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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4 blind camera comparison: beautiful Barcelona edition

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4 blind camera comparison: beautiful Barcelona edition

Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 were two of the hottest phones of 2015. With their potent hardware, attractive design, and capable cameras, they did enjoy plenty of attention from critics and customers alike. But the two flagships are past their prime now, with their successors peeking from around the corner. Indeed, the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are surely coming in a few days, and we can't wait to get our hands on them!

Still, we do feel like we should give the Galaxy S6 and G4 more of the attention they deserve. And you know what – despite today's chilly weather, downtown Barcelona seemed like a great place for a quick blind camera comparison! Below you'll find a bunch of samples we took around Plaza de Cataluña using Samsung and LG's flagship phones. All we ask from you is to take a look at the images and give us an honest opinion – to tell us which photos look better to your eyes. That's pretty much it! We'll be revealing which phone took each of the photos in a few days.

UPDATE: The results are in! Our blind camera comparison was dominated by the Galaxy S6, which won in all six scenes, collecting 11,943 votes. With a total of 3193 votes, the LG G4 falls in second place. 

Scene 1: Plaza de Cataluña


LG G4
Galaxy S6
LG G4 Galaxy S6
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Scene 1: Which photo do you like better?
16.92%
431 votes
(431 votes) LG G4
83.08%
2116 votes
(2116 votes) Galaxy S6

2547 votes


Scene 2: The good luck fountain


LG G4
Galaxy S6
LG G4 Galaxy S6
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Scene 2: Which photo do you like better?
39.65%
1017 votes
(1017 votes) LG G4
60.35%
1548 votes
(1548 votes) Galaxy S6

2565 votes


Scene 3: Sushi for dinner


LG G4
Galaxy S6
LG G4 Galaxy S6
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Scene 3: Which photo do you like better?
31.71%
803 votes
(803 votes) LG G4
68.29%
1729 votes
(1729 votes) Galaxy S6

2532 votes


Scene 4: Collect them all


Galaxy S6
LG G4
Galaxy S6 LG G4
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Scene 4: Which photo do you like better?
93.91%
2360 votes
(2360 votes) Galaxy S6
6.09%
153 votes
(153 votes) LG G4

2513 votes


Scene 5: PhoneArena team


Galaxy S6
LG G4
Galaxy S6 LG G4
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Scene 5: Which photo do you like better?
73.98%
1842 votes
(1842 votes) Galaxy S6
26.02%
648 votes
(648 votes) LG G4

2490 votes


Scene 6: Evening lights


Galaxy S6
LG G4
Galaxy S6 LG G4
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Scene 6: Which photo do you like better?
94.34%
2348 votes
(2348 votes) Galaxy S6
5.66%
141 votes
(141 votes) LG G4

2489 votes

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posted on 18 Feb 2016, 14:38 9

1. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


s6 wins

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 18:42 3

32. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Lg g4 ftw!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 01:41

51. kingsbounty (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Apr 2015)


in Scene 3 i think E better .why? because it show better color. just see on it more

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 20:43 1

53. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


True. I voted E because of the better color, even if it has less detail.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 14:38 3

2. shnibz (Posts: 281; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


I know one thing, my LG G4 has got considerably slower to auto focus in its lifetime. My wife's GS6 has not.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 14:53 4

4. shield (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


lg g4 win

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 14:56 3

5. Joseph96 (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


Lg g4 win

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 14:56 1

6. Scarambay (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I go with B, D, F, G, I, K. All these seem to be taken by the same phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 03:22

42. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Indeed. odd that.

Seems very clear cut this time around, why were the comparisons last year so close?

This device is clearly taking better pictures than the other.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 07:27

49. Alexerfr0st (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


Hey lad.. Same as me B,D,F,G,K,I. I think this is LG g4.. Lg g4 has a RAW JPG.. We already try it with s6, note 5 and lumia 950..g4 stands out

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 14:57 3

7. Joseph96 (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


And LG G5 will kill s7/s7Edge

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:37 5

25. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Back to the store mate, that joke was stale.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 15:26 1

9. Subliminal_ (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


B,c,f,g,i,k

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:00 1

14. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


All picture are pretty close but i like the deeper color and contrast in some of them.

