Slow motion video editing interface with the Galaxy S7 (left) and iPhone 6s (right).
Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s: Slooow moootion video comparison
2. Unordinary (Posts: 1181; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)
Good job Samsung. SS's slow mo used to be ass. Glad to see its doing better now. Too bad no 1080p with 120 FPS though :(
12. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)
Technically the exynos 8890 supports 1080p@480 fps. There must be a way to get it working with a software update. Also both SoCs(8890 and 820) support 4k@60fps and 1080p@120 fps. It's just the classic case of laziness and poor software from Samsung.
The only place where I feel like samsung is using the camera's full software is with the front facing camera. They allow QHD video recording.
23. sachouba (Posts: 155; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)
It probably isn't a limitation of the software if the camera can't shoot 1080p@480 fps...
You know, camera modules, ISPs, bandwidth... are limited too, they can't just shoot at 100 000 fps with a powerful enough processor.
25. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)
Maybe. It may be limited by ISP. But the bandwidth and SoC is not the bottleneck.
26. xondk (Posts: 1205; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Hrm, but exynos comes with two different camera depending on what you get it would vary would it not? is it the sony sensor or the samsung camera sensor that can do that high speed?
27. Macready (Posts: 843; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
Nonsense. Processor power is not the limiting factor here, sensor read out speed is, as it usually is. Most of these sensors can't got past 240/300 fps at lower resolutions, such as 720P.
31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Or maybe they thought using it was pointless? I mean, most people dont even use slow motion. Those who make such that important will simply be using a real camera, not a camera phone.
Have you forgotten that these devices are trying to balance usability with features? Most people scoff at extra useless gimmicky features. So motion is only useful for pros.
Unless a person is thinking they specifically want to record something in slow motion, most people aren't. As I said, people who do this on a professional level will use a real camera.
Yes I have seen professional-looking slow motion video produced from the iPhone and it looks great. I'm not saying a smartphone can't be used for such. I am saying most people aren't going to use this on a smartphone.
32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Please also consider that a slow-motion video will also consume a lot of space the higher the resolution. Most phones don't even have internal storage large enough to hold such. Yes the S7 does support sdcards, but the vast majority of people will never buy one.
41. ibend (Posts: 3539; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
1. shutter speed limitation
2. it produce terrible quality for 1080p
3. they just save it for next gen galaxy S (or note)
46. manav3311 (unregistered)
4k @ 60 fps would be availaible in s8
4. Carbo (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Aug 2015)
They are both 720P, but it really looks like the iPhone use a lower résolution.
Is it possible that it's shooting at a lower résolution, then do an interpolation ?
13. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)
The iphone 5s did that. They fixed it with the 6. If you think iPhone's video is ass, look at the footage from S6, it's 480p upscaled. And the G4 is 360p upscaled.
19. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Yeah I know Samsung's slow mo used to be laughably bad
33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
At the time it was a useless gimmicky feature. Oh wait...nothing changed.
28. Macready (Posts: 843; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
At ultra high read out speeds, all these sensors using binning and/or subsampling. Only the extend varies, so while these sensors for example probably read out about 1 out of 3 pixels on every row or even one in 3 rows in this mode, previous generations would do about 1 out of 6. In 1 or 2 generations, all pixels will be scanned during slow motion too.
5. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
The S7 is better in both image quality and audio. Good job Samsung. Their slow mo used to be terrible
16. MrHate (Posts: 219; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)
Wait the audio is the only thing the S7 is worse and you are saying it was better. The iPhone 6s takes so much more details up compared to the S7.
18. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
IMO the iPhone has better audio on paper, but if you see the video I think the S7 beats it. The iPhone makes it seem like a bomb exploded or something on the Jenga one lol
35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Every video I have heard recorded in regular speed, the iphone audio sound muffled and bland, while the Galaxy S was clear and vivid.
Check here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Even the video he did with the iPhoen 6 vs the S6, same results
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Also a good comparison of the S6 vs S7 too
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47. manav3311 (unregistered)
MR HATE THERE ARE MANY BRAINWASHED FANDROID NOBODY WILL AGREE WITH U .EXCEPT ME I AGREE WITH ASS 7 IS LAG-HORRIBLE
7. willy.4 (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)
seems to have more ghosting ( artifacts ) on the Apple phone.... and heavy image shading as well , to much added richness to video heavy colors appears to be artificially saturated....
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 19786; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Why do these comments not surprise me one bit lol? Did we expect anything different than what's being posted?
15. Subie (Posts: 462; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)
Yup, every time there's a pro Apple article the haters yell iPhonearena. Where are they now?
