We photographed the same fruit again with the flash turned on to see which smartphone captured the best outdoor images at night.
1. Motorola Droid RAZR HD: The whites are blown out in this photo, but the color saturation is better in this image than in any of the others. The fruits’ colors look exactly how you would expect them to if you were to visit this fruit stand and pick up an apple or grapefruit.
2. Sony Xperia ZL: There’s a slight red overtone to this shot, but the lighting is better than most others and the fruit looks sharp.
3. Apple iPhone 5: Overall, the iPhone 5’s image has good color accuracy and lighting, but it’s a little oversaturated. The exposure could be better.
4. Samsung Galaxy S4: The light areas of the photo are a little too bright. However, the color and detail in this image are noticeably better overall than the LG Optimus G Pro. The speckles on each red apple and the blemishes on the grapefruit really pop, and details such as the stickers on the fruit stand out.
5. LG Optimus G Pro: Although the red apples look sharp here, this image is too bright. The bright portions of the green apple are close to being blown out, but the color of the entire image is accurate overall.
6. HTC One: This photo is a little darker than it should be, and its colors lack the punch and contrast of some of the other pictures in the bunch.
7. BlackBerry Z10: The Z10’s image is too overexposed, especially in the center where the red apples are. The grapefruits also look more orange than they’re actual color, and some of the green apples are out of focus.
8. Nokia Lumia 920: Just like the last round, we found that the Lumia 920’s image had a blue tint to it that makes the color look inaccurate.
9. Google Nexus 4: This image is too bright and there isn’t enough color tone in the sections that are blown out. Just take a look at the green apples—there’s one in the front that looks almost completely white.