Samsung Galaxy S4 Outscores iPhone 5 in Camera Test [Chart]

Posted May 24, 2013 at 7:26pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 21727 views

DxOLabs has tested the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and found that it outperforms the camera of the iPhone 5, ranking it second on the company's overall list of best mobile device cameras.

Achieving a DxOMark score of 75 overall puts the rear-facing camera module of the Samsung Galaxy S4 comfortably ahead of the pack. That’s no mean feat as the bunch includes the handset maker’s own Galaxy Note II and S III as well as Apple’s iPhone 4s and latest iPhone 5, all achieving a very respectable 72 in our DxOMark scores. However, it can’t quite topple the 41-Mpix Nokia 808 PureView. Sitting in the top position in our ratings that model achieved a DxOMark score of 77 points. While that model uses a larger sensor with much higher pixel count to achieve its excellent low-light scores, the Samsung Galaxy S4 can’t match that with noise reduction only.

Pros of the Galaxy S4 camera were impressive detail preservation in bright light conditions, fast and accurate autofocus, good auto-exposure, rich colors, and good image quality with flash. Cons were significant loss of detail in low light, strong ringing artifacts, and slight color shading under low tungsten light levels.

Pros of the iPhone 5 camera were good color and exposure in most lighting conditions, good retention of detail in bright lighting conditions, accurate and consistent autofocus and broad dynamic range. Cons were yellowish white balance in low tungsten light, noisy images in low light with poor detail retention, bad purple flare in certain circumstances, and a viewing area that cuts off part of the image preventing accurate framing.

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Birdas - May 26, 2013 at 3:08am
Lol. iPhone now always makes old things to be new. Another phone is go so faraway from iPhone technology. I know iphone is safe for security system. But you can't do anything that you want. You have to buy apps. Opposite Samsung always included really useful apps in mobile. No need to buy.
Pedro - May 25, 2013 at 7:05pm
I'll buy any phone from any manufacturer that is original, doesn't use cheap plastic, doesn't load the phone with bloat ware, doesn't fill the phone with useless features nobody will use but may sound cool to have. I will never buy a Samsung anything because they are not original. They always copy. They always use cheap plastic. They fill their phones with bloat ware features that nobody will ever ever use. What Samsing stands for as a company is not a company I want to support. I love my iPhone. I love my Microsoft Surface RT and I will love the next best thing that is made of quality materials, is original and isn't infested with malware, aka Android. What hurts Samsung the most for me is that I hate Google just as much. To each their own. Just my opinion.
El Compa - May 25, 2013 at 6:52am
The Galaxy phones and the android os are complete knockoffs of apple. They wouldn't exist if apple hadn't been the catalyst for technological advances. With that said, the s4 is cheaply made. Press the back of that plastic case and it bends with no end. It's internal components are also cheaply made. The OS lags after you own the phone for more than a few weeks. My iPhone 5 is still as fast as when I bought it months ago.
VM - May 25, 2013 at 11:56am
I agree completely but you can't say others are copying apple. Apple was just the first to do it. Thats like saying it can only be McDonalds, or ford, or LG tv's. I just read an article about how apple, google, and facebook make billions but don't pay a lick of taxes! Thats the real story. All of these companies make you feel good personally but they are not helping their country. Thats a story.
Mikael - May 25, 2013 at 6:49am
Hehe sooo lame when those plastic specs nerds crawls around here in this ios forum .. If you dont understand the power of the iphone its ok.. An ios with super apps that is pinpointed to this particular phone.. Not like android that got 100000s of different phones,shitty apps,lags sooner or later, woooow you can change launcher , keyboard bla bla.. Woooow,10 cores,,removable battery bla bla.. My phone just works and it does it with speed an quality apps.. Iphone is genious
fckiphone - May 25, 2013 at 5:12am
You cannot compare iphone 5 and GS4 !!! You gotta compare GS3 and upcoming iphone 5s !!! Iphone is way back. iphone camera sucks!
casino11 - May 25, 2013 at 6:16pm
you right cant compare it to iphone 5 to GS4 has to be iphone 5s an when that happen bye bye GS4 lol
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