It’s not just about resistance to water and dust that make the Xperia Z a standout device. In a YouTube video uploaded by French tech blog FrAndroid, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone is pitted against the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Nexus 4 as they record the city of Paris. And what better time to shoot a video of the famous City of Light than during the night?

As clearly shown in the video embedded below, the Xperia Z clearly has an edge in night imaging capabilities over its Android companions. The difference is even more distinguished when you view the comparison in full screen and with 720p or 1080p resolutions.

Using the same smartphones, FrAndroid also has taken videos during the day:

If there’s one thing the Xperia Z falls short against the competition, it’s probably the audio. As one commenter in the first video goes, the Note 2 is better on sound quality but fails to beat the Xperia Z in terms of image stability, autofocus and camera sensors. Back in January, we also posted a camera smackdown between Xperia Z, Apple iPhone 5, and Oppo Find 5. In that previous comparison, the Xperia Z has also shown prowess in its overall camera capabilities.