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GSMArena’s cameraphone shootouts have a certain aura about them, mostly because they are done pretty well and are extensive in nature. Here, after a long time they have produced shootout of leading smartphone cameras. Contenders are,

Lumia 1020, Sony Xperia Z1, iPhone 5S, LG G2, HTC one and Galaxy Note 3.

Lumia 1020 is declared winner in most of the categories including daylight and low-light still imaging, low-light video capture and runner up in daylight video capture. Finally, GSMArena has to conclude this,

Time to wrap things up – we wondered if maybe we should split the final decision into two, still photography and video recording, but the results came out consistent enough to declare a clear winner.

And it is, drum roll please, the Nokia Lumia 1020. It’s not a huge surprise, the Lumia 1020 is entirely geared towards camera excellence. In broad daylight it showed clear superiority for photos and it won the low-light challenge even if poor white balance betrayed it on one occasion.

The Lumia 1020’s high dynamic range, lossless zoom, excellent low-light skills and quality audio also helped it do excellently in the video test. It didn’t quite top the good light part of that challenge, but it wasn’t too bad either..

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