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

88. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why would the K Zoom have to be included too? Nokia's cameraphone is the 808 pureview. Sorry, but the 1020 is a normal smartphone with a beast of a camera, it's not made solely for the camera like the K Zoom or 808. Be real.

14. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Everyone knows that Lumias are the best when it come to camera , even phonearena know that because of that they want to give a chance for other phones to know which one is the best after the lumias :$

58. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Handful of them perform good in low light.

93. wilsong17 unregistered

if they are so good why they dont sell that much fan boy

10. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

and still haters says that the s5 is a bad phone 3rd time its camera beats others

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Implying the camera is what makes a phone great. The One M8 does have a significantly worse camera than the GS5, but I would still pick it over the GS5 every time.

30. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i think nobody said that. they just think their favorite phone is better. it's foolish to consider the s5 as a bad phone. you have to be a very stupid fanboy to come up with such a conclusion.

46. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It's not a bad phone. It's just not any better + much uglier than the competition.

18. Gamefreakz1994

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

Yeah too bad every sample was downsized to match to one that can't keep up. So not a fair game. Manufacturers fault for not keeping up.

19. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

S5 and Z2 looks the best imo. Why is Z2 rated last?!

36. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's just the result of votes, which by the way are unusually low this time. maybe the voting wasn't promoted well enough.

50. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I think PA makes too many of these blind comparisons. That's not yet the problem though. The problem is that these comparisons are not that well made. I mean they still don't use a DSLR as a reference and they only short three pictures in similar conditions. They should make these comparisons with a bit more of thought IMO.

20. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

LG is using an old IMX135 sensor while S5 is using new technology that is state of the art. Would have loved how it had been with IMX214. And dont forget G3 has OIS ^^

22. peace247 unregistered

Please PA atleast use 1520....

27. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

the number of votes this time is unusually low

28. Trex95

Posts: 2321; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Phonearena what about low light performance! if you want to taste the camera best performance taste it at low light not in normal lighting that any camera can take a good pictures even though with 2MP camera.

38. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

g3 win in this. because they have ois

39. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Well done samsung and lg.

44. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

guys you're forgetting z2 is using 8MP instead of it 20.7MP

45. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The camera of the Lumia 1020 is in a league of it's own so it is not included in the test.

49. redmd

Posts: 1904; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

PA, for once include a Lumia in your blind comparisons. I would gladly lend you my 1020 if you dont have one. Hell I'm Interested in S5 vs 1020 comparisons. Or are you implying that the Lumia 1020 is in a league of its own?

51. phljcnth

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What amazes me is I can always tell which pics are produced by Galaxy S5 (which personally are the best-looking shots) and I never fail to vote for it! Next photo comparison, Galaxy S5 should be the reference device. :P

53. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

sony really lack expertise in software part, btw I thought z2 design lack for art touch, just like a piece slab of glass;neat but devoid any style.

54. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

sony really lack expertise in software part, btw I thought z2 design lack for art touch, just like a piece slab of glass;neat but devoid any style.

55. sup3rdup3rman

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2013

where are the Lumias? too good to be included in this test?

59. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

So 4ump is better than 20mp? Lmao. S5 won ,Cool. #phoneArena - why always compare daylight shots??? Bring the lowlight shots, we all would be happy to see how capable these phones are in lowlight conditions :)

70. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

No Nokia! Lame!!

71. rsiders

Posts: 1867; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So after the Nokia Lumia 1520 won a blind camera comparison, no Lumia brands are featured in any more blind comparisons? Hmmmm....

81. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 has the best smartphone camera, according to DxOMark androidauthority.com/galaxy-s5-best-camera-dxomark​-393770/

82. ashouhdy

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

s5 !! then why in dim conditions as night clubs and low light videos at beach and bbq the video is dim black with no visible capturing ! wooow ! what about low light imaging and the oil paintings pictures and crappy led it uses ! all you people care about is imaging under sunlight but when the light goes down ... !
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