Originally Posted by ejb222
I wonder how the 920 would have faired. or better yet the 925. Interesting point is that the images were all scaled to 13mp. Not sure how that effects images under 13mp. Also the test doesn't show the full functionality of the cameras expecially the 1020.
Considering that both iPhones and the HTC One have 8 MP or less cameras, it definitely blurred their pictures. OTOH the Lumia 1020 pictures got massively downscaled making them super sharp without aliasing. At least it's supposed to be like that. In reality if you zoom in on the railing and the fence on the first picture, the Lumia phone did a very poor job of replicating those correctly while the Samsung Galaxy S4 did a great job.
Many edits later: As someone on Reddit pointed out, the HTC One only has a 4 MP camera. Upscaling that to 13 MP makes it a blurry mess. "So, you say, that just shows that it has a poor camera." Not really. It isn't ideal because zooming in a photo taken by the HTC One will quickly reveal how low the resolution is making it sub-optimal for even normal users, but unzoomed 4 MP is still more than any regular monitor can display. You'd need a 4K display before the image is lower res than the screen. It is a completely fine resolution for normal use (like Facebook) so upscaling that to reveal a weakness that most people won't encounter is sort of dumb.Edited by B!0HaZard - 10/8/13 at 1:12pm