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. Results are below!

Which smartphone has the best camera? Although simple at a glance, this question could be fiendishly difficult to answer with all the factors that have to be weighed in – resolution, sensor size, optics quality, speed, features, and so on. We can, however, determine which smartphone's photos people tend to like (or dislike), and a blind camera comparison is a good method of finding that out. 

We picked five of the top smartphones around and snapped several photos with them. Your job, should you wish to participate in our experiment, is to say which phone's photos you find best, judging only by what you see. As usual, we've scaled down the images to a lower resolution – 2400 by 1350 pixels, in this case. All metadata has been stripped off to make it impossible to tell which phones we have used.   

And in case you missed it, last week's blind camera comparison featured two lesser-known handsets, namely the Oppo Find 7a and the Huawei Ascend P7. The former did particularly well even though the Galaxy S5 ultimately won the top spot.

Anyway, you may take a look at the photo samples below. Don't forget to use the zoom feature in order to take a closer look at the images. We'll be back next week with the comparison's results.



Which phone's photos do you like best?

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Phone 5)
30.39%
HTC One (M8) (Phone 1)
18.97%
Sony Xperia Z2 (Phone 2)
18.85%
iPhone 5s (Phone 4)
16.83%
LG G2 (Phone 3)
14.97%

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71 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They are doing a lot of blind camera test lately :P Love it.

54. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

2 for colors and 5 for image clarity (a bit blueish). It's a bad idea to shoot leeves when ther's wind. Reader has to vote before read the coments, because some of them that suggest which phone is which, may destroy the unbiased and objective voting.

55. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

*leaves*

63. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

If you want to do a blind camera test. Please enable side by side view. I cant tell if i have to check 1 picture at time.

67. uRiBiTo666

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

d'accordo (agreed). Side by side (or actually mosaics) Make the comparison ALOT easier.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Another blind camera test article??? Man this site is run by a bunch of blind camera test fanboys. Phone Arena? More like Blindcameratest Arena.

5. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Go away!

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Lol blindcameratestShee p.

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

ditto

6. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

There is a reason for blind test. Its because new phones are coming out. Lets see another blind test with LG G3 when that comes out and when iphone 6 comes out. This is really good test. They come like once every 4 weeks. if you don't like it then go away.

46. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

But why only 2 scenes? "..last week's blind camera comparison featured two lesser-known handsets, namely the Oppo Find 7a and the Huawei Ascend P7. " So they seemingly replaced the two lesser known brand/handsets to more familiar ones but didn't bother to have the exact number of scenes as last weeks? They also didn't include lowlight scenes where the S5 seems struggling. This is interesting.

56. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Maybe more scenes will come out when G3 is out with Samsung Prime and M8 prime? I don't know but I agree. More scenes should be there and in dark areas too. But they will probably make a much more important comparison when more phones are out.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

So, apparently my obvious sarcasm wasn't so obvious. This place is boring.

52. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

When just reading text sarcasm is NEVER obvious. Same for emotions.

31. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I like your comment. I think it's funny.

45. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Better to have a blind test then having fanboys picking their favorites no matter what....

3. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Hopefully this has the xperia Z2

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

And once again Lumia phones are not included, what a shame PA.

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

As far as we know, they're all Lumias!

16. papss unregistered

What do you expect from androidarena? They will include old as$ phones from android but leave newer lumias out.

22. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

How do u know that? its a BLIND camera comparison,as far as I can tell,without putting on my glasses

7. phljcnth

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Let me guess: 1 - One M8 2 - G2 3 - Xperia Z2 4 - iPhone 5S 5 - Galaxy S5

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

My exact predictions ....lol 4th is guaranteed an iPhone. Typical iPhone with warm colours. 1st is guaranteed M8 Not sure what phone is 2nd but its not that good. 3rd is mostly Z2 with the presence of bluish/purple-ish tint and color accuracy seems slightly off 5th is the best of the lot. Seems like GS5

30. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

You're amazing, even though this test doesn't have a reference photo you can tell which photo/phone represents the accurate color. Really you're amazing.

38. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Did you read the part where I wrote 'my predictions', Smarty Pants ?!

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

He is amazing spiderman

64. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I think 1 is Z2 and 3 is M8, we've to wait though.

66. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I think no. 5 is xperia z2 because of the clarity

9. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I hope this time it has these phones GS5 Z2 Lumia Icon iphone 5S One M8 in no specific order just the top 5 contenders in my opinion

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This is the worst one yet. I mean are you kidding me? Just 2 scenes? lol

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