Camera Shootout: iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4

The all new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are here and we already have all sorts of drop tests and bend tests hitting the web, from all parts of the world. While we have already done a quick unboxing video of the iPhone 6s Plus, the folks over at The Verge, who’ve been playing around with the new iPhones for a while now, have just put up the very first camera shootout of the iPhone 6s Plus against the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 smartphones.

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The source highlights the fact that having more megapixels in a camera, do not always equal a great photo. In fact, if you try to cram more megapixels onto a relatively small sensor, each pixel collects less light and often results in a lower image quality. While the iPhone 6s / 6s Plus have a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, the highest megapixel count an iPhone yet, both the Galaxy S6 and LG G4 sport even higher megapixel cameras. However, after putting them head to head, they found out that there is often very little discernable difference between them in the real world.

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Shot with iPhone 6s Plus

One trend we noted was that the images from the iPhone often had a very slight green color cast, especially with portraits, and were not as pleasing as images from Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ or LG’s G4. Macro photos were also a point of struggle with the iPhone — where the other phones quickly and reliably locked focus on what we were attempting to shoot, the iPhone frequently missed.

But there were other instances, such as landscapes, where the iPhone produced the best image, going to show that the differences between the phones aren’t necessarily cut and dried. And images taken in a brightly lit outdoor courtyard looked blown out when they were snapped with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (which has the same camera as the other Samsung flagships), whereas the iPhone 6S Plus managed to meter exposure and keep colors true.

In the end though, the source concluded that there is no obvious winner and it all comes down to personal preference. Check out the complete gallery here.

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  • Tim

    Is anyone having a “stabilization not supported” error after shooting in Hyperlapse on the new 6 plus?

  • John

    What’s really disturbing is seeing an old man grabbing a young teenagers breasts in the “sponsored ads” above. This appears in all the articles. What the hell!