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French review site DigitalVersus.com have completed some objective tests on the performance of the 8 megapixel camera on the HTC Titan, and found that in good light conditions it has the iPhone 4S beat.
So is the HTC Titan camera really better than the iPhone 4S camera? In terms of optical quality, yes, it’s definitely better. Although the HTC camera clearly uses image processing to sharpen up edges, some of the more subtle details in certain parts of our test scene can only be picked out with a good-quality lens. And while the iPhone 4S struggles a bit in this field, the Titan does a great job. In this particular test shot (see aboveâ€”click on the image to see larger sample shots in the Face-Off) we’ve never seen such levels of rich, sharp detail with a smartphone camera.
The Titan’s sensor is also very neutral, as the white balance in the iPhone 4S has a red overtone in comparison. Plus, although the Apple camera keeps shots sharp and accurate in the middle of the frame, the Titan maintains a good level of sharpness and detail over the whole frame.
The Titan does however lose some point for performance in low light conditions, compared to the iPhone 4S, but is clearly still very good.
However, the backlit sensor in the iPhone 4S does a much better job in low light, whereas the Titan takes shots with considerably more noise. The Titan flash is harsher than that of the Apple handset too, leading the Titan to overexpose scenes.
DigitalVersus still gives it to the iPhone overall as the best all-round overall performer, but it is clear that if the iPhone 4S is being discussed as a Point and Shoot replacement, the HTC Titan belongs right along it in the same sentence.
Read more at DigitialVersus here.