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HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout surfaces, we compare

23 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout surfaces, we compare - read the full textIntroduction HTC made a big splash the other day with the announcement of its next flagship, HTC One. Besides the general upgrades in almost all departments, it also presented us with a new type of camera. First of all, it's part of an elite club by offering optical image stabilization much like...


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And we should take your words (in either case), because why? You just wrote some stuff after looking at some pictures. Quite subjective if you ask me.

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  • 2013-02-24 13:24
  • BPAf

in full size shot Htc ONE has better photos.

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  • 2013-02-24 13:20
  • JF3J

One is the clear winner in low light conditions.I use my camera mostly at night and indoors.It's daylight performance is also above the completion .808 has a great camera but for that price I'd be happy to buy a DSLR(Just for clicking photos).I'll buy HTC one.

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  • 2013-02-24 13:17
  • Hkq4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-24 13:01 from 3Yi6 - click to readOk, sony xperia Z is also good in low light performance. But i wondered if the Xperia Z is better than the HTC One in low light??

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  • 2013-02-24 13:14
  • uAjs

> In reply to azn @ 2013-02-24 12:45 from uAjs - click to readLumia 920 eats Htc one alive...

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  • 2013-02-24 13:01
  • ptxH

> In reply to azn @ 2013-02-24 12:45 from uAjs - click to readStill can't beat xperia z in low light.

PS. Check blunty3000 YouTube video iPhone 5 vs xperia z.

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  • 2013-02-24 13:01
  • 3Yi6

In dark lighting conditions, the HTC One much better than any smartphone camera. See link below:

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  • 2013-02-24 12:45
  • uAjs

> In reply to Goshen @ 2013-02-24 11:15 from fsV9 - click to readCheck your eyes

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  • 2013-02-24 12:35
  • P%C4

The full sized images are 3mpx. No EXIF info? I'm not sure these photos made by One.

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  • 2013-02-24 12:24
  • pq4{

> In reply to Johan @ 2013-02-24 12:09 from TufR - click to readBecause people actually buy HTC's and iPhones

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  • 2013-02-24 12:24
  • nGJ7

Why not compare it to a real cameraphone like the Lumia 920 or Nokia 808 instead?

Why compare it to purplegate Iphone 5?

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  • 2013-02-24 12:09
  • TufR

this also happens with nokia when they launched 41mp cam, which is hardly better than 13mp or 16mp of galaxy camera....

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  • 2013-02-24 12:01
  • fJCB

Have you compared the original images? If you do so, you will see that HTC One clearly outperformed iPhone 5 in all of them.

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  • 2013-02-24 11:58
  • xdRR

HTC copies the COLORFUL Lumia's
HTC copies the low light performance of LUMIA 920
HTC copies ... whats next??

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  • 2013-02-24 11:53
  • naEj
  • HTC and LG BEST !!!
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> In reply to UglyIpL @ 2013-02-24 11:40 from pSPy - click to readYeah I was concern about xenon flas been totaly wiped out from mobiles..

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  • 2013-02-24 11:44
  • mpmX

I think the camera of HTC One had to have the following configuration to be successful;
-Sensor with a size 8MP with Ultra pixels.
-Optics - Carl Zeiss ,Leica or Schneider Kreuznach.
-Xenon flash.
-Image stabilization.

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  • 2013-02-24 11:40
  • pSPy

Obviously they don't take issue with wrong exposure on the potrait picture captured with the iPhone5. HTC One done a better job there.
Why no night shoot comparison ????

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  • 2013-02-24 11:33
  • uCkB

Ok,same thing happened last year when i wasn't sure which phone to buy.for some good reason i choose one x,i was not sure about the camera,but..after a while having both of thrm,htc took incomparable more beautiful photos,much better in low light,stunning hdr's,and i am not talking about marketing stuff or others"proffesional"reviews,just in the real life.It was so good,i didn't took my point&shoot anymore,and my Ip5 gave it to my wife.very satisfied with htc.about this review..i like more of htc's,and..not sure how this photo were taken,but i bet they could do much better(not shaking hard the hand,upscale,downgrade..etc)

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  • 2013-02-24 11:24
  • nDQV

As a photographer i must say that the htc picture from cnet is a bit to compressed and overprocess (its a bit odd that they remove exif data so we are not sure if there are straight from the camera that way), and gsm arena ruined it even more by upscalling it and sharpening it. The right way is to downscale the bigger picture.
That said, hct picture is not to bad, its obvious low light advantage which extend even more with optical image stabilization. Over all htc picture are nothing revolutionary but are nice step in right direction.

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  • 2013-02-24 11:16
  • JY5E

Judge by the colour of the hair of the lady in picture. HTC brings out the real black colour of her hair. iPhone 5 bleached the hair. HTC wins.

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  • 2013-02-24 11:15
  • fsV9

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