For this test, we captured photos of the same Furby sitting on the same desk in our office. This time, each camera’s flash was turned on.
1. BlackBerry Z10: BlackBerry wins this round because its Z10 uses the flash exactly how it’s meant to be used. It fills dark areas with light as needed rather than overpowering the whole image with its flash. This is evident especially when looking at the shadows, which are much softer here than in other images.
2. Motorola Droid RAZR HD: Overall, this shot is properly lit and the detail is sharp, although the color shifts slightly from one end to the other.
3. HTC One: The lighting in the One’s photo is a little uneven and underexposed, but the Furby looks much more true to its real color here than in others shots.
4. Samsung Galaxy S4: The biggest flaw with this image is that the flash overpowers any ambient light in the image. The color is less washed-out and is slightly more accurate than other smartphone shots, however.
5. LG Optimus G Pro: In this image, the Furby loses some detail in its fur and looks kind of blotchy. The color isn’t perfect, but it’s more neutral and accurate than that of the previous four images.
6. Sony Xperia ZL: The flash is nearly perfect in this Xperia ZL image, but the Furby’s color is a little washed out.
7. Apple iPhone 5: This shot has some of the same problems as the Lumia 920’s. In addition to the flash being overpowering, the Furby’s fur also looks too pink in this photo.
8. Nokia Lumia 920: The Lumia 920’s image isn’t nearly as overexposed as the Nexus 4’s, but the flash has skewed the color significantly. Just like in the previous round, the Lumia 920 has rendered the Furby’s fur more pink than it should be. You’ll also notice that the flash doesn’t lighten the entire image evenly; the edges of the photo are much darker than the rest.
9. Google Nexus 4: This image is way too overexposed and bright due to the Nexus 4’s flash. Even when glancing at the photo quickly, it’s evident that the color of the subject and its background is completely compromised.