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Oh Snap! iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 vs Nexus 4 vs Lumia 920 vs Galaxy Camera

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Over at CNET there has been a test to see which of the four handsets, if any, could match the Samsung Galaxy camera. The devices on test are the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920 and the LG Nexus 4.

Camera test: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, LG Nexus 4 & Galaxy Camera

The Samsung Galaxy camera has the base of a compact digital camera from Samsung mixed with an Android device, which then allows the device to share and edit photos easily over 3G. The cost of the camera is £400 and this may seem like a lot as it is not a phone. So just how does it compare against the cameras on the other handsets?

CNET concluded that the Samsung Galaxy camera did have better optical zoom and sensor that the other handsets. However it was far from perfect. The Apple iPhone 5 camera offered more exposure in many photos, while it was the Nokia Lumia 920 that came out on top when it came to low light.

The Samsung Galaxy camera was a let-down when it came to HDR shots as it didn’t take them. You can install an app that gives results that are similar though.

The LG Nexus 4 was nowhere near the top of the list in tests, however photos were adequate enough. If you compare this with the fact that it comes with the latest Android and a great price tag, less than half of the others, then you might forgive it.

The Samsung Galaxy camera gave us results that were detailed but it often lacked in its consistency for exposure and colour balance. If you own a good camera phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Apple iPhone 5 then you should forget about spending money on the Samsung Galaxy camera.

On the other hand if you are the owners of a cheap Android device and you want a full featured camera with good zoom, then you might want to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy camera. Check out the test shots here.

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