Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge camera put to test against Apple iPhone 6 Plus

by: Jonathan FeistMarch 17, 2015
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With the ever expanding capabilities of camera sensors on our favorite smartphones, sample photos and comparisons are becoming more and more relevant to your purchasing decisions. Players like Apple with their line of iPhones and Android players like Samsung and Sony have been making waves, bringing the general casual smartphone photography to the next level.

We’ve got a few photo shootouts coming for you, but for now, let’s take a look at of few sample photos from the Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge out of Denmark. In the below sets, the top image is the iPhone, the bottom image belongs to Samsung.

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For those familiar with Apple vs Android phone shootouts, I hope you are pleased with the results you see here. Usually Apple comes out the victor, but we’re not so sure that is true today. Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus clocks in with 8MP, 18mm squared sensor shooting at a 4:3 aspect ratio, f/2.2 with image stabilization. HD video recording is complemented by 240fps slow-motion capture at 720p.

Samsung’s equipped sensor on the Galaxy S6 Edge looks slightly better on paper, 16MP, 19.9mm squared sensor shoots at 16:9 aspect ratio, f/1.9 with image stabilization. 4K video recording is on board, but only 120fps slow motion at 720p.

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If the devil is in the details, you just witnessed all the evil there is to see in the camera samples. 100% zoom reveals all the grain, or lack thereof.

OK, these phones perform quite well in the bright of day. Perhaps there is a touch of yellow in the iPhone photos. Now, how do they handle night images? Our cameraman didn’t wait for night, instead headed into an enclosed parking garage.

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What is this you see, yes, it is strengths and weaknesses from both camps. To my untrained eye, the iPhone 6 Plus loses a ton of clarity vs the Galaxy S6 Edge. There is also a huge discrepancy in the white balance of the photos, perhaps your translation of the original site can identify which phone managed to capture the coloring more accurately.

Last, what you all may have been waiting for, video capture. Here is the Apple iPhone 6 Plus shooting those cars in the dark of the parking garage at its best 1080p resolution.

Last, but certainly not least, is the 4K video capture from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, taken in the same dimly lit parking garage.

Once again, the videos give off that huge difference in white balance, but the resulting imagery may leave you debating realistic colors against almost HDR-like image brightness balancing.

As mentioned, don’t let this be the end of your research if you are comparing these two devices for purchase. We have our own Samsung Galaxy S6 (Edge) vs Apple iPhone 6 (Plus) camera shootouts in the works. Stay tuned.

In the end, the choice is yours, obviously – from what you see so far, do you think the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has overthrown the Apple iPhone 6 Plus in this camera comparison?

  • John Renald

    Yup Samsung has changed the tables!!!

    • samsung 4ever

      I think the edge just got there by the skin of the teeth any way am Samsung fan forever my daily driver is my note 2 still great phone

      • John Renald

        yeah its a good phone ( but im not a fanboy :) )

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  • Jay Holm

    Both are really good. I think the S6 does come out on top when it comes to clarity. It would have been nice to see some sunset comparison pix.

  • nebulaoperator

    I am pleasantly suprised well done uncle sam!

  • kudimo22

    Sammy ftw!

  • Guest123

    Apple’s phone seem to have more natural colours while S6 has sharper photos, probably due to the higher megapixels.

    • Alan Schamber

      Not at all. It’s because the white balance is more warm. But the truth is that the images are off, and most people just like warmer, but this won’t be good in many different situations.

    • Dick Jansen

      Wrong. S6 has more natural colours:

      http://www.mobilecowboys.nl/reviews/review-24-uur-met-de-galaxy-s6-edge

      Scroll down to low light shots and tell me again which one is more natural. Iphone 6 is way to blue/white-ish. You can see that the other camera’s (Z3 and S5) also capture the more yellow-ish tone. This is what artificial light in a house looks like (unless the guy living in the place likes to get depressed ;-))

  • killLiberals!

    fuk crapple samsung all the way!

    • ciph3ro

      Grow up. Using words like that is what takes away credibility.

