Camera speed low-light summary for popular smartphones

January 20th, 2014

We gathered some interesting low-light statistics from the CamSpeed database for some of the most popular smartphones. As can be seen in the table below, most variance in imaging speed in low light conditions is caused by the focus time and image capture time. Camera start-up times are quite close to each other. Time difference to open the camera and take a picture between the fastest and slowest is significant: over four seconds.

Camera speed measurements in low-light conditions

DeviceOS VersionStart-up, Focus & Image capture (ms)
Oppo Find5 4.2.2
 
726
615
Huawei Ascend P2 4.1.2
 
641
762
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4.3
682
669
954
Nexus 5 4.4.2
 
1267
 
HTC One 4.3
742
1490
 
Sony Xperia Z1 4.3
612
978
1066
iPhone 5c 7.0.4
802
1696
 
iPhone 5s 7.0.4
696
1516
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9500) 4.3
927
1557
 
Motorola Moto X (XT1058) 4.4
 
 
1883
Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505) 4.3
1059
1237
1057
Nokia Lumia 1520 8.0.10517.0
1077
1373
1532
LG G2 (D802) 4.2.2
935
1686
1438
Nokia Lumia 1020 8.0.10517.0
971
1323
3950

Lumia 1020 low light chart

Lumia 1520 low light chart

Samsung Galaxy S4 low light chart

iPhone 5s low light chart

LG G2 low light chart

Nexus 5 low light chart

Sony Xperia Z1 low light chart

This data and much more is also available for everyone with a CamSpeed GOLD license. Our CamSpeed database contains over 20000 results and 600 different devices.

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Sofica Team