Over a week ago, we conducted a quick blind test between the Nokia Lumia 925 and other popular devices. We had also opened two polls for you, the readers, to find out which one of them the Lumia 925 was, and which one of them produced the best results. Having amassed over a thousand votes, it is now time to reveal all the full resolution samples and the respective devices that were used to shoot them. Are you ready?
Firstly, the poll results –
Here are the devices and their corresponding codenames –
- A – Apple iPhone 5
- B – HTC One
- C – Nokia Lumia 925
- D – Samsung Galaxy S4
Yes, most of you were perfectly right about “C” being the Lumia 925. We think the giveaway would have been the low light image in which the Lumia 925 is obviously better than the others. To choose the best ones among the 4, you guys voted for the same “C” again, which makes the Nokia Lumia 925 the winner of this blind test shootout.
Now, for the full resolution images from the respective devices –
Apple iPhone 5
Nokia Lumia 925
Samsung Galaxy S4
Out of the four above, the HTC One consistently produced the poorest results, which is quite unfortunate for the Ultrapixel camera. While the HTC did worst, the Galaxy S4 seemed much better in daylight, but produced bluish tones when the sky was actually more yellowish, and lets not even talk about the low light performance, the sensor is just too small to handle low light conditions. While many of you have voted the iPhone to be the best, we also feel that it was the best out of the lot in daylight conditions. It was even better than the Lumia 925 with very pleasing results and details unparalleled, but the aspect ratio and the lens meant that we did not get as wide a result as on other devices.
The Lumia 925, which you guys have voted the best, and identified at the same time, produced very pleasing contrasty results with surprisingly accurate lighting and white balance. The detail too was captured really well, with shadows and highlights even and matching reality. The wider lens also ensures that landscape photos are richer, but we’ll talk about it in our complete camera review soon. So, what do you think of the results? Were you right, or were you completely wrong? Let us know in the comments section below! 😀