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Camera comparison: Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X vs Nokia Lumia 900

0. phoneArena 08 Oct 2012, 08:07 posted on

After pitting four of the biggest stars in the smartphone world right now against one another in our web browsing and display comparisons, we’re once again taking the quartet on yet another worthwhile comparison to proclaim the best of the best in the camera-taking department. At the center of all the commotion, is none other than newest member of the crew, the Apple iPhone 5, which so happens to be armed with an 8-megapixel iSight ...

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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:15 1

35. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


dont be lazy, google it, you'll find the comparison with 808 instead of 900. i read it somewhere before, and it just as bad as that 900

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 10:08 4

68. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Height of ignorance.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:29 5

83. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate you need serious help, no matter who you are no one can deny the 808 is the best mobile camera phone. it is miles ahead of the lumia's and the iphone dont come close either

the 808 is function over form, not sacrificing quality for size. plus you seen the sensor the 808 has.

do some research your sounding like a jealous idiot

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:39

174. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Yes, it was an article written by some blond on FOX News. I can't remember if it was written by a man or a woman, but it was defintely a dumb blond.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:21 9

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Once again I raise the same dissatisfactions over these tests.

1. Old generation Lumia included in the test.
2. Sony's handsets not included. Especially since sony manufactures the camera that even IP5 uses. The inventor is kept in dark.
3. I can't help smiling at the words... I know IP5 performed better, but the words themselves scream the apple fanboyism.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:25 7

45. Fuego84 (Posts: 348; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Yeah totally reads like an apple fanboy wrote this article.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 13:42

100. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


In fairness, the apple camera IS a Sony camera, so having an actual Sony device may not have produced vastly different results. That said, I agree, 900 wasn't the best choice, and the article did seem to have a pro-apple slant.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 15:23

109. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


iPhone 5 use CMOS sensor from Sony but remember that camera consist from more parts than only a CMOS sensor also don't forget about software par. ;)

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:22 6

6. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


why compare the OneX and the Lumia 900 when they are both nearly a year old, with a handset that is not a month old(i5) and one that is about 4 months old(s3)?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:24 8

10. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


It's a camera comparison. But as eisenbricher says, why no Sony phones?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:26 5

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Why this? why that? seriously Grow up kids & quit wimmpin on something nontrivial, the 920 can have it's glory when it officialy launches, but at this moment since it is nowhere in plain sight hence the inclusion only of the Lumia 900.

I didn't even took the time to personally examine the photos to determine who would be the winner per PA standards. ^_____^

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:39

157. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Why didn't they took the 808 pureview?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:27 4

14. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


dude there is option in samsung camera app in ''Camera->SCN-> Fall color'' which increase colors of pics
check now

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:37 5

17. shikori7 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Sooooo isn't the pureview another smartphone that was released with a camera this year? Why isn't it included here? Oh wait the iphne 5 can't look too bad.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:41 4

21. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


If I'm correct they've selected phones that are offered by an American Carrier means the 808 is disqualified by default. That cameraphone is from another planet hence it would be unfair to include it in this so called camera comparison. . .

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:44 8

24. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


True, plus the 808 is the equivalent to the Hulk, which would dominate everything thrown in its path

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:47 5

27. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


N8 was not offered by any carrier?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:42

175. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


No carrier subsidies in the USA for the N8. Just full price / off contract.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 10:12 4

70. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


"the 808 is the equivalent to the Hulk"

WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:47 6

28. shikori7 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


But you can get the 808 for at and t through amazon.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 13:43 2

101. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Or any GSM carrier, for that matter

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:41 5

20. lonestrider (Posts: 88; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Where's Sony?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:42

176. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Still in Japan, I gather (pun intended).

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:58 4

29. Mfa901 (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


i think phonearena is trying to become official site of apple inc

on need to insult other manufacturers by editing there camera pics

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:19 4

38. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


PA read all these comments please.... dont moderated post when they are right and even when they got plenty of thumbs up, instead take it as feedback!

its obvious that articles like these fail! stop being pro apple

utterly useless screen comparison
utterly useless camera comparison

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:22 3

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


There's no way the ip5 can when this comparison, why? Cuz android users say so. The results don't matter, just what the android users say matters. C'mon people, is the ip5 that bad that it can never win anything lol?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:38 4

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


As I have stated in my comment #19, I think that iPhone 5 shots relatively good pictures just "Purple Halo" effect ruin everything.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 10:22 4

74. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true u did

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:55 7

63. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I also think the iPhone 5 took good pics and videos, and overall it probably did the best job. I wouldnt have called it unanimous like the writer of the article did, cuz to my untrained, unprofessional eye the GS3, One X and Nokia phone did good in some areas.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:27 2

47. sebaa (Posts: 28; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)


Huuuu, G3 end ip5 have the same camera module ..SONY, 8 MP, but few photos are the same (same camera)end alot of photos are diffrent because software , soo Sony wins .

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