Originally Posted by EarlyMon
Respectfully disagree completely.
Personally, I still think everyone getting hung up on the new sensor is missing that the sensor can only do one thing better - signal to noise ratio. That ties to two factors - the light sensitivity and the electronics noise floor.
When you put that new sensor behind an F/2.0 lens, then there's something to compare.
Until then, that possibly
superior sensor (something we don't know yet) has to overcome the light loss from a smaller aperture.
Doh! Certainly an oversight on my part. When I typed that initial portion I was still halfway stuck in a mindframe that has the Evo 4G LTE and Galaxy S III using the same Samsung camera sensor. A controlled variable of sorts. I added the "new and withheld" bit after rescanning Neo's post about the new Samsung sensor. I had forgotten we had received new possible intel on the Galaxy S III sensor.
It started as a nearly (ImageSense unbalances it) direct comparison in my brain, but it is not at this point anymore when the sensors will likely be different. It remains a theoretical idea and cracked hypothesis by me.
(it would be kinda fun if they had the same sensor, we could eliminate some of the guesswork - and open a more detailed comparison)