TheUnwired, who always have the best handsets first, has put all 4 of todays super-phones up agaisnt each other in a contest to see which phones takes the best pictures. The Xperia X1, HTC Diamond and HTC Touch pro of course have 3.2 megapixel cameras, while the Samsung features a ground-breaking (for Windows Mobile at least) 5 megapixel camera. Arne tested them outdoors, inside and with their LED flash-lights on to get a comprehensive idea of their real-life performance.
So how did they get on?
Hard to decide which of the four cameras is the best. While the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro cameras are quite comparable, which makes sense since both phones are basically the same, the HTC Touch Pro has the advantage to feature a photo light.
And while the i900 Omnia is the only Windows Mobile smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera, the photos are little bit more yellow tint while the Xperia X1 photos seems to be a little bit blurry.
Nevertheless, in terms of usability I prefer the Samsing i900 and the Sony Ericsson X1 since both offers a dedicated shutter button on the right side of the device which works, if the device is hold landscape, like a traditional camera shutter. Furthermore this button starts the camera application without navigating through any menus. The two HTC smartphones doesn’t have this dedicated shutter button but the camera application is started from the TouchFLO 3D user interface and the action key works as the shutter.
Nevertheless, all four smartphones features a camera which is good enough for vacation photos and to be used on the web and today’s cameras are for more then good enough for MMS messages only.
Read the full article here, which includes numerous photos, both in large and unaltered resolution to get an idea how good the camera in your next phone will be.