Best smartphone camera photos #76

We're back with the 76th 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 Makkhay Gurung's photo, taken with the Google Nexus 4. 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 76th set of favorite photos...

Which photo do you like most?




1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Number 8 is cool!

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i sent my great photos, and still not selected. i tell u what my photo still looks better than some this photos.

18. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I did the same once, and sent 6 or 7 pics, no reply and no selection... I desisted and ended up opening an Instagram account. "dquilon" (of course, seeing them in hi-res would be better)

24. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I upload to mediafire because they do not compress your photos/videos.

6. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

#8 best. all others meh

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Anybody else can't vote and only sees 0% in all of them?

4. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Sorry about this, it's been fixed now.

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

That was quick! Thanks Ray.

7. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

I voted for the pussy :D

9. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

yeah , his name is Oscar lolz

8. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I'll tell you what. It's getting harder and harder to judge these pics. It just shows how exceptional the cameras on phones are today. I chose pic #3 because of the user's eye for the prop setting. The detail in low light is also very clean and precise. But, in all honesty, this was a very tough choice. John B.

12. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Mmmm. Actually I think this batch is not as good as the previous ones. Just sayin'. #8 is good though, looks processed even though it's not (cat is good too). Just me but all others can be taken by anyone else as long as they are in a wonderful environment. But taking wonderful shots in common places, that's something.

17. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I voted for #3 as well, the lighting was extremely well done and use of dark negative space offset the lighting in a nice complementary way.

23. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012


10. Beijendorf unregistered

The colours, details and depth of field on #9 is actually rather stunning. Can't wait for the current smartphone camera giants to enter in competition 77. Imagine these images taken with Lumia 1020, Xperia Z1, Lumia 1520 and Galaxy Zoom. It'll be beyond stunning.

11. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012 the hands of a good shooter.

14. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

I agree the dof in this picture (#9) was surprising to me that it came from a phone.

19. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

In my experience my Acro S takes better Macro, and daylight pics than even the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3... and if you set the correct mode, night shots may come better looking as well...

13. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

proud xperia s owner here! number 9

15. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I like the 2 and 8 i love s3 photo...

16. Vireak unregistered

I like them all!

20. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

No love for the cliffs in number 7 come on PhoneArena community!! ;)

22. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

when I check photos for the first time, I dont look phone model cuz that way bit exciting :D

25. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think some of you are voting for the phone, instead of the picture. There isn't a better detail, beautiful, and colorful picture than #9.

27. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Does phonearena selects the pics with there advanced biased feature and put them here? I've sent around 8 pictures,which were captured from lumia 920.none of them are posted here. Here are some of my images!758&authkey=!AFAqMmRCFEsN1hs&v=3

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