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Camera comparison: One X vs Galaxy S II vs Nexus vs N8 vs iPhone 4S

0. phoneArena 10 Apr 2012, 04:14 posted on

Since we now have the One X in our hands and have been using it for a while, we decided to put his new camera to the test. Winning this comparison, though, won't be easy, as we've chosen some of the best camera phones out there to be its competition: the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, Nokia N8 and Apple iPhone 4S. Let the games begin!...

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posted on 10 Apr 2012, 06:03 7

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well well well...N8 won.
It' a proof that when it comes to experience, technic and optimalization Nokia is the number 1.
They were managed to squize so great camera module in N8, coupled it great with software and (not to strong) cpu.
That's the spirit and a way it should be!
Can't wait what Nokia will show us in the nearest future. Now 808, what's next?
Another monstrosity?))

HTC has showed again that they just don't know how to make good camera modules.
They focued on unibody and sense and forgot about the rest. Ergonomics, camera, battery, etc.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:43 4

49. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


It is proof that inserting a high quality carl zeiss lens with premium camera hardware into a phone will produce decent shots. Of course the phone itself is terrible.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 16:39

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


@phitch: I'd take an N8 in a heartbeat and use it as my daily device. My sole complaint with it is the fact it only has one hard button, in comparison to the 3 on a C7 or the 808 PureView. I require that my phones have a physical call and disconnect button

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 03:10

111. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Actually N8 is amazing smartphone.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 06:16

118. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


you are one of those who have never ever had N8 so don't comment on something you know a jack squat.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:08 5

27. wendygarett (unregistered)


Dear Ray, today is not an April Fools day. Please do not compare your icrap among with the beast phones. Are you telling me that 5mp icrap is better than 8mp imagesense and 8mp carl jes? I think PA should fire you at the 1st place for misleading the user, and work as an apple worker at Foxconn. Im so disappointing at you. Your best regard...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:01 1

50. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


as much as i agree with you, the Iphone 4S has 8MP camera :D

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:30 1

131. shandesilva (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


he was a tortured soul at foxconn...until PA decided to recruit dumber writers to their already dumb lot :)

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:24 1

28. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


what about the pureview?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:31 2

31. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


If im not mistaken is not home yet

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:27 5

29. marvinunso (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


conclusion is bias :/ still on favor of iphone 4s.. They didn't even mentioned that n8 mostly outclassed the rest in terms of image quality; it's always on the basis of iphone. The site must have been titled iphonearena! BOOMER!

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:30 2

30. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


somebody please tell me, in which world does the iphone camera produce more details than the larger sensor on the n8?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:36 1

32. marvinunso (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


@chapizzo because that is what they think. They always think iphone is the greatest in all aspect of a smartphone. Dumb idea :/

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:38

33. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I cant Believe the Nexus Did rather well I though it was going to be last

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:53

34. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


If youre looking for an android phone that beats all those stated here not sure about the n8 go look for the HTC Amaze it beats Iphone 4s clean.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:56 4

36. ZetanAlaz (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


again from Ray..
but obviously, N8 won the competition..
hats off to Nokia who made such an incredible phone..
but still, he made iPhone on the second place..
smh..

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:29 2

39. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Not only for me, but for everyone n8 camera is the best & beast among everything else. They concluded iphone camera is the best which is not good & not acceptable

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:51

41. vishalvenky (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


guys.. n8/xperia s??which tops?? that would be an interesting comparison

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:14 4

46. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


it was proven long time ago that N8 is a clear winner.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:22 1

56. Dejan (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)


Are you crazy!?First of all the details on the xperia S is much beyter than the nokia if you haven't seen anybreview about these 2 phones check it out!

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 12:50

72. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


even if it did beat the n8
why is it that it was done 2 years later?
because the n8 is a 2010 model
and I have 2 friends(they know each other)
I've seen some of the pics they have made with the n8 and the xperia
I personally think that the n8 is the clear winner

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 14:04 1

84. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I've been having N8 pal for over a year and I know what I'm saying. SE cannot be better with it's tiny little sensor. And in opposite to you, I use N8 daily and because I'm wacko about photography I tried SE too.
Guess which phone has stayed with me> Don't know? Check the first sentence.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 14:17

87. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


..and don't you even dare to jump with this silly eisa award.
It was about promoting android that's why SE was chosen. The best camera in android realm for that time. If N8 had had android they would choose N8, not SE.
And because N8 is not popular in US and in today's world all is about android and ios, and hardly anyone likes symbian, rarely is N8 shown in such comparisons. It's more an example of great camera. But just camera, not an entire phone (I love it and have it anyway).

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 07:00

143. Dejan (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)


Ok let me tell you something pall to be honest yes Nokia have a great camera and it is a phone from 2010 respect to that.But just type on you tube:Sony Xperia S and Nokia N8 camera comparison and look for a few minutes who is the clear winner between these 2 phones.I have xperia S and my friend have Nokia N8,and guess what everybody said that better camera is on xperia S.And if you have the Nokia N8 that doesn't means he have the best camera in the world and one more thing,if you still think that Nokia have the best camera you should see a doctor something is wrong with your eyes....

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 12:31

165. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


wow..now everybody has friends and one of them magically has phone nr 1 and the other has got phone nr 2.
How fortunate!:D
dream on, dude

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 12:33

166. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


My eyes are perfectly fine. Thanks for your concern. You're right... having something doesn't mean it is the best. But N8 in terms of photography is the best. As simple as that. Do some research. And learn something about photography and the technic behind N8. Then compare it to SE.
EOT.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 12:45

168. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


oh...you've got Xperia S. Does it mean you're a fanboy defending his phone? I guess so.
Compare this.
N8 was made in 2010. Now we've got 2012. Where was SE in 2010?
It means they've barely caught up N8. But wait. In a few months 808 will be released. How do you think? Who will win in direct comparison? Xperia S or 808?

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 03:12

112. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


http://tinyurl.com/7sphy6m

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:57 1

42. saeedfarzi (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


khodaeesh htc one x is beter than other

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 08:57

43. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


wow thank you PA finally a head to head battle of highend phones i wonder why there is xperia s here.. but nice review though

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