      The iPhone is pretty beast in its own way. I think most of us just don’t like iOS. lol
      For example I bet an iPhone 6+ with stock Android (and 2+ GB RAM) would sell like crazy! :)

      • William King

        Not if they keep offering ridiculous prices for their iPhones!

  • Dan Resurreccion

    Galaxy S6 Edge has clearer and finer image and also has much better lighting than iPhone 6 Plus. Im the video, S6 Edge I think has better transition ang lighting. That 4k video recording and f1.9 aperture seems to be working very well. Samsung did a really good job this time. Good luck with that Apple.

    • the dark image and video of S6 also has much better dynamic range compared to 6+

  • Dan Resurreccion

    iPhone 6+ though has more natural colors so that is a thumbs up.

    • Degus Jacoby Pradana

      Why all icrapple always said “camera iphone more natural blablabla” its not natural cause still from camera, if u look with your eyes thats call natural, see the water in foto? S6 more have blue color and ip6 dont, n foto of ground, ip6 really blurry, great camera must have more sharp n detail in the result, like DSLR , if u want natural , just use digital camera pocket, cheap n more natural than ip6

  • Shushansh

    even with the high megapixel camera Samsung cannot compete Apple…….APPLE Won!!!!!

    • Degus Jacoby Pradana

      This is example comment from icrapple cause they dont know how to win this battle, shame on you MADAFAKA!!!

  • Jebus

    The colors are WAY better on the iPhone. The white BMW is WHITE with the iPhone and almost sephia like on th S6

    • le_lutin

      Well, you can change the color temperature by editing the s6 photo, but no editing will ever bring back the blown out highlights on the bonnet of the car in the iphone 6 photo.

      • JY

        This!
        A blurred photo that’s not done on purpose is rubbish one of the first rules I got taught in photography

      • only photography enthusiast understand this kind of thing

        • le_lutin

          Anyone who has ever used a filter (which is probably most people) would understand this.

    • Any one of them can be accurate. It depends on the light used in the garage. Many a times, they use warm bulbs which means S6 can be more natural and if they used white lights, iPhone can be more accurate.

      It’s just a white balance setting. The original site says S6 captured realistic colors in garage while iPhone ones are too cold.

    • Degus Jacoby Pradana

      So you’re blind as shit

    • Eded3

      Look at the close up pictures of the front of the car. Notice how the iPhone fails to capture details like the second curve on the hood by the BMW logo. The Galaxy S6 captues it perfectly. (Based on these settings). Also on the chain and water pic the pic taken with the iPhone has darker looking water compared to the galaxy s6 picture which has brighter blue water. Both are good but Samsung’s camera is definitely better.

    • Marcus Hazard

      This is why you’re wrong. Simply bumping down the exposure in post, you can see how overexposed the iPhone was. You lose all that detail in the hood of your main subject (the most important part of your photo). Also, just for fun, I took 3 seconds and made the Samsung more “white”.

      • le_lutin

        This is brilliant. Love the last pic. Any chance you could do a side by side of that 3rd one and the iphone one?

        • Marcus Hazard

          Absolutely! I think the first picture (samsung) is closer to the natural look of a parking lot. Where now, when comparing them, you see how strong the warm red-ish tint of the iPhone is.

          • le_lutin

            Brilliant work!

          • Marcus Hazard

            I can only hope that we can convince people that the details are what really matter!

  • Roj Beraña

    “In the end, the choice is yours”
    line used when samsung cannot really compete with apple

    • Degus Jacoby Pradana

      Its for iphone user cause everybody knows that s6 win this game

  • Degus Jacoby Pradana

    Yup, only blind people can say iphone winner

    • Sebastian Bartlett

      Must be a common issue with isheep.

      • ed

        Although to be fair, until the S6 came out, the iphone always had a better camera than anything Samsung made.

        • asdfas

          note 4, kthanxbye

          • ed

            Low light. Ohhiagain

        • jamboy300

          Have you ever heard of the Note 4 Camera ??

          • ed

            Yes. And I believe the low light quality was still not as good as the iphone. The upgrade to f1.9 from f2.2 seems to have helped this dramatically.

          • Melv

            I have a note 4 now after previously owning an iPhone 6 and I must say the iPhone is better in low light than my note.

