This is a very simple test comparing the basic snapshot capabilities of these three phones. All phones were set on maximum resolution and auto shoot using the basic camera app.
So all produced good results with my personal preference being for the 1520 (though I find it difficult to tie down my reasoning?)
Zoomed in to the Daffodils in the first picture the clear winner is the 1020 – that might surprise some as it is such an old device – although those ‘in the know’ will already appreciate the benefits of it’s superior hardware. (Notwithstanding there is a downside to the higher resolution achieved as the file sizes produced by the 1020 are considerably larger should you wish to shoot at this resolution).
So I was curious to know how well the newer Lumias stack up against the older 1020 with my personal conclusion being that for straight snapshots the 1020 still has the crown. Of course it benefits from having more time for the engineers to perfect the cameras’ algorithms and I would expect the 950lx to only improve over time.
I found this an interesting comparison and I might follow up with a similar comparison using some common Android and iOS phones (should I be able to get my hands on!)
NB Full Res images can be downloaded from here: