10 great images captured with smartphones #100

We're back with the 100th post in our special photographic-centric series where we present you with a number of awesome images taken by... well, you (and your cell phones).

So, which picture did you like most last time? The answer is Artis Kigulis's photo, taken with the Samsung Galaxy S5. And a pretty well-deserved first place it is, we should say!

Of course, there are many other incredible images left to be seen. Let's continue with another set of 10 pics, each of which can easily convince even the most professionally-inclined photographer that cell phones are more than a toy in the camera department.

Please note that if your own awesome image is not included here, this doesn't mean that it won't end up on the site. We simply might not have gotten to it yet! So, we urge you to continue following us, as we'll be publishing more of these truly great photos in the following days and weeks.

We'd also like to remind you that you can continue submitting your cool cell phone pics to the following email address:

In order to not miss on all the glory, you also have to mention your name/nickname, as well as the phone you used to take the shots. A nice additional piece of info would be a name or a short description for the image.

With that, we now leave you with our 100th set of favorite photos...

Which photo do you like most?




1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


3. Hashed unregistered

Congrats Art, one question though,, how to send a picture to Phonearena to participate in such articles please?

4. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I would also like to know that? Got some cool pics from my L1020! :D

5. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014


6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

holy crap I've been sending them to phonearenaimages1@gmail.com

9. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

YAY! Thx :D Is their a limit to how many one person can send or can I send many photos and then you can take one for the next "10 great images caputred with smartphones" and then and another after some months? Sorry if it looks clumsy...my english is getting worse.....-_-

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Your nick makes so much more sense now :)

31. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What do you mean by "your nick" XDDD

34. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol not sure if you're sarcastic now, but I meant your nickname.. ArtSim98.

36. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Aaa okay no I was serious XDD I thought you already knew my real name since it's in my profile :p

50. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh darn it, I think I missed that lol.

23. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You are Finnish and not using Nokia phone, seriously? Taking great pictures and not using Nokia?

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Haha well Z2 is mt first non nokia phone XD. I would love to see Nokia come back though

46. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Hey artsim88! What app did u use? What settings etc? I have the Z3, but i can't take such pictures :(

49. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I have the full size photo on my PC so I can't see the resolution now, but it's either taken with superior auto or manual mode with no tweaks. With the Z3 I would just use the manual mode. In low light you might try to put the resolution to 8 mpx and use hand held twilight mode. But yeah I used the default Sony camera app with no tweaks :p When in manual mode and 20 mpx you might also want to try changing the exposure value (I think making it lower usually looks better) or sometimes change the white balance.

51. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Hey thanks man! I'll try some settings

26. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Congrat man! That is an awesome picture too!

30. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Thxxx :) and darkskoliro as well XD

27. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Real awesome photo btw.

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

and u r going to win this.....yey....congo

44. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lel yah I'm so surprised actually XDD

45. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Man the smoothness of the water, how effectively the background was blurred...excellent photo, congrats. Only thing that bugs me about it a little is that the camera wasn't level, but still not a problem.

48. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah you know that bugs me as well XD i hate it that you cant have an option for grid lines on Xperia camera app so it's sometimes hard to keep leveled :p

2. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Proud to see some pics of my homeland Pakistan!

11. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Yep :-)

33. GeekMovement unregistered

#6 is stunning!

35. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I thought if somebody sent some Cat pics it will automatically win.....

37. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1520 can take some sweet photos...

38. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Wtf!!! PA :(. Kashmir is not in pakistan, Kashmir is in INDIA.

39. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I voted for #5. I have no idea what it is, it's not very clear, but at least it's not another frigging flower or cat pic.

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