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iPhone 4S vs Droid Bionic vs Galaxy S II vs Amaze 4G: camera comparison

0. phoneArena 07 Nov 2011, 09:22 posted on

With another summer behind us, we take a look at four top-notch camera centric smartphones, which include the iPhone 4S, HTC Amaze 4G, Motorola DROID and the Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile), to see which one is able to produce the best-looking photos out of the bunch...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:28 14

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


HTC Amaze FTW! and iPhone 4S.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:04

8. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Indeed. I could't even see what was on that little button picture of the droid and galaxy.

A bit akward.

+1 btw

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:04 1

32. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


the bionic is the worse, lol

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:25 1

34. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Yay! HTC has fixed the screen and camera issue. Now only battery life remains!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:51 2

35. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


You're right but they can't really perfect in one smartphone for some reason.
Rezound = Amazing display but 1600mAh battery isn't good enough.
Amaze 4G = Great camera but battery life and display performance isn't good enough.
Vivid = 1080p at 60Fps! But 4.5" display with qHD resolution isn't good enough especially after announcing the Rezound.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 18:22 1

42. nameless1521 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


That's a thing i don't like about HTC.

They don't put whole features in the one phone, but release a phone every fortnight and end up not updating some of their phones to ICS.

Great sales tactic, but not so please for users.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 17:31

57. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


the sales thing makes sense, but apple puts all their best technology in their 1 phone and still makes good sales.

i think if HTC did that, they would have a beast superphone

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 13:29

51. bigdawg23 (Posts: 455; Member since: 25 May 2011)


The Vivid has better battery life than the SGS2. I had the SGS2 from AT&T and swapped it for the Vivid. Touchwiz or its email client didn't like my works exchange very well.

As you get bigger screens, say good by to battery life unless they plug a 1950mah one in it like the original Atrix.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:31 1

2. bucky (Posts: 2687; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Not that it makes a difference here, but why is the exynos sgs2 never used in these comparisons?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:42 2

4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


What difference will it make?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:37

17. bucky (Posts: 2687; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Its the better model of the two. In this comparision, nothing. but don't you want to always compare the best version?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:51 2

28. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


You do realize they use the same camera sensor in both. The only difference is screen size, processor and design.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 08:12

53. gyphon34 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


AS you know there is 2 version processor of Galaxy S2, the snapdragon and the exynos. "You do realize they use the same camera sensor in both. The only difference is screen size, processor and design." Seems like you have been into tmobile snapdragon forum for a while, there have been finding that snapdragon's processor isnt calibrated as perfect as its sibling as the color and camera functions goes.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:35 4

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


Crop photos made by bionic and S II look shi&&y.
1080p for now is useless. I'd rather have really good 720p than this pseudo 1080p.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:47 2

5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


In the Amaze 4G review, the reviewer said that photo and video capture isn't one of it's strong points. How come it's in level with the iPhone 4S now?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:06 4

9. GalaxySIIguy (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Because phonearena and every other website out there falls over each other to compliment Apple's golden child. Unless it has the Apple logo on the back then it's complete crap. (Sarcasm)

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:19 3

11. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


You must be mad cause the galaxy has not the best camara review.

Idk either why they compare almost every phone with iPhone.

I think the reason is that apple said at it's keynote. That they made significent improvements to the camera. PA, just wanna test it. What's wrong with that? And it's a tie between amaze and 4s.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:25 3

13. GalaxySIIguy (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Not angry one bit. I love my galaxy S and I know it's faults. But I also know how biased tech sites are towards the iPhone 4S. For a phone that made minor improvements at best over 15 months, I don't feel it deserves the mountains of praise that it gets.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:31 2

14. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


How does that even make any sense? Muhannad asked why the Amaze 4G camera review was so bad before and now all of a sudden its great and on par with the iPhone 4S. If this and every other website was falling over each other to compliment the iPhone (like you just said they are) then the Amaze 4G review would have gotten worse, not better.

The iPhone 4 had a great camera, and the 4S has an even better one. I don't see where there's any room for argument or discontent.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:10 3

20. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


minor improvements?
doesn't deserve the mountains of praise that it gets?

These reviews are made by people who know how to make a review. You know nothing about iphone at all if you say minor improvements.

You are saying and alot of fandroids that every site praised everything that apple makes. Pls stop commenting on how bad iphone, wp, etc is. It's just a review, I'm sure they'll have their reasons to "praise" it.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 19:42 1

45. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)


You don't feel that it's deserves all the praise it gets but everyone else does. That is why apple sells the most makes the most money and has the most superior products. More people buy apple more people own apple that is why they praise it the most. If you don't like it then don't read a open phone site, go to a droid site were people go when they are upset that apple gets all the praise it deserves.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:57 1

6. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


Is it me or the iPhone 4s has a lot of purple infringing going on there?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:59

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


Each reviewer has its own taste.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:17 3

10. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Xperia arc please =P

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:21 5

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


..to answer the last line of the review - it's already there. The Nokia N8 :p
But really, it will be Sony's Xperia Nozomi

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:45 2

27. parthpatels007 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2011)


:) N8 rocks with it's huge sensor

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 14:22 1

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


Don't be so sure. Arc was expected to be amazingly good in phot department ...but it's not. Still...it's one of the best photo phone around in android camp. King is one. N8.
And I'm wondering why PA doesn't mention about it.
I know that Symbian is not popular and most of users think it's dead, but in camera department he is still a KING.
However, PA disregard his existence.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:32 2

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


whaaat?

HTC AMAZE just killed all the other 3!!!

how is that a tie?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:39 1

18. bucky (Posts: 2687; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


actually, from what I see the amaze was third place

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:11 2

33. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


stop smoking

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