By Kumar Dushyant.
Not everyone follows the lead and gets themselves a Samsung flagship or the latest version churned out by Apple. Any reasonable, technologically savvy person is well aware that you can match and sometimes exceed the quality offered by the above mentioned giants at a fraction of the cost.
RANKING AND ANALYSIS:
1)G2: Wins by a feather. Color reproduction is slightly on the warmer side.
2)OPO: The flash helps to ward off the smudges and noise to an extent and the result is a well rounded image. The color reproduction is better than what the G2 managed but on zooming in, the ghost of blur manages to stay. The hands were steady… atleast as steady as an average person’s hand would be (if not steadier) while clicking the pic.
3)Z2 : The duo-tone flash doesn’t help out much as detailing is quite bad. Even with its partly blurred pic, OPO’s image is miles ahead. What the duo-tone does manage is washing out the features. On the bright side, that might translate to a farther range of flash.
C) INDOOR LIGHTING REVIEW
This is where a smartphone camera is really utilized in the real world. No one would really bother to bring a DSLR to a night out at the bar with friends or when you just have to sneak up quick click of a friend or a colleague at work.
ASUS ZENFONE 2
RANKING AND ANALYSIS:
1) G2: Getting easy for the old one, isn’t it? It doesn’t necessarily produce an instantly appealing image, but all round detail preservation means enough room for post editing. Color reproduction is spot on!
2) OPO: The image is supersaturated like what one would expect from a Samsung (notice the yellowing left margins on what is largely, a white curtain). Zooming on the face and wrist watch would reveal lesser detail preservation and sharpness than the G2 image .
3) Z2: Slightly behind the others. Face has less and wrist watch has more details than the OPO image. The objects on the periphery, such as the red dustbin tends to bleed to produce an oil paint like appearance on full crop. No color issues, unlike the OPO though.
1) G2: At first glance, it’d appear that the image is the least bright, but as with previous photos the G2 took, it has the most details. On slight tinkering with the exposure and saturation we managed a good image. The flash did have the least range out of the three devices.
2) OPO: Bright and ready to use image, unlike the G2. Zooming in to the wristwatch reveals smudges.
3) Z2: Duo-tone flash isn’t making that much of a difference, it seems, although the image seems reasonably acceptable.
Lg G2 trumps the two younger phones with style. OIS was a novel feature in 2013, and is almost indispensable in good cameras in 2015, with major players like Samsung and Apple embracing it.
OPO is reliable and never really awful…even though the blur comes in way of it being a serious contender. It does have a tendency to smudge and noise up the images.
Asus Z2 doesn’t really find its way into the big league and has some sorting to do before somebody chooses it on the basis of camera alone. It’s safe to say that for someone who loves taking pictures, it’s a good sign some brands are focussing on camera R&D.