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Camera comparison: Nokia Lumia 925 vs Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II

0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2013, 04:23 posted on

The Nokia Lumia 925 is supposed to be a great cameraphone, but is that really the case? And is the smartphone's camera as potent as those on the current high-ends? Well, that’s what we’re here to find out. We'’ve brought along a handful of smartphones to compare the 925 against – the 13MP Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One with its 4MP “Ultrapixel” camera, the iPhone 5 with its 8MP snapper, and the Samsung Galaxy Note II packing an 8MP camera...

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 14:28 2

98. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


And has a wider field of view to boot.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:36 15

6. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Bias everywhere.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:57 6

17. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


another bad comparison............and again nokia is @ bottom place.....

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:17

99. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


we can totally see NL925 photos are really bright and pure color. but can't do anything else because of sammy fans around here.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:38 2

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


http://www.memecenter.com/fun/1740857/bias

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 21:03

103. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


You go to memecenter you're awesome

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:20 1

60. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Welcome to phonearena.com

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:31 8

68. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


From the beginning, we al knew this "comparo" will feature two things:
-Not a Sony Device
-iP5 or GS4 as the winners

PA is so obvious

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 12:41 4

92. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


But "my" eyes told me different. I'll take the Nokia 925 everytime.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:33 6

74. Dastrix (unregistered)


+1. PA = fanboyism at its best. How can Samsung ever have better camera than Nokia and HTC? Where's Sony? Oh nevermind, how's your paycheck from Samsung, PA?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:40 2

79. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


dont worry, its Samsung Style:p lol..i prefer s4 camera over HTC..But Nokia has great camera..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:48 1

83. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You will be banned.. :)

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:57 2

86. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It like PA are more BIAS just like BGR. And I don't see Xperia Z on that list.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:38 17

7. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Guys, I don't understand why in the end you gave the same rating to the GS4 and iphone. I'm not a Samsung fan nor a samsung user at all, but I think that the difference in detail between the GS4 and the others, iphone included, is remarkable and the GS4 is simply a step ahead, it can be seen very clearly in the 100% crops.
It's not easy to be not biased towards the iphone, but the truth is that the iphone is just an average cameraphone, it lacks an optical stabilizer and it has a resolution that is now standard in mid-range phones so it does not have nor the benefit of the high resolution of the GS4 nor of the stabilizer of the One and 925. Overall, I would not recommend it as a cameraphone nowadays and I can't understand how it could get such a high rating.
I also do not agree with the low rating you gave to the HTC One: when you start viewing the pictures at screen size, and not 100% crops, the One pictures are among the sharpest, this means that its camera is so sharp that, when the resolution is enough (i.e. whenever you look at pictures on a computer screen or TV, or print them at reasonable size) it can easily compensate the lower resolution and the camera yelds results comparable with the GS4.
Finally, I think that the test does not emphasize the benefits that the optical stabilizer can give.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:42

48. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


I'm a Nokia fan (thanks to the now dead Symbian, not WP) and I admit the HTC One is pretty good. If you don't crop the pictures, they are better in my taste than the iPhone, at least. The colors are good and the image is sharp. So why did the HTC perform worst than the iPhone, at least ?? ... For a Facebook usage it's far better.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 11:01

87. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It's because they are incompetent when it comes too reviews. I usually go too mobile tech review they actually do great reviews on phones & they are a non bias site unlike PA/BGR.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:39

8. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


i wonder if they took the 925 with touch capture cause touch capture is not good as the shutter key

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:03

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


They said on page one they used automatic mode with auto-focus, no touch-to-focus, letting the camera software decide what to focus, unless otherwise noted.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:41 5

9. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Galaxy note II has better camera than Lumia 925?

I have read so many reviews about both phones and everyone said Note II has just average camera.
920 has better low light capabilities but day light is not great. But 925 takes best low light and day light photos.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:51 2

56. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


after the 1308 ..the 920 daylight shots have been better than that of all the competition...even gizmodo proved that with their camera shootout...but it seems phonearean hasn't got the update yet ?? or they r not willing to update it ??!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:42 8

10. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


biased! ! Samsungarena!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:22 16

22. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


God gave you eyes. Why don´t you use them? It´s obvious that Galaxy S4 has the best camera among smartphones.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:26 2

25. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


what about note 2!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:32 15

28. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


I´m definitely pleased with the Note2´s results. I´m not saying that I´ve never seen better photos, but they are far even from average. This is my opinion.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:26 4

63. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


God gave us eyes, We use them.

God gave you mind, you are using it for making biased comparisons. Sad.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:33 6

73. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


this is not biased..gs4 takes awesome shots..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:38 2

78. Dastrix (unregistered)


No, trust me. This is biased.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:43 6

81. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


I think you are hopeless, but I´ve never waiter more from a Potato, like you.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:47 2

82. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Use your brain for the sake of god!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 12:43 2

93. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


It doesn´t make sense from you.

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