Gizmodo did a comprehensive camera quality test comparing 4 big hitters â€“ the Samsung Galaxy S 3, iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, Nexus 4 and also the Blackberry Z10.
Their test looked at low light, low light with flash, indoor portrait and outdoor in daylight.
While the Nokia Lumia 920 did not win every test, it did consistently well, taking 1st place for low-light, second place for low-light with flash, first place for Daylight and second for indoor portrait.
Unsurprisingly it won the overall test, with Gizmodo concluding:
- Winner – Nokia Lumia 920: Using only the automatic setting, it gets an accurate exposure and decent image in all shooting conditions. You can’t beat it.
- Second Place – iPhone 5 It’s not the best at any one thing, but the iPhone 5 performs reasonably well in most settings, but the flash makes photos a total mess.
- Third Place – BlackBerry Z10: The Z10′s details are beautifully sharp, which is a refreshing reminder that smartphones don’t always have to shoot the fuzzy, soft photos we’re used to. Still, the camera underperforms in terms of overall image qualityâ€”especially in low-lightâ€”compared to the field.
- Fourth Place – Galaxy SIII: Pretty impressive that the Galaxy S III’s camera holds its own, despite being nearly a year old. ‘
- Fifth Place – Nexus 4:. For being Google’s flagship Android device, the Nexus 4 is incredibly disappointing. Its camera is terrible even under optimal conditions. You have to cut corners somewhere to hit a low price point, and Google obviously skimped on the camera.
Read their full review and see sample pictures at Gizmodo here.