17. Chris.P (Posts: 535; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Fed by the delusion that we're secretly in cahoots with this or that manufacturer. It's just our job, we call it as we see it. Nothing sinister going on.
Of course, that's too simple an explanation—conspiracy theorists would be out of a "job" if too many people thought that way.
24. sachouba (Posts: 155; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)
Slow motion is just so much better on the S7.
Even when you are biased, sometimes, you can't deny the truth (it would be too obvious).
40. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
Since you obviously missed it, like I said before, little news like this doesn't cover up the hypocrisy of their articles and reviews. From crediting features from different rivals that Samsung and other manufacturers implement in their devices, to ALWAYS one rival, apple:
Yet not writing a single article pointing out the dozens of features that single rival has copied:
To making bizarre naive statements in praise of that 1 rival's products, like "No PC will let you do what the iPad does for $999":
To mentioning cons in non-apple device reviews, yet ignoring those same cons in apple device reviews even though they 100% apply.
To inconsistency in product reviews. Like their con for the S6 was due to it lacking a MicroSD card slot, so they gave it a 9.3. Then S7 fixes that and improves on many other things, they go and give it a 9.
A little positive article ain't gonna fix all of that anytime soon. They need to end their hypocrisy and double standards.
44. k4ever (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)
Excellent post! Exactly how I see it also. I will sum up your post in one sentence: PA is hypocritical and one good story for a manufacturer that is not Apple isn't going to change that.
PA needs to just be fair in all of their stories, which seems to be a hard thing for them.
34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Well some people probably did. After all, most people here including you think the iPhone is better at everything above the Galaxy S, simply because the feature is on the iPhone.
Also, facts have show that many sensors are really good at still photos but terrible at video and vice versa.
10. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
Wow, there was a clear winner there in my book.
11. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)
S7 camera is comfortably ahead.Smoother,well focussed and eye catching.
14. Hoggington (Posts: 141; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)
The incredibly fast autofocus is what really helps the S7 here. Definitely the winner.
20. talon95 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
Can I just say that on the audio comment, in some cases higher sampling might have a better result than higher bitrate, but only if it's variable bitrate encoding.
If you're sampling faster you can catch more detail (when it is present) so unless you're recording music that always requires high bit rate, normal audio comes and goes, so constant bitrate isn't very efficient. Meaning that if you use a variable bitrate, even though it is lower, it might be more than sufficient to capture the audio that is sampled. But if you clip the high frequencies, there's no amount of bitrate that will bring it back.
Normally, with any type of music, i would agree that bitrate is the bottleneck.
And with the really poor mic on the 6s it really doesn't matter what the bitrate is. Recording a bad sound in high quality doesn't make it any more desirable!
21. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
The only problem is the 720p resolution. It just sucks.
30. Macready (Posts: 843; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
720P isn't bad, it's the binning and/or subsampling that makes it look mushy with lots of artifacting. That's a limitation of the read out speed of these image sensors and a matter of maybe 2 generations before solved... at these slowmotion rates, at which point say 50x slowmotion will have mushy resolution... ;-)
29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Asking the writer. Based on where you filmed the dog, which phone produced the colors better?
From the video it appears the S7 video looked a bit color-washed, while the iPhone appears to have significantly over-saturated the green. However I have seen very vibrant green grass like that in real life too, so that si why I am asking.
Then I noticed as the dog moved to the left, the phones seemed to reverse in color as teh gras appeared washedout on the iPhone and saturated on the S7.
Maybe it had something to do with the sunlight?
Also in that clip, the S7 appears to have gotten the color brown more accurate, while the iPhone made the dirt look grey.
Both phones seems to have done very well, but the S7 is the winner for better color accuracy at the least.
42. Chris.P (Posts: 535; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
As is the case all too often when talking image quality, the duller image is, typically, more true to life. In this case, there's no argument that the iPhone produced footage with incorrect color balance (way too yellow), and that's not at all how the scene looked in real life. It's been a gray March here, with tons of rain and such. You'd think it's a sunny paradise here watching that sample.
This is not to say that the Galaxy S7 produced a perfectly natural clip. In fact, its own representation is also far from ideal, just not as critically bad as with the iPhone 6s in that specific scenario.
38. jeroome86 (Posts: 857; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Nice feature to have. Samsung needs to work on their audio quality now. Sounds too muffle. Maybe the IP68. 720p just fine. My 52" Samsung plays 720p and looks great. So on a 5 - 5.5 screen hardly noticeable difference between 1080p.
39. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
The S7 has a much better microphone than the iPhone:
45. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)
SANS! ARE YOU PRANKING PEOPLE ACROSS WEBSITES IN SPACE AGAIN!