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Think you know which phone has the best camera? Take our test and find out

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There is huge debate about which phone has the best camera on Android. We can offer our thoughts, but there are so many factors that determine whether a camera is good or bad, and it often comes down to personal preference. Do you favor good low-light shots? Accurate color reproduction? Advanced manual camera settings, perhaps?

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Android phones have taken a big leap in 2015 and the photos they can take are truly looking better than ever, but today we are asking the question: which smartphone camera is the best?

Below we have devised a little test. You'll see five pictures taken with five of the best Android cameras currently available. All you have to do is choose which one you think is best. We aren’t going to tell you which photo was taken by which device just yet, but here are the devices:

Check out the photos below.

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Smartphone A. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Smartphone B. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Smartphone C. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Smartphone D. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Smartphone E. / © ANDROIDPIT

Now, vote for which camera you think gives the best results. 

Which smartphone has the best camera?
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We will reveal which device is which next week as well as which one you voted the best. For now, feel free to make some guesses about which picture belongs to which phone in the comments.

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Scott Adam Gordon

Scott Adam Gordon

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes much of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. His current aim is to write cool things about Android. And he loves it.

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    FL777 Jan 1, 2016 Link to comment

    Your test really is poorly done. Phone A, C and D, (Samsung, LG and Sony respectively) have the best photos by far, but you can clearly see that the Sony picture is colder than the LG and the Samsung pictures. This brings to question the Sony's color accuracy. The Moto X photo also has the same color as the Samsung and LG pictures but it is out of focus (not as sharp or clear) as the other two. But the real problem that I have with this "test" is that it is taking one single picture and coming to conclusion which is ridiculous. All of these cameras perform differently under different circumstances. If you are going to do a reader comparison, include well-lit and very dark scenes, along with some sports scenes. This will give your readers a better idea of which camera is really the best. I think specifically you should have included very dark scenes like a bar or a dance scene and some very well-lit scenes.

    All of these cameras are capable, but the S6 has won most of the in-depth comparisons with the LG and the Sony not far behind. The real problem with the Sony that most professional reviewers found, is that it doesn't have as accurate color in its pictures as the LG4 and Samsung S6. These three cameras are all really good and very close, but most professional reviews list the S6 as the best, the LG4 as a very close second and the Sony as third. When I look at all of the pictures for each camera, the Samsung S6 wins easily and highly regarded reviewers like DXO agrees with me.

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    The Multiverse Dec 13, 2015 Link to comment

    This is a ridiculous test. Again. For reasons mentioned before; they were taken non-staticly and at different times with different lighting, so under different circumstances. I mean, come on man!

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    Manuel Dec 9, 2015 Link to comment

    I really like E

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      FL777 Jan 1, 2016 Link to comment

      E is out of focus (not as sharp and clear) as others.

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    César Dec 9, 2015 Link to comment

    Really? C? B and C are the worst!

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    Deactivated Account Dec 8, 2015 Link to comment

    I don't think this is a fair test as you can tell the light levels where changing trough out the test with the cloud cover, and it is a non static environment. Do this test where all phone take a picture at the same time not minutes apart. Then you can make a real comparison. I don't get the hype behind camera in a phone any way. I will use mine to document things once in awhile. If I want to take some great pictures I will get out my DSLR camera. No smart phone camera can compare to them.

  • 9
    Chavanel Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    Pay me now. ;-)

    A- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
    B- Huawei Nexus 6P
    C- Sony Xperia Z5
    D- LG G4
    E- Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

    Scott Adam Gordon

  • 1
    13thNemesis Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    LG G4 has the best camera.. People compare it to a DSLR one.. Also my friends, couple of them photographers, enjoyed the camera and told me that it is THE best cam they have ever tried on a mobile phone

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    Debarun Chatterjee Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    A- LG G4
    B- Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
    C- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
    D- Huawei Nexus 6P
    E- Sony Xperia Z5

    Scott Adam Gordonjesus madrid

  • 2
    Nader Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    I think camera C is (S6 edge +), no doubt Samsung camera is the best

    Scott Adam Gordonjesus madrid

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    Fleming Christian Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    I guess smartphone C is The Xperia Z5, because the shot taken has a better wide angle view and then there's cool tones of colors!

  • 4
    LatinoMicz Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    If the Z5 has anything similar on the camera that the Z3 had, ugggh no. Worse camera experience in my life.

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    Snow McKing Dec 7, 2015 Link to comment

    Z5 is the best...

    Fleming Christian

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