10 great images captured with smartphones #111

We're back with the 111th 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 E.R.'s photo, taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. 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 111th set of favorite photos...

Which photo do you like most?




25. rajkatiyar07

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

i think photo no 8 is not captured on samsung mini . I have already seen this photo before months ago on flicker i think. Phonearena should check exif data before posting here.

15. rsiders

Posts: 2069; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

5,7, and 10 for me. I got the feeling one of my pictures from the V10 will make it on one of these lists soon.:)

12. jameswilliam723

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

All photos are awesome here. Look like a Pro camera man's snap. I like the most is snap no 2, 5, and 7.

8. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I don't understand all the love that #3 is getting. It's a nice picture, but doesn't scream 'great photograph' (to me). It really was hard to pick between #4 and #10. Still, well done to all. Much better than anything I've ever taken. Hahah !!

19. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

For me 3's my favourite because of the technical difficulty of the shot. To get such a dynamic range from the camera on a mobile phone is truly amazing. I understand it's not necessarily the most visually stunning shot in the selection, but as a keen amateur photographer I really appreciate the difficulty in getting a photo like that.

22. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Honestly didn't find much special about #4. Interesting subject, but uninteresting picture. It's #6, followed very very closely by #10, followed by #3 for me.

7. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

IMO 5-6 and 10 is the best shots, the funny thing is that those are the phones with thw "worst" camera, atleast according to some ( PA) :P

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

nah, #7 and #4 are simply the best, hands down!

16. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Nope, i guess we like diffrent settings, nr 4 is not that good imo, and nr7 is way to bright imo. But decent level of detail.

24. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Yes I agree. As I said above, #.6 in kind of almost impossible to capture due to that unlimited white and bright light. whoever captured that pic, really deserves high praise.

1. torr310

Posts: 1737; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I like #8 and I think I probably will not be able to take that kind of shot by phone.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

8 is actually not a very good shot. Exposure is all over the place and the dynamic range is extremely bad. Compare that to #3 and see how much of a difference a good camera like 1020 makes.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

What about #7? Compare it to #3 and see what's superior.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

I would still say #3. Both are captured using the same phone; however, #7 blows up the sky and that ruins the image. #3 is the best image in the slideshow by far IMO. I don't know why #6 is winning( blown up sun).

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

6 is winning because the poll is about images that looks good to the persons eye. It doesn't matter about colour accuracy, dynamic range, warm, cold etc. Thats why for years people preferred the colour of samsungs amoled screen, although slightly over saturated, everything just pops out and looks good to look at.

23. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Because if you watch closely, #.6 is the most difficult photo to take. With that much white and bright light, its almost impossible to take a photo with all the shades distinguished. I hope you would agree with me after seeing it again, closely.

5. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

IMO #3 is a really bad shot, especially when it's from the 1020

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah, and the 1020's camera is sluggish; 3-5 seconds shutter. *Not worth it*

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Many times the winning photo was taken by Nokia phone

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

3-5 second shutter is a good feature LOL you won't find that in a lot of phones.

18. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

3-5 second shutter, what are you talking about? The shutter on the 1020 fires the moment you hit the button, the delay is in it being ready to take another shot. But the great thing about the 1020 is you rarely need to take a second shot is it usually gets it right at the first attempt.

21. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

A selectable shutter speed is a good feature; a fixed 3-5 second shutter would be a TERRIBLE feature.

20. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

The camera taking pictures slowly doesn't mean the shutter stays open for that long, it means that the processing and storing it in memory takes that long. You'd never get a clear handheld shot if shutter stayed open for 3-5 seconds every time.

14. mptripper

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Nice shot for a 3 MP fixed focus camera

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

2 is a beautiful, eloquent macro shot. But 3s Dynamic range tho.

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