Check out our super awesome smartphone camera comparison tool!

Check out our super awesome smartphone camera comparison tool!
As loyal readers surely know, here at PhoneArena we deliver much more than just the latest smartphone news. Our database of phone and tablet specs is one of the most extensive out there, and our reviews section contains in-depth information about any popular handset announced over the recent years. Then come the handy extras we offer on our page, including our Phone Finder and Visual Phone Size Comparison tool. And today, PhoneArena got even better.

We're happy to announce our Camera Comparison tool, which, as the name implies, is used to compare the cameras of two or more smartphones and/or tablets. But no, we aren't talking about simply listing the specs of two devices' cameras side by side. Instead, we present you with several images taken under the exact same conditions (with all camera settings set to automatic).

The first photo is a collage that is ideal for comparing the color representation of a set of cameras. The second one, known as the ISO chart, serves well for comparing detail representation. At any given time, you may pan left or right, up or down, to get a close-up of another area of the image. Since the crops presented are zoomed at their full size, you can easily inspect the levels of digital noise introduced by each camera.

So go ahead, give our new Camera Comparison tool a try and let us know what you think about it. Note that the database of smartphones and tablets available isn't as extensive as we wish it was, but we'll be adding more devices over time. 



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That is a very subtle headline.

2. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012


3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Props to PA for this new tool. It gives an objective sense of context to camera features of different phones. Next tool should be the ability to compare sound (received and sent) of earpieces and microphones. Maybe audio playback of recordings, too?

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also a low light photo comparison would good too

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Kudos PA!

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

PA v2.0

6. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

It's alright. You just copied what GSM Arena has done. I would add a new standardized test for all phones utilizing flash at a standard range of 5' from the subject (ideally 2 people, but teddy bears are fine too, with their faces being the center of the shot) in a dimly lit room similar to that of a bar scene. This would be something extremely useful. Where's the Lumia 1020?

10. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

If they want to copy gsm arena they should do a low light chart and put as many phone as they can. Where┬┤s 808 ?

7. DLanor1107

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

super awesome!

8. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Great job PA ! You were getting boring !

9. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Now how did you manage to get the EXACT same photos taken by all those phones at the same time and in the same position?

18. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

by taking photos of photos in a controlled environment (like a photo studio)

11. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

LG G2 and S4 looks EXACTLY the same ! S3 and S4 in 8Mpx too. Is there something wrong ???

12. ricco

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Actually they are not the same!

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

it seems like xperia z1 is not present in the comparison section,it might blow out the competition so,..lets just keep z1 aside and let these try sony

14. arslanalikhan

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

bugs bunny xperia z need a lot of time to surpass 808 and 1020 .... just keep in mind led flash is no where comes close to xenon flash especially in low light !!

15. picassimo

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Please add a regular reference P&S camera like the Sony RX100 or Canon S110 so that we know just how good or bad these phone camera's are.

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Damn awesome!! finally PA is worth checking out in terms of raw specs, not just words :) Hey, I was wondering if you guys could include old phones like the titan with 16mpx? It would be interesting to see how those stack up against the 13mpx flagships right now. Seeing if the extra mpxs actually churn into performance even for older phones. Thanks!

17. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Great tool for seeing how the Z1 and 1020's camera smashes the competition.

26. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually Z1 is already up, but the pictures are a bit whiter than they should... though they are pretty sharp...

19. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

lol your specs are always off. GSMarena is the place to go for proper specs. Rest PhoneArena is good at tho. eg. Note 2 is 9mm on here but 9.4 mm on Samsung's official site and gsmarena.

21. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Great PA. But since when LG optimus g has an 14 MP camera!

22. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I think the best camera goes to Galaxy S4 zoom most accurate colors.

23. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes it's awesome but where are other phones...

24. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Now everybody except fanboys can see that Xperia Z has a great camera.

25. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I like this..

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