Why? It’s the camera! At 16 MP with a 10X zoom lens, which makes the device look like a point-and-shoot, it usurps Apple’s iPhone 5 camera, crushing it to a proverbial number 2.
If you’ve shot with an iPhone and struggled to get a close-up of a a far-away object you know that the iPhone is a poor performer, leaving that object as a spec in the frame.
Don’t let the numbers fool you though, as the one-third inch sensor size is pale in comparison with that of the least expensive dSLR. What that means is that when you look at your photo at 100 percent resolution on your computer, you’ll find the edges falling apart, making it unsuitable for many practical applications such as printing a photo taken with the camera for your living room wall.
Okay, Apple. Get your groove back. Where’s your zoom lens and more powerful sensor? Are you going to be the first company to squeeze a decent-sized sensor into a smart phone?