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Camera comparison: HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia 1520, Sony Xperia Z1S

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Indoor (low-light)


Indoor settings are traditionally challenging environments to take photos in, especially when there's lack of sufficient lighting. The 2013 HTC One, in particular, almost always delivered poor results in the indoor stage of our previous camera comparisons. The new HTC One, however, seems to perform better than its predecessor. Its indoor shots aren't the most detailed (of course), but they are lively looking, with sufficient exposure. Sure, there's some noise in the darker shots, but that should be expected. The new dual LED flash provides a good amount of light even at a distance of 7 feet from the subject, and its use doesn't have a detrimental effect on the image's color balance.


As of the rest are well capable of taking great photos if the subject is well illuminated. In dim light, however, they start behaving differently. The LG G2, iPhone 5s, and the Galaxy 4 will manage to produce a decent photo even if you choose to manually switch the flash off, while the rest will leave the scene dark. With the flash on, best results should be expected from the Sony Xperia Z1S, Lumia 1520, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the iPhone 5s, although the rest of the phones can also produce a decent image even at a distance of 7 feet away from the subject.  



Camera comparison: HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia 1520, Sony Xperia Z1S

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