    • ericesque

      I think it’s clear Samsung pulls ahead when you start pixel peeping, but it seems startling to me how close Apple comes with half the megapixels.

    • Elijah Wolf

      only blind people can’t see samsung’s yellow tint

      • Marcus Hazard

        Incorrect. Tint has nothing to do with it. However when I change the white balance, the Samsung is quite better. I will say however, those who don’t notice the red tint (and overexposure – check the hood) from the iPhone are blind.

        • Elijah Wolf

          So, Samsung can’t make a decent photo without photoshop, thanks for confirming.

          • Marcus Hazard

            Oh, no. That’s also incorrect. You see, any free photo editing software can do this. Whereas the iPhone will never come back from the overexposure. Sure I have editing software, but that is because its what I do for a living. However, any other person can do this for free. If you’d like to ignore the fact that the iPhone is overexposed and red, then be my guest. However, if picture quality is what we are discussing, then the Samsung is hands down the better contender.

            Also a side note. I only corrected the samsung to look more white to show the higher detail. The Samsung, for all we know, could have the correct white balance. Different parking lots use different lights. Which of course can mean different color balances. It is only when they are in a similar color tone that we can fairly judge the details. For instance, these two pictures, just now the iPhone has been adjusted for white balance. All in all, same conclusion. Over exposed, less sharp, and way less detail. However, I’m sure you’ll try and say something clever that will simply avoid the fact that you have been proven wrong. Good day, Mr. Elijah

          • Gunrock

            Really good comparison! Yeah, you can’t see the hood lines in the iphone6! the bmw looks lopsided.. Dam you Apple! Your software tricks are no substitute for real detail and true colors!

          • Dick Jansen

            You’re right. The Samsung does have the correct white balance:

            http://www.mobilecowboys.nl/re

            Scroll down to low light photos. Here are also photos from de Z3 and de S5.
            You can see they all have the same yellow artificial light tone, whereas
            the iPhone 6 is completely off by being way too blue/whits-ish.

          • Dick Jansen

            Stop trolling, butthurt

      • Dick Jansen

        And only Apple fans don’t want to face the facts.

        The ”white balance issue” is no issue. The S6 portaits the right colours, not the iPhone 6:

        http://www.mobilecowboys.nl/re

        Scroll down to low light photos. Here are also photos from de Z3 and de S5.
        You can see they all have the same yellow artificial light tone, whereas
        the iPhone 6 is completely off by being way too blue/whits-ish.

  • hoggleboggle

    I am still quite impressed by the quality of images the iphone 6+ can produce, but it is outclassed by the S6 in every way. The colours on the S6 are more accurate (there is no such thing as “natural” colours) although the whitebalance on the ip6+ is perceived to be slightly closer to what the brain interprets. The dynamic range of the S6 is miles ahead of the ip6+, particularly in the garage shot. Samsung phones used to suffer in the low-light category, but the S6 not only improves this but leaps ahead of the rivals. Looking forward to seeing it compared to the HTC M9

    • My Galaxy Prime

      U know what I wish? I wish when they do comparisons like this, that they include images from a dslr so we have a reference of how the actual picture should look. I’m not siding with 1 company or the other (I actually own an S5) but in the parking lot, how do we know that they don’t use white LED bulbs in the lot (iPhone pic) or yellowish florescent lighting (samsung)

      • phillip

        As a sony dslr n shooter and note 4 owner I can tell you for a fact that the note 4 is a beast of a camera I’m a street photography by trade and have used my note 4 from time to time and at this point the only the a full on camera has on it is extremely buttons and a bigger grip and shutter button

        • My Galaxy Prime

          Oh nice. I haven’t used a dslr in over a decade but I know the pictures always looked great. I wasn’t really looking to compare a phone camera vs a professional one but what I really want is to compare 2 phone cameras and see which comes closest to professional quality.

        • Jerad Mcbride

          And a full frame sensor, and interchangeable lens and full control of shutter speed, iso, aperture..etc lol

      • ciph3ro

        That’s a brilliant idea! Standard camera shootouts should definitely include this.

