N8 vs iPhone 4 camera test shows Apple can’t stop telling us how we should see the world
I have a couple Apple products (MacBook Pro & iPod touch) and for the most part I do enjoy using them. I am however, extremely tired of Steve Jobs’ arrogance during press conferences and announcements and can’t stand how the RDF (reality distortion field) around him explodes in the media and blogosphere. Apple seems to like to tell you how it should be done and then slowly adds features on their own time as you can readily see on the evolution of the iPhone. This same attitude of telling us how the world should be versus Nokia’s attitude of trying to give you products to help you see the world as it is can be seen even in the latest smartphones from both companies. Engadget posted a camera comparison between the Nokia N8 and iPhone 4 and it is quite clear that the N8 produces photos that are much more “real” while the iPhone 4 shows you a world as Apple thinks it should be with filled in colors and way too much yellow tinting going on.
CNET also conducted a comparison of the N8, iPhone 4, and a dedicated digital camera and their conclusion, along with their photo proof, shows the N8 is close to a dedicated digital camera and better than the iPhone 4. Unfortunately, the reviewer on CNET doesn’t seem to know much about using Symbian devices and has trouble using the OS.
I don’t have an iPhone 4 to create this same comparison, but I do have an HTC EVO 4G with 8 megapixel camera that I can use for comparison purposes. Then again, we already know that isn’t even a contest so I think I will just post N8 photos and let them stand on their own.
After looking closely through the Engadget comparison, do you agree that the N8 photos are better?