15 Stunning Photos You Wouldn't Believe Were Taken With a Smartphone A collection of the most amazing images from around the web that look too good to be taken with a mobile device.
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A few years ago, smartphone cameras were valued for their convenience rather than the quality of the images they produced.
Now, smartphone manufacturers are putting much more attention into beefing up the cameras on their mobile devices.
For example, Nokia has managed to squeeze 41 megapixels into the camera on its Lumia 1020.
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Both Apple and HTC have focused on increasing the size of the microns on the camera sensors of their respective iPhone 5S and One smartphones.
In plain English, this means that these cameras are capable of absorbing more light than some of their rivals, which results in high-resolution photographs loaded with detail.
We've come a long way from the 8-megapixel cameras of 2012's flagships, and today's smartphones are giving you more reasons to discard your aging point-and-shoot and ditch the idea of investing in a pricey dSLR.
Here's a look at some of the most amazing images from across the web that you wouldn't believe were taken with a smartphone.
This image by Kim Hanskamp won first place in the People category for 2013's iPhone Photography Awards.
Most of iPhone photographer Hironori Mizuno's Instagram photos consist of colorful, surreal images like this.
Instagram/Hironori Mizuno (@iphonegrapher_hiro)
This photo by Kartikey Smita Karnatak was taken with a Nokia smartphone and was featured on the company's blog.
Dutch photographer Eelco Roos frequently posts travel photos taken with his iPhone to his Instagram account. This is one of the few recent indoor shots in his gallery.
Instagram/ Eelco Roos (@croyable)