Would had loved to be able to see those as full screen for all the smaller detail.
Overall two good phone no matter wich one win.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 03:24

43. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


No they're not, if you think they're close then you need your eyes tested.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:09 1

15. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Why are they doing this again???

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:11 4

16. Xperia14 (Posts: 331; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Both awesome cameras anyways.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:13

17. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I would disagree.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 03:54 2

52. TerryTerius (Posts: 1536; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


And I disagree with you. That's the joy of personal opinion.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:24

21. ShadowHammer (Posts: 94; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)


For a couple of those photos, it was close enough to be a coin toss for me. I would be curious if the poll had a third option that said they are equally good we could vote for. Oh well.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 16:52

26. skymitch89 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Scene 1:
A actually showed some of the sky, but B had more detail. So I went with B

Scene 2:
D was just better all around.

Scene 3:
F had more color & detail.

Scene 4:
G had better contrast and captured less reflection in the glass.

Scene 5:
I had quite a bit better contrast than J did.

Scene 6:
Both seemed to be about equal in amount of light, but K looked to pick up better details.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 18:49

33. ibend (Posts: 3508; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


I just pick the more colorfull pic
and yes, scene 6 is pretty much the same, but somehow 95% (including me) pick K

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 17:22 1

28. df1190 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Feb 2016)


Am I the only one? or does anyone noticed the reflex in photos G (S6) and H (G4)?
In my opinion S6 has a better camera.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:30

50. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Just noticed that. Seems the S6 is going to win.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 17:46 1

29. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


B, D, E, G, I, K

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 18:07

30. RaulBlas (Posts: 36; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)


There should be 100% crops so we can tell better the difference. Besides differents exposures, both pictures are equally good. No hands down winner here.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 18:13 2

31. tiko13 (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


Next time please at least remove the exif data from the photos, my chrome plugin shows them on each picture even with gps coordinates...

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 01:23

40. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


LOL. But it shows EXIF of only 1 image, out of two. If you look carefully at the preview, it shows the EXIF of right one.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:39

47. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Shows both for me, depends which image you hover over.

A little tricky with the divider though.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:47 1

48. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Mine is not the hovering type. I use the 'EXIF viewer' one with the blue digital camera icon. it has a small icon on the bottom of every image. That icon only shows the EXIF of right image.

Anyway, it looks like the S6 is winning on every poll. Unsurprising given that S6 has improved a lot with software updates and it's auto mode was superior to begin with.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 20:57 3

34. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2249; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


This is a cool way, of comparing photos @PA

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 00:28 2

38. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3713; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


That slider makes it very easy to compare, really very nice job PA.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 01:08 2

39. igy_tech (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 May 2015)


I think that S6 have better pictures in automod. But same pictures can get with G4 with little play with options.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:01 1

45. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Don't understand why LG can't get the auto mode right.

So to achieve the same result on an LG G4 you have to use manual mode, which ultimately will take more time and will depend on the users experience (may turn out worse or better).

Where as with Galaxy S6 you just point and shoot, job done.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 01:47 2

41. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


I can clearly see the reflection of S6 in photo G and G4 in photo H

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 03:30

44. T-rex (Posts: 150; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Great new tool though, congrats

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:47

46. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2154; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


B, C, F, G, I, K...

Seriously Phonearena, remove EXIF data, this isn't as blind as you think it is, even with your sliders, a chrome extension quickly picks up which image is from which device...no I didn't pick my choiced based on them, but some fanboys will.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 03:16

54. Midoo93 (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Sep 2015)


S6 will clearly win this battle because of the fact that everyone obviously prefers the over-saturated pictures and not the natural ones. Bring the battle on with the manual mode and see S6 get r*aped by LG G4!!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 08:50

55. Heyye (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Where is the results?

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