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Old 25-06-2013, 12:07
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In your opinion what phone has the best camera/video.

I have a Blackberry Curve and have to say it's pretty dire by todays standards
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Old 25-06-2013, 12:10
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Best camera I've had on a phone (to date) is the S3.
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Old 25-06-2013, 12:16
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Best camera I've had on a phone (to date) is the S3.
Yep, another vote for the S3. Have to admit it's a lot better than I thought it would be.
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Old 25-06-2013, 12:38
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I would say the Nokia Pureview 808, but in reality that is just a connected camera as no sane person would use it as a main phone.

That leaves the iPhone 5/ GS4/ Sony Xperia Z and HTC One as the best of the current crop of devices. None of these will let you down so it depends what phone you want to be attached to your camera.
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Old 25-06-2013, 12:56
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808 Pureview, or the upcoming Lumia EOS.

If you're talking current phones, I'd say the Galaxy S4 though, seriously impressed with that.
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Old 25-06-2013, 13:06
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I've heard the HTC One has the best camera in a review I saw in a magazine.

Although there is a Nokia that is claiming to have the best camera (even in low light). I think there is a link to it on the main DS page to their advert?
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Old 25-06-2013, 13:08
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I think it's the following Nokia (have seen a poster about it being the best camera on a phone):

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...25-advert.html

Also a comparison between the Nokia and the HTC One camera:

http://blog.clove.co.uk/2013/06/04/h...ra-comparison/
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Old 25-06-2013, 13:25
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Best camera for daylight pictures I feel is the Iphone 5.
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Old 25-06-2013, 16:30
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Also the best for night pictures if we ignore the Nokias. Wasn't too impressed by the S4 pics, although it's good for video and the HTC 1 has an amazing microphone.
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Old 25-06-2013, 18:29
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I found that the old Sony Ericsson I had featured a great recording sound compared to the Blackberry also
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Old 25-06-2013, 19:22
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808 Pureview, or the upcoming Lumia EOS
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Old 25-06-2013, 22:24
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The Nokia Lumia 900/920 is impressive. The upcoming Lumia EOS/1020 will be amazing.
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Old 26-06-2013, 08:28
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I would say the Nokia Pureview 808, but in reality that is just a connected camera as no sane person would use it as a main phone.

That leaves the iPhone 5/ GS4/ Sony Xperia Z and HTC One as the best of the current crop of devices. None of these will let you down so it depends what phone you want to be attached to your camera.
So I'm insane?

I have no problems listening to music, making calls, playing games, browsing facebook, uploading images to facebook, browsing the web, etc. etc. on my 808.

Heck, I even prefer browsing on the 808 (using opera mobile) over my iPhone 4S. Although thats down to Safari on the 4S being a complete and utter UI disaster, and the 4S screen being way too small.

Interesting that you state that those others will "never let you down", which is something they will do if you rely on them as a camera. Unless you don't mind regular blurrycam rubbish images.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:27
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I would say the Nokia Pureview 808, but in reality that is just a connected camera as no sane person would use it as a main phone.
What an odd statement.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:41
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I would say the Nokia Pureview 808, but in reality that is just a connected camera as no sane person would use it as a main phone.
very odd statement indeed.

there is a review from a few weeks ago of a guy using it as his main phone.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05...iew_revisited/
he seems to disagree with you.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:44
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I posted this thread the other day in the hopes that people would post their camera phone pictures.

But nobody was interested. apart from me:
http://nigelcoldwell.co.uk/test/2013-06-11-164a.jpg
i maintain my ageing N8 is difficult to beat.

GSM arena have a neat little tool:
http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3
they take the same pictures with every phone they test and you can compare them.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:54
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I posted this thread the other day in the hopes that people would post their camera phone pictures.

But nobody was interested. apart from me:
http://nigelcoldwell.co.uk/test/2013-06-11-164a.jpg
i maintain my ageing N8 is difficult to beat.

GSM arena have a neat little tool:
http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3
they take the same pictures with every phone they test and you can compare them.
Very interesting.Thanks
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Old 28-11-2013, 01:35
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The Lumia 1020 and the 808 would be at the top of the list for me. The 1020 shades it for me although the 808 produces a very crisp image, the video recording, OIS, interface/controls and upcoming support blows the 808 away....but again, the 808 takes a lovely photo! Symbian gets a lot of stick too, some of it deserved but FP1 and 2 put a lot of things right and made using the OS a much better experience.

The N8 deserves a mention too. I often look back with great fondness at some of the family photos I captured on that phone. Unfortunately, the phone itself didn't have the specs to do it justice.

Other notable phones with decent cameras are the iPhone 5 and the S4.

Not sure on others.
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Old 28-11-2013, 10:27
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The Lumia 1020 and the 808 would be at the top of the list for me. The 1020 shades it for me although the 808 produces a very crisp image, the video recording, OIS, interface/controls and upcoming support blows the 808 away....but again, the 808 takes a lovely photo! Symbian gets a lot of stick too, some of it deserved but FP1 and 2 put a lot of things right and made using the OS a much better experience.

The N8 deserves a mention too. I often look back with great fondness at some of the family photos I captured on that phone. Unfortunately, the phone itself didn't have the specs to do it justice.

Other notable phones with decent cameras are the iPhone 5 and the S4.

Not sure on others.
Holy thread resurrection batman!

If you're after still image quality, the 808 has the advantage of a better lens and sensor than seen in the 1020. Additional image processing can help improve the 1020, but it still won't equal the 808 .... but its purely academic as the 808 hasn't been made in how long? And with Nokia dropping the app store on Symbian at the end of this year ....
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Old 28-11-2013, 11:50
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i was looking on GSM arena the other day and the 808 is still top for screen contrast ratio.

it's a real shame nokia lost their shit because they can still do some things that nobody else can.
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Old 28-11-2013, 14:21
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i was looking on GSM arena the other day and the 808 is still top for screen contrast ratio.

it's a real shame nokia lost their shit because they can still do some things that nobody else can.
Is it???? That is a surprise, would have thought that the 1520 would have had it beaten by now (new clever display tech that improves contrast, etc.).

I know that mine now officially sucks for contrast, as you have to look through the cracks in the screen, which is now held together by a screen protector. I could send it off for repair, but I have absolutely no faith in what remains of Nokia these days.
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Old 28-11-2013, 15:52
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Is it???? That is a surprise, would have thought that the 1520 would have had it beaten by now (new clever display tech that improves contrast, etc.).

I know that mine now officially sucks for contrast, as you have to look through the cracks in the screen, which is now held together by a screen protector. I could send it off for repair, but I have absolutely no faith in what remains of Nokia these days.
they may not have tested the 1520 yet.

but scroll down to the bar chart on this review of the N5
http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_nexus_5-review-1011p3.php
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Old 28-11-2013, 16:36
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Their black level reviews are a bit... false shall we say. Arbitrarily claiming zero black level and "Infinite" contrast ratio on all OLEDs including ones which are quite blatantly not.
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Old 28-11-2013, 16:46
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Their black level reviews are a bit... false shall we say. Arbitrarily claiming zero black level and "Infinite" contrast ratio on all OLEDs including ones which are quite blatantly not.
how could they claim a brightness of zero and come up with a ratio of 5:1
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Old 28-11-2013, 16:57
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Their black level reviews are a bit... false shall we say..
exactly. rather than take gsmarena as a 'benchamrk' for camera tests, why not go somwhere like this

http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles
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