- 08-21-2013, 11:04 PM #1
snapped these pictures yesterday with a friends samsung galaxy s4 and my nokia 928 after amber update. thought l would share and see what your thoughtsare on these pictures. sorry l didnt have the chance to label it. the above pictures are the lumia 928s and bottom is samsung s4. what do you think. has the amber updates really helped or it has not?
- 08-21-2013, 11:25 PM #3
- 08-22-2013, 09:24 AM #6
Yes, the 928 pics are richer. No, I don't believe the pics were taken at different times of day, and in fact, if you look closely, it appears that the OP was standing in the same place to take both pictures. The one with the car for sale, you can tell that time has passed, though, as the shadows have changed angle, so the earth has rotated a bit. I'm not one to be able to judge by that how much time has passed, though. It looks to me like more than just a few minutes, but I could be wrong. I think certainly less than an hour, though. Definitely not worth arguing about with these two pics - the time of day is close enough to call it a good comparison IMO.
Something I notice is that the 928 has a bit wider angle - in each picture you can see more of both sides with the 928 shots than the S4 shots.
- 08-22-2013, 10:10 AM #7
- 08-22-2013, 10:47 AM #9
I did this same comparison when I exchanged and S4 for my 928. In every case the 928 pics came out with a wider angle, richer colors and didn't look over processed. To me the S4 pics look too bright. This is especially noticeable when shooting pics of the sky or a beach.
- 08-22-2013, 10:59 AM #11
Personally I like the 928's pictures more, but that's by a hair. I think the S4 is one of the best camera phones out there so to even say that the 928 is comparable let alone slightly better at a glance I think Nokia are doing something right.
But more to the point, as the owner of both phones and the person that took the pictures... what do YOU think?
- 08-22-2013, 12:28 PM #12
the S4 belongs to my friend whom l went over with to look at cars at the dealership.
- 08-22-2013, 12:33 PM #13
- 08-22-2013, 01:44 PM #16
You need to make them full size to really see them, but to me you can really tell the difference in the leaves on the tree on the left. Like a tool I left my Z10 on my desk to compare. I'll have to do it all over again tomorrow. :) I did take all three within probably 20 seconds of each other.
- 08-22-2013, 03:22 PM #17
- 08-22-2013, 04:08 PM #18
I think a better test would be doing some low light shots inside -- granted can be harder to borrow additional phones for that. I have been thrilled with my 928 and it's capability inside. It's actually amazing sometimes because the display will show the dark scene and when you actually take the picture (not even using the verrrry nice xenon flash) it gets remarkably bright and clear.
- 08-22-2013, 08:17 PM #20
And in all honesty, "low light" really means "standard indoor nighttime illumination".
Nice being able to get worthwhile pics from my cellphone finally. I really should do a comparison with our couple year old Canon P&S.
- 08-22-2013, 09:14 PM #22
08-23-2013, 01:14 AM #24
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Great thread. Nice to see the 928 being compared to some of the other popular smartphone cameras directly, instead of by proxy by way of the 920. I get that the 928 has the same camera module as the 920, but it would have at least been nice to see some low light comparisons to see how it fares to other cameras with it's xenon flash. Maybe it's a good thing, considering the white balance issues it has when it's on auto, which might have turned off some buyers.
To my eyes, the pictures from S4 are sharper than those from the 928, it's particularly noticeable in the third (tree in the middle with the red car behind it) and fourth (bush in the middle with the blu e-cigs advertisement to the right) set. Now given that the S4 is praised as being one of the best smartphone cameras (discounting the 808 and 1020, since they're in a league of their own) I think the 928 held up rather nicely. There is definitely some softness, but not unbearably so.
As far as the colors being over saturated goes, I think that's just a trade-off of the low-light capabilities. Not really sure how all of it works, but I'm sure being able to capture all that light in near darkness, affects how it take images in general including shots with good lighting. So we get a good all around camera, instead of a great one that we can only use half the time, I'd say that's a fair trade-off.
- 08-23-2013, 01:24 AM #25
Yep, I like that it takes acceptable daytime pictures, but that is what you expect out of a high-end and well regarded smartphone nowadays. But adding inside/low-light capabilities, and honestly, the Pro cam interface (I have Proshot, but for ease of use prefer the Nokia) makes a nice difference. I'm hoping to play with my phone more over the next several months.
(and man, the "reframing" aspect of the software makes me want a 1028 or whatever even more!)
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