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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009

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Test 1a: Pictures taken outside during broad daylight

Out of all the tests, 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.

100% Crops - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
100% Crops - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
100% Crops - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009

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In our daytime test, the Motorola DROID comes in at 1st place. Images are sharp and in-focus, with colors being the most accurate and not artificially over-saturated. In 2nd place comes the HTC Imagio, as images are crisp, however colors are a bit over-saturated, though still within acceptance. The LG enV Touch is at 3rd place, as images are in-focus and still have generally good color. In 4th place is the Samsung Rogue, as some outside images are slightly underexposed (dark) than they should be, but colors are still adequate. The HTC DROID ERIS comes in a 5th place, since images don’t look as sharp and color matching is a bit of a problem. The Samsung Omnia II comes in 6th place, due to images being greatly overexposed, having poor color matching and also exhibiting purple-fringing.

Motorola DROID - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
HTC DROID ERIS - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
HTC Imagio - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Samsung Omnia II - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Samsung Rogue - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
LG enV Touch - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009

Motorola DROID

HTC DROID ERIS

HTC Imagio

Samsung Omnia II

Samsung Rogue

LG enV Touch

Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Motorola DROID - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
HTC DROID ERIS - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
HTC Imagio - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Samsung Omnia II - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Samsung Rogue - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
LG enV Touch - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009

Motorola DROID

HTC DROID ERIS

HTC Imagio

Samsung Omnia II

Samsung Rogue

LG enV Touch

Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Motorola DROID - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
HTC DROID ERIS - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
HTC Imagio - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Samsung Omnia II - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
Samsung Rogue - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009
LG enV Touch - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009

Motorola DROID

HTC DROID ERIS

HTC Imagio

Samsung Omnia II

Samsung Rogue

LG enV Touch



The phones’ performance, sorted from 1st to 6th place:

1)    Motorola DROID: The DROID had the best daytime images, with neutral colors, proper exposure, and good detail.
2)    HTC Imagio: The colors produced by the Imagio are a bit over-saturated, but images still look good and are properly exposed.
3)    LG enV Touch: Images are sharp and in-focus, but colors are still over-saturated.
4)    Samsung Rogue: A few of the outside images were a bit underexposed.
5)    HTC DROID ERIS: Images are not as sharp and there is some loss in fine-detail.
6)    Samsung Omnia II: Color matching is a problem, as well as images being overexposed and showing purple-fringing.


Test 1b: Videos recorded outside in broad daylight:

Even though recording videos via a cameraphone is more of a novelty than a necessity, we thought it would be interesting to see how the six models would compare, even though we are not including this in our final score. The Motorola DROID produced the best looking video with good colors and smooth playback, as it can record at 720x480 resolution with 25FPS. The Samsung Omnia II also records at 720x480 resolution, but videos aren’t as smooth and colors are “blotchy” looking. The HTC Imagio, LG enV Touch, and Samsung Rogue are all capable of recording at 640x480 resolution, but the enV Touch had the smoothest playback at 25FPS, while the Imagio was a bit choppy at 19FPS, and the Rogue was limited to only 14FPS. Lastly, the HTC DROID ERIS had the worst looking video out of the bunch, as it could only record at 325x288 resolution with 15FPS. Keep these results in mind if you are planning to use the video recording feature.

Motorola DROID sample video at 720x480 pixels resolution

Samsung Omnia II sample video at 720x480 pixels resolution

HTC Imagio sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution

LG enV Touch sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution

Samsung Rogue sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution

HTC DROID ERIS sample video at 325x288 pixels resolution

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. rtimi26 (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Are you kidding me. It is either you guys know nothing about taking pictures, but hey its your opinion

posted on 29 Dec 2009, 16:12

2. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Their opinion seems pretty right on if you ask me.

posted on 29 Dec 2009, 16:22

3. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


i am not to sure about the review either i am a avid photographer and i have the omnia 2, i think with a few tweaks to the camera setting the pictures are much better it seems crazy to me that it is rated below the eris as well as most of the others the droid is not that great of a phone.

posted on 30 Dec 2009, 09:05

4. T DAWGv12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


I agree with all three of you actually. rtimi26 is right on about it being their opinion and boy does it seem inconsistent at best. Ace1122 is right about their opinion being right on. They took crappy photos and had crappy opinions to go along with them. This is my opinion coming from someone that is NOT an avid photographer but a tech geek fluent in digital cameras. jwl3429 is right on, I too have an the Omnia 2 (a far better phone than many reviews make it out to be by the way) and have quickly learned a few simple tweaks with brightness and flash options that can even produce crisp well balanced images in a dimly lit room. At the very least this review needs to be more explicit that they did not adjust any of these phones cameras outside of auto or factory settings. Should they do a re-review with the phones cameras tweaked they would likely have very different images if not very different results and likely all the phones are capapble of much better images. Thats my opinion.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 01:25

5. smokiedabong (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2010)


:)) , sounds like a Droid comercial . I had an Omnia 2 for some time now , and couple of weeks ago also got a Droid , good phone at anything else but the camera . Definitely the Omnia 2 camera performs way better in quality in any conditions and speed than the Droid , to bad it's slower at anything else .

posted on 19 Sep 2010, 05:09

6. mathais (unregistered)


omnia 2 images do look smoother and deeper in colour but you have to know that droid represents colour more accurately.even the droid has manual settings that can tweak its images further.

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