Amaze 4G, iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Nokia N9 camera phone shootout

Amaze 4G, iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Nokia N9 camera phone shootout

Summary: Cameras on today's smartphones are getting better all the time and in many cases people are leaving their point and shoot behind. I decided to test out some of the newest devices and put together an image gallery and video below from the HTC Amaze 4G, Apple iPhone 4S, Nokia N8 Symbian device, and Nokia N9 MeeGo device. There are other contenders, but these four are representative of the latest and greatest available today.

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  • The Nokia N9 again surprised me and does well in auto mode so don't worry about trying the macro mode.

  • The HTC Amaze 4G does a great job of showing details and keeping colors true.

  • The iPhone 4S made the photo a bit yellow and the colors were not as true as I wanted them to be here.

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Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Nokia, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: Amaze 4G, iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Nokia N9 camera phone shootout

    After the dust settles on Apple`s RDF dog and pony show...don`t think the Apple phone should rate as high as you gave it. Amaze is more versatile , and better over all.<br>The close up of the flower on Apple`s phone was HORRIBLE.This article shows why the Nokia/Mango phones are worth waiting for.
    Bufbarnaby
    • RE: Amaze 4G, iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Nokia N9 camera phone shootout

      @Bufbarnaby

      Come on, when you shoot a picture with ANY camera, you focus on the subject and not as with the flower, only the Amaze is focused on the flower and others behind it.

      If that means Amaze's optics focuses closer, so be it -- but other pictures from that phone are worse than from others.

      By the way, where is the fine detail in these photos? Photos like these thumbnails can be made with at least 10 years old camera and still look "great".
      danbi
  • nokia n8

    for close up shots (macro)' n8 needs to be 10 -15cm from the object (main focus)' then only when you zoom into it' you can see the differences of clarity'
    ashtonferdinard