Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Photos from the Nokia 1020 compared to HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S II

A took a scroll with my Nokia Lumia 1020, HTC One, and Samsung Galaxy S II and took photos from each of the phones just to see if the Lumia 1020 is really as good as what people say it is.  Here are some of my photos and some comparisons:

Nokia Lumia 1020HTC One

A closer look...
Lumia 1020 (top) compared to the HTC One (bottom)

 The HTC One doesn't have much detail and looks fuzzy compared to the Lumia 1020.

Nokia Lumia 1020HTC One

Nokia Lumia 1020HTC One

Nokia Lumia 1020 (manual white balance adjustment)HTC One

A closer look...
Comparison of HTC One (left) to Lumia 1020 (right)

The HTC One was widely recognized for it's ability to freeze some action such as water falls but the Lumia 1020 can do the same and capture much more detail.



Nokia Lumia 1020Galaxy S II

White balance issues on the default auto settings on the Lumia 1020 is evident above.  Changing it to daylight solved the problem.  The SGS2 was more accurate to colors.

Nokia Lumia 1020Galaxy S II


A closer look...
Comparison between Lumia 1020 (top) and SGS2 (bottom)

You would think 8MP would fare a lot better than the HTC One but here you can see the SGS2 also has a lot of fuzzy photos with details lost.


Nokia Lumia 1020Galaxy S II

A closer look...
Comparison of Lumia 1020 (top) to SGS2 (bottom)

Is there even a point to compare?

I was left blown away the detail captured by the Lumia 1020. Although the Lumia had some white balance issues when it's left in auto mode, they can be fixed by changing settings before taking a photo.  I hope Nokia can fixed this in a later firmware or Nokia Camera app.  From these photos, I truly agree with what others have said, the Lumia 1020 is the kind of mobile photography.

1 comment:

Halman Freud said...

I have found the Nokia Lumia cam particulary amazing. But what I think is better on Samsung or HTC or Huawei or any android phone is that there are more android mobile apps to process pictures than windows mobile apps.