Nokia Lumia 920 takes the cake in camera comparison vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Galaxy S III vs iPhone 5 vs Nexus 4

Nokia Lumia 920 takes the cake in camera comparison vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Galaxy S III vs iPhone 5 vs Nexus 4
Nokia Lumia 920 got the Portico WP8 update recently, making it feel like a totally different phone camera now - in its case dealt not only with OS bugs, but with the camera software algorithms the way they were set out of the box with the pictures very soft and fuzz . 

Another brand new entrant in the handset camera field is the BlackBerry Z10, which got just recently introduced, and is not even on sale yet in the US, so it merits a comparison with the current cream of the crop handsets from the various mobile operating systems.

The Z10 actually performed quite decently, much better than the Nexus 4 in any case, but the overall quality award went to the Lumia 920, which is explicable given its suspension mechanism inside that allows much longer exposure times without blur. The Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 also performed in a well-balanced manner, but won fewer scenarios, as most pictures were taken in low light or tricky exposure situations where the Lumia shines, yet the clear loser from the comparison shots you see below was evidently the Nexus 4.

source: Gizmodo

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60 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

where is Xperia Z?? it must be included as well

8. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

It's about on par with the GSIII, which is disappointing considering the GSIII came out about 8 months ago.

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

maybe, but the way pictures are put beside each other in this comparison will show the differences better.

30. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

P1. L920 > IP5 > GS3 P2. L920 > Z10 >GS3 P3. L920 > IP5 >GS3 P4. GS3 > L920 >IP5 Bring your Xperia Z and I will tell you

31. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

look at the large image taken by s3 at gizmodo website you will notice alot of noise on her face at image 4.

18. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

GS3 is still the oldest, and still best camera on day-time !

24. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

you need to visit your doctor first. Lumia is the best here.

46. iushnt

Posts: 3157; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But gs3 better on day time..

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sorry sir, but by your comment i can tell you that you don't know much about photography. I take it that you comment just because you're a fan of Samsung. Coming to the point, the level of contrast on the photo taken by the 920 is the most distinct...and Z10's was the worst. 920 triumphs on all the 4 comparisons.

57. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually Z10 isnt the worst always! look at the 2nd photo, its not the worst! nexus 4 is the worst there! all phones have its strengths and weaknesses!

59. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Was talking about the outdoor comparison actually...

12. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

can imagine what Nokia EOS is upto!!.... PA what you got to compare Nokia EOS with ? A DSLR may be... :P

47. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Lumia 920 Galaxy SIII IPhone 5 Z10 Nexus 4 Lowest I've seen an iPhone on a comparison, but the flash performance and portrait photo are miserable. GSIII low light needs serious work, Lumia is best Iphone in second.

58. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

they should include 808 PV!!! it will put them into dust!

48. nsnk86

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

yup.... you are right!! where is xperia Z?

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

its may also b edited like nokia did with fake video

11. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

the video was fake, but the actual results from 920 are pretty close to that. if it wasnt for that reflection in van, everyone wouldhv thought that it was from 920. have you seen that toy car video?

23. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I belive this Even though I don't like Nokia but L920 camera is one of the best I can tell because I am selling this device But as we all know...the other parts are not as good as its camera

26. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

What parts are not good?

37. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I meant the other parts are not good enough..dosen't mean they are bad First, its design is not user friendly and it is even heavy! Don't get me wrong, I am absolutely OK with that but those are not favorite factors to Girls and Women and Boys..You may not disagree if I say GS3(Slim, Light) has much better design for Normal people who actually all the companies are targeting for I just take GS3 as an example because many people here think GS3 is ugly... Second, it dosen't have "featuers" Many people here think those are just gimmicks and useless. Please "OPEN YOUR EYES". Even if you use it once a month or a year, it's still better than nothing and many people think so too as well as it is much easier to sell Lastly, MS OS is yet far behind than iOS and Android. I am positive that since many people like MS OS for their Laptops and Desktops(Including me), it's matter of time for MS OS to catch up the others..but at the moment it is bad. The bad news for Nokia is that MS will want Sammy and the others to be their main manufacturer for their sake in the future(You don't actually think Nokia should be the main company for WP forever, do you?) Then I don't really see Nokia will hold its top position in WP

41. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

First, you say heavy, I say it diesn't need a case. My brothers iPhone 4s with a case os as big and heavy as my 920, except he has a 3.5 inch screen and I have a 4.5 inch screen. Second, you say it has no features, care to elaborate? What features is it missing? Lastly, I'll admit Android is probably ahead of WP8 in several ways, but to say iOS is ahead of WP8 is just ignorant. iOS is nothing but an app launcher. They started the revolution, but since then really havent evolved much at all. Any while I'd love to see Samsung step up to the plate with a good WP8 phone (I used to own a Focus S), All they seem interested in doing is recycling android phones into WP8 phones and taking forever to make it to market.

44. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

If samsung will release a good wp8 device it will compete with their flagship android device, I think samsung should focus on android.

50. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

@jlp The ATIV S is essentially a reskinned US-spec Galaxy S3 with less RAM.

45. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but I'm pretty sure most people would agree with me that Lumia 920 looks better then s3. Nokia weighs more, it is a disadvantage but he also built much better than the s3 which is a great advantage (you do not need to put a protective cover) The OS is fast and beautiful but lacks a few improvements(Center notifications and the ability to close applications more easily), but the OS is far from "bad".

25. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Maybe the universe we live in is fake.

60. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Thats Deep!

49. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Look at the original article. They used "auto" settings for all shots, no edits.

3. windroid unregistered

Completely (not) in line with Phonearena in-house camera comparison. Just as I stated in their review the Lumia 920 probably hadn't the portico update that dealt with some image issue with lumia 920.

4. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

im sorry if i make a mistake but the third photo, the cloud position is different. doesn't it make the pictures different because of the sun light?

5. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Nexus 4's camera is horrible

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