Anonymous, 18 Jul 2014"But anyways, if K Zoom is used in these comparisons, I think it will even beat 1020 hand... moreThat makes you more wrong than them. K zoom would not hands down beat 1020 in photography as they believed. However it might be able to nudge second place in this competition which is still impressive. And the 10x optical zoom is impressive. 1020s largest advantage would be double the pixels.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 18 Jul 2014From all these tests, Z2 is really an over-rated phone. Poor camera performance and ugly phone... more"But anyways, if K Zoom is used in these comparisons, I think it will even beat 1020 hands down." - aaa...no, the only advantage is 10 optical zoom, the rest doesn't impress anybody
Faisal Wibowo, 17 Jul 2014It's not that i'm defending sony, but this comparison seems a bit "odd"
Here, in ... moreGSMA has turned to a biased site as well. I have seen them dislike devices or not review them properly. The reviewed a BB Z30 I think and most of the review was copied from Q5(Its name was mentioned several times even in photos and keyboard).
I agree with the sony part,its strange as some review sites claim it to be the 2nd best camera right now.
I dont think GSMA photo shootout is practical too. Why not include other details like slow-mo,capture speed,colours,image stabilizarion etc.
Z2 and S5 go head to head for second here.
Osman Bey, 18 Jul 2014Please, PLEASE. Where is Vivo Xshot in this review ? Becouse its the best camera phone around ?*because.
Also.. I didn't even know of that phone before you commented about it.
Not too shabby, interesting front camera + led combination. Small 1/2.3" sensor :(
VanHelsing, 18 Jul 2014The unbelievably awkward moment when the 13mp lens of Oppo produced by none other than Sony, b... moreEven Samsung and Apple use Sony's lens .. Too disapointed of Z2 =/
I think i'll stick with my Z for the moment, maybe Z3 will be better ...
Rolzarn, 18 Jul 2014IPhones still have smaller screen. Xperia still overheat when u use camera and poor viewing ... moreActually the Samsung S5 screen is arguably the best available. Pentile at 400ppi + is only noticeable with a microscope.
From all these tests, Z2 is really an over-rated phone. Poor camera performance and ugly phone design. 1020 is really the kind of camera phones. Its unibody is just beautiful.
But anyways, if K Zoom is used in these comparisons, I think it will even beat 1020 hands down.
HTC One M8 beats all these. I've tried all except the G3, so I know what I'm talking about.
[deleted post]With this you are questioning the very existence of sites like GSMArena. They are spending the majority of their time looking at things for which the average Joe doesn't care at all. It's not only the camera zooming but the same is for benchmarking, audio quality, etc. To be honest for the average Joe S3 is more than fine and as good as S5. So if they are to go to criteria and levels corresponding to the usage of monsieur tout-le-monde, there will be nothing to write about especially the last several years. Also we are turning into fans getting butt hurt is our favourite brand has lost and fact is it doesn't matter which brand wins. And exactly as in sports in this criteria one brand wins but in another criteria another brand will win and then next year yet another brand will win. So worrying about who has won is waste of time and mental effort.
So, GSMArena people actually zoom into each and every image and use them in daily life. Seems legit!
I don't know why people fall in the trap of who says what. People need to get educated; they should take their own decisions rather than believing whatever these reviewers say. I have seen GSMArena guys hating M8 too often. Im using M8 and I can assure you that its camera's setup is the best available at present! Only drawback is that you can't print big big posters...(Do you really zoomm in that much eh??))
PS: Time to decide yourself! Its your money..GO out and try out phones and then decide!
[deleted post]I think most of us love to crop our photos before posting on social media. For cropping more pixels the better.
I dont know if the phones are repositioned between 2160p and 1080p recording, but looking at the details in the thumbnail, the 1020 has more details in the 1080p frame than it has in the upscaled frame. Not matching the 2160p capture of the others, but still, unflavourable for comparison, when you dont get to se the actual amount of captured detail.
If it's due to repositioning of the cameras, then it's all fair. But it it's due to video-upscaling or bad upscaling algorithm placed on a screen grab of the video, then it's not fair in comparison.
No I didnt bother to see if the same was true for the iPhone. And yet again, I would like to point out that the 1020 could not match the amount of details of the best, but perhaps it's a little closer than it looks on the upscaled image.
VanHelsing, 18 Jul 2014I don't know what to believe, i thought the z2's camera was pretty good after reading that z2 ... moreYou're better off in judging with your own eyes on which phone produces the best images in most scenarios...
IPhones still have smaller screen.
Xperia still overheat when u use camera and poor viewing angles.
LG put mess on G3 in which quadHD makes some halo text..
Samsung still use the old Pentile Matrix.
Lumia 1020 still incapable of long time usuage. Battery sucks
I'll chose Oppo here :)