Lava has marked its entry to a premium smartphone segment by launching its “Z-Series”. The Lava Z25 comes up with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with 720×1280 resolution. It is powered by an octacore processor and has 4 GB RAM. Lava Z25 primary camera comes up with 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash. It also has 8MP secondary camera.
Huawei Honor 6X was launched in January 2017. The phone comes up with 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution. The 6X has an Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53). Honor X comes with dual primary camera of 12MP + 2 MP and 8MP secondary camera.
The Coolpad Note 5 lite has been launched in March 2017. It is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and 3 GB RAM. The phone comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density) resolution. Coolpad Note 5 Lite comes with 13MP primary camera with 8MP secondary camera.
In this post today we pit the Lava Z25 against the Coolpad Note 5 Lite and the Honor 6X to find out which phone has the better set of cameras.
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Lava Z25 primary camera comes up with 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash. To get the sharper images it comes with a combination of Sony Exmor RS Sensor and F2.0 aperture. Additional features which makes it’s camera, photographer’s delight are the Bokeh Mode and Night Pro Mode for low light shooting.
Lava Z25 comes with 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with spotlight flash. Below are the snapshots of the camera user interface. It’s a normal view with the viewfinder and modes and features at top and bottom.
On the top right is the flash button placed. Next to it is the camera toggle button with which you can switch between rear and front camera and next to it is the settings button. Some of the features of settings are GPS Location Info, Smile Shot, Gesture Shot, Selfie timer etc. Additional features include Night Pro and a Bokeh mode.
Coming at the bottom, it includes picture viewing option, camera shutter in the middle and camera function button at the right. Above the three options at the bottom, it has the toggle line to switch between video mode and camera mode. It also has Beauti-Fi option which can be selected as “Close, Weak, Normal and Strong”.
Huawei Honor 6X
Huawei Honor 6X comes with a Dual 12MP+2MP Primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED Flash. Other features include 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.
Coolpad Note 5 lite
Coolpad Note 5 Lite’s primary camera comes up with 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash. It has different features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. Secondary camera comes with 8 MP, f/2.2, LED flash. Front LED Flash significantly contributes to the selfie picture quality.
Lava Z25 vs Coolpad Note 5 Lite vs Honor 6X Camera Comparison
We clicked multiple shots for various objects in the daylight and the picture quality is quite good in terms of the sharpness of the objects. It almost resembles to the actual lighting at the time of shoot. While all the three images look very good, the colours in the Lava Z25 sample look more accurate than the other two devices’.
All the three phones performed decently again in artificial lighting conditions. Both the Lava Z25 and the Coolpad Note 5 Lite do surprisingly better compared to the Honor 6X, which looks a little dull than usual.
In this lighting condition, we worked on very limited light access. Shots in limited access to light have come good enough though sharpness is a bit issue. The Honor 6X and the Coolpad Note 5 Lite were a little more dull compared to the Lava Z25, but overall the images are quite decent.
Lava Z25 has a good camera feature in the budget premium smartphone category. With good results in different modes of light conditions it has performed really well. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite and the Honor 6X fared decently as well, but on most occasions, the Lava Z25 produced better images in terms of colour details, accuracy and noise.