Selfie camera test: low light conditions – connect

  1. Selfie cameras of the Top Smartphones in the Test
  2. Selfie camera test: Very good light conditions
  3. Selfie Camera Test: Low Light Conditions
  4. Front camera: Important questions and conclusion

Many Selfies arise spontaneously in the evening when going Out. The test setup with 190 Lux simulates the dim lighting conditions.

Upper class

Little light is poison for each camera, and accordingly, the chaff separates from the wheat. The Pixel XL is here to lone peak. In order to increase the light sensitivity of the camera system, has doubled the automatic of Google Smartphones, the ISO sensitivity in comparison with the daylight from 100 to 225.

The Problem: With the sensitivity, the susceptibility to errors increases, so that the picture lost details faster and the proportion of noise pixels that differ in color and brightness of the actual image, increases. This so-called image noise is inevitable and increases in proportion to the decreasing amount of light. The image examples show the very good: The colors are paler, the surfaces are grained and less structured. Nevertheless, it is apparent that the Pixel can handle 2 XL at the best with the difficult conditions, even in the dim light geknipste Selfies are still usable.

  • Google, Pixel 2 XL


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The presentation can be called acceptable, too high demands to the photos, you should not have.

The Nokia 8 high, screw the ISO sensitivity to 400 and achieved the highest image sharpness in this comparison. The presentation is very rich in contrast, however, the fine structures disappear as a result of the increased image noise in the pixel mush. The 8-Megapixel camera of the Mate 10 Pro performs even worse, because the amount of noise is comparatively high, the contrasts are less pronounced, and thus even more Details are lost.

In summary, we can say that, apart from the Galaxy S8, which is enough high, almost to the Pixel, not a model in the midfield, a particularly good figure. If it is dark, the taken Selfies a good piece of what is one of the Smartphone’s main camera.

  • Sony Xperia XZ1
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Nokia 8
  • Huawei Mate 10 Per
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Now it is pixelated: Deise phones Saves have massive problems when it gets dark.

LG no longer stands alone, with little light, several models of a break really. Has surprised us, especially the poor performance of HTC: During the 16-Megapixel camera of the U11 displays in daylight a strong Performance, decreases the level rapidly as soon as light is missing. The stone and grass structure that is almost visible, was taken with the Galaxy A5 in 2017, the faces of which are so noisy that you have to go in the direction of an abstract work of art, with an iPhone X. in the example of the Galaxy A5 (16 Megapixel) you can see that high resolution alone says nothing about the quality of the image. Above the 8-Megapixel threshold, everything is high.

  • HTC U11
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Force
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
  • Apple iPhone X
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