Samsung Galaxy S5 tops our blind camera comparison for the third time in a row, LG G3 close second

The votes are in, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the winner in our most recent blind camera comparison. In second place, with just three votes less, is the LG G3...
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102 Comments

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL...Xperia Z2 came last....hahaha.

25. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Haha, I remember the typical sony fanboys at launch of z2, screamed the supremacy, S5 reigns supreme.

29. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

that surprise me but Z2 camera lacks contrast and a little bit cold

41. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The Z2 has much more realistic colours. Almost all the other ones oversaturate them. And I know this because I have the Z2 and the pictures it takes have pretty much 100% natural colours. So if an other device takes more saturated pictures, it has to over do it. Also this comparison doesn't take advantage of the 4:3 sensors some of the phones have (wider field of view). Also it's not fair to put the resolution into the same for all. Now it doesn't match the actual photos taken. Also the number of photos taken is very small and the conditions in them are the same. There should be landscape, some kind of flowery shot, macro, indoor and night. Also a DSLR as reference would be nice. And if somebody wants to know, I voted for M8 And now everybody will say to me "excuses, excuses"

57. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Excuses, excuses. 'I know this because I have the Z2' - Do you also have GS5, LG G3, etc. used in the comparison ? Also Dxomark gave GS5 82 for its color accuracy much-much higher then 74 of Z2

60. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No I don't have the others. Hmm. That seems to be true. Anyways it's weird. Those S5 photos look just so punchy compared to the Z2 images that they just can't be accurate.

79. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

z2's cameras colour accuracy is IDENTICAL to the Z1's and Z1 can't handle greens.. it gets washed out..

80. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

In that case my unit has to be drastically different from the others.

87. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

To whom you are explaining? Stop it. Do you know before S5 test by Dxomark, when Z2 got top spot, these same brainwashed Samsung fanboys bashing that site like no tomorrow. Now S5 praised by Dxomark all of sudden they become professional. Praising their method of testing n technology. n PA loves Samsung so much so obviously this is expected. Just see 'Details' section in this particular article. In that they praising Z2 for details n pointed out S5 flaws, but in number chart, S5 got higher points then Z2. You cant give credit where its due nor you express your thoughts, all is forbidden here. Its a crime. If you like Sony LG HTC Nokia Blackberry WP anything other then Samsung you are dead. Because only Samsung counts. No quality no reality matters here.

90. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

True. Me writing my explanations here is useless in fact. But I just like to point out my feelings/opinions

89. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

It does not matter if photos looks natural or saturated, what matters is which photo looks better. And saturated images looks a lot better and pleasant.

72. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

if you believe in this comparison then u shouldn't have been comment this "Go check dxomark. Xperia Z2 and GS5 has put your beloved pureview tech to shame" and this dxmark give rating by their technology, not by human point of view......if you believe in true rating then we all need to go to world professional photographer.

73. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'dxmark give rating by their technology' - They dont give rating by tech they give rating by their 'camera and sensor'. DXOmark employ the most comprehensive and comparatively accurate testing methods where testing cameras is concerned. Go read about their testing method they have all 'professional photographers' working for them.http://www.dxomark.com/About If you've any other site which tests better unbiased testing method then Dxomark and has rated Lumia above all then I'll happy to take my statement back.

111. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Dont forget that the 1020 is not in the mobile section of DXOMark testing. It is tested and scored like a dedicated camera getting 222 otu of 244. While 'bad', it is not a dedicated camera. All testing and scores are from a full camera perspective and not a mobile perspective, which yes, gets different scores. Unless there is a mobile test from dxomark with the same scoring as other mobiles. the 41 score of the 1020 is not the same 79 scale given from s5. I searched but couldnt find the 'mobile' test of the 1020, the test it does show, imo outdo even the s5 still.

5. rehanmustafa90

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2014

Z2 last phone :p

32. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I don't mind the S5 winning since I've seen how its camera performs but there's no way that the M8 is better than the Z2.

40. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You can quite easily tell which one is the M8 because of its low 4mp, so probably HTC fanboys voting for the M8 cause they don't want it to come last

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sony's software sucks, their UI is not the best looking or functional either, their camera processing algorithms suck, also software updates are slow and make the device buggy.

47. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's Utter Bullsh**!

62. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

As an ex Note 3 user, I do agree for the software part but my Z2 definitely takes better pictures than the M8.

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

That Z2 monstrous 20 megapixel camera though...

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I went with phone 2 (LG G3) on all of these, but phone 6 (GS5) was definitely my 2nd choice. Very dissappointed with Sony's performance. The highest MP phone got beat by the lowest MP phone? It's like KISS bragging they're the loudest band in the world, but KISS f$@#$ing sucks balls, so nobody cares how loud they suck.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That was to be expected. The S5 has one of the best cameras and tops most of the other ones. Z2 on the other hand, is just sad

42. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Are you saying the test is sad or Z2 camera is sad?

77. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The Z2 camera is sad. Boom.

78. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yaaaay. Boomboom.

9. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

PA, you did not use neither Lumia 1020, nor 1520, but "SGS%5 tops your camera blind test comparison"?! Bhahahah! You are such "professionals", really. :)

12. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

if 1020 must be included, then the k zoom must be included too ! even tho, u really think its old camera will beat S5 ?

21. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

There are comparisons between K Zoom and 1020. Nokia beats. By the way, the K Zoom is hardly a smartphone, as the Lumia is a normal one with a bulge for the camera.

34. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i didn't know the bulge is now the determiing feature for something to be called a smartphone or not.
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