10 great images captured with smartphones #98

We're back with the 98th 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 Josue Silva's photo, taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020. 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 98th set of favorite photos...

Which photo do you like most?




20. Vladimir808

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 14, 2014

Hello everyone, I am an author of the picture number 9. First of all, thank you for all your positive comments, it took me many shots to get this one. I don't know if it's usual for author to comment on his picture in comment section, but I'm here to clarify some things. First of all, there was no Photoshop or any other similar software involved in making this picture. It was not edited in any way, and this is just the picture that came of the sensor. It is however cropped from full size 34 MPix shot, and the crop was done on the phone I think, I can't remember. Thats the reason why Mr Bernoulli commented that there is pixelation present, simply because it's a crop. Mr arjunezdaz asked about the camera control on N808. Well N808 have ISO controls, and can do long exposures, it's just kinda tricky to do cause it doesn't have full manual shutter speed control. Yes, I agree exif data should be checked, but Phone Arena team wouldn't post the image here if the exif was wrong. Sorry, I can't post link to the full res 8 MPix crop, because of 7 days rule, I'll be back in 7 days to post the link. Thank you all! Bye!

21. arjunezdaz

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

You Pic wins this contest hands down Vladimir808! Great job.... :)

19. arjunezdaz

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

I voted for 9, but does pureview (not android OS) have the capabilities like 1. Long Exposure (Slow shutter or Manually controlling shutter speed) 2. ISO Controls 3. Intervalometer to get the correct exposure at the time of lightning strike If these things are there, then I must say, Pureview 808 can be the perfect replacement for a DSLR!!! Finally, I dont think its clicked from a phone (PA should check the exif data)

17. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

i voted for "9", but... i have doubts about was photoshop involved... event if it was, the photo is great!

16. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I like 2 and 7 a lot, but had to go with 9. A lightning shot with a digital camera is easy. With a cell phone though, that's nearly impossible.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia 808 pureview......owned it...... No.9......best click.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

its not about nokia 808, its about the photo and the moment it was captured... in this shoot out all photos are great, except the moment of number 9 is special

11. shareeff

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

808 Pure view the beast

10. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

no.9 name it self was enough ...

9. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Cool,they added my photo (#1)! but I have to admit that #9 is the best....

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

number 9 is a rare accurance and perfectly nailed, so got my vote

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

9 has to be the best photo ever posted here!! :D

4. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Photo #9 is unique compare to others :)

3. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

9 surely nailed it!

2. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

it was close between 4 7 and 9...makes me wish for a multiple choice poll

1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

No.9 is not "a pic" its "epic"

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Its THE Epic ;)

18. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Yeah dude it's a no contest. Unbelievable.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It sure it!! That's amazing

13. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

The power of the PureView 808 camera phone and GREAT timing! Superb!

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