Phones GS4 vs iPhone 5 indoor pics

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  1. Bobbman macrumors newbie

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    I have S4, my wife IP5. It seems for indoor pictures in an average light ("normal" light) that the S4 struggles and is a bit noisy. The IP5, however, the pictures look spot on. Outdoors the S4 is stellar, while the IP5 is real good....but not in S4's league. Just wondering if there was a reason for S4's struggles in normal indoor lighting.
     
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  3. Bobbman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought s4 sensor was larger than s3 , note 2 and iphone 5....they all take better indoor normal light pics than the s4 does
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Is there an indoor setting / scene mode you could try?
     
  5. Bobbman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is a night mode but that is for real low light....doesn't work well in a normal lit room
     
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    Tried HDR?
     
  8. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    For the light sensor size, you need to look at the micron size, not megapixel.

    When cramming more megapixels into such a small space, they have to make the microns smaller to compensate.. which lets less light in.

    The HTC One's camera has only 4 MP but way more microns hence better visibility in low light.

    However, I've owned both HTC One and the S4 and I much prefer the S4's camera.

    The HTC One's photos look terrible if you need to zoom at all.
     
  9. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    Lol I was too.
     
  10. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    LOL, that meme cracks me up. Anyway, I've got both the S4 and iPhone 5. I'll see if I can get some comparison shots tonight and post them up.
     
  11. Bobbman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am a "Newbie" to these forums. Will attempt to post some comparison shots. I was just trying to get a feel if this was a common observation about the S4's camera.
     
  12. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    I've noticed that as well. Even my 4s takes better indoor shots. For some reason most of the shots I take indoors with the S4 come out grainy.
     
  13. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    OK, test shots. As the sun is still up, I took these in our dark garage. The first shot is of the garage with the overhead light on (taken a couple of days ago). The window on the left is mostly covered by a dark sheet. In the test shots, the door to the house is barely cracked allowing a little light in from the inside of the house.

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    S4 with flash:

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    IPhone 5 with flash:

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    S4 with Auto Night Mode OFF:

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    IPhone 5 on full auto (no HDR):

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    S4 with Auto Night Mode ON:

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    IPhone 5 with HDR on:

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    The iPhone 5 is definitely better on full auto in a dark environment, but I was surprised at how much difference the Auto Night Mode makes on the S4.

    Draw your own conclusions.
     
  14. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    You need to post full resolutions to a fair comparison.
     
  15. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    I realize that, but these were posted via Tapatalk. I'll try and post the originals later.
     

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