The iPhone 5 camera’s low-light ability is pretty amazing

At first glance, it may appear that your photos look the same when taken with either the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S. It may even lead you to believe that there is no difference at all between the two cameras.

But try taking a photo in a low-light situation, and one thing becomes readily apparent; the iPhone 5 is far superior when it comes to snapping photos in low-light. Take a look inside, as we compare the iPhone 4S with the iPhone 5’s low-light photo taking capabilities…

Here are the resulting photos from each device. Judge for yourselves:

This isn’t some scientific measurement, but the real world reality is this: Your photos will look better when taken from an iPhone 5 if you’re in a low-light situation. If the lighting is favorable, then it may be tougher to tell the difference between the two.

Have you noticed any other differences between the two cameras that you’d like to share? If so, please do in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out our ongoing iPhone Photography series while you’re at it.