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[Gallery] The Best Pictures We’ve Taken with a Mobile Phone (in 2013)

Exactly one year ago, we posted the best pictures we’d taken with a mobile phone so far. It was a glorious gallery of how mobile phone photography has evolved, all the way from the Nokia N73, Nokia N95 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, to the Nokia 808 PureView. But that was until January 2013.

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2013 was a huge year for mobile photography. Atleast in my opinion. We saw fantastic camera efforts by many mobile manufacturers, leading to the 20 Megapixel camera on the Sony Xperia Z1, the 41 Megapixel PureView OIS Camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020, and even HTC’s “UltraPixel” experiment with the HTC One.

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As such I figured it’d be really fun to post the best pictures we took with a mobile phone in 2013, just to see what we managed with the phones we reviewed and used during the year. So here we go:

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Sorted by mobile phone, Yash’s picks include several by his 808 PureView. He later got a Nokia Lumia 925 last year.  | Follow @alsiladka

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Nokia 808 PureView:

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At Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh #3

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Isa Khan Tomb Enclosure at Humayun's Tomb

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Angkor Wat

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The Chaotic Beauty of Ta-Phrom

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Nokia Lumia 720:

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Nokia Lumia 925:

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Alvin chimed in with his photos as well. He’s been pretty happy with his Xperia Z which has allowed for some pretty creative shots thanks to it’s water resistant properties. Follow @alv1nW

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Nokia Lumia 925:

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HTC Butterfly S:

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Sony Xperia Z:

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Alvin says this might not be his best picture taken last year but it’s definitely one of his favourites. Yash, hard at work and caught in the act.

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Sony Xperia Z1:

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Aatif got some very cool shots with the Lumia 1020 while he was reviewing it. Follow @aatifsumar

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Nokia Lumia 1020:

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Haaaaave you met Avi? He’s taken some very awesome shots on his HTC One X and even one with the (gasp) Nokia Lumia 800. Instagram | Follow @avi_sharma21

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Nokia Lumia 800:

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HTC One X:

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Haaaaave you met Rushil, too? Rushil has been very happy with his Nokia Lumia 920 and has taken some very impressive shots with it in the last year!

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Nokia Lumia 920:

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Mike got a whole bunch of great pictures with his Lumia 925 last year as well as some neat shots with the Lumia 720, HTC One and Lumia 1020 that he reviewed.

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Nokia Lumia 720:

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HTC One:

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Nokia Lumia 925:

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Nokia Lumia 1020:

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And ofcourse, you cant have a gallery of pictures taken with a mobile phone without me trying to show off my collection as well. I didnt include any pictures taken with the Sony QX10 or the Sony QX100 that I reviewed, because technically that would be cheating, heh. For a lot of the year, the Nokia 808 PureView was in my left pocket, but (even though I didnt think it would!) the 1020 replaced it. Instagram |  | Follow @clintonjeff

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Sony Xperia Z1:

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Nokia 808 PureView:

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Nokia Lumia 925:

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Nokia Lumia 1020:

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The electric Christmas tree.

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Neon awesomeness.

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Driver Doggie

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View from the Kaup Lighthouse.

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Diwali Rangoli

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Diwali Decor

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A very busy Beach

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The moon is a tiny smile in the sky tonight.

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It's like my own private beach

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A Gorgeous Christmas Day Sunset

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Colors of a tropical dusk

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Singapore scenery

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The Rajiv Chowk Delhi metro station

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Around and around we go

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Yup, mobile phone cameras sure have gotten awesome in the last year.

That’s it for our gallery! What’s the best picture you’ve taken on your mobile phone last year? And which picture here was your favourite? Let us know right in the comments below, y’all!

  • enterthemax

    WOW, some of them are amazing!!

  • Alexandros Vourlakos

    the 720 actually came up with some pretty good shots. guess an f/1.9 aperture is always useful.