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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2009

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Test 4: Macro

This test demonstrates how well the phones can take pictures of close-up objects only a few inches away. Even though this is one area where most people don’t often use their cameraphones, it is still interesting to see which devices can capture the best macro image.

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

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The Motorola DROID comes in at 1st place, since all the Macro images are in-focus and have fine detail. In 2nd place is the HTC Imagio, as it also has good detail, but not as clearly defined as the DROID. The Samsung Rogue comes in at 3rd place, as it has better in-focus Macro images than the remaining three phones. 4th place goes to the HTC DROID ERIS, just slightly beating the Samsung Omnia II, which comes in at 5th place, as both phones did have issues with a couple of the Macro images, causing them to be out of focus. Lastly, the LG enV Touch is at 6th place, as its Macro images were the most troublesome and most out of focus.

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


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

1)    Motorola DROID: Out of the six phones, the DROID had the best Macro images and with finest detail.
2)    HTC Imagio: Almost as good as the DROID, but not as much fine detail.
3)    Samsung Rogue: Slightly more in-focus than the remaining phones.
4)    HTC DROID ERIS: Just barely beats the Omnia II, but not by much as some Macro images were blurry.
5)    Samsung Omnia II: Slightly more blurry and less detail than the DROID ERIS.
6)    LG enV Touch: All of the Macro images were the least in-focus out of the six phones.

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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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