Droid vs. iPhone: Which Camera is Better?

When choosing between the iPhone and Motorola Droid, there are a number of things to bear in mind. Many cameras have cameras on the back. While these cameras can't compete with a separate digital camera, they are still a useful device to carry round with you. One of the best things about cameras on a phone is that you take them everywhere you go. If you ever need to take a photo, then having your phone with you will be very useful.

The iPhone is an older phone than the Motorola Droid, but which one has the better camera? By choosing the phone with the best camera, it will be possible to take the best quality photographs.


One of the important things to consider when comparing the cameras is the specification. This will show you which cameras are the best on paper.

The latest version of the iPhone is the 3GS, the specs for the camera on this phone include:

  • 3 Megapixel Camera
  • Real Autofocus
  • VGA Video Recording - up to 30 Frames per second
  • Geotagging

The Motorola Droid is a newer phone and the specs for the camera on this phone include:

  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • LED Flash
  • Real Autofocus
  • Geotagging

The Droid camera is far superior on paper, but this doesn't necessarily mean that the camera will take better photographs. Both of these phones feature real autofocus, which is much better than many older camera phones. The addition of an LED flash and improved megapixel rating on the camera makes it possible to take better quality cameras.


Both the iPhone 3GS and the Motorola Droid offer real auto focus. This makes both cameras capable of taking high quality photos, which will focus on whatever you are pointing your camera on. Both cameras have fast autofocus speeds. It's also possible to adjust what your camera is focusing on by pressing somewhere on the screen.


Only the Droid features a flash. This is a dual LED flash which provides a small amount of illumination for low light conditions. Anyone using a flash will find it much easier to take photographs in low light conditions. The iPhone lacks a flash, and this can mean that it suffers from grainy pictures when it's dark.

Ease of Use

It's not all about the size of the sensor in your camera which makes the difference. The software included on the Apple iPhone makes using your camera much easier. The software is also much better at making decisions, which should make it much more likely for your phone to take high quality pictures.

The software included with the Droid is much more complicated. However, it does do the job it claims to fairly well.


The iPhone 3GS normally takes much better quality pictures than the Droid. The droid may have a bigger sensor, but the colors are often lacking. The software is also confusing to use and can make the wrong decisions about various things.


On paper, the Motorola Droid camera is much better than the iPhone. In practice, however, the iPhone 3GS camera is still superior. The 3GS takes realistic looking photographs, which normally look better than the Droid.

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