 20 Aug 2010)


I said it when the HTC One was released: It can be hiper-mega-ultrapixel but it still has 4 mpx. Not good for a flagship.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 00:13

67. pharttart (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


Explain

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:46 2

29. mqmorasch (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


obvious that the HTC One wasn't taken in noral shooting mode but rather Zoe mode with lack of focus. Comparisons can be subjective to the one conducting the test

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 12:43 2

30. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Pol go die htc your camera is garbage.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:10 1

37. jellmoo (Posts: 1699; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


No mention of how long it takes to focus and then for the shutter to engage? The Nexus 5 takes perfectly good photos in HDR+ mode (less stellar when it isn't engaged) but the time to focus and then shoot is quite long. Long enough to impact the ability of taking candid shots.

Info on how other devices fare in this regard would be useful. A beautiful picture is nice, but many of us are looking to record snapshots of our lives rather than artistic masterpieces. Knowing how these devices perform when you are looking to grab a quick shot would be nice.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:40 3

38. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Wow as always in the world of PA the 1020 does not perform in shots where sites praise it! Video last? ever heard its audio quality? OIS? lossless zoom???

Same with night time photos! how on earth can a phones with a much smaller sensor, No OIS and a weaker LED flash beat one with a proper XENON Flash?

Also why don't you do a no holds bar camera comparison where you can change settings as much as you like! That's where the 1020 will kill these phones!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:43 1

39. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


And don't tell me the average user will only take photo's on default! If so you then basically comparing a Bugatti Veyron with 2 of its turbo chargers disabled to Nissan GTR!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:55

40. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Was the lumia 1020 running the latest software?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:53

41. papss (unregistered)


I remember when PA had an article about how awesome the ones camera was going to be.. just funny and sad

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:37

44. ctn10 (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


I think result OVERALL RATINGS (AVERAGE) is WRONG ?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:55 1

46. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice article Nick, thank you very much, but where is GH2 ratings, I can't see them? ;)
Next time I want to see 1520 and 929, and Oppo and Zopo also if possible with above brigade.

HTC's normal camera phones are way better than this One's UP.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:51

48. twens (Posts: 979; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


So much hate for Sammy no one is even mentioning the fact that the galaxies are serious imaging devices. Next year Sammy is going disgrace all of you haters. The competition will be so far behind when Sammy is done with ya'll.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:43

49. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2118; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


sony made..

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:34 2

55. drkuthan (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Note 3 is very bad when it comes to night shots and night videos .

Lumia 1020 is very good while video recording.

I don't believe that phonearena is objective

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:24 1

56. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


PA hates HTC one as usual nothing new. One of my ppl owns an cellphones shop and i try out all these phones camera myself, I found that HTC one has the best color reproduction plus great low light video.

S4 Octa camera the worst in still shoot at low light including Note 3
S4 snapdragon 600 better than both Note 3 and Octa S4 at low light
IP5S still and video shoot still the best in all lights condition with great color reproduction
Xperia Z1 great camera with camera software issue and mediocre low light shoot
Lumia 1020 the best of all but with over saturated colors with mediocre OIS.
LG G2 equal to S4 camera with better video with OIS but the worst video at low light plus the green and silver colors in pics looks so shiny that doesn't looks like the real scene.
Nexus 5 order it in the way.

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