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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s Plus optical image stabilization video comparison

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s Plus optical image stabilization video comparison
Both the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge boast optical image stabilization to accompany the brand new 12 MP camera inside that this time has eschewed the megapixel race for 56% larger pixels than what we have on the S6. Between the new sensor, and the wider f/1.7 aperture, Samsung said that the S7 unit would collect 95% more light than the S6 in the same scenario, but that's not all there is to it. Besides a new lens/sensor combo, Samsung also equipped the camera on the S7 with a Dual Pixel focusing system for the first time in a phone, which uses all of the pixels for focusing, instead of just 5-10% of them, making continuous autofocus switch in video almost seamless. 

Coupled with the OIS system, these should do wonders in video recording, that is why we took both the Galaxy S7, and Apple's finest iPhone 6s Plus (which also has OIS), and made a video with one on top of the other to demonstrate how well the optically-stabilized 12 MP shooterс perform on both. Granted, the S7 unit at hand may not be fully optimized in terms of software yet, so we wouldn't comment on the quality of the footage just yet, and still this comparison above should give you a pretty good overview what to expect from the S7 video recorder against a fine snapper like the iPhone 6s Plus.

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posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:41 2

1. BradyCrack (Posts: 683; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Look the same to me.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:43 20

2. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 266; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Yes looks same to me too. If video maker was walking then we would have better idea which is better

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:54 31

9. tech2 (Posts: 3458; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


IKR ! This OIS comparison was so stupid. Who tests OIS by standing almost at the same spot.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:00 20

15. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Phonearena editors. How stupid.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 10:31 2

42. Finalflash (Posts: 3107; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


The phone might have been tied down in which case walking a step would be all you would have. He should have just walked in one place, just simulating movement.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 21:25 1

50. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 559; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I hope you're joking. OIS is designed to dampen slight movements, not erratic bumping around and wild panning. Those "walking tests" are no more conclusive than firing a pellet gun at a phone screen to test its scratch resistance.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:29 3

37. ibend (Posts: 4646; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


at least they should shake it more, not just slide it to far right, and then far left. repeat -_-
maybe they do it for "damage control", to make iPhone didnt look that bad, lol

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:48

52. Hoggington (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Pause the video at any point when it's panning across. The iPhone is twice as blurry than the S7. HUGE difference. The auto focus of the S7 is amazing.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 10:11 5

40. Nathillien (Posts: 210; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


SAME? Stop the vid and look at the letters on the walls.
Wow iPhone shots are sooo motion blurred.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:06 2

43. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Agreed.

I was pretty impressed by iphone 6S and 6S + video taking but this is even better.

Colors look better.
Much less blur too.

nice camera on the S7 i must admit.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:44 1

3. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Somethings not right. It's clearer on the ip6+ but the S7 is slightly blury. Could be the settings or maybe OIS on the S7 is bad. Still on reproduction unit. Software tweak.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:49 10

6. GreenMan (Posts: 1258; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


@S.R.K Samsung has always played catch-up with iPhone, and probably always will...!

I'm afraid Samsung is the 'under-dog'...

Yes, iPhone's video has better color correction and are more sharper...!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:58 1

14. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


PA mentions it's still a premium production unit.

RoTfLmFaO. A outdated brand company vs a technology company. Lmfao. Even thier A9x custom made Cpu lags behind Exynos 8890. