Sony Xperia Z2 climbs to the top of DxOMark's best smartphone camera ranking
posted by Chris P. / Apr 08, 2014, 6:51 AM
With the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 already out on the market, winning hearts, it feels like all eyes are on the Sony Xperia Z2, expected to join the fray shortly.
But not everybody is as intent on waiting it out, and French DxOMark, known for its camera reviews, is case in point. The folks behind it have already apparently gotten some hands-on time with the Xperia Z2, and its 20.7-megapixel G Lens snapper in particular, and have arrived at a pretty generous relative score, which actually puts the Z2 on top of its mobile cameras chart. With 79 points (averaged between stills and video), the Z2 landed a final score that surpasses that of even the evergreen camera on the original Nokia PureView -- the Nokia 808. Not bad.
Of course, do keep in mind that DxOMark hasn't gotten around to reviewing the cameras on the HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5 just yet, so there's certainly could be a quick upset. What's more, we're expecting LG to come out with its new G3 flagship sometime in the next few months, and the company has sure earned itself some credit in the camera department. We'll live, and we'll see, as they say.
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Why is the Lumia 1020 on the sixth place?
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 6:57 AM 10
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The Lumia 1020's video quality might drag down its score and lands itself at 6th place. I'm not sure since i haven't work with a Lumia 1020 yet. However, I have to say Z2 does produce some really nice pictures. I have yet to take any video or 4k video yet which I am looking forward to use it soon.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:01 AM 15
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"At first sight this seems a similar spec to the Z1, however, the new model offers significantly upgraded movie capabilities with 4K (3840 x 2160) video over its predecessor (please note that only the default video mode was evaluated, not 4K mode). " DoxMark
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:42 AM 7
The DxOMarks guys are bunch of nincompoops. Xperia Z2 beating the 808 Pureview?! Bollocks! I bet that 808's 1080p video is just behind Z2's 4K video, but 808's stills are eons ahead of the Z2 because of 808's superb algorithms.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:17 AM 2
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according to dxomarks experts : The still photography score of the Sony Xperia Z2 is 81. Thanks to its beefy sensor, the handset impressed the folks at DxO Labs with impressive detail preservation both outdoors and in low light, well-sorted noise levels, fast autofocus, and good color reproduction in all conditions.In the video department, the handset achieved a score of 73.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 8:45 PM 1
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Look at that guy the 808 pureview, 2011 model and still on top two. Hand's down. Nokia + legendary symbian.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:29 AM 9
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The 808 was/is a masterpiece. People wouldn't believe me when i said the 808 pureview is far far better than any phone, in imaging. I thought the 808 would have topped this ranking, since it has the largest sensor in a mobile device.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:38 AM 3
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LOL I think the iPhone 4 will beat most of this phones in real world image quality :) Especially this using Sony image sensors.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 6:58 AM 0
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why just phones.. it beats all slr's too... keep it and you will be the ultimate photographer...
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 7:00 AM 17
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LOLing around doesn't make you sound intelligent :) I own the Nokia N86, N8, N9, 808 Lumia 925, iPhone 4S iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and... the iPhone 4 :P I can tell you the iPhone 4 beats the N86, N9 and !! Lumia 925 !! (Not to mention some phones from the news above like SII, 920 or BB Z10)
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 6:39 AM 0
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