Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus, others lose to Lumia 930 in blind camera test

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A blind test is a method of testing in which independent observers record the results of any test or procedure without knowing the identity of the samples or what result might be expected. So, a blind camera phone test is one in which people pick the best photos from a group without knowing which phone shot which photo. The results and identities of the phones that shot which photos are then unveiled after voting has been concluded.

Guess who won convincingly when the Samsung galaxy note 4, Apple iPhone 6, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6 and the Nokia Lumia 930 go head-to-head in a blind camera test? Yes; the one-year old Nokia Lumia 930. All those much newer toys just couldn’t…. *shrugs*

Lumia 930 Carl Zeiss camera

Anyway, here is what the final scores look like:

  1. Nokia Lumia 930 – 6032 votes
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – 5936 votes
  3. iPhone 6 Plus – 4344 votes
  4. Google Nexus 6 – 3965 votes
  5. Samsung Galaxy S5 – 3282 votes
  6. HTC One M9 – 1247 votes

I have repeatedly said that the Lumia 930 has one of the best cameras on a smartphone in the market. And you are probably tired of hearing it. Deal with it: the Lumia 930 is one of the best camera phones in the market. LOL. I still own one and I am very proud of it as a camera phone. It really is very good.

What’s more, the blind test was conducted by Phone Arena, a site that isn’t particularly in love with Windows Phone smartphones.

Check out detailed photos and voting results on Phone Arena: Nokia Lumia 930 wins our blind camera comparison, followed by Galaxy Note 4; HTC One M9 ends up last.

Check out our review of the 930: Almost Perfect: Nokia Lumia 930 review.


  1. Why did they test the One M9 and then the GS5? Why not the S6 or S6 Edge?

    What are the pixel counts of the various smartphones, please?

  2. Phone reviews the world over are against HTC, they just wanted to disgrace the m9, why didn’t they bring the m8 along side the gs5

  3. Peterjero,

    Making swiping statements about phone reviewers is bad taste. What makes you so certain that they had access to the M8 at the time of this test?

    Reviewers make do with what is available to them per time. They don’t have a warehouse where all phone models are kept waiting for them to pick from.

  4. Still not fair, pitting an old flagship against a new one.

    Hmmm…yet the oldest flagship there beat the whole lot. Talk of not fair… 🙂

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