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GSMArena has run a massive shootout between some of the best smartphones currently available, looking particularly at camera quality.
Comparing the Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z2, Oppo Find 7, Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S, the Windows Phone 8 handset did pretty well, even beating out the other handsets in the HDR shoot-out, despite not having built-in HDR, due to a very wide dynamic range.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 still has it – it performs amazing when it comes to still photography, regardless of the lighting conditions. Even shooting against the sun works out well with the sensor’s high dynamic range. Xenon flash, OIS and lossless digital zoom is a combo no other phone offers (unless we’re talking the Galaxy K zoom hybrid). Just make sure it has a good focus lock before fully pressing that shutter key – we did find it struggle in the dark.
The Lumia 1020 doesn’t do too hot for videos, largely limited by its hardware, which can’t handle 60fps videos or 2160p. The large sensor gave it a push in low-light video capture, where it scored on top of the scoreboard, not to mention OIS, which always comes in handy in video recording.
Read the full shoot-out at GSMArena here.