3-megapixel camera-phones comparison: D900, K800, N73, N80, N93

Introduction and Design

As the mobile phones nowadays get more and more complicated, the communication part is just a basic feature that they all share and what matters is the additional functionality they offer to the customer, trying to take the role of all its mobile gadgets: music player, camera, or pocket computer.

Back in 2001, Nokia announced the first phone with integrated camera (7650 with 0.3 megapixels) and made the first step - since then cellphones try to beat pocket point-n-shoot entry level cameras and to replace them totally. Their main advantage is the reduced weight and space needed to carry two devices at the same time, as you have two-in-one device - camera-phone.

Today we are comparing five 3-megapixel camera-phones that claim to ‘kill' the low-end digital cameras – they have camera-specific features like Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss branded lens, Cybershot branding, macro switch, and even optical zoom. Which one is the best and how they perform, compared to an old 3-megapixel point-n-shoot pocket camera? You can see this by checking out our sample images that are taken in different lightning conditions (we've also added our opinion).

The phones we've tested are:

N73-N80-N93-K800-D900 (left-to-right)
N80-D900-N93-K800-N73 (left-to-right)
N80-D900-N93-K800-N73 (left-to-right)
K800-N80-D900-N73-N93 (top-to-bottom)

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