well after all the heat this phone got for its camera performance cnet has it at number 3 of the top 5 smartphones. they also only rated it's 2d performance so its "gimick" 3d feature was not even considered. for those wondering if the 5mp camera can keep up, this is just more proof that camera performance is not solely based on MP. (Best cell phones for shutterbugs | Dialed In - CNET Blogs). i will say, cnet has been one of the few reporting sites out their that has treated this phone objectively.