News - Reader comments

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...


Sort by:

Haha, everybody who follows, what hTc says publicly can remember, that they are saying every year(for 3 or 4 years), they will be top dogs in imaging... In the comparison it's only the iPhone 5 with that Sony sensor. The comparison would be fairer with a phone, advertised as a low-light champ, the lumia 920. In such comparison, the hTc ONE's would be humiliated, or I would like to see, when the taiwanese device will be out, that how it compares to the 3mpx pureview mode of the 808... :-)

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 11:05
  • pSfY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-24 10:17 from BMp5 - click to read"What amazes me here is that HTC ONE could preserve almost as much detail as one of the best 8mp mobile cameras"
You do understand that linear resolution difference (perceivable difference) is 41%, not 100%, right? Sqrt(8/4).

To some of you clueless individuals - you do not compare two photographs by looking at small thumbnails. You zoom it in - 100%.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:57
  • prkF

> In reply to nickname @ 2013-02-24 10:07 from s}EV - click to readI would like to add to nickname's post. In terms of the colors htc is a winner(hair,skin, orange...). I dont think it eas a fair test. They should downsize iPhone camera app to 4mp and than compare photos taken originaly in the same resolution.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:46
  • T3X9

obviously the Iphone's better.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:41
  • JJy5

For all those who fail at reading properly, or have no technological knowledge of the HTC One, they're 4 ULTRApixels. Not 4 MEGApixels. LOL

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:36
  • tufb

> In reply to Shizzi @ 2013-02-24 09:27 from 0Cp% - click to readHaha well said exactly

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:27
  • mpmX

just xperia Z!

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:26
  • pThL

> In reply to X @ 2013-02-24 08:40 from mSub - click to readI did not write that i am professional photographer with 808... I said being a professional photographer i bet that and its my challenge that no mobile phone in the world can compete oe even close to the 808..Please read carefully before comments.Its my request that people must have technological knowledge before any comments.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:23
  • syjb

iPhone 5 still real winner IMHO =)

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:19
  • y$gn

I think what is at stake here is not a detail p.k. 4mp surely cannot beat 13mp. What amazes me here is that HTC ONE could preserve almost as much detail as one of the best 8mp mobile cameras, with merely 4mp! The advantages are obvious: much smaller size, faster continuous shooting rate, much faster processing speed, less processing power, more storage available, fast tranfering speed,, etc. All of these are done without compromising much photo quality. Additionally, this verdict is only based on limitted samples, lacking low light photos in real life -- what HTC is really selling here, from a not-yet retail version mobile phone.

As far as Iphone 5 is concerned, color saturatoin is something of a personal taste. However, look at the horrible over explosure on the face of that girl. GSM only compared darker areas for details, but what is the most important element in portrait? Who would look at the shirt instead of the face of the subject? Ridiculous comparison at least on this one.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:17
  • BMp5

Feel sad for HTC One.....!

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:12
  • KIh{

Sorry, I disagree with the judgement. I pick HTC One the winner for these reasons:

1. iPhone Grass loses detail
2. iPhone portrait is over-exposed.
3. In low light condition, iPhone loses detail in dark areas like the purple flowers and dark colors on the wall seem all black to me.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 10:07
  • s}EV

> In reply to iMoney @ 2013-02-24 07:36 from kVH8 - click to readFully agree.

I dont ever remember having to print out any of my picts taken on my hp. of course, i respect that there will b those who need to do so n do some image editing. But then again, arent they getting a proper camera instead if they r pros??

Anyway, just saw the xperia z at a store tdy. It does look "brickish" and squarish, and quite diff fm the images i have seen online. I was also surprised that it felt abit sluggish. Not sure if its a display set problem.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 09:59
  • u{EH

I'm no expert on this but wouldn't it have been more comparable to downsize the iphone 5's 8 mega pixel photo to 4 mega pixels in order to fairly compare it to htc one's full resolution 4 mega pixel photo? Or at least include that in your comparison?

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 09:58
  • t7Jg

as clear as the sky,iphone 5 is better..accept it HTC fanatic.even the gsmarena conclude that Ip5 is more detail. what is 4 ultra pixel? that is marketing fr 4Megapixel.nothing more.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 09:45
  • sn2@

I think we will find 8MP ultra pixel camera in HTC Two ;-)

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 09:27
  • 0Cp%

one is wonderfull..i pick it up.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 09:14
  • dQK%

A slightly quirky comparison but a fair conclusion. What HTC *should* have done was pair up the lower resolution, larger pixel camera with a Xenon flash. With the OIS as well, they'd then have the perfect social phone camera unit. Oh well. Xenon seems to be the preserve of older Symbian-generation Nokias like the N8 and 808.... 8-(

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 09:07
  • mqkP

> In reply to Apox @ 2013-02-24 06:47 from 4Dt2 - click to readIndeed, iPhone's photos are bleached, unreal colors... the resolution is better therefore it does have more detail.. but it's apparent that One's photos are better overall.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 08:48
  • MVI1

It's already been confirmed by Anrdoid Central that HTC is still working on the software end of the camera and they are not done with it yet... so expect better color reproduction and tweaks.

  • Reply
  • 2013-02-24 08:42
  • IEIf

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.