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iPhone 6 gets slaughtered by a 16-month-old Nokia phone in new camera showdown

Published Nov 13th, 2014 11:05AM EST
iPhone 6 Camera Review

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There is absolutely no question that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus share one of the most impressive cameras that has ever been built into a smartphone. There is also no question that the quality of photos captured by the iPhone 6’s camera is regularly overstated by people who don’t bother to support their claims with actual tests. Thankfully, some people have taken the time to really put the new iPhone’s camera through the paces, and while it is indeed quite impressive, it’s definitely not the best mobile camera on the market.

In fact, the iPhone 6’s camera was positively slaughtered in a recent showdown with Nokia’s Lumia 1020, a smartphone that was released well over a year ago.

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First launched in July of 2013, Nokia’s Lumia 1020 was a smartphone that was doomed from the start because Nokia and carriers priced it far too high. Of course, the fact that it was powered by Windows Phone in a world dominated by Android and iOS didn’t help either.

The Lumia 1020 certainly wasn’t the savior Nokia needed, but there’s no question that the phone had a remarkable camera. In fact, more than a year later, the Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel PureView camera still might be the best on the market, which is pretty incredible considering how quickly technology progresses.

Windows Phone blog All About Windows Phone recently published an extensive showdown between the cameras on the iPhone 6 and the Lumia 1020. We all know that megapixel counts are only a small part of the story, but the image comparisons in the site’s review show that the 1020’s camera tops the iPhone 6 by a shockingly wide margin in most scenarios.

All About Windows Phone has included several fantastic interactive image comparisons in its review. With them, you can click on a photo and drag your mouse from side to side to reveal image samples from each camera and compare them. It’s pretty awesome, and it makes it painfully easy to see which is the better camera phone.

The camera showdown is linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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