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Camera Comparison: iPhone 5s vs LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Motorola Moto X, DROID Ultra

0. phoneArena 08 Oct 2013, 10:40 posted on

The iPhone 5s is a smartphone that is in many ways better than its predecessor, and one of the upgrades it brings along is the improved 8MP camera. For today's camera comparison, we have chosen to stack up Apple's finest against some of the top smartphones out there...

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posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:01

40. nerdylish (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


Well, have a look at the butthurts then, comment #31 for instance.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:16

76. darkkjedii (Posts: 22029; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Quad what phone you rockin now, and are you getting a new iPad?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 03:36 1

90. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


An iPhone 5 on iOS 7. I really like the iPhone 5S, but I think I'll wait another year for the iPhone 6. And nope, no plans to buy a new iPad 'cause I'm pretty satisfied with my iPad mini. And another huge reason is that I'm out of money 'cause I also bought the MacBook Air 2013 not so long ago, lol.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 06:05 1

95. darkkjedii (Posts: 22029; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I feel you bro, good luck with what you have. 2014 is gonna be huge for apple, stay tuned. +1

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 06:21 1

96. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Yeah, dark. iWatch and iPhone 6 are already on my list!

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:04

99. darkkjedii (Posts: 22029; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oh yeahhhhhhhh, mine too quad. +1

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:48 4

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


why excluded Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020???

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:53 5

39. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Because both of them are boss, if PA include them in this camera comparison, both of them will be on top.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:49 13

7. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Before anyone asks why there aren't any Lumia (enter random #s here) in the test.
The answer is NO ONE BUYS THOSE.
Thats why Blackberry and Palm wasn't included also.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:56 16

11. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


"NO ONE BUYS THOSE."
Are you from Mars?!?!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:04 16

15. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


The title says "Camera Comparison" not "Sales Comparison"

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:49 1

55. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


_PHug_ i agreed with you! Hahaha You nailed it! Here in New jersey, CA nobody likes any Windows Nokia Phones LOL!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:58 3

63. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I bought one yesterday. The reason the 1020 isn't here is because it overshadows all of the phones that are here, as does the Z1 to a lesser degree. None of these phones can compete with either. This is a shoot out of the second tier smartphone cameras of late 2013.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 21:29

114. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


You're so wrong for that!...lol

Adding Palm, Sanyo in with blackberry and ex Nokia..lol

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:50 9

9. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Yes i agree..where z1 and nokia 1020?

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 20:40

101. sdjfnjw (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Simply because they would top it off

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:00 6

13. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


No Z1 :/ why? iPhonearena?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:14 1

16. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Because the Z1 isn't available yet in the US and since there is a droid ultra in this comparison, this comparison has been made in the states

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:36 2

32. tomn1ce (Posts: 218; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


I hope that the Droid Ultra and the Maxx get the Moto X camera update to make those cameras better. This way the owners of said device can enjoy their pics.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:17

45. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Bankai

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:01 3

14. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


All of them are good cameras, I mean, compare these cameras to any camera two years ago and you have clear winners! Good job all manufacturers, although I do wish the Z1 were a part of this. The 1020 has been tried and proven but the Z1's camera hasn't been tested yet as extensively

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:16 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 22029; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lumix, note 3, moto x, g4, g2, 5S, One, and the ultra. As good as the 5S camera is, it took a weak photo here. As far those Christopher Columbus pics go.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:17 3

18. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Looks to be pretty unbiased. Nice comparison.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:22 2

23. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Hehe its not from JOhn VVvVVVVvVV ;-)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:21 2

21. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


i think that the overall score is strange ,because in recent blind camera test ,the S4 had more vote than the 5S and G2

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:27 3

24. bustervic (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Everything seems fine until you get to the "Night" Photos. Giving the S4 and Note3 a rating of 3 is ridiculous. In the sample photos the difference between the 5S and S4 is minimal and how there is a 5 point spread is beyond me. That difference alone take the S4 from even to the 5s to 3rd place.

Provide us with photos that show the "unusable" shots and I'll be inclined to agree with the final ranking, but otherwise this is an glaring discrepancy in your review.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:27 2

25. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Moto X before or after the recent camera software update?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 10:16

106. darylzero (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


This is my question as well. I am really perplexed as I really like the Moto X except the camera. Also, I have seen other comparisons on the web (YouTube videos) which conclude that the Moto X has a better camera than others. I'm not sure who to believe.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:29 2

26. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Moto X fans not going to be happy about this, but it really doesn't compare to other Android flagships anyway, it's a mid ranger.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:32 1

27. rd_nest (Posts: 1605; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


With so many articles sponsored by LG in PA, why is it so difficult to see that LG sponsored this contest? iPhone is clearly better.
LG is basically the sponsor of PA articles now.

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