The Samsung Galaxy S II and Nokia N9 are both modern smartphones toting 8 megapixel autofocus cameras. Both also feature an LED flash.
Well, yesterday evening, I pitted them against one another briefly on the spur of the moment to see how they handled low-light indoor settings.
Both cameras were left on the standard settings as most people would leave them and use them that way – autofocus with flash set to auto.
All comparison shots were taken at same distance and under exactly same lighting.
We took multiple shots of each and have selected the best for publishing.
Here are the results:
Portrait – Blackberry Boy
Portrait – Guy Smiley
In my opinion, the LED flash on the Galaxy S II seems quite weak compared to what’s on the N9, and so produces poorer results in an evening (or low-light) scenario like this.
If I have an evening event, I will be sure to carry the N9 along, as I wouldn’t trust the Galaxy S to deliver images that are bright and clear enough.
What are your thoughts? Who knows – its possible that I’ve got my head screwed on wrong.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.