        It’s safe to say that this generation of high end camera phones are even better than most point and shoots at this point. It’s crazy that it takes better photos than my slim point-and-shoot Canon. :)

      • Linh Nguyën

        It’s pointless to compare to a DSLR, but definitely should compare to a P&S, even high-end P&S with 1″ sensors. Gap will be smaller.

    • Dick Jansen

      With regards to the ”white balance issue”. This is no issue. The S6 portaits the right colours, not the iPhone 6:

      http://www.mobilecowboys.nl/re

      Scroll
      down to low light photos. Here are also photos from de Z3 and de S5.
      You can see they all have the same yellow artificial light tone, whereas
      the iPhone 6 is completely off by being way too blue/whits-ish.

  • Darrin

    Yeah, i think samsung needs to make that camera just a bit bigger! Eeek….

  • Darrin

    Now, there is no doubt to me about brand loyalty. I love the iphone and samsung phones. Ive owned a 5s and an s5. To me, the strength of Samsung was that you could remove the battery and add extra storage with an sd card. You cant have either in the s6. Cant have it in the iphpne either…or the htc m8 ( the m9 has a sd card slot still).

    It seems all companies are now going towards cloud storage. Personaly, ive never needed to use sd cards. 32gb phones are enough for me because i keep all my pics and vids on google drive.

    So, even though apple has copied from samsung in the past, now its flipped around because samsung has no removable battery and no sd card…just like the iphone….

    Yrs, the note4 and note4 edge have removable batteries and sd card slots now, but my guess is the note5 and the note5 edge wont.

  • Richie

    I own a note 4 and an iPhone 6 (yeah, I’m one of those people) and when I’m going to a place that I know I’ll be taking pictures, I always bring my note. My note just does better, not by much, but better.

    • Ahmazin

      I have the Note 4 and iPhone 6 plus. I’ve taken 32 pictures with the 6 Plus… The Note I’ve taken hundreds. My favorite picture on the 6 Plus, is the picture I took of my Note 4, lol.

      • Ahmazin

        I loved this home screen.

        • Marcus Hazard

          alright, I’ll bite. how did you get that?

          • Ahmazin

            The home screen? I use Themer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mycolorscreen.themer

            Another reason I love android. The customization is head and shoulders better than what you can do on iOS devices.

          • from long time Android user, I was tempted to use iPhone 5, few month, then noticed a lot of things a can’t do with iPhone (or iOS). Switched back to Android, and never look back. The only thing that’s attract me about iPhone is the phone design.

  • Dat Detail

    Awesome!!

    • My Galaxy Prime

      I noticed that too. I was very surprised and pleased. I’m heavily considering purchasing the phone

      • sam

        still waiting for extreme low light test comparision

        • My Galaxy Prime

          Yeah, No one is really doing it

          • Dick Jansen

            Probably because the results would be shocking. In Samsung’s favour…

    • ciph3ro

      Holy cow… it’s like in the second one they discovered HD.. pretty cool.

      Now after this article I have no doubts about the camera.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        When I saw the number, I thought they walked up to the car and snapped the shot. Then I saw the full scaled pic and realized they snapped the shot from a very far distance. I’m just blown away

  • My Galaxy Prime

    Maybe it’s because it’s too early in the morning and I’m still sleepy but I barely see a difference. I’ll come back in a few hours n try again.

  • DW Duck

    I’m sold. ..galaxy S6 it is in m future. .very near future.

  • jamboy300

    The 6 edge is sharper nd shows more details but the iPhone is not that far behind so they both top notch cameras

  • JY

    Apart from low light and macro shots weakness and more popping colours from Samsung their cameras has Always been decent along with sony and recently lg

  • kero

    I looked at the photos before reading which one came from iphone6 and SGS6. Both are good and really depends on the person’s preference. Some prefer that photos look closer to how they see it in actual and some prefer to make it look better than what it really is.

    One thing that stand out is that BMW do not make off white/beige but rather a pure white color. Had to visit their website just to know what that car is supposed to look like.

    • The color is probably comes from the lighting. The white BMW on the iPhone shot was coming from over exposed image.

