Check out the most "megapixel-rich" smartphones of 2014


When it comes to digital photography, more isn't always better and a high megapixels count is usually not paving the way for better looking photos. But then again, it seems that people are generally wont to fancy smartphones that are well-endowed in this aspect. Some of the more popular devices that got released during 2014 are, surely, not boasting cameras with an extremely high megapixel count, but are comfortably nestled in the golden middle, packing a relatively large sensor, potent optics, and spot-on software optimization.

Provided that you are, however, looking for the largest number possible, then you're surely covered - in 2014, we had a surplus of well-endowed smartphones, the cameras of which had a large megapixel count. As the year's about to be over soon, we decided to make a round-up of the smartphones with the largest cameras from 2014. Check them out below.


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38 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Dominated by sony. If only their phones are little bit less expensive...

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

And if only Sony's software team got their act together The 6+/Note 4 still seem to take better photos since Sony's software doesn't seem to be on par with Apple's/Samsung's

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nowadays the Manual mode has very good processing. More reviewers should point it out...

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I partly agree, but It's frustrating that every time I have to launch camera, switch to manual and then take photo. Why can't I choose which resolution I prefer and every time switch it? And photos on my Z3C have so washed out colors that watching them isn't half as pleasant as on iPhone.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah they should make using it more practical.

26. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

if u click on icon, it will be the last saved preference. If you launch using shutter button, then it will be in superior auto

22. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Actually, Xperia Z3's ISO performance is very good, surpassing that of galaxy S5. http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sony_xperia_z3_review/image_quality/ http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/samsung_galaxy_s5_review/image_quality/ So if you find people talking about sony's manual mode is the best, well.. They are not talking bullsh*t as it really is good. But unfortunately, sony ruins their good ISO performance with their sh*t auto mode, Sony needs to fix it ASAP. So the short conclusion is.. Xperia cameras aren't as bad as some people think. If you use xperia camera on auto mode, then yes.. Other cameraphones will beat it. If you use Xperia camera on manual mode, chances are.. Only lumia phone can beat it.

33. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Actually, Xperia Z3's ISO performance is very good, surpassing that of galaxy S5." And when you unlock your bootloader, then what? Then Sony screws you for being a power user or developer and buying a Sony phone. Sony might have some good hardware in their phones (purple blotches aside), but they have made a mess of things.

19. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

They are all 20.7 lol

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But where's the Lumia 1020!?!?!?!?!? Stupid PA never gives credit to WP... /S

4. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

"smartphones of 2014"

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

////SSSS

20. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Helloooooo....Z1 and Z1C r devices of 2013

21. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

z1C was announced at CES 2014

28. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

oops... my bad....

5. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Firstly they mentioned the Lumia 930 so ya they do give credit to WPs and the 1020 came out in 2013 and this list is 2014... Stupid troll.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Omg nobody sees the "/S" XDDDD

12. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

I saw //SSS, still u r a troll

8. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Why does the mx4 pro show a droid turbo?

13. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

An elf on the shelf did this!

10. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

The Lumia 930 is the best camera of them !

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

7out of 11 phones listed uses Sony sensors. Sony has the best camera sensors, if their software utilizesbits true maximum potential.

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

iPhone image processing+Sony sensor+Lumia camera features= would be epic.

16. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Xperia z1 is flagship of 2013

18. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Sony should let their RX100 team to develop software for Xperia. RX100 one of the best compact camera ever.

25. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Nice picture, is that your girl?

23. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

In my Opinion the iPhones have the best image processing software, and the photos look like they were taken with a proper camera not a phone..., they look very profesional and as far as I know profesional photographers prefer and only use the IPhone 6..and 6+. The rest of the smartphones have good cameras but the quality is not that good in my opinion.. Their photos clearly look smartphonish....

27. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I understand why your dp is Mr. Cook. Well, you should try a Note4. If your photos taken by iPhone are like they were taken by a proper camera, what will you say about the ones by Note4? A super proper camera?

29. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

The Galaxy note 4 has inferior camera compared to the 6 plus. Here on phonearena I can't believe the hype the note 4 is getting... Honestly the note 4 is for phonearena users what Jesus Christ is for Christianity... In the real world though nobody talks or even knows what the note 4 is.

30. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

There's no point in even speaking reality to you as your name is Tim cook. So obviously your a blind follower of apple and know nothing. To say the note 4 is useless and only phonearena users have it just shows. Have a good one in Wonderland.

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