ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has asked the smartphone from Apple, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, Sony & Co. into the lab.Which camera phone makes the best photos?
You ennen nor the advertising posters “Taken with the iPhone 6“? If mobile photos now so already filled in house walls, who needs then right cameras? In fact, smart phones have digital cameras already dug in the water everyday. They are simply there when things happen. But the Apple advertising also shows: It depends on the subject and that the photographer has a knack and an eye for it. That and the timing are often more important than the technology, but the best result arises when it all comes together. Find out which phone you best support when shooting.
Laboratory measurements and visual tests
ULTIMATE TECH N IMAGE shows which phone under what circumstances works well and where modern camera phones have weaknesses.Under each device you will find detailed notes and data. The ranking in the photo gallery is based on the technical image quality (the determined laboratory values) and the results from the vision test. The requirements are tough and comparable to those that are applied at a photo camera. Only a cell phone could yet win a good score and that has even the testers surprised, because after all it was neither Apple nor Sony, but from Motorola. However, the image chip is the top-ranked Moto X Play from Sony. In view test then gapes a small gap to the runners-up at the sight test in daylight:Lumia 930, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come not “satisfactory” out. And the new iPhone?IPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have both their predecessors as well as Sony’s new in the optical evaluation of a daylight photos Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact admit defeat.
Poor lighting, best picture?
The comparatively small sensors can not do magic. In the assessment of photos in poor lighting only five mobile phones got a satisfactory grade. The best impression was made by the photo specialist Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – with optical zoom, an exception in the test field. With a little distance follow iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus and the Lumias930 and 1520. Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact fought better than their successors.Somewhat weaker Huawei P8, Galaxy Note 3Neo, iPhone 6 and LG G3. The laggards in the test were given the verdict “flawed”:YotaPhone 2, Samsung Galaxy A3, Honor 3C, Nexus 6, ZTE Blade Vec 4G, Xperia E3, Lumia 535, Huawei Ascend Y550 and Sony Xperia Z3 +. Even with the flash, they are among the weakest devices. A faulty speed cameras: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. With the built-brighteners Lumia 930 hit, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus best.
Technical Image Quality
Behind the mark for the technical photo quality hides the summary of a series of individual measurements: level of detail, edge blur, sharpness, dynamics, color variation, white balance, noise, distortion. The best readings obtained the favorable Moto G third generation and Honor 6. This is followed by HTC One M9, Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Nexus 6, Moto X Play, Ascend G7, iPhone 6S, Xperia Z3 +. Good were Xperia Z5 Compact, LG G Flex 2, Xperia Z5, Galaxy S6 EdgePlus, Lumia 930, iPhone 6 The laggards in the laboratory:. Sony Xperia E3, YotaPhone 2, Huawei Mate S.
Too late! Shutter lag and storage time
Sometimes offers a unique opportunity for a snapshot. Annoying when the subject is not in the photo later, although it had full in its sights. Shutter lag, the time from pressing the shutter button to the moment in which the picture was taken, the test varies between brisk 0.1 seconds (3rd Gen. Moto G, Moto X Play, iPhone 6S, HTC Desire Eye, LG G Flex 2, Honor 3C, ZTE Blade Vec 4G, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo) and sluggish 1.5 seconds. This timing is a matter of luck. After all, compensated the sluggish Lumia 930 with good image quality. The second factor is the time it takes for the cell phones for saving. Small resolutions are advantageous because there are less data to write. The iPhones are 0.15 to 0.21 seconds, the flash flag in the test field. Only HTC One M8 holds with there. The Lumia 535 approved for the exercise 20 times times the iPhone (2.92 seconds).
Moving subjects and sports scenes
By far the sharpest images of moving objects shot the Motorola Moto G (2nd generation)and Huawei P8. Also Xperia Z3 +, Honor 7 and Huawei P8 Lite cope well with moving subjects. The main difficulties were the HTC Desire Eye and especially the Lumia 535.
Selfie professionals and -Versager
With extremely high resolution is the HTC Desire Eye (13.1 MP) only on paper the Selfie specialist. In Test shone especially the front camera of Huawei. 1st place goes to the Huawei P8, Rank 2 of Honor 7 and Mate S. All three solved with lush 8 megapixels. The P8 Lite completed with 5 megapixels to Huawei triumph. Slightly weaker were Moto G (3rdGen.), LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy A7. Fans of self-portraits be sure Xperia E3, BlackBerry Passport, Kazam Tornado 348 and ZTE Blade Vec 4G shun.
The smartphones have replaced not only digital cameras, but also the camcorder. Apart from the cheap mobile phones Lumia 535, Moto G, Moto G (2nd generation) and Ascend Y550 films all models Huawei least in Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), many top models even in QHD (2560×1440) or UHD (3840×2160). In view test convinced the new iPhones 6S and6S Plus, also Note Edge, LG G Flex 2, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge liked. Disappointing: Ascend Y550, Moto G, Xperia E3, Blade Vec 4G and poor last the Lumia 535.