The iPhone 5s has bested many of our night-time camera comparisons with its well-taken photos. It manages to strike a good balance between details and digital noise, all the while capturing colors very accurately. Night photos from the S5 are about as detailed despite the higher resolution of the sensor. Color accuracy is also very good. Overall, the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy S5 perform equally well when shooting night scenes.

The Sony Xperia Z2 and the LG G2 can both take good photos at night, but results tend to be inconsistent. The former renders some scenes warmer than it should, and focusing could also be an issue. As for the latter, some of our samples turned out very detailed, while details in others were too soft to us. Lastly, the HTC One (M8) takes mediocre night photos. They are okay, of course, but bright objects in them appear as blobs of white light.

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