First Test Photos: Photon, Kingdom, Pre3, Iconia, & Many More


Now that cellphone image sensors have evolved beyond the dark days of sub-megapixel blockiness, photo quality has become an important determinant when choosing among handsets. To that end, we’ve collected sample shots from some upcoming models, hopefully giving you a basic idea of what to expect when you release the shutter. Of course, as we’ve noted before, test shots from pre-release devices often don’t represent the output from shipping products: camera firmware, which plays just as important a role as sensor quality, is often tweaked right up until the last minute.

In situations where more than one sample photo was available, we tried to pick a nice-looking shot, although we certainly didn’t pore over each and every option. Full-size images are hotlinked to the resized versions below. Other than resizing/resampling photos to fit the layout, no changes were made to their appearance.

Motorola Photon 4G

BlackBerry Bold 9900

BlackBerry Bold 9930

BlackBerry Curve 9350

BlackBerry Torch 9810

BlackBerry Touch 9850

BlackBerry Touch 9860

LG Thrill 4G

Samsung SPH-D600

Samsung SPH-M930 (Transform Ultra?)

Palm Pre3

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro

Acer Iconia Smart

HTC Kingdom


HTC Doubleshot

HTC Sensation 4G

HTC Holiday (pulled)

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