Camera Shootout – Elephone P6000, THL 5000, Ulefone Be Touch 2

After having lived with the Ulefone Be Touch 2 as my daily driver for a couple months, I decided to take a few devices I own, took a photo with each device, and did a comparison.

The Elephone P6000 with its OmniVision sensor did quite badly in this case, and the photo came out with a pinkish hue to it. However, noise seemed not to be a problem, as the amount of noise was almost negligible. The image though, in general seemed pretty okay, except for the lack of sharpness and the pinkish hue. The only plus side to this sensor is that the shutter speed is incredibly fast. Photos can be taken within literally a snap.

The THL 5000 with its SONY IMX135 didn’t do quite as badly as the OmniVision sensor, as the colours came out pretty natural. The software camera’s settings mean that the photo was interpolated to a massive 18MP, causing a lot of noise to show when zooming in. However, the photo is sharp and crisp, and the small text on the keyboard is legible, unlike on the OmniVision sensor. The only down side is that the sensor doesn’t seem to have much stabilization, and the photos usually came out with a slight motion blur. The shutter speed seems to be a little slow here on the THL 5000, and the default camera app’s animation just slows it down even further.

Ulefone Be Touch 2 - low light photo

Sample of a low light photo taken on the Be Touch 2

The Ulefone Be Touch 2 by far is the most impressive with its SONY IMX214 sensor. The photo is sharp, colours are natural, and there is almost no motion blur at all. However, the photo does seem to be a little too sharp, and occasionally when I take photos with it heavy noise can be generated, especially in low light settings. The shutter speed is also decent, with normal light setting photos taken at a fast shutter speed, but on lower light settings being a little slower.

From here I could conclude that the Be Touch 2 has the best camera of the 3 devices, though there are definitely better smartphone cameras out there. You can also read my review of the Be Touch 2 here. It is a pretty impressive device, though it does have a lot more potential to be better.