Camera shootout: Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4 vs G2 vs iPhone 5 vs One

Camera shootout: Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4 vs G2 vs iPhone 5 vs One
UPDATE: There was a technical issue which caused the images to not correspond to their respective device names. This has been fixed now. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

The 20.7-megapixel camera of the Sony Xperia Z1 sure is a topic of intense interest right now, and while we realize that it's not the wisest of things to compare a prototype unit to finished products, we just couldn't stop ourselves from taking a few test photos to compare against some of the handset's biggest rivals, such as the Galaxy S4, LG G2, iPhone 5 and HTC One.

Feel free to examine and compare the photos and videos below, just bear in mind that the pictures and footage the final Xperia Z1 is going to take might be slightly different. Anyways, here's a first glimpse at how it compares against those bad boys...


Camera shootout: Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4 vs G2 vs iPhone 5 vs One


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49 Comments

45. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

ok again i have to do this so anyone who is looking for Z1 camera comparison against Lumia 1020 and see how Z1 camera is busting Lumia 1020 in daylight and night both www.tbreak.ae/features/camera-comparison-nokia-lumia-1020-vs-sony-xperia-z1 and sorry for posting again

47. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i don't think you can really rely on that site's author. he reviewed htc one and he said it has the best camera for a smartphone. obviously, that's just incorrect. it could only be coincidental that he's showcasing z1's "better" photos since he probably does not like lumias.

49. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

you want to see comparisons from different website?? ok i have more tinyurl.com/qfwzwbz tinyurl.com/o879r58

51. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

no need to convince me. we see each other on esato☺ we're on the same side.

52. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

yup right but for here on this PA comparison Z1 is looking nice now they made it correct

77. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

These comparisons from the different website show no such thing.

53. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I prefer Lumia's pictures... they're sharper, though both phones have flaws.

56. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

in that comparison Z1 is already better than Lumia 1020 but lets wait for more comparisons as already in this PA compariosn Z1 is clear winner

62. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Change eye doctor.....

66. papss unregistered

Hows that zoom on the z1? Oh that's right.

67. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I would rather the phone not have a camera at all before I would ever pick up a windows phone.

68. papss unregistered

I wouldn\'t expect anything less from you.

86. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

go to sleep !

55. anymany

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

G2 better than Lumia 1020.... //i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/92204-image​/LG-G2.jpg //i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/92200-image​/Nokia-Lumia-1020.jpg

64. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

comparing 5mp picture vs 13mp picture mmm, interesting

93. beethoven95

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

yes of course, that 5mp is OVERSAMPLED, and has very big pixels, and according to nokia it is higher quality than the full res shots and also has less noise. that 5mp should\'ve beated the G2 easily. and don\'t forget it\'s sensor is 3 times bigger than the G2.

58. zhiae unregistered

i dont know but somehow i like my one camera .

61. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

PA deleted our posts LOL

71. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They need to provide a sample pic taken from a professional camera alongside it :/

81. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

PA, the images "One touch listening" zoomed, is not the same as the "One touch listening" full picture. As you zoom the full picture you will achieve a different result. Why is that?

46. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

good. so it was a swap between the z1 and htc1. it's sony's fault after all. why are they using that "one" name.☻☻☻

60. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Actually... They are just going back to what Sony Ericsson did with the naming of the Xperia X1 Xperia Z1 See, basically the same

65. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i was trying to joke☺ my bad. i\'m a poor comedian. phonearena said the photos were swapped and i think most of those that were swapped were z1 and htc1 photos. the system was probably confused with the names... there... i explained my joke. it\'s no longer a joke. i\'m depressed☻

48. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Xperia z1 ftw!

50. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I didn't even look at the pictures: some shots taken indoors at a show cannot be called a test.

54. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

in that comparison Z1 is already better than Lumia 1020 but lets wait for more comparisons as already in this PA compariosn Z1 is clear winner

83. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

are you blind? or just a hater?

57. Jason2k13

Posts: 1445; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

to be honest, all the phones picture quality looks good and you wont really notice the difference in real life unless you compare pictures side by side every time you take a picture.

59. eli577

Posts: 141; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Ok. Someone could moderate Wicpromd? Not doing anything, but spamming all of the topics which has a word on the Z1.

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