1. Emix1988's Avatar
    03-31-2014 05:48 AM
  2. deecoop0351's Avatar
    This is the way they should do all their camera test. It keeps them fanboys quiet. 😁
    03-31-2014 05:53 AM
  3. Alex Mason86's Avatar
    Well that first shot surprises me. The iPhone 5s easily takes the better picture, for example have a look at the black car on the other side of the roundabout. Its like a water colour on the 1520 and clear as day on the 5S. The note 3, G2, galaxy s4 and Nexus 5 all produce details better there as well.

    The Nokia does seem to handle colour and balance better though and the detail in the close to medium range looks much nicer. I wouldn't say there is more detail, but the other phones it tends to look a bit more gritty (which I guess helps with their seemingly better detail in the backgrounds). In the night shot the Lumia definitely has good noise control. Better than most. I will say though, perhaps the softness in the background is because of the focal point. It shouldn't be given the type of shot (everything should be in focus) but I have found that if you focus on something reasonably close to the camera, it does a pretty good job (for a camera phone) of giving you a bit of back ground blur to isolate the subject. Something you normally need a wide aperture lens and a physically large sensor to do.
    junglescope likes this.
    03-31-2014 11:57 AM
  4. lancorp's Avatar
    Testing cell phone cameras and they didn't include the Lumia 1020 (probably one of the best cameras in a phone)? Dumb.
    04-01-2014 07:38 AM
  5. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Testing cell phone cameras and they didn't include the Lumia 1020 (probably one of the best cameras in a phone)? Dumb.
    That's because they had already done that in their last set of tests. They do these tests every so many months to compare newer phones.

    It's not dumb. It's just you not being familiar with their site.
    04-01-2014 07:43 AM
  6. lancorp's Avatar
    That's because they had already done that in their last set of tests. They do these tests every so many months to compare newer phones.

    It's not dumb. It's just you not being familiar with their site.
    You're right, I'm not familiar with their site. I've actually never heard of them before. I didn't see anywhere in the review, though, that this blind test was something they do regularly and that this was the latest installment of tests or anything to lead me to believe that there were previous blind tests (including, like most other reviewers do, comparing the current "king of the hill" 1520 to the last "king", whatever it was since it wasn't mentioned or referred to).

    Now that I know of them, I'll check in more frequently. :)
    Morpheus Phreak likes this.
    04-01-2014 06:42 PM
  7. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    You're right, I'm not familiar with their site. I've actually never heard of them before. I didn't see anywhere in the review, though, that this blind test was something they do regularly and that this was the latest installment of tests or anything to lead me to believe that there were previous blind tests (including, like most other reviewers do, comparing the current "king of the hill" 1520 to the last "king", whatever it was since it wasn't mentioned or referred to).

    Now that I know of them, I'll check in more frequently. :)
    No problem.

    Here's the blind test that the 1020 was in: Lumia 1020 beats the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S4 by a mile in our blind camera comparison

    As you can see Nokia took home the prize there as well. :)
    04-01-2014 06:51 PM

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