Nokia has taken mobile photography to another level with the Lumia 1020, a powerful Windows Phone 8 handset that features an astonishing 41-megapixel camera. While we’ve reviewed the handset elsewhere, we wanted to take a close look at its camera and find out how it compares to other leading smartphones.
Pitching the Lumia 1020 against the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Nokia Lumia 925 brought about some interesting results. In testing the devices, we did our utmost to put them on an even keel, mounting them all in exactly the same spot to capture each image and using the default auto settings in every situation.
We put the smartphones through their paces in three different scenarios: outdoor, close up and low light. Different handsets performed with varying degrees of success in each, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 being notable for struggling with low light conditions.
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 1020 captures incredible photos, with image quality that surpasses almost anything else around. Take a look at our video comparison above to see exactly how it got on against the best of the rest that the smartphone world has to offer.