The innovative camera of the HTC One was one of the features that the struggling Taiwanese phone maker has been promoting as a major selling point. The innovation extolled by HTC is the sensor of the camera, which features three layers of large pixels (dubbed UltraPixels), a feature that supposedly allows for better pictures in varied lighting conditions.
Although we’ve seen a few HTC One sample shots already, those were either supplied by HTC or taken during the launch event in improper conditions.
Luckily, CNet Asia published a quick comparison between the camera of the HTC One and the camera of the iPhone 5. The good news for HTC fans is that the One’s camera is as good as or better than the iPhone’s, which is quite an achievement, given the reputation that Apple’s smartphone has when it comes to snapping pics.
CNet Asia tested the two phones under several lighting conditions, and while the test isn’t comprehensive, it does give us a rough idea of what the One is capable of. By far, the HTC One proved its superiority in the image at the top of the post, where the iPhone clearly overexposed the subject.
It’s good news so far for HTC, but we’ll have to see how the One performs against the heavyweight of mobile imaging, the Nokia 920, before we hand out any laurels. Check out the source link for more full resolution images taken with the HTC One.