Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: Battle of Cameras

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: Battle of Cameras
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DxO Labs has ranked Samsung’s Galaxy S4 as number one in mobile phone camera tests.

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DxO is a French firm, which is in the business of camera optics and image sensor analysis. It provided Samsung a total score of 75, which was more than iPhone 5’s Score of 72. Nokia 808 Pureview has been held as the topmost with a score of 77 but the phone runs on the Symbian operating system, which makes it a less desired player than Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS in the iPhone and Google’s (NASAQ:GOOG) Android in the Galaxy S4.

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: Battle of Cameras

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A camera is one of the most vital features for smartphones today because users can immediately share the pictures with their internet connection once they click it.

Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5

The Galaxy S4 showed “impressive detail preservation in bright light conditions,” DxO said. “The 13-megapixel sensor shows a significant improvement compared to the best 8-megapixel smartphone cameras.”

The S4 from Samsung outperformed the iPhone in various categories like still photos and videos. However, according to DxO the performance was not clear cut better than the iPhone.  Apple iPhone 5 managed to stay in the running because it had fewer image-processing artifacts and the video stabilization feature of the iPhone was better than that of Galaxy S4.

Galaxy S4 had some problems in capturing photos in dim light and suffered from noise, and also as a result the camera made the pictures a bit too sharp, so the edges had halos.

The commercial success of Nokia will be enhanced if the much awaited EOS phone is launched. The phone will have a comparatively large image sensor and high-end Zeiss lens of the 808 Pureview. The operating system of the phone will be Windows. Apple might also come up with other new models with more advanced features.

While we are still hearing rumors of the exact launch date of the new iPhone, the Galaxy S4 has already reached a record breaking shipment. The S4 from Samsung has the screen size of 5 inches whereas the iPhone 5 has a screen size of 4 inches.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the super AMOLED display technology, which is known for its battery-saving feature. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, comes with LED-backlit IPS LCD technology which lets the user view the screen from several angles without any alteration.

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