If you leave Nokia Lumia 1020 out of the smartphone imaging race, Nokia Lumia 1520 and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact are among the leading smartphone cameras with 20MP sensors. Sony is not new to pushing vague marketing claims and attracting consumers with lots of brand names. For example their Xperia Z1 Compact’s camera was described as below,
It redefines the premium smartphone market by placing the best Sony technologies from the flagship Xperia Z1: Sony’s leading camera technologies “G Lens”, “Exmor RS for mobile” and “BIONZ for mobile”; a 4.3 inch TRILUMINOS™ HD display and X-Reality™ for mobile; premium dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55/IP58) design
At MWC, they claimed that Xperia Z2 has the best smartphone camera in the market. Forget their marketing claims, how does Xperia Z1 Compact’s 20MP compared to Lumia 1520’s camera? PureViewclub did a quick comparison and concluded the following,
Well… it’s obvious that even in better light, Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact doesn’t stand a chance against Nokia’s Carl Zeiss sensor. And that still surprises me, knowing Sony is able to make some very serious cameras. Looks like, as with the Xperia Z and Z1, Sony hasn’t managed to squeeze the same quality into their smartphones yet.
The 640 x 360 crops from the high-res photos shot using these devices is posted above. You can see how Lumia 1520 shines against Xperia Z1 Compact. Find the actual scene of the above shot after the break and find other photos in the source link below.
Source: PureView club