for people saying why didnt they include other camera cemtric phones such as the n8,808 pureview, lumia 920 and 925, they are reviewing the latest phones, the LATEST phones. n8 and 808 have a now redundant operating system and the 920 and 925 are no longer flagships!!
dheerajmehta, 12 Oct 2013finally those nagging iphone fans saying iphone 5 camera is best can be put to rest. 1020 w... moreYou wish.... hahaha... even samsung owners disliked the quality of the camera.... OVERRATED
Non of d Camera phones hv mechanical shuttle, manual control of exposure, iso, shuttle speed, focus & w/blns other than Lumia 1020. It's like having a compact DSLR in my pocket. ��
The best camera shootout comparison. Agree with all your comment and ranking.
None of the android phones and iphone 5s would have placed 2nd to 6th place if Nokia N8, Pureview Lumias 920, 925, 928 and Nokia 808 Pureview was included in this tests.
Titanuim, 12 Oct 2013well but u cant fire the flash for landscapes and if u want real conditions for night photos. ... morefor me i am not interested in taking landscape shots at night and i rarely take them at the day,most of the time i am using the video camera,and if i decide to take indoor shots using the still camera(phone or digital camera) for my family or friends i will definitely use the flash.
Very nice comparison GSMArena. I am disappointed that the Z1 is not performing that good. I am sure a software update can fix that.
advice, 12 Oct 2013when using the flash the note3 gives better photos than the z1 in low light conditions.
but... morewell but u cant fire the flash for landscapes and if u want real conditions for night photos. the real lightniing and moon light spot lights ....etc
Samsung always fails at night photography
Look at the back cover of 1020 -_-
If other phones have good cameras as 1020, how will Nokia survive ?
I love HTC, HTC's UI on Android is absoloutly the best, HTC's phones are very well desgined, but camerawise - a shame.
HTC always had bad cameras and we all gotten used to it, than they anounce something new and exciting - UltraPixel and that's bad either - unforgivable.
mas39, 12 Oct 2013These phones still don't beat my 4 yr old Nokia N900, which only takes 5mp photo's and 480p vi... moreI beg to disagree, the camera performance of the Maemo-running N900 is nothing spectacular.
I'm a Nokia fan but its camera fails to impress. The OS does, anyway. :)
Nokia Lumia 1020 is undoubtedly the clear winner here.
But there's something wrong in the ranking from 2nd to 6th place.
IMO, it should be:
1st - Nokia Lumia 1020
2nd - Sony XPERIA Z1
3rd - Samsung Galaxy Note 3
4th - Apple iPhone 5S
5th - LG G2
6th - HTC One
What happened to HTC's Ultrapixel? I thought it was meant to rival Nokia's PureView? HAHAHA. XD
Potato camera indeed! :P
Anyway, this review is awesome.! \m/
As many have allready pointed out the Z1 should be in 2nd place... Only if you value video more than photos you may prefer note3. Also lowlight is much better on the z1 than what is has in this review. Tbh i would even prefer iPhone 5s camera than note3.
Don't get me wrong. I believe the note3 is the BEST smartphone out there. If you don't mind having a large phone then it's just perfect. But regarding the camera it's just not as good as Z1.
And ofcourse lumia 1020 is best by far :)
Titanuim, 12 Oct 2013how come they put the note3 second place while its useless for low light pics! !!! all came... morewhen using the flash the note3 gives better photos than the z1 in low light conditions.
but gsmarena gave it the 2nd place mainly because it has the best quality video recording.
Since we're talking about the imaging comparison here, I wish they had included the Pureview 808 too.