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Check out the first Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge camera samples compared with the competition

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Check out the first Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge camera samples compared with the competition

Immediately after Samsung was finished with its presentation, us and hundreds of other people rushed towards the demo area to try and get some hands-on time with the company's new top shelfers. Samsung served us a little surprise this time around, by releasing not just one new Note model, but two. And the second one is quite intriguing, indeed.

We're of course talking about the Note 4's new buddy -- the Note Edge. The Edge represents Samsung's first attempt to commercialize its YOUM display tech, and if you haven't seen what the device looks like just yet, then just take a look at the header image -- it looks like something out of a Sci-Fi flick. Really.

Anyway, we managed to not only snap a few camera samples with the two demo devices, but also with their standing competition, including the Apple iPhone 5s, the LG G3, the HTC One M8, the Nokia Lumia 1520, the Galaxy S5, and the Note 3.

Did we catch your attention? Good -- jump right into the slideshow below and judge for yourself.

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:23 8

1. Python212 (limited) (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Looks sick!! Can't wait to pick one up!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:10 8

13. spin9 (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 May 2014)


I don't care what payed fans say. What I see on theese photos is:
Note 4 although is better than S5, still inferior in dark shoot against its
competitors.
Photos in areas well lit look oversaturated with a contrast that burns whites
(tables and objects, shirt of the guy on the left) look ip5s.
BUT I'll wait for the real shooting tests

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:43 7

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


you are saying exactly what paid critics of samsung says

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:59 5

24. spin9 (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Put every photo in a separate tab in your browser and see for your self. Then give me arguments

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:10

27. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I have done that already thats why I already praised lumia in below comments and already criticised iphone

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:49 1

36. sergiobr (Posts: 419; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I´m a Note 3 user and I love Samsung phones, but I have to say ... at 100% (or above) the photos in Sammy products are disappointing ! 1520 is better and no Android can face it. Just my old 808 can do best. Keeping my Note 3 until Note 5 (I hope so), I was expecting IP57 and better low light photos. I allways carry my Sony RX100 with me to take real photos.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:37 2

16. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


The dynamic range specially on last set of comparison shot is very good.
Samsung traditionally goes for better dynamic range compared to higher exposure. Their photos may look like having less exposure compared to other vendors, but they always have higher contrast in photos and reduce glare and aim for better dynamic range.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:23 11

2. Busyboy (Posts: 296; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Wow... Puts every mobile camera to shame.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:55 4

10. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Looks like the person who took these photos is a fanboy, as if he intentionally took bad photos with 3 of the phones, as they all have way better potential.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:00 6

11. robert26101 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Oh please. Keep up with those excuses.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:32 3

15. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Excuses? Just saying all photos from all current phones don't take pictures like that lol. Sorry to insult you, fanboy.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:49 2

20. robert26101 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Hate to bust your bubble but I am no fanboy. I bounce around between different phone manufacturers. But you keep on with your bad self. Bye Felicia!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:48 1

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


look like the person who took these photos is not a fanboy of anyone, as if he has taken the best photos he could.... thats why the photos with Lumia are seems to be the best and the photos from iphone 5s are the worst... Note 4 and edge are after the lumia and better than rest of all

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:51 1

21. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


The Lumia THE BEST? Are you high bro? They look terrible, but could be the best, definitely could be a lot better AT LEAST. Hence my OG comment.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:54

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


yes, look at the first photo of lumia... others, may be due to shortage of time and high gathering, not taken with proper angle and adjustment

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:06 2

26. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


zoom in the photos of lumia and see how detailed they are...if we consider your notion of fanboy then the photographer is a fan boy of someone else not samsung bcoz note 4 and edge does'nt have a clear fild of view in starting shots... plz dont just be a blind critic, pay some attention on the photos and then feel free to criticise whatever you want... others can easily see that you are just blindly criticising

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:44 1

28. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


No one takes a photo and analyzes it with every detail nook and cranny. First glance is the most important glance. Don't be a try hard geek.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:54 1

30. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


then please dont just criticse out of a habit or out of a first glance...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:55

31. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Go home you're drunk

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 01:08 2

35. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


this is what you are... now you are caught trolling so no other word except saying go home or go there... do you have any other thing to say?
you are busted bro :p

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:31

37. marcski07 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


ownnnnneeeeeeeeedddd

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:25 5

3. doejon (Posts: 352; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


this is a real smartphone man its smart in everthing :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:28 5

4. wilsong17 (Posts: 919; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Holy moly those look sick can't wait go to tmobile already

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:33

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1917; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


At&t bring it on!! Note edge or no note!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:36 1

6. Kakarotto (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Better than Z3.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:46

7. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


These photos vary wildly from device to device; I'll hold my breath until I see a proper comparison...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:03 3

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 833; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This, but low light performance of this seems way better than the S5, fingers crossed as that was the only bad point of the S5's camera.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:54

8. yahia_malka (Posts: 101; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Afraid if Lumia 1020? Hahahahah , btw excellent camera;)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:55 3

9. robert26101 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Wow! What a great camera.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:11 1

14. D.Lamore (Posts: 174; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Wow , how did they do that

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:48 1

18. twens (Posts: 634; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Once again sammy kills everyone. The iPhone is already dead before launch. I repeat myself again, sammy has eaten into apples sales. Only strong ifans will pick the iPhone over the note series.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:52 1

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 2116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


no man, its very diffult to teach izombies that iphone is a low end/mid range device packed in a nice looking aluminum... I hope they will realize soon

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:50

29. medtxa (Posts: 239; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


no, because they don't see tech gadget like we do.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:00

25. drazwy (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Dunno. Not impressed with the Note 4. I like the note 3 shots better, and i hate the note 3 camera. Except the 2nd set where it doesn't seem to have the same object focus. I'll take the G3 out of all of them.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:40

32. gigaraga (Posts: 1051; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Awesome new OIS in the best camera to date.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 22:10

33. Daytonadave17 (Posts: 46; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


1520 lumia wins!

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 00:30

34. SayMobile (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


these babies are display unit and the overall quailtiy is obviously gonna improve on the final retail units . Way to Go Note 4

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:13

38. janno (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


You're clueless about comparing different photos, Phonearena.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:13

39. janno (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


That being said, iPhone 5S one seems the worst there.

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