iPhone 5s tops our blind camera comparison, Xperia Z1 Compact takes last place

Today it is time for us to reveal which were the smartphones that we used in our latest blind camera comparison. We're also announcing which phone got the most of our readers' votes...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here

123 Comments

36. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You're taking this a little to seriously me thinks.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Way to serious. Needs to get laid me thinks

50. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

he's so bitter I think he's going to choke

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why does he want everyone to kill themselves lol

26. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

I voted for number 4. I just cant believe people would vote for number 1. Its clearly that colors are unnatural compared to other phones. Number 4 is also most detailed.

27. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

after failing in the first comparison, tim co*k told them: you assholes, no sallary for you, change the settings and make another one still for me, lumia first the s4 second then iphone third

65. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

+1 That's the thing about the blind comparisons, it keeps everyone honest for the most part. For me it would be the Z1,G2, the GS4, then the iPhone, which I know it looks bad at first glance to say it's 4th, but that's my honest opinion. One I didn't share by voting. So these phones have all won and lost to each other based on who votes, what the voter likes, and the subjects in the photos. All of these phones have great cameras so you really can't go wrong. (HTC, meh... It's a nice camera but very hit or miss. They need to step it up a LOT if theywant to compete with any of these cameras.)

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great job as always apple, and with the ability too auto compress/auto edit videos, your camera shines. Kudos Mr. Cook, now hurry up with those "BIG" plans for 2014. The camp out awaits.

33. Amir1 unregistered

i LOVED the most phone 5 (z1) and 4 pics (s4, though i'm not gonna buy sam phones for various reasons). i'm really glad cause i love sony devices and i'm surely going to buy the h2 sony flagship. :D this using this sh***y iphone. no matter how good the hardware, ios sucks.

34. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hahaha PA trolled the hell out of you guys...

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big time, and the iHaters are the very ones that voted the 5s the best. Now they're pissed lol. +1

39. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Ha! I voted 5! I never guesses I voted for my own phone!

40. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

a, good camera is a good camera regardless of the phone its in. stop complaining

41. Tomatot

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Where are Lumia and Nexus ? :( The idea was good however.

42. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

It's funny, in the comments most ot people voted for phone 5 (z1) or phone 4 (s4), the ones I liked the most by far, but the iphone 5S got most of the votes. I really wonder who voted for it. I can understand that the clearly oversaturated colors appealled to many people (I actually thought it was a Lumia1020), but it seems no one likes to admit they voted for it.

43. shinywindow unregistered

Well it only goes to show that the authors of these articles are not trained journalists. They are merely tech lovers that know how to read and write words. Secondly, what would PA readers expect in this comparison to win? An android phone? Of course not. We all know that PA is only in love with iturd products.

53. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

No surprise here, Apple devices lead the way in terms of audio and camera performance.

59. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Had to sign in to respond to this. Coming from s2,s3,,htc one and now owning a 5s. Apples audio sucks the speaker on this thing is low and the call quality is easily the worst I've ever experienced in a cell phone. Their camera is just as good as any other by no means does it crush any other ones tested. The only reason I bought my 5s btw was because I wanted a phone i could use with one hand. The performance on this is also not close to the best I've experienced.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You shoulda realized all that by spending time with it before you bought it. Hmmmmmmmmm.

74. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

As I said I bought it because of the size not because of a feature or because sheep say it's the best phone and a status symbol.

81. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

If it was ONLY for the size, an iP5/iP5C would've been just as good and cheaper. I don't buy your excuse.

89. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

he didn't want garbage, he could afford the better small one so he got it, whats so deceptive? agreed he could've gotten a slick small android but ill leave it at that

58. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Thats why I picked #2 in every picture...its my LG G2!!

60. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i knew the no.1 was iphone 5s ya i do agree with some people iphone 5s unnatural pics and i really liked the z1 camera voted for it too ;) n i own it ;) hehe

61. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

hmm i dont believe htc one has that wide angle....

64. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LoL i really love this blind camera comparison of PA! The most hated camera technology got more votes than the galaxy s4...cant imagine the face of the ultrapixel haters after reading this article..lmao

68. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

iPhone 5s

69. Scorpion

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Well it's not surprising that the Iphone has a great camera, but the difference between the Z1 and the Z1 compact is. For me my S4 remains the top choice because it has many other modes than just Auto. On which I presume the photos were taken.

87. trinkner

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

I tried to move to an S4 from my Nokia 808 a month ago because I wanted the apps of the Android ecosystem. I only was able to own the S4 for a day before I returned it to the T-Mo store because of low indoors photo quality. I know I'm spoiled by the 808's superb xenon indoors photos, but I couldn't manage to get a single passable indoors photo with the S4. Maybe I had a bad unit. In my photos, all the indoors faces were grainy, whether I used the flash or not. The S4 took decent outdoors photos, but indoors, where I take a lot of family pictures, the shots were unusable.
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.