Fifteen smartphones are tested to see which one has the best flashlight (VIDEO)
posted by Alan F. / May 14, 2016, 1:45 PM
A number of smartphone models, both very recent and some a few years old, were tested to see which handset gives you the best opportunity to see in the dark. The contestants included the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5, HTC 10, Nexus 5X, Apple iPhone SE, Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 5s, Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, Sony Xperia M5, Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Sony Xperia Z3+, Sony Xperia Z3v, and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
Note that this is far from being a scientific test and the results were subjective. Among the brighter flashlights were the ones on the LG G5, Nexus 5X and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. After a number of visual tests, these three handsets were still standing. Which one took home the trophy for having the best flashlight? It was the Nexus 5X, which edged out the Galaxy S7 edge.
You can check out the entire process by clicking on the video below. Who knows? Perhaps you think that another phone should have been crowned the champion.
Haven't seen the video but let me guess, sony phones were the last? They usually have tiny flashlights which don't shine very bright.
posted on May 14, 2016, 1:52 PM 2
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the led on my z3 compact is not very bright as a flashlight (constantly on) but it emits a very bright light when taking a picture... they did this on purpose to save battery life during constant use... i like it the way it is... in fact i rather have that and use it whenever i want until my phone's battery is depleted if needed it, unlike Samsung devices that do not let you use led light when the battery is under XX%
posted on May 14, 2016, 5:01 PM 2
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Also having a brighter flashlight doesn't neccessarily mean it will result in better, especially on smartphones Since smartphone flashlights are so concentrated they can cause more harshness Its because for smartphones there's no diffuser and you can't bouce the flashlight of the ceiling or wall
posted on May 14, 2016, 7:36 PM 1
Z series phone got best flash for photos...M5 and C5 is brighter but not good for photography,check out DxOMark scores for flash and you will see that Z5 scores the best( better than S7 and HTC 10 ) . but in the end it's just a software tweak ....
posted on May 14, 2016, 11:24 PM 0
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No Lumias or Blackberrys c'mon !!!!
posted on May 14, 2016, 2:03 PM 1
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If it were there, the 1020 would probably take it home.
posted on May 14, 2016, 2:38 PM 5
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You guys are comparing flashlights now? Lol. This has gone too far.
posted on May 14, 2016, 2:03 PM 13
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Flashlights are important and too often overlooked. They can make the difference between a good and a bad picture when indoors.
posted on May 14, 2016, 2:09 PM 11
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IMO for older smartphones yes But IMO new flagship smartphones are at a point where flashlights only improve photos at extreme low light Since smartphone flashlights are so concentrated they cause too much harshness IMO Because for smartphones there's no diffuser and you can't bouce the flashlight of the ceiling or wall
posted on May 14, 2016, 7:33 PM 1
In that case just being the most bright isn't as important as having the right tone of light. Too bright will make people seem too pale, or objects look unnatural. A proper amount of proper toned light is best. I got a camera app that allows me to control whether to use the white light, the Yellow light or both of the LEDs on my phone to get proper color tones when shooting in darker environment. But yes, I've noticed that iPhone flash isn't as bright as LG 3 or 4 - it still lets me find or see in the dark, but I wouldn't mind if Apple installed a much brighter light on its back.
posted on May 15, 2016, 1:34 AM 0
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Sometimes the flashlight can be of great importance I don't mean for taking pictures but in case of sudden electric shut down then a light from your pocket would be helpful . If a car stopped in the middle of the road in night then a powerful light would also be great . I agree it is too far to look of which is better or worse , but maybe if there is a bad flashlight on a phone then that should be noticed.
posted on May 14, 2016, 2:56 PM 2
I use the flasb light when searching for Techies life. Can't seem to find it.
posted on May 14, 2016, 3:18 PM 3
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I use the iFlash light to find wise wisdom upon searching on you. I never seem to find or iUnderstand it. Most iFans don't know what to do in between the yearly iRapture events. For some of them, perhaps those whose iFaith is faltering, there is a need to make all these mockups of the upcoming iHolyDevices, to tide them over until their patron, Saint Ive, brings down the real thing from iHeaven. iLight.
posted on May 14, 2016, 7:27 PM 1
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Who won?? I do not want to see the video..
posted on May 14, 2016, 3:42 PM 0
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No Lumia 950/XL.......it has tripple flash.....one of the brightest flashes around!
posted on May 14, 2016, 4:24 PM 1
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