Blind Camera Comparison: you choose which smartphone's camera did best

Blind Camera Comparison: you choose which smartphone's camera did best
The poll is now closed. See the results below.

It has been well over a month since we did our last blind camera comparison. Back then, the Nokia Lumia 1520 ended up winning the gold, followed by the LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z1S. Which phone is going to be crowned best this time? Well, that is up to our readers to decide.

In the slideshows below you'll find photos of five different scenes, all taken using seven highly-acclaimed smartphones. Of course, we're not going to tell you which phones we've used and we're not going to give away any hints. After all, we're asking you to vote for the photos you like best, not for the phone you're most excited about.

You should know that we've stripped all EXIF data from the photo samples so don't even bother looking for hints there. Also, we've shrunk them all to a resolution of about 3.3MP in order to make things fair for all handsets.

With that out of the way, let the voting begin! The poll where you can cast your vote is at the very bottom of this post.

Which phone's photos do you like best?

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Phone 4)
Sony Xperia Z1 (Phone 6)
Oppo Find 7a (Phone 3)
iPhone 5s (Phone 1)
Huawei Ascend P7 (Phone 7)
HTC One (M8) (Phone 2)
LG G2 (Phone 5)



1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

What the hell wrong with this page... it is reminding me of 56k dial up modem era era

9. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lots of pictures... first I thought it was the high resolution of images... till I read about the downsized to 3.3 MP...

19. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I like this camera comparison, the setup was nice and comparison mechanism was so much better than previous ones. Waiting eagerly for the results of this one.

42. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nothing wrong with the dialup, but the article is heavy with lots of MB files due to high res photos

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

We already know what happened to the last blind comparison tests :)

20. Sauce unregistered

Those high megapixel anti-Apple fanboys are still in denial LOLOLOLOLOOL

67. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 58; Member since: May 09, 2014

Phone number 1, 3, 4 and 6 are overall really good. I would be happy with anyone but I think Phone number 4 Seems to be more REAL - Natural -.

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

By the way ... talking about photos, I was very frustrated to see the photos taken with xpery Z2 ...

62. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lolol wtf is that. Photographer MUST have done something wrong that's just not right... I have seen so many photos from it and they are great. Even my old Nokia 5mpx would take better shot than that...

65. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Lolzz this is soo not Z2. I have a Z1 and Z1 aside even any 5mp phone can take a better shot than this. So I wouldn't even consider this sample :p

4. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Please don't comment saying which is iPhone 5s or z2 or 1020 or s5. Let this be fair mot fanboy vote!

6. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

???? Are you drunk ???

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

4th one is Nokia or Sony

5. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Thanx for the reference photo !!!

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Phone 4 and 6,the s5 & Z2.

46. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Phone 6 with detail loss at corner, very clear "feature" of Z2.

53. Cicero

Posts: 1118; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

But the rest of qualities are evident (night mode, contrast and ahrp details).

63. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't think there's a Z2 in this comparison.

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i dont bother looking at every pictures, PA servers are soo slow when it comes to showing more than 1 picture.

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

How could someone make Blind Camera Comparison, if don't know the real colors and lights from the life scene??? Of course the blurry or washed out pictures could be seen, but...... Nonsense poll again.

59. Maryewww

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

DSLR samples should always be provided in a blind comparision so we can at least know the true colors and make a proper selection...

11. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Phone 3 with the exception of the night shot... Phone 4 is also good Phone 2 is crap.

12. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Please let us individually vote on each scene, it makes it easier, more objective, and clearer which strengths/weaknesses each phone possess based on which scene/brightness/etc it wins/loses.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The 1st image goes only to 13mp so the Nokia lumia 1020 and the gs5 are not in.

14. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

It would be nice if you added real camera to these comparisons so we can see how the photo is supposed to look.

15. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Dunno, but I voted #4.

16. 007Rokib

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

phone 1 >Z2 phone 4> lumia.... phone 3> S5

17. 007Rokib

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

phone 2 > M8

21. Sauce unregistered

When my friend takes pictures, they look like terrible oil paintings. My friend has a Note 3.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nice troll comment. And you said you don't troll? You're getting worse each day bro.

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