We’ve been wondering for some time which 8-megapixel camera phone is better; the LG KC910 Renoir or the Samsung M8800 Pixon. While we can’t really do the comparison ourselves due to the lack of availability of said phones to perform the test, we’ve got the guys at Mobile@Mail.Ru to thank for sharing with us the findings of their head-to-head showdown.

We’re betting on the LG KC910 Renoir as the better phone as far as the camera is concerned, since it comes packed with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens and Xenon flash, unlike the the plastic lens and LED flash found on the Samsung M8800 Pixon. It was also pointed that the active auto-focus on the Renoir is way better than the passive auto-focus of the Pixon.

However, they discovered that the Pixon’s UI was easier to use and the camera’s speed was higher than the Renoir. What they referred to as speed we have yet to get clarification on as the review was originally done in Russian, so the real meaning behind it was lost in translation.

So basically it’s sort of a tie, but if you’re going to put more emphasis on camera performance, it would seem that the LG KC910 Renoir is the winner. Unfortunately, I find it a too close to call, especially if you take into account the sample photos provided. We’ll have to wait for a more substantial review to come out or, if luck is on our side, get to play around with both phones and give you guys a first-hand account of which phone is indeed better.

For more comparative shots taken by both phones, you can find them here.

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