  • Jaime Cruz Sosa

    Seems the white balance in the iPhone6 is off because of overexposure. The S6 is definitely the winner here. Can’t wait to see what Samsung brings with the Note 5!

  • cr_buck

    It will be interesting to see if they can do better than the Lumia’s. So far the iPhone 6+ has only beaten the Lumia 1520 or 1020 in color balance and speed. Clarity and noise in low light still lags a little. I hope Samsung has finally fixed the blue cast from the GS5.

    • phillip

      The lumia 1520 is a amazing phone I own it but my note 4 edge is a camera beast I to use sony dslr when I’m on a shoot but have used my note 4 just to see what it could do wow was I surprised samsung has raised the bar

      • cr_buck

        I have had several hours to test the Note 4 against the 1020 and 1520 and I still leaned toward the Lumias. The Note 4 is hands down an improvement over the GS5 but low light still had a fair amount of noise and most were out of focus slightly. The blue cast seemed improved but Samsung still prefers overly cold tones. Most of my shots are indoors in areas where a flash couldn’t fill and the Note 4 just couldn’t hold up. My 1020 took the best shots without a flash but was slow. It also had a yellow cast with the flash. I also have a 1520 with denim and although slower than a Note 4 taking a shot, it’s only barely slower and with less noise and typically better focus. That said, its nice to see things progress to where a point and shoot isn’t even needed.

  • Marcus

    With that small battery that comes with S6 edge forget Samsung I will buy the phone, taking a couples of photos I will run out of battery fast.

    • Johnh24

      Read about battery before you put not a smart comment. It’s 14mm nono chip is less battery consume, 10min charge for 4hours use, twice fast changing then fruit company.

      • Marcus

        Johnh24… before writing something, be informed and don’t read marketing crap, an Android phone with battery less than 3000mah should not be bought by anybody, to manage that screen resolution what do you think the phone needs?… battery, to manage the processing of pictures of 16MP what do you need?… battery, if you are not convinced yet, read the review of S6 in GSMARENA and you will understand a bit about its crap battery before writing, it last much less than my LG G2 and I never take the charger with me, as it should do…. Samsung has crap engineers.

        • Johnh24

          How many Android phones have 3,000 or above battery? Only a few, are they all carp?

          • Marcus

            Under 3000mah, should be not considered to be bought, is the only way to show the companies that marketing alone does not sell, they have to provide what customer needs.

        • Johnh24

          They know what they make, if battery life gets dramatically short Samsung is not stupid enough to spend that much money for a new device so wait to test, no need to jump to say unproven fact.

          • Marcus

            Samsung is not stupid, their engineer are, they are not able to size a battery for a phone, my LG G2 has 3000mah battery, going to S6 is a downgrade… go to GSMARENA to see the review and it confirms what I say… even worse because their camera has full of noise and to process it you need battery, something S6 does not have.

          • Johnh24

            I don’t concern it but people like you buy a 3500 S6 active.

          • Marcus

            If active has a decent battery it could be an option

          • Johnh24

            Have you tried it? How do you know the s6 so well? Was the review written by who? Do you trust all the reviews, many of them are carp.

          • Marcus

            I won’t try it because I won’t buy it, I trust GSMARENA because it did a test of LG G2, that I own and is more and less correct, and the result is obvious

          • Johnh24

            You better check this thing out instead of working Samsung:bgr.com/2015/03/17/htc-one-m9-battery-life/

          • Marcus

            This confirm again that a battery of 3000mah or less is not accepted, even worse because Lollibug seems to consume more power… as I said before, the new phones has a big issue in battery sizing because of its engineers that are totally incompetent and again, I expect that Saygus V2 is not vaporware, is the only phone that if its true, is promising, the rest are marketing crap.

          • Sedi

            Processor on S6 will be more efficient than on G2. Pixels on 2K screen would be the biggest issue as far as battery is concerned.

            Memory also more efficient than on G2 by maybe 20-30%.

        • Rick_Deckard

          MARCUS stop trolling!

