Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2009
This demonstrates how the camera behaves at night when using a longer exposure to gather in as much light as possible. We took images using the camera’s Auto settings, as well as manually selecting the Night mode on the Omnia, Darkness and Party modes on the Exilim, and Intelligent Shot mode on the enV Touch and enV3. Between these different modes, all of the phones performed best when they were not using them (leaving it set to Auto), since images had the tendency to come out blurry.
The enV Touch comes in 1st place with our night tests, as images showed the least amount of blurriness and grain, but were also properly exposed. When trying the Intelligent Shot mode, images would be brighter, but were slightly blurry and had more red hue to them. Because of this, we believe it is best to have the Intelligent Mode turned off. The Omnia is at 2nd place, as images have less detail and more noise then the enV Touch. When trying the Night mode on the Omnia, it made images too bright and washed-out. Coming in at 3rd place is the enV3, since most images have a consistent red hue to them, but are less blurry than the Exilim, which is at 4th place. We tried different Best Shot Modes with the Exilim, and found having it turned Off or set to Party produced better images than the Night View mode.
Cameraphone comparison samples. Scroll below for our category rating.
LG enV Touch
LG enV Touch
LG enV Touch
LG enV Touch
The phone’s performance, sorted from 1st to 4th place:
- enV Touch: Night images are sharp and the most in-focus, with the least amount of blurriness and grain.
- Omnia: A bit brighter than the enV Touch, but has more noise and loses some detail.
- enV3: Even though there is a red hue, most images are less blurry than the Exilim.
- Exilim: The Exilim’s night images blurry and the least sharp out of the four phones, especially when using the Night mode.
1. rafaelinux (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)
You keep forgetting THE MAIN USE of the cameras... Shooting people. (no weapon jokes)
2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
last sentence correction, change "expect" to "except". But i really liked this article.
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.
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
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)
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
3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
great comparisions...nice job phonearena.
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.
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....
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 :)
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?
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?
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.
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?