Camera comparison: Huawei Ascend P7 and Oppo Find 7a vs Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G2, iPhone 5s, HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z1
- 1 Introduction and Colors
- 2 Details
- 3 Indoor
- 4 Panorama
- 5 Night
- 6 Video
- 7 Conclusion
- OPPO Find 7a specifications
- Huawei Ascend P7 specifications
- Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications
- LG G2 specifications
- Apple iPhone 5s specifications
- HTC One (M8) specifications
- Sony Xperia Z1 specifications
We knew that the Huawei Ascend P7 and the Oppo Find 7a, along with their 13MP cameras, had plenty of potential, but we didn't expect them to be this good. We were surprised by all the detail that the Find 7a captured in its photos, while the images from Ascend P7 pleased us with their accurate color balance. Of note is that the latter captured the best panorama shots.
What's even more surprising, we're now convinced that the Ascend P7 and the Find 7a rank among the best cameraphones we've ever tested, right along with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z1. Sure, we can't deny that these cameras differ in image presentation – the S5 and Z1, for example, rely on sharpened details to impress viewers while Huawei and Oppo's handsets produce softer, more natural details. But at the end of the day, all these four handsets fall within the same level of camera quality even though some users may like one camera's approach and others will surely have a different favorite.
That aside, things in our camera comparison turned out, more or less, as we expected them to. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s once again showed us that they can capture quality videos and photos, both at night and in broad daylight. The Sony Xperia Z1 also demonstrated that it is a great camera all-around. As for the LG G2, its camera could have done even better in our testing, but nevertheless, it deserves to be listed among our favorite cameraphones.
Lastly, the HTC One (M8) couldn't do much to impress us with its Ultrapixel camera. When it comes to image quality, HTC's finest is leagues behind other phones of this class, and even though its photos are usable, they don't meet the expectations one would have for a contemporary flagship device.
The final score for each phone represents its average rating, but note that we're only taking into account the Details, Color representation and Indoor categories in the final score. We're factoring all the others (such as Night and Panorama) out, since those represent situations where users are less likely to take images in. Video recording isn't included either, since we consider it a separate thing from photo-taking. We've done this in order to end up with a final rating that is representative of a camera's performance in those areas, which we think are most important to users.
Software versions of the smartphone units used in this comparison:
Huawei Ascend P7: Android 4.4.2, P7-L10V100R001C00B116SP03
Oppo Find 7a: Android 4.3, 1.2.0i
Samsung Galaxy S5: Android 4.4.2, KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANCE
LG G2: Android 4.2.2, JDQ39B
iPhone 5s: iOS 7.1, 11D167
HTC One (M8): Android 4.4.2, 1.54.401.5
Sony Xperia Z1: Android 4.4.2, 14.3.A.0.757
Camera comparison: Huawei Ascend P7 and Oppo Find 7a vs Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G2, iPhone 5s, HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z1 - Conclusion