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What's the best high-end Android phone for someone who's mostly interested in taking pictures?

For someone who's mostly interested in taking pictures and sending texts, which is better:

-- Sony Xperia Z --
-- Samsung Galaxy S4 (or S4 Zoom?) --
-- HTC One --

Thanks!
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Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jul. 8, 2013 at 22:27

Of the three you've mentioned, unless a massive majority of your photos are taken in the dark or in low light conditions, the S4 will produce the best overall images. It's the most well rounded camera of the three.

As Ahmad said, the Lumia 925 is something to consider if your desire for a good camera is a priority over the phone running Android.

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AhmadCentral  Jul. 8, 2013 at 21:25

All of them will do for someone who's interested in taking pictures.

Although i'd rule out the HTC One as it's only a 4Mp camera so picture quality isn't going to be amazing. (but it is meant to be good in low light pictures).

I'd also consider the Nokia Lumia 925.

Watch a few reviews/samples on youtube.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 8, 2013 at 22:27

Of the three you've mentioned, unless a massive majority of your photos are taken in the dark or in low light conditions, the S4 will produce the best overall images. It's the most well rounded camera of the three.

As Ahmad said, the Lumia 925 is something to consider if your desire for a good camera is a priority over the phone running Android.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 01:29

S4 Zoom? I'd wait until it is launched and reviewed. The Galaxy Camera has ridiculous battery life (okay, it has a bigger screen than the Zoom, but still...), its software is incredibly buggy and,frankly: bad!

AhmadCentral  Jul. 9, 2013 at 11:22

S4 Zoom? I'd wait until it is launched and reviewed. The Galaxy Camera has ridiculous battery life (okay, it has a bigger screen than the Zoom, but still...), its software is incredibly buggy and,frankly: bad!

The galaxy camera isn't a phone though.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 14:32

Well, gsm aside, it is... Also, adding gsm capabilities wouldn't improve its battery, would it? So my cautionary point is valid.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 14:34

I've disabled all cam services and processes at one point, and it still has about half the battery life of the similar SGS3!

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 15:47

I've disabled all cam services and processes at one point, and it still has about half the battery life of the similar SGS3!
Doesn't it only have the battery from an S2?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 15:51

Yes, it does. But a 4.8-in screen and then some. When you shoot HD video you can actually see the battery gauge move! Hahaha...
Having said that, if the Zoom would get me through a day, I might actually consider it.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 17:09

Yes, it does. But a 4.8-in screen and then some. When you shoot HD video you can actually see the battery gauge move! Hahaha...
Having said that, if the Zoom would get me through a day, I might actually consider it.

Well the S2's battery life was bad enough, and the battery was actually designed for that phone.

sparx1981  Jul. 10, 2013 at 11:34

Xperia i1 and Nokia 1020 when they are both launched but you could be waiting a few months.

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