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Camera comparison: Nokia Lumia 925 vs Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II

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Camera comparison: Nokia Lumia 925 vs Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II
Now that we've taken the Nokia Lumia 925 and its camera through its paces, we can't say that we aren't satisfied with the results. Quite the contrary – we think that Nokia's latest PureView smartphone has taken a step in the right direction, offering more accurate colors than before while still performing very well at night. However, the Nokia Lumia 925 leaves something to be desired in terms of details, so it can't be regarded as the ultimate cameraphone.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 are still a notch ahead of the Lumia 925 and competition with their sharp, detailed photographs. No matter the circumstances, these two handsets always manage to present us with results that are well above the average in terms of quality.

The HTC One and its so-called Ultrapixel camera behaved strange as always during our testing. Some of our test shots were spoiled by the fact that certain areas of the image appeared blurry. In other scenes, however, the HTC One delivered pretty good results. Overall, the camera is capable, but twitchy, and might require manual fine-tuning in order to capture a given scene in the best way possible.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, it is still all-around decent camera that excels in taking daytime shots and videos. Low-light scenes, however, are its weakness, so don't count on the Note II if you'll be shooting at a club or out at night with it.

Camera comparison: Nokia Lumia 925 vs Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II


Software versions of the smartphones used in the comparison:

Nokia Lumia 925: Windows Phone 8.0, OS version: 8.0.10327.77
Samsung Galaxy S4: Android 4.2.2 Build JDQ39.I9505XXUAMD3
HTC One: Android 4.1.2 Software number: 1.29.401.12
iPhone 5: iOS 7.0 Beta 1
Samsung Galaxy Note II: Android 4.1.2, Build JZO54K.N7100XXDMB6




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