Sony Xperia Z2 climbs to the top of DxOMark's best smartphone camera ranking

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.

source: DxOMark 

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



96. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

This a weird chart honestly Note 2, BB Z10, S2 , Xperia z and Xperia Z1 seriously phone arena?!!! Z and Z1 has the worst still camera at low light, Note 2 and S2 worst camera than Iphone 4 and 4s , BB Z10 yeah better than Z30 and easiest phone camera to use till date but IPhone 4, Note2 and IPhone 4s has a better camera than Z10. Where's the Note 3, HTC one M7 and Nexus 5?!

95. drazwy

Posts: 380; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

How does a phone that is basically vaporware rank anywhere?

91. PhotoPixel

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

This is 100% BULLs**t! Nokia 808 Pureview for all time!

87. inlinev

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 02, 2014

I guess it was pretty tough to get their hands on a Lumia 1520 or Icon.

86. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Most controversial article ever! It's like more than Apple vs. Samsung Patent stuff.

77. sbacana

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Iphone 5s better than Nokia 1020. Now I get it.

76. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

LOL in what universe does a LED Flash get 85/100 while a proper XENON Flash gets 79/100? How on earth can digital image stabilization 66/100 beat proper optical image stabilization?

72. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And everyone here complains bout SONY cameras.

70. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

73. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Wow they are more pro than DxOMark!?

82. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

lol, well said!

69. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This chart looks off. I have a 5S and I can't put it above Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020. But I would put it above the Galaxy S4.

60. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Pure BS saying that Iphone, Galaxy S4 , Xperia Z1 cameras are better than Lumia 1020 is simply bullocks when its been proven time and time again to not be the case, look up comparisons.

59. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Wow. Sony haters, PureView hardcore fans and Samsung loyalists are so butthurt! Calm down! Accept it for a while! The GS5 and M8 will be tested. So calm yo t!ts, guys! Even the author sounded hurt at the last paragraph.

81. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ U nailed it,

88. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Because PA only approves samsung iPhone htc and Nokia. They don't like sony that much.

53. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

This makes me laugh, probably the most biased crap I've ever seen. S4 and iPhone 5S above the g2! Funny stuff right there

52. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

hahahaha, GS4, iP5S and Z1 ahead of Lumia 1020? Hahahahahaha, that's all (what a joke)

50. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

But their aftersales service isn't getting any better. It took my dad 2 months to get a USB flap replacement. -_-

49. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

nokia's lastest camera phone 1820>z2

51. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol die hard nokia fanboy. And wp that cartoon comic book for kids rofl.

47. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

It's hard to accept that Sony flagship is getting better and better while others..... Ah never mind.

44. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I doubt s5 would win in camera category. Z2 camera tech is getting better and better.

30. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

and yet phonearena and samsung fanboys will say isocell the company who changed their sensor name is the best revolutionary camera ever made

40. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

the s5 hasn't been tested by dxo yet. who knows if it suddenly rules that list.

58. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No one said s5 has the best camera in world...they said it us one of the best camera in mobile the matter of fact it is..... S5 is not tested by where it'll stand remains to be seen...

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

OH I just want to test it out myself already!!

26. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I call BULLSHYT!!! Lumia 1020 on top,

29. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Hey calm down..

62. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Nah, Nokia 808 is still better than 1020 because it has bigger sensor

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