Camera Shootout! HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia 808 PureView (+ bonus)

Yes, I'm proud to announce that I have some interesting shots I made at the HTC stand to compare the quality of the HTC One - which was tied to the stand - the Sony Xperia Z - which I had with me - the Nokia Lumia 920 and (of course) the Nokia 808 PureView. I sent the files of the HTC One to another device so I could take them with me.

Of course I would have preferred to get some other shots from the HTC One as well - like outside shots for instance. But I don't have the HTC One to play with (not many people have at the moment), so I chose to do it this way.

Didn't pick any people walking around in the dark (the HTC stand is quite a bit too dark actually), since it's impossible to get more or less the same shot with people running around. Instead, I shot some of the higher surroundings in Hall 7.

As another "bonus", you'll see two girls with flamboyant orange hair resting in the bright late afternoon sunlight. Since I left the HTC stand in Hall 7 already, I used the Samsung Galaxy Camera to still be abe to compare four shots.

In the other three different shots, I will present you the cameras in chronological order: first the HTC One, followed by the Sony Xperia Z, next the Nokia Lumia 920 and last the Nokia 808 PureView. Please remember all shots were made in automatic mode. Nothing fancy, just the "quick and dirty" method you use when you make a snapshot along the way.

HTC One

Sony Xperia Z

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia 808 PureView

I'll leave most of the conclusions to you, but once more you've seen - and you will see - that you will get less in your shot with the Sony Xperia sensor. It looks like it's a bit zoomed in, compared to all other cameras.  I don't understand why that is in fact, if you do, feel free to react.

Next one is a hard shot for all camera's it seems, I wonder what you would pick as the best shot.

HTC One

Sony Xperia Z

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia 808 PureView

The last of the three shots I have from the HTC One, compared with the other smartphone cameras, showing a (small) part of the exhibitors in Hall 7.

HTC One

Sony Xperia Z

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia 808 PureView

So those are the three shots I took with the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 PureView. I have some thoughts of my own, but I'm really looking forward to which one you think has the best result in general - please feel free to react, I'm really looking forward to your opinion.

To conclude the "bonus shots" I promised.

I rarely publish pictures of girls - believe it or not, I'm often a bit too shy to ask  (some readers even complain about it, so that's why I already shared one Finnish lady from Nokia earlier today). In this case it felt okay to ask these two Spanish girls, since they are obviously part of the Congress. Also, they looked irresistably orange in the bright late afternoon sun - a challenge for the camera's, I'd say!

Remember - I couldn't take HTC One with me, instead I used the Samsung Galaxy Camera to be able to compare another four shots. So in this case you'll see the Xperia Z first.

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia 808 PureView

So that's it. I'll fly back tomorrow afternoon and I'm not sure if I'll walk another twenty miles at the Mobile World Congress tomorrow morning. I haven't seen everything - it's impossible to see everything - but it was very interesting to be here.

Although I still had a tiny little bit of hope (aka wishful thinking) for a next PureView Lumia device, I still think Nokia did a fantastic job in announcing some very interesting, more affordable smartphones, bringing Windows Phone 8 to a larger audience - and even getting a remarkably nice camera in the Nokia Lumia 720.

Like I wrote before, it appears the new flagship isn't ready to be announced just yet. But i'm confident it will come this year. Don't ask me why - I just feel so sure about it that I think I know. When asked about it, Stephen Elop also said "the year ain't over yet". There is more to come, no doubt in my mind.

As for now, I was glad to be able to make this small "camera shootout" and I really hope you liked it!

PS - I just put all original shots on Flickr :-)

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