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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, 09:30 6

67. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Butthurt everywhere!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:42 2

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


Keep sleeping.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:48 7

70. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Clear example of a butthurt fanboy, Potato, one of many xperiadroid's fake accounts.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:05 1

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


Only biased fans are giving you thumbs up.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:41 1

80. Dastrix (unregistered)


Bias everywhere!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:48 7

15. amro99 (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Seeing gnote 2 get a higher score than HTC one on the final page is enough to ignore the rest of the pages.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:25 9

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


But why is it a problem if the taken pictures are really better than those from HTC? I love One too, but I´m not glorifying those awful pictures, because THEY ARE FAR BEHIND GOOD QUALITY...

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:50 2

16. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i personlly believe that iphone has the best camera

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:53 2

57. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


That's your opinion.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:29

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


Its not your personal opinion. Its a fact.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:36 3

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


s4 has better camera than ip5, its a fact..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:20 8

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


I'm pretty sure 925 has a better camera than S4 and a few other sites have said so too. The way I see it, S4 provides better images in good light, but only slightly. In the night however, 925 absolutely crushes S4 and it's images are totally useless. So I'd rather take a phone with good day light and awesome low light capabilities than slightly better day light images and totally rubbish low light images.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:41 7

30. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


somehow, i dont feel like trusting phonearena with camera comparisons...

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:47 3

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


I got that when in the iPhone 5 vs 920 comparison, they said that 920 was overall better, but then in other comparisons they said iPhone 5 was better. It may have been because of different writers but it shouldn't happen. Very confusing and inconsistent.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:37 2

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


i agree lumia takes better pictures at night but however s4 takes good night photos too..iPhone5 is the worst in low light photography

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 22:22

105. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


few other sites always forgot to turn on night mode on gs4.. even gs3 has pretty good result in low light as long as you turn on the night mode..

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:19 1

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


Night mode is not worth it if you don't have OIS. These shots PA have taken, they're using tripod. Same applies to videos.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:21 15

21. FlushGordon (unregistered)


LOL at the extremely overhyped ULTRAPIXEL

they need to kill that lame tech ASAP

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:28 2

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


haha!!! made my day!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:28 6

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


I totally agree! They tried to be a bit mainstream (and thats a symphatetic effort ), but the results are not so convincing.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:52 4

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


They'll need more than 4 ultrapixels, Just that.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 06:05

38. piyath (Posts: 516; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Well said bro..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:30 5

46. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Well, as someone who bought a One about two days ago i actually enjoy the "overhyped" ULTRAPIXEL, give it a try and then you can tell me its overhyped, you are known for hating on everything, the Ultrapixel is very twitchy and the results vary a lot, it captures so many light it can make things look blown out at night, you need to focus very well, and focusing on different parts of an image will give you completely different results in terms of light.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:46 1

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


I think the One is good for general pictures (although not for my usage because I crop a lot my photos and need high-def to take pictures of books), but the One lacks a lot of software optimization.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 13:53

97. DeejayReact (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


TAKE EM TO CHURCH! LOL! IM ON YOUR SIDE.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:57 5

36. mannebhushan (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


This is not the first time though but still I don't know why Nokia Always scores low in PhoneArena camera comparison which is exactly opposite to the other websites.

Anyhow, Nokia 925 is still holds good in this test as far as the test results are concerned in regular conditions and still miles ahead of the competition in all kinds of low light scenarios.

This is my review. Red/Green Is If your View :P

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 06:33 2

39. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


they used the snapdragon version S4? PA why dont you use the exynos version instead, its been proven that it takes better pictures than the snapdragon S4 since it uses exmor RS instead of exmor R on the snapdragon.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 06:49

40. abhijeit (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)


I cant believe it. This guy is so biased toward iphone that he is giving it te highest marks everywhere!! The results are so clear, there is a clear difference between iphone 5 and Samsung Iv pictures. Also I wonder if the iphone pics posted here are real coz my friend has an iphone 5 and it clicks nonsense pics and thus he prefers pics to be clicked by our phones. Apple iphone is not at all a camera phone, so y is it included in all cameraphone comparisions. it has nothing great compared to today's camera phones!!! This site is being paid by apple, looks like dat!!!! coz they can never stop bragging abt the iphone!! give us a break guys!!! and how can nokia lumia 925 be bad in low light!!! which world is this guy living in!!!! don't post crap to prove that ur iphone is better!!! the market share for apple is sliding and dats gonna continue, ad den website will either sink with apple or find a new host like a parasite!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:13 1

41. FlushGordon (unregistered)


You have eyes do you?

Then examine them yourself...dumbaff

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:20 7

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


Why do I feel that the verge, Engadget, Gizmodo, mobileburn, slashgear, gsmarena, etc, will rate the Lumia 925 better? Perhaps because even the 920 was well-placed in those, and the 925 is even better.

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