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Engadget hates the Nokia N8, but you already knew that…. [updated]

Go check out “Nokia N8 vs. iPhone 4: camera showdown” on Engadget…

Nokia’s 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a huge image sensor is obviously not as good as the 5MP camera in iPhone 4….

Hmmmm, what the @$#* is going on?

if you check the images closely, you will notice that:

  • the iphone4 HDR is actually enabled, despite Engadget claiming otherwise (take a close look at the picture with the bushes!)
  • in some Nokia images, the lenses are in partial zoom
  • in some Nokia images, the blurry image is probably due to a moving/shaking hand…
  • Some iphone images have been modified by software, some colors have been enhanced (e.g. houses), some have been removed (e.g. the sky).
  • if you load the images into an image analysis tool, you will see that the dynamic range, temperature and saturation are not the same for every pictures, which means that the images have been manipulated by some software.
  • Engadget seems to avoid situation where the larger N8 lenses have a clear advantage: in darkness
  • Update

    There have been many other, unbiased, studies of the N8 camera. Just check out the samples below and draw you own conclusions!

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  1. Fredrik
    01/10/2010 at 16:49

    I believe it is partly because the journalist lacks the skills do a proper comparison, hence why he did not give any comments on which one he prefers. This also explains the lack of proper camera scenarios which you have detailed above.

    I also believe the journalist was lazy, what I mean by this is that they have published pictures (both iphone 4 and N8) which are shaky. He didnt even bother to use a tripod.

    There are a lot of great locations in london they could have used to get better pictures. The london eye, Hyde Park, or taken some shots of the street performers on the south bank.

    Should have taken one more day and done it properly..

  2. Jeebus
    01/10/2010 at 22:19

    Great blog! thanks…
    This will go into my bookmarks.

  3. Michel_Foucault
    03/10/2010 at 13:01

    I’m totally not surprised at all! I was banned from Engadget a short while ago for pointing out their blatant bias.

    Savov is so anti-Nokia that he would delete any comment even mentioning Nokia even if it’s related to the subject being discussed. Here is one example. I have more examples on a different computer.

  4. J
    03/10/2010 at 14:31

    I am not even going to buy and never did plan on buying the N8, but seeing the endgadget review was too much for me so thats enough following that site.

    Here is also a commentary on the endgadget comparison.

    http://shoppaholicdaily.com/n8/

  5. lockstocked
    03/10/2010 at 20:13

    just letting you know, engadget has closed the comments section today and have deleted many comments calling them out. There was around 27-28 pages. Now there are 26

    I can’t believe I use to think they were a reliable source

  6. Oliver
    03/10/2010 at 22:06

    Hahahaha, they deleted even more of my comments. Funny stuff right there.

  7. Michel_Foucault
    04/10/2010 at 00:47

    People should screenshot everything they post in case it gets deleted. It’s the only way we can prove they are biased.

  8. Flesh
    04/10/2010 at 10:44

    Engadget are heavily biased against anything that isn’t Google or Apple, and will actively try to dissuade people from buying anything but.

    It would be interesting to see whether AOL – Engadget’s parent company – has any vested interest in Google and Apple succeeding and all other platforms failing. Maybe AOL simply has a good stock portfolio in these companies, or there might be certain agreements in place (you help us win the smartphone war, we help you when the whole world is made of iPads, there is no more net neutrality, and you want a good online presence)

  9. Michel_Foucault
    05/10/2010 at 04:16

    More proof of censorship on Engadget by anti-Nokia Apple fanboy Vlad Savov: http://oi54.tinypic.com/2iligl4.jpg

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