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04-11-2012, 08:19 AM   #1

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Camera comparison: One X vs Galaxy S II vs Nexus vs N8 vs iPhone 4S


The devil is in the details, and when it comes to taking photos, having great level of details is indeed one of the most important elements. Interestingly, the new ImageSense camera of the One X performed terribly in this area, presenting us to muddier-looking images compared to all of the other contestants here. Here's how all five handsets rank in this category:

1. Apple iPhone 4S
2. Nokia N8
3. Samsung Galaxy S II
4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus
5. HTC One X


Of all five smartphones, the iPhone 4S has the best video-recording capabilities. Its 1080p video simply looks great and is very smooth. The second place is shared by the Galaxy S II and N8. Although the N8 is limited to producing 720p video, its clips are incredibly smooth, and of very high quality overall, whereas the Galaxy S II is competitive, but a bit choppier and inconsistent. The third place is shared by the One X and Galaxy Nexus, which produce pretty much the same results Ė mediocre.

1.Apple iPhone 4S
2.Samsung Galaxy S II, Nokia N8
3.HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy Nexus


This was it, shutterbugs. Apparently we don't have an ultimate camera phone here, but even if we had one, it wouldn't have been the new HTC One X. The handset did arrive with a very fast ImageSense camera, which made photo-taking very intuitive and fast, but it's not up to snuff when it comes to the quality of the actual photos and video. You'll be able to achieve much better results with the iPhone 4S and even with the oldie-but-goodie Galaxy S II. The real shock actually came when we saw the Galaxy Nexus beat the One X in many of the categories, which wasn't really expected. If you are taking a lot of photos and video with your cell phone and hoped that the One X's ImageSense camera will raise the bar in this respect, better look elsewhere.
Camera comparison: One X vs Galaxy S II vs Nexus vs N8 vs iPhone 4S - Ease of use and speed and Conclusion

04-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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And they'll all be bowing before the Nokia 808 come next month...
04-12-2012, 05:35 AM   #3

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"Surprise:" Nokia 808 PureView is not coming to the US

The Nokia 808 PureView might have just gotten you excited about Nokia and Symbian again. Tone down that excitement if youíre living in the US, though - Nokia is pouring a cold shower on it in the tiny print of the Nokia 808 PureView specs.

The 41-megapixel smartphone will be available globally everywhere except for North America, and that includes the US.

You might be disappointed but itís hard to disagree with Nokiaís underlying arguments - Symbian just doesnít have a loyal following stateside. The 808 PureView is one of the handsets that could have altered that, but since the platform is anyway burning out, itís clear that Nokia is focusing on bringing the same amazing PureView oversampling technology to its Windows Phone lineup.

And the Nokia Windows Phone devices are one thing thatís sure to make a debut in the US, so it all comes down to patience. By now, that should have become your best developed virtue.
"Surprise:" Nokia 808 PureView is not coming to the US

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04-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
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90% of my business is to the US. I have customers all over. We joke about lots of things, but even the smartest think phones are cheap.

In the thinking world (and I say this sarcastically, with good humo(u)r), you can get a contract with a phone provided (supposedly then "cheap" and "discounted"), or bring your phone and pay for the service.

I prefer to buy my phone (currently Galaxy Note), and have the ability to switch service providers at will. Nothing locked longer than 12 months, Born free, stay free.


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