Best smartphone camera photos #69

We're back with the 69th 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 Philip Am Guay's photo, taken with the Sony Xperia S. 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.


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 69th set of favorite photos...

Which photo do you like most?




1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

My god, those iPhone photos are so oversaturated, especially number 8.

11. SleepingOz unregistered

It's your lumia 920 that takes washed-out pictures.

21. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Number 8 seems edited, too much contrast for a picture straight from the phone.

24. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Contrast and saturation level can be adjusted on the phone's settings itself, not necessarily done by post processing. But i agree it looks way unnatural.

2. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

the contest has been dominate dby Nokia:) I like the fourth one

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I like the shots by N8. They're detailed and well saturated but i voted for 10 because of the composition with respect to the camera-phone in mind.

38. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yep. Same thing for me. Like the Nokia N8 shots, but went with 10 because it did a very respectable job with colors and exposure, and without much noise.

3. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Phone arena should stop posting the device name that is used to capture the photos.. so fanboys wont chose their brand... they should reveal it when the winner is announced ..

16. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I agree with this.

18. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I agree, but seriously, even if they remove the names of the phones, you will still recognize the first picture... Greetzz.

4. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Nokia simply the best! Greetzz.

9. amski89

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

yay,. I won,. Thanks to all who voted last time! :)

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The Boracay night shot is just lovely.

25. DomSanity

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Wow Boracay! It's more fun here in the Philippines! And to my friend Rem, nice shot!

26. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Ha, 69...

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

r u kidding me

29. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

I'm so mature aren't I :)

39. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Im not really a fan of any of these photos.

41. janjhel1907

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

comparing lumia 920, IPHONE 5, N8 to a old smartphone xperia ray in terms of camera?!! wat the F*ck!!! xperia ray was an old device, maybe compare all phones to xperia Z

43. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't see anything wrong with comparing recent flagships with 3 year old phones, wouldn't you be proud of owning something years old but would still be "relevant" in today's standard even just for its camera? Anyway, I still respect your opinion. :P Btw, I did send those pictures (9 and 10) taken by my "old" Xperia, all in auto mode. :)

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