Camera Comparison: Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s, Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020, HTC One
- Introduction and Details
- Color reproduction
- Camera interface and ease of use
- Google Nexus 5 specifications
- Apple iPhone 5s specifications
- Sony Xperia Z1 specifications
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specifications
- Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications
- LG G2 specifications
- Nokia Lumia 1020 specifications
- HTC One specifications
A phenomenon we often observe during smartphone camera testing is the slight (or not so slight) color saturation boost introduced by the device's software. It can be seen on the photos by the Nexus 5 as well, causing them to appear a tad unnatural, but eye-catching at the same time. We'd also describe the handset's photos as a bit warmer than they should be, with slight yellowish tint, but still pleasing to the eye. Similarly, the iPhone 5s and the Nokia Lumia 1020 tend to increase the color vibrancy in their photos by a notch. The LG G2, on the other hand, often produced photos with slightly colder tones during our testing. As for the Xperia Z1, its images are mostly neutral when it comes to color representation. Not all of its shots are perfect, but for the most part, we see no shifting of hues towards the warmer or colder side, while color saturation is kept at a neutral level, just as it should be. The HTC One also performs rather balanced (neither cold nor warm looking), but its colors are rather dull and its images are often underexposed, resulting in a darker than real-life look. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 delivered the best-looking colors during our shoot-out – neither too dull, nor too vivid, without any excessive cranking of their saturation. What's more, they can capture a pretty, colorful shot even in tricky lighting conditions.
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