  • Linh Nguyën

    Yes, the S6 has a better camera. No doubt about that. But this comparison makes the iPhone 6 Plus looks bad, unfairly. It has an 8MP sensor. Upscaling the photos to 12MP will obviously soften everything. That’s not how you normally look at your iPhone photos. Then the 16MP S6 photos are downscaled to 12MP, which makes them even sharper.

    A better comparison would’ve been to keep iP6 photos at 8MP and downscale S6 to 8MP as well.

    • Dick Jansen

      Depends where on which device you look at your pictures. More and more people will show them on their TV for example. This is when you will see the big difference of quality. The iPhone 6 will start to become grainy, whereas the S6 will remain to be as sharp as a knife.

      • Linh Nguyën

        1080p is about 2 megapixels. Two. The iPhone 6 Plus’ sensor is 8MP. As long as there’s good lighting, your photos will look about the same.

  • Geekhound

    Iphone quite impressive! But for the first time samsung has taken down the iphone’s camera! Well done! Now cant make up make up mind. M9 or s6?

    • Marcus

      Depends, S6 has very bad noise compared with Iphone…

  • Rick_Deckard

    That’s why I’m getting the S6… My favorite feature is the camera department…

  • MegaMills

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has more realistic colours. The 1.9 f stop on the front and rear facing camera is superb. When people said the colours are more saturated on the Samsung devices? It’s the LED display on the Samsung devices that produce a higher colour reproduction than the LCD display of any other competitor. Your eyes can see 20% more colours on their screens therefor looking more oversaturated than a typical LCD or retina screen. I have always had an iPhone however I will openly admit that Samsung have set the mark with these new outstanding devices.

    • Marcus

      What you are telling about saturation is false, I have my professional monitor calibrated with a color rendition that in your phone you will only dream, the amoled are inferior to LCD even worse if we talk about sharpness

    • Dick Jansen

      Kudos to you! Finally an open minded iPhone user who will not defend their product to the last tear, even though the facts and evidence are all against them. +1

  • Mo

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  • devedh

    Only thing now that I’m skeptical about is stability and consistency at random captures. S5 lost focus quite often and produced blurry images. No one actually compares that and users end up frustrated later on when most of clicks come out blurry. Doesn’t happen with iPhone that often. Most of pics are usable. Let’s see if someone compares that or will have to test on my own.

  • Bruno Valente

    Now iam a samsung lover (still an apple lover, but, only with the macs and ipads)!

  • RickJames

    I hope they fix the white balance issues on the S6. It uses the same sensor as the Note 4 and the note 4 always adds a yellow hue to the pictures in low light.

    • Marcus

      How long has been since the Note 4 has been released and they have not solved the issue of white balance yet?… even worse because S6 has the same issues, again, Samsung engineers are crap.

  • My Galaxy Prime

    Earlier today I said I couldn’t tell the difference (that’s what happens when running on 4 hrs of sleep). Now that I’m awake, I see the clarity and detail in the S6’s camera. I’m having a difficult time deciding which part of the S6 I like the most.

  • Gary

    Honestly, both are great ! In fact, both are the best in market ! That’s what called a leader in smartphone market. You care about every details, not just solely the design and sacrificed the camera (HTC).

  • Prith IV

    To be true I (iPhone user) am impressed with samsung’s S6 (best camera, maybe for 2 months). Yet, it’s just feels like a 6 months upgraded version of iPhone 6. during announcement, they just gave me heart attack comparing both the camera : after seeing this : they just lied to me.

  • siphyn

    I’m surprised nobody mentioned the weird artifacting audio in the Samsung video vs. The clear background audio in the iPhone video.

  • Heritage80

    They look the same

    • Dick Jansen

      Not when you use it in auto mode, which is the whole point of a smartphone camera: capture a moment quickly

      • Heritage80

        With the lumia denim lumia camera 5 app, the Rich Capture is just a click away, and it’s still auto mode. And still without it, with an auto flash alone. And that car parking scenario is not so low light and wouldn’t require a manual shutter speed setting, in auto mode with auto flash, it is still better on the 1520 than it is on the phones compared here, especially the iphone.

        • Dick Jansen

          Maybe. Never see the 1520 in any of the comparisons though… Now why is that? Maybe it’s not worth to compare because the rest of the phone sucks?

