During this round we took photos on our rooftop during daylight with each camera’s settings on auto.
1. LG Optimus G Pro: The subject’s skin tone looks most natural here than in any other photo, and the contrast is also better than most. The Optimus G Pro’s image depicts the actual scene more accurately than the others.
2. BlackBerry Z10: This skin tone in this photo is more true to the subject than in most others, and the lighter sections aren’t blown out. Just look at the subject’s shirt and forehead in this photo compared to the ones taken by the Droid RAZR HD and Xperia ZL, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
3. Google Nexus 4: There’s a slight green haze over this image that skews the color, but our subject’s skin tone is generally accurate. While on the dark side, the exposure is above average for the group.
4. Samsung Galaxy S4: This one has a little too much contrast, but the skin tone is fairly accurate.
5. Apple iPhone 5: This image suffers from noticeable lens flare, though it’s not as pronounced as the Motorola. There’s a slight haze over the picture that seems most noticeable in the center.
6. Nokia Lumia 920: The skin tone and overall color appear inaccurate in this image. The subject’s skin looks blotchy, although the contrast and exposure is better than the Sony Xperia ZL’s photo.
7. HTC One: There’s noticeable areas in this image that are too light, such as the subject’s forehead and finger, but the background looks sharp.
8. Sony Xperia ZL: The Xperia ZL’s image looks a little blown out in lighter areas, such as the subject’s forehead and hand. When zooming in we noticed that the detail was a little soft.
9. Motorola Droid RAZR HD: The railing in the background is completely blown out in this image, causing a harsh glare right near the subject’s shoulder. Light bouncing off the buildings in the backdrop created a noticeable lens flare.