Winner: HTC One X. If you don't want your subject shrouded in darkness when taking low-light shots, then turning the flash on is essential. All three phones boast LED flashes on the back, so let's take a look at what they can do. Where previously the One X had excelled, it now falls to the back of the pack. Its shot not only lacks the definition offered by its rivals, but it also suffers from a huge case of blues. If you were using the flash to take a romantic picture of your significant other, I doubt they'd be too flattered by the results.
The Galaxy S3's attempt was much clearer, with sharper zizo bolt iphone xr tough case & screen protector - gold / black reviews lines visible around each object, It too suffers from a blue hue, but it's nowhere near as bad as the One X's, The iPhone 5 takes the prize here as its shot is not only clear and well defined, but it also provides natural, warm tones that are significantly more appealing than its two Android rivals, Winner: iPhone 5, The iPhone's update to iOS 6 brought with it the ability to take panorama pictures, simply by pressing the shutter button and moving the phone from one side to the other, This feature was already present on the S3 and One X though, so let's see how the results stack up..
The HTC One X's attempt was mostly good, without too much distortion visible from the automatic stitching. There was some visible on the trees just left of the middle though, and the over-exposure of the sky was so strong that it had quite a negative effect on the edges of all the foliage. The iPhone 5's attempt just snuck in front though, as it was almost entirely free of stitching errors and did a better job of keeping the bright sky under control. The Galaxy S3's attempt was frankly laughable. A panorama is made up of multiple photos stitched together and it's evident that the S3's camera has re-exposed for each individual shot. It's all too clear to see how it has attempted to lower the exposure in the middle to avoid over-exposing the sky, which doesn't fit at all with the rest of the scene.
Winner: zizo bolt iphone xr tough case & screen protector - gold / black reviews iPhone 5, If you want to get all arty and creative with your shots, you'll need a phone that lets you tweak the camera as much as possible, The iPhone 5 has the most stripped-back camera interface you're likely to see on a phone, Its only customisable features are turning the HDR and panorama functions on or off, There's no option to change the image quality, scene mode or add any in-camera effects, Both the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X, however, add a truckload more to the mix, letting you tweak not only the resolution, but also use scene modes for better capturing action events, nighttime shots or close-up objects, It also has a bunch of filters for giving your snaps vintage tones or vignette effects..
Of course, a lot of these features can be achieved -- with perhaps better results -- with downloadable apps such as Instagram, which are available across iOS and Android. But it's certainly a helpful extra to have these settings built in as standard, so you don't have to load up a separate app. Winner: HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 -- there's very little difference between their interfaces. While the iPhone 5 might not cope quite as well in low-light situation as its rivals, and its interface certainly doesn't offer the same level of customisation, it gives a stronger performance in most other areas, particularly with its HDR skills. For those reasons, the iPhone 5 takes the prize for having the best camera.