Monday, 16 June 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Edges Out Competition In Camera Comparison Test


The Samsung Galaxy S5′s camera experience stacks up and then some against some of the smartphone market’s top competitors, especially when it comes to exposure, color and white balance, BGR reports.

In a recent mobile image testing process carried out by DxOrMark, the GS5 finished on top along with the Sony Xperia Z2, which both scored a 79. The Nokia 808 Pureview, Apple iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020, meanwhile, finished just a bit behind with overall scores of 77, 76 and 74, respectively.

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The test covered both camera and video, and focused on elements including exposure, contrast, color, texture, flash, artifacts, noise and auto focus. Samsung’s new flagship performed well in low-light conditions and overall, delivered “nice and sharp” photos, BGR notes. However, the publication adds that its auto-focus was not up to par in auto mode.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been battling the LG G3 for sales in Korea, with LG’s latest flagship smartphone reportedly holding an advantage over its fellow Korean competitor. With smartphone cameras being one of the most important features considered by consumers in the market for a new device, a new comparison video should also come in handy for those contemplating grabbing the G3 or GS5.

As BGR reports, Youtube user SuperHDView has uploaded a great 4K comparison of the smartphones, which covers everything from standard shots to closeups. While both cameras appear to offer high-quality shots, check out the video below to make your own decision:

The S5, which features the “best performing smartphone display” ever tested by DisplayMate, features a 5.1-inch screen, 16-megapixel camera, a fingerprint scanner and is waterproof.

Though the next-generation S5 still carries the plastic casing as its predecessors, consumers will be pleased to hear that it is both waterproof and dust-proof—taking on the capabilities packed into the Galaxy S4 Active smartphone.

Specs for the device include a 2.5-GHz processor that is faster than the Galaxy S4′s 1.6-GHz Samsung chip and 1.9 GHz Qualcomm chip processors.



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