This time, we turned the flash on and photographed the same subject in the same location to see which phone has the best flash.
1. HTC One: The HTC One’s image has even lighting that makes our subject look natural. It’s also sharper and more defined than any of the other photos.
2. Google Nexus 4: The Nexus 4’s photo is a little grainy, but the lighting is better here than in most of the other images. Detail is crisp and sharp, and the colors are accurate.
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3. Sony Xperia ZL: This image is darker than our top two picks, but the flash isn’t overpowering and renders the subject clearly.
4. Nokia Lumia 920: Just like the previous images we’ve seen from the Lumia 920 in this competition, the colors in this photo are a little exaggerated and fluorescent. For example, the reds in our subject’s shirt look way different here than in person. Regardless, this picture has just the right amount of flash and our subject stands out.
5. LG Optimus G Pro: The subject is generally clear in this image compared to other cameras, but the flash is too powerful.
6. Apple iPhone 5: The flash is too bright in the area around the face, but it’s not as noticeable here as in other shots we took with the iPhone 5. Overall, the detail is good and the colors fairly vibrant.
7. BlackBerry Z10: The flash isn’t as overpowering in this image as it is in the others, but there’s a slight green haze and lack of focus here. The Z10 also produced the most noticeable redeye out of all the cameras we tested.
8. Samsung Galaxy S4: The S4’s photo is definitely clearer than the Droid RAZR HD’s image, but it’s still way too bright. Our subject’s face looks washed out because of the flash, although we’re happy with the level of detail.
9. Motorola Droid RAZR HD: Just take one glance at this image and you’ll notice the flash is way too bright. It completely overpowers our subject’s face.