I love these comparisons, but how about doing them on cheaper devices too? Say redmi note 3 vs m1 metal vs moto g vs letv 1s under 200, and moto x play vs honor 7 vs zuk z1 vs oneplus x vs mi4c under 300.
Why can't we get the Note 5 or the V10 in the UK? It's ridiculous marketing.
C) Note 5
#5 C) has a lot of sharpening applied and a lot of noise. Yes looks sharper, but overall not so pleasing as A).
Too bad Moto X Style didn't make it in this comparison.
My vote goes to A (mostly) which is probably the Galaxy Note 5. I think that the mystery phone was either Lumia 830 or Lumia 930.
A - LG V10
B - Nexus 6P
C - Note 5
D - Lumia 950 XL
Tell me if I am wrong.. B)
Clearly, Nexus takes the top spot since it's the only one currently available in Europe. Winner by default.
AnonD-100398, 11 Jan 2016what phone do u think it is ? I guess its Note5.Try gsma photo comparison of new phones and u ll know. Do not want to spoil the fun.
I would suggest, that with every image, you should group 3 or 4 crops from different sports in the same image together for each device, so readers would get an better idea of the overall result. Just one spot of the image is not enough. And most people wont spend the time needed looking at 1:1 images, to make a call.
I wish that GSMarena would do a proper shoot-out.
One portion of it should be based on users voting.
But that one should:
Include a reference picture, by a calibrated high end DSLR.
We dont know exactly what colors those object have.
And many of us, don't sit with calibrated monitors, so even if we new, we could not be sure that the display doesnt play tricks on us.
You need to crop all images to the smallest field of view. (if some use 16:9 sensors, and other 4:3, that might mean the height of the 16:9 sensor with smallest field of view, and the width of the 4:4 sensor with smallest field of view).
Based on that crop, you get a resolution for each and every phone in the test.
Then you need to upscale and downscale to each and every resolution you come up with, and post different rounds, for each resolution.
The reference picture, should probably be cropped in the same way, and also scaled to each round.
That would of course then mean, that the reader pic might have a smaller field of view, than others, and having more details in the center, while capuring less of the over all scene.
Here you should leave your own comments, of the benefits and downsides.
And also leave a comment on which one you think captures most details over all.
You should also do a test of the off center performance. How much distortion is there, how much loss of details.
You should of course change the order of the images, so the same letter/number, or whatever system you decide on does not correspond to the same device.
That way you could probably sort out any votes, casted on the same letter/number, through out. It would also make it a lot harder for people to figure out what device might be behind each image.
But you need more devices.
This one is missing the iPhone(s), 950 xl, the priv, z5 for example, or at least three of those. I would perhaps include the Note 4 as well, it has a smaller field of view than the other Samsung devices with the same sensor, and that could result in different performance.
If you think people can't handle more than 4 devices at the time, rather split the test up to semi-finals and final, or rather quarter finals.
But then you need to do some more testing, with your professional opinion.
Dynamic range, for example, and I mean off the sensor, not HDR modes. And other image related aspects. You should probably make a blind test for yourself with the same material as the readers gets to vote on.
And then of course, you should also include the Nokia 1020, 808, N8, and the Panasonic CM1.
I don't think the Nokias are undisputed kings. My guess is that they will pretty much be beaten in every test, but maybe not by the same device. There is a chance one of them could take home the over all image quality round. But I kind of doubt that.
It would be so nice if we could finally stop hearing about them in every camera test.
I rather see that Panasonic that you are unlikely to be able to get your hands on, win the over all image quality, because, at least it's newer. And doesnt have legend to it's name.
People that keep waiting for the second coming of the Nokia PureView, might finally be shown, that there are already devices out there, that actually beats it. And devices that are perhaps better in other aspects as well (more apps, more camera functions built in or through third party, better batterylife, better performance in camera, in system and in browsing the web...).
xperia Z5 and lumia 950 should be in the list ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! why not ?
Fourth one can be xperiea z5 premium, because these all are android based phones