        • Dick Jansen

          I believe that is your personal opinion? Don’t see the 1520 mentioned in any other comparisons…. 1520 might have been the best camera last year, but this year Samsung has taken it’s crown for sure. On top of that, the rest of the 1520 is shit, so I don’t really even see it as a competitor.

          • Heritage80

            Actually that lumia was out in the second half on 2013 and still was two years ahead of the competitors flagships in camera hardware, so its software refinement has kept it up to date. So far, Samsung has made an overall impressive phone with the s6, adding a lot of hardware while keeping the phone light, but I’m only talking about what I see here which is still inferior to an old lumia model. So I guess the coming lumia flagship will be even better in camera department. Btw, the phone is not shit as u said. It’s not popular, its software is not popular, but the experience is great.

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    I think both take great pictures. They both have strengths, and challenges. There is not one perfect gadget, after all.

  • Shane_10

    I think camera quality is only one small thing. There are other important things also to consider when making comparisons. I found a cool looking infographic check here
    http://outfresh.com/knowledge-base/apple-iphone6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s6/

  • roeshak

    IPhones don’t come out on top. The only difference is that Samsung has improved its auto mode to the point where it can match the iPhones thereby allowing it’s superior hardware to shine brighter.
    I’ve compared loads of Sony devices over the years with iPhones and they have always produced much better quality. I only use manual settings so superior auto is meaningless to me. It’s crap anyway so why use it only to complain about the images lol

  • Rick_Deckard

    The S6 has the edge with IMX240 with F1.9 aperture… I cannot wait to get this phone…

  • MadJoe

    The difference is really clear when zoomed in on the blue car in the background, the S6 wins hands down. The choice between better color or less fuzzy is easy since color is a lot easier to fix than blurring.

  • Tom

    The iphone 6 is the phone the galaxy s6 is up against in size not the iphone 6plus. Since the iphone 6 plus takes better photos than the iphone 6 im thinking Samsung has smashed iphone 6 picture takeing by a long shot!

  • Guest

    I’m going to buy a s6 edge. But am I the only one that hearing a strange metallic noise in s6 video? :-/

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    eser tekin
    a few seconds ago
    I’m going to buy a s6 edge. But am I the only one who hears a strange metallic noise in s6 video? :-/

  • Dick Jansen

    With regards to the ”white balance issue”. This is no issue. The S6 portaits the right colours, not the iPhone 6:

    http://www.mobilecowboys.nl/reviews/review-24-uur-met-de-galaxy-s6-edge

    Scroll down to low light photos. Here are also photos from de Z3 and de S5. You can see they all have the same yellow artificial light tone, whereas the iPhone 6 is completely off by being way too blue/whits-ish.

  • Dick Jansen

    Everyone, click on this link and tab top left corner for S6 review. If you’re not Dutch you won’t understand a word, but do go down to the low light photo comparison (the photos of a living room). Here you can see that the S6 actually has the accurate colours, not the iPhone 6. Z3 and S5 also have a yellow tone. None of them have the iPhone 6 blue/white tone. And i’m pretty sure no person would have that kind of lighting in their living room, at least not in Holland where these photos were taken.

    http://www.mobilecowboys.nl/

  • Darren Pelphrey

    Don’t forget you’re comparing a yet unavailable phone to one that is over 6 months old. In 6 more months the new iPhone comes out and it could very well be better than the Samsung. And these are cell phones, not digital cameras. I seldom look at my photos on any device other thank phone. Sometimes my laptop.

  • Ion

    Best and funniest video app for Android. Play and download funny videos on your smartphone. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xxvideomp4.coolstuff.com.xxvideomp4

  • Anonymous

    Not gonna accept this! Samsung will never!! ever be better than Apple!!

  • EVHappy

    You didn’t do a slow motion test. This is where the iPhone 6 shines. Do a racket sport or someone hitting a baseball with a bat. This is where you can see a huge difference when you play back, frame by frame. You can now do great sports analysis of your form with these new tools, the iPhone being twice as nice with very little blur to confuse you.