One scene, seven smartphones: Nokia (3), Samsung (2), LG and Huawei

Whenever you see a guy standing at one scene for about twenty minutes patiently making the same shot over and over again with different high-end smartphones, there's a pretty good chance you found me. The scene this time is near a small pond a building in Hilversum, brightly lit by the morning sun. The smartphones used are the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia Lumia 1020 and 930, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and S5, LG G3 and Huawei Ascend P7. I'll only share one shot from the complete scene here - you'll find all originals on Flickr as usual. This is coming from the Nokia 808 PureView in 8MP. Nokia 808 PureView 8MPNow what you'll see below are two crops from all seven results - one from the center, one from the center at the far left. First: the 5MP resolutions from the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 930. Note the remarkable difference in color (again). Nokia Lumia 1020 5MP Nokia Lumia 930 5MPNokia 808 PureView (8MP) Nokia 808 PureView 8MPNext up, both 9.7MP results from the Huawei Ascend P7 (first) and LG G3 (second). Differences are pretty big... Huawei Ascend P7 LG G3Next two crops: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (first, 15MP) and Samsung Galaxy S5 (16MP in 16:9!) - and I do think the K Zoom is doing a better job in this example. Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Samsung Galaxy S5Let's compare it to the 16MP coming from the Nokia Lumia 930... I think it speaks for itself. Nokia Lumia 930 16MPLast: the "big guns" - Nokia 808 PureView (first) and Nokia Lumia 1020 (second), both in 34MP "no PureView oversampling" resolutions. And it's really a close call this time! Nokia 808 PureView 34MP Nokia Lumia 1020 34MP In the second crop it gets more difficult for the camera sensors: we are going to have a look at the far left center of the shot. I'll present them in the exact same order, but due to the different resolutions, different focal lengths (and me holding the camera just a bit different), the results from these crops differ quite a bit as well. Still, I think it's worth to have a look what the grass and the shade actually looks like. First: Nokia Lumia 1020 and 930 in 5MP. For some reason, the Lumia 930 appears to produce a bit lighter result in this case. Nokia Lumia 930 5MP Nokia Lumia 1020 5MPNokia 808 PureView (8MP) Nokia 808 PureView 8MPAgain, both 9.7MP results from the Huawei Ascend P7 (first) and LG G3 (second). Once again, LG appears to give a better result - much better even. Huawei Ascend P7 LG G3Next two crops: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (first, 15MP) and Samsung Galaxy S5 (again, 16MP in 16:9). This clearly shows you don't want the Galaxy K Zoom if you need your shot to be sharp from side to side... Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Samsung Galaxy S5Let's see what the Nokia Lumia 930 comes up with in 16MP - I'm not blown away by the result either. Nokia Lumia 930 16MP And to conclude: the two 34MP resolutions coming from Nokia's 808 PureView (first) and Lumia 1020 (second) - there's no doubt in my mind which one you'll prefer this time. Nokia 808 PureView 34MP Nokia Lumia 1020 34MPI hope to be able to do some more tests with all phones this weekend. Quite a few of them need to go back to their owners pretty soon but I would still like to do some close-ups and shots in less great light conditions. You'll find all original shots in a dedicated album on Flickr, as usual. I'm looking forward to read your opninions below as always :-)