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Tests Show That The Galaxy S4 Camera Outperforms The iPhone 5, Lumia 920

May 24, 2013 - Written By Chance Miller

You can hate on the iPhone all you want, but you have to admit that the camera on it is pretty top-notch. Android manufacturers have always had a hard time keeping up with it, but HTC’s usually been the closest, if not a tad better in some instances. The same can also be said for Nokia devices, which have had incredibly good cameras for an incredibly long time. According to a new study, however, Samsung’s latest Galaxy S4 flagship outperforms both the iPhone 5 and Lumia 920.

A French company that specializes in camera optics and image sensor technology has conducted a study during which it compared the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the camera on the iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920. The lab, DxO, ranked the Galaxy S4 ahead of both of those devices and gave it the honors of being the 2nd best smartphone camera of all. It received a score of 79 points out of 100, while both the iPhone 5 and Lumia 920 received scores of 74 points and 64 points respectively. Overall, the Nokia 808 PureView has the best camera of any smartphone, though. It received a score of 81 out of 100.

DxO praised the Galaxy S4 for having excellent performance, accurate auto focus, good exposure, vivid colors in a variety of lighting conditions, and get detail preservation in bright light.

In terms of video performance, however, the Galaxy S4 was beaten by the iPhone 5, which received a score of 70 points, while the Galaxy S4 was awarded 68 points. DxO says the colors and textures produced by the Galaxy S4 were good, but it lacked in low light image stabilization and had buggy auto focus performance.

When you factor in both the image and video capabilities of the devices, the Galaxy S4 was still found to be better than the Lumia 920 and iPhone 5. The Samsung flagship received a final score of 75 points, while the iPhone received 72 points overall.

What do you think of the Galaxy S4 camera? In the short time I’ve had the device, I have to say it’s pretty impressive, especially the performance and auto focus. Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!

Source: DxO Labs