Anonymous, 10 Nov 2011sorry to burst your bubble but sgs2 was never the best camera phone. N8 is not included in th... moreSorry to make you sound illiterate, but this is an 8MP battle. You read one part (about N8) of the reviewer's comment and ignored the rest (about 8MP shootout). SGSII is one of the most battery efficient smartphones around so your "battery sucking ability" argument doesn't apply. You are correct about the immense processing muscles though.
Besides, camera isn't my priority when it comes to choosing a smartphone, so the N8 isn't even in my consideration list.
Photolover, 10 Nov 2011Do not get surprised when you will see Nokia Lumia 800 in same performance as a Nokia N9. Sadl... moreMaybe because it was expensive and the N8 didn't do so well in terms of sales. They might wait until they are sure they can recover the cost for those sensors. That's just my guess though.
joonius, 10 Nov 2011SGSII was best for about 8 months. I'm happy with owning a phone that was best for that long. ... moreDo not get surprised when you will see Nokia Lumia 800 in same performance as a Nokia N9. Sadly, they both have same camera lenses. Nokia N8 had a different (not talking about mega pixels). So I just wondering why Nokia not use same lens as installed in old best camera phone Nokia N8?
Still, if the camera is the most important Nokia N8 is above them all. Period.
GSM Arena for 8 mega pixels camera phones review it's right. I am Nokia fan but agree 100% with GSM Arena review because some review and research I done myself. Yes, if you exclude some new ultimate camera phones:
1. Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P
2. Sharp Aquos Phone 102SH
3. Altek Leo
then no doubt clear winner Nokia N8 in 8 or 12 mega pixels shooters.
But at present between 8 mega pixels camera phones it's best Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II and then Apple iPhone 4S! And iPhone 4S it's best video camera phone so it's why iPhone 4S become winner.
I will never buy iPhone for some reason (inc. don't like be dependent from Apple store), but I know that iPhone 4S it's one of the best camera phone.
If you guy's want at present time ultimate camera phone for photos, then buy in Japan Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P.
Also next ultimate photo camera phones are Sharp Aquos Phone 102SH, Altek Leo and old Nokia N8. Unfortunately these first two ultimate camera phones not available in many countries.
Sadly, Nokia Lumia 800 got same camera lens as in Nokia N9 so don't expect good camera performance.
So, I am Nokia phones fan but like true because it's helps us to choose ultimate camera phone.
Thanks GSM Arena for good review and wish one day to see ultimate camera phones review inc. old or new ones:
Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P
Sharp Aquos Phone 102SH
Ultimate camera phones I mean that with no or little noise with excellent quality photos if compare with all smart phones.
joonius, 10 Nov 2011SGSII was best for about 8 months. I'm happy with owning a phone that was best for that long. ... moresorry to burst your bubble but sgs2 was never the best camera phone. N8 is not included in this shootout to let the kids fight it out.the reviewer has already admitted that n8 was not included as they were not trying to find out the best cameraphone. So any amount of processing muscle and battery sucking ability can't make your beloved sgs2 the best camera phone.peace!
GSMArena really does knows how to sensationalize one article. This is just suppose to be giving a professional review of any mobile phone device without giving any drawbacks. Don't get me wrong, if GSMArena is not good at sensationalizing an article, the trolling will not be as bad as having an arguments between any mobile phone fans like this. I think, we should just be happy with what phone we really want and be happy with what other people really want. If that's the case, trolling would be a lot better than this.
admad, 10 Nov 2011It's a very good comparison, thanks. And to all saying that it's biased with iPhone as winner.... moreIphones Sony lens are made with glass, but arc's lens are made with plastic. That is why iphone 4s is better!
SGSII was best for about 8 months. I'm happy with owning a phone that was best for that long. What's the big deal with saying iPhone4S is current best? There will be better cams come next quarter. It's not like SGSII's imaging quality becomes garbage once it's not the best. As it is reported on the article, iPhone4S is just marginally better so everyone needs to relax.
I'm just surprised to see the poor performance of N9 and Arc S.
Awesome shootout, and completely agree. iPhone 4S is an amazing machine!
What happened to the HTC Doubleshot/Mytouch 4g slide? It seems like it is always the forgotten one. Even though specs are similar to the HTC Sensation, I still hope to see a review of it (which there isn't even a full phone review of it).
it's funny to see fanboys getting burned like this.#
Fair play to Apple. I kept the N8 for the camera whilst owning a new SGS2, but it looks like the only thing I'm missing is Xenon.
What is it with U people?
The samples are there for U to look at Urself. I don't like philosophy of apple and I will never buy an iPhone but If U don't believe that its cam is so good, go to other sites, download sample pics Urself and compare. I have done that and I agree with GSMArena. Can't U people stand that iPhone is better? I had wished N9 would be kickass like n8 was. But that clearly is not the case.
And Please read the article title before commenting! Jeez, N8 will blow all these out, no doubt. But it is a 12MP cam. This shootout is for 8MP cams only.
And for all those whining why didn't U use this cam, Why not that, please understand that they can't include 20 cams and make a shootout. There is camera and Video comparison section there in the site. Go there and check what U want.
The only thing I wish is they could have replaced 1 HTC by LG (Say Optimus 2X instead of Sensation XE) as there are no LG handsets included in the test and 2 HTCs.
Grow up people. GSMArena is one of the very few sites who do unbiased reviews and editors don't troll. Now all you please stop trolling.
Thank U GSMArena..!
It's a very good comparison, thanks. And to all saying that it's biased with iPhone as winner. Come on! I'm not an Apple fan, just the contrary, i practically hate Apple. But just look at these samples. iPhone is a clear winner here. I'm very surprised to see that, but that is the true. What's funnier Arc having the same sensor, is so much worse... So we all have to admit, iPhone 4S has really good cam.
wow, here we go again once again apple wins, everyone complaining that gsmarena is bought by apple, they are apple fanatics, blah blah blah,
if you know so much better make your own website and do your own "professional" reviews,
thanks gsmarena for the review
Chavis, 10 Nov 2011Thanks for your feedback! You are an amazing community and I thought I could shed light on som... moreThis comunity sucks actually . As with every comunity theres fans and trolls . fans who support theyre brand blindly. And trolls , people who got nothing better to do.
There are to many nokia fans , apple and samsung trolls.
Just admit it . You hate us .We dont mind .
I for one lust for the time when people would open there eyes and learn to think for themselves instead of trusting other people or marketing stunts. Going in a store and testing the device. And a seller that is not bound to selling the most xpensive thing on the menu.
Still gsmarena i like reading your articles daily even if they are not 100% objective ( i could be wrong).
I am sorry gsm arena . But looking on youtube abit i beg to differ on video quality . It may be that in laboratory controlled enviroments that the iphone 4s will be the best . But real world is not a lab.
And videos on youtube clearly show the galaxy S II having better performance and more detail. Good example would be the pavement while your slightly moving the camera.
Good review still. Dont like it that crappy Iphones always seem to come first in every tests you make.
Great work by you guys for this in-depth 8MP camera smartphone shootout test. Now with the iPhone4S declared as overall winner. Now it's your task to take a ultimate camera smartphone test between iPhone4S, Galaxy S2(as it came as runner-up) and the current camera king the Nokia N8... Hoping to see that test from you guys.