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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009

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Test 1: Pictures taken outside during broad daylight

Out of all the tests we did, this is the most important, considering that a majority of people use their cameras for taking pictures outside during the day.  Therefore, these images tell a lot about the overall performance of each camerphone.

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In our daytime test, the enV Touch comes in at 1st place.  Images have the best color saturation and are “true to life”, as well as having excellent fine detail and being properly exposed.  The Omnia comes in 2nd place, since details and colors are also quite good, but images can be a bit over-exposed (too bright) depending on where the sun is located.  The Exilim gets 3rd place, as images look generally better than the enV3, but there is some distortion (blurriness) around the edges.  This is in every picture we took, but some are more noticeable than others.  The enV3 is a at 4th place, due to images looking a bit warm (red hue) and a few being slightly out-of-focus (since it lacks autofocus).

Cameraphone comparison samples. Scroll below for our category rating.

Casio Exilim - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Samsung Omnia - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
LG enV Touch - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
LG enV3 - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009

Casio Exilim

Samsung Omnia

LG enV Touch

LG enV3

Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Casio Exilim - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Samsung Omnia - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
LG enV Touch - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
LG enV3 - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009

Casio Exilim

Samsung Omnia

LG enV Touch

LG enV3

Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Casio Exilim - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
Samsung Omnia - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
LG enV Touch - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
LG enV3 - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009

Casio Exilim

Samsung Omnia

LG enV Touch

LG enV3



The phone’s performance, sorted from 1st to 4th place:

  1. enV Touch:  The enV Touch had the best overall daytime images, with excellent detail, color reproduction and saturation. 
  2. Omnia:  A few images were lightly over-exposed, but the color and detail are both good, though not as much saturation as the enV Touch. 
  3. Exilim:  The Exilim was close to the Omnia, without the over-exposure, but the distortion around the sides of the images is cause for concern. 
  4. enV3:  Even though the enV3 comes in 4th, images are quite good, but they are slightly darker and a bit warm. 

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. rafaelinux (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)


You keep forgetting THE MAIN USE of the cameras... Shooting people. (no weapon jokes)

posted on 03 Jul 2009, 18:25

2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


last sentence correction, change "expect" to "except". But i really liked this article.

posted on 04 Jul 2009, 14:31

5. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


First of all this isnt a "revise" no one cares about spelling and grammer....God i hate people like you that spell check blogs its so annoying.

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 00:46

7. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


now who looks like a jackass dude lay off n no one cares bout that n ppl like u that post crap like this? that is annoying

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 02:34

9. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


It has been corrected.

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 11:04

10. volvo (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 May 2009)


Hmm..clearly the enVTouch has a much better camera than the enV3. Camera quality is important to me alot and actually most of my pictures are taken indoors.. But battery life is also very important and I'm deciding between the env3 and enVTouch so idk!! Help please! I'm a heavy texter but if the enVTouch's battery is THAT bad, maybe I should just get the env3 and deal with a lousy camera!? (I'm coming from a Motorla ZINE ZN5)

posted on 11 Jul 2009, 01:54

11. tripleh1996 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Jul 2009)


the env3 does definitely not have a lousy camera its great. i use it all the time it is really good. you should get the env3 because ts more durable and is really nice looking with great features

posted on 04 Jul 2009, 00:15

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


great comparisions...nice job phonearena.

posted on 04 Jul 2009, 14:33

6. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Agreed it really puts it into perspective, It looked like the Env Touch shows up warm and pink (no vaj jokes) in most pictures. I have the omnia and I love it for pictures (not so much as a phone) and it takes great shots, Im glad to see I made the right choice with camera though...Im pretty dissapointed the Exilim didnt take the cake, it looks the most lagitamately like a camera from the back and its a 5.1 just a little better than the others...Its a good thing the egyptions didnt rush the pyramids.

posted on 04 Jul 2009, 07:29

4. enemyisyou (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Jul 2009)


I agree with the comment about shooting some pictures of people. I primarily use my phone camera for taking pictures of my active 2-year-old. It'd be nice to see how these phones handle portraits and action shots....

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 00:47

8. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


it doesnt matter about the mp capability of a camera phone it depends on the quality of the pics it takes phonearena proves that good job :)

posted on 11 Jul 2009, 16:41

12. Phone Geek (unregistered)


It is my understanding that the Lg enV Touch has the best video recording quality as well with 640X480 @ 30 fps. Is this correct? What phone that Verizon offers has the best video recoriding quality?

posted on 27 Jul 2009, 14:14

13. DJKuulA (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2009)


Many of those indoor shots with the Touch are really red. Did using the Fluorescent white balance setting help that? Was that not tested at all?

posted on 30 Jul 2009, 09:12

14. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


All the tested phones were used in Auto mode, since that is the default and will be what most consumers use. The red hue produced by the enV Touch when used indoors (under fluorescent lighting) can be reduced some by manually change the White Balance setting. You can also adjust it better using an image-editing program on your PC and lower the Red Gamma value slightly.

posted on 01 Aug 2009, 13:03

15. gfotheringa (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


Hard to believe that the Casio photos were the most blurry. Sure that you didn't mistakenly have the image stabilizer off?

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