Nokia Lumia 1020 Easily Beats Apple iPhone 6 Plus In Camera Comparison Test


5, 2014

If you read the reviews of the new iPhone 6 Plus, most of the reviews would have rated it as the best smartphone camera in the market. In most of the cases, they don’t compare it with Nokia Lumia 1020, instead they compare the image quality with Samsung, LG and HTC devices. The real fact is, Nokia Lumia 1020 still remains the king of the smartphone imaging even after two years of its release. AAWP recently did a camera comparison between iPhone 6 Plus and Lumia 1020. Here is the conclusion of the test,

I do feel sometimes that I’m the kid shouting at the procession that “the emperor is naked!” while others see what they’re told to see. Tech sites across the world proudly proclaim that the iPhone 6 Plus has the best smartphone camera and either ignore or mark down the Lumia 1020 and ABSOLUTELY CANNOT SEE WHY, at least in terms of results. Yes, if you need several photos at maximum quality per second then the 6 Plus has some attractions, but if you have enough time to line up a shot in even a second or so then the Lumia 1020 is well ahead overall, across all light conditions and scenarios.

Which you’d expect from a camera sensor that’s four times the size. Looking at image quality and detail then, and adding up my points scores above, out of a maximum of 90 we have:

  • Nokia Lumia 1020: 78
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus: 62

The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera is up with the ‘best of the rest’, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z3, but all of these are behind the Nokia PureView oversampling cameras, led by the 1020. I’ve now tested over a hundred smartphone cameras in the last decade and, quite simply, the Nokia Lumia 1020 remains top dog. Whatever other sites may say – and with the comparator above hopefully you can see the evidence for yourself.

Check one of the comparison image below,

Actual image:

1020 vs iPhone 1

Nokia Lumia 1020:

1020 vs iPhone 2iPhone 6 Plus:

1020 vs iPhone 3One of the main advancements Apple announced in iPhone 6 Plus imaging is OIS, from the above image comparison you can see how Lumia 1020’s OIS beats iPhone 6 Plus OIS confortably.

Read the detailed comparison test here.

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