Newer phones are always improving to provide that better image and Sony’s Xperia range of handsets have always been pretty good when it comes to low light.
The HTC One X is their best camera yet for low light.
It has an F2.0 aperture to allow more light into the camera sensor, which is a good start but an automatically adjusting flash goes one stage further, adjusting the flash power depending on the distance from and the light around the subject you are photographing.
Add to this HDR Backlight mode and you should get the best picture possible in a whole range of conditions. It automatically takes 3 shots (one at high, one at normal and one at low light levels) and combines them for the best result.
This technology can be found on the One X, one of the growing number of phones that we can use to replace our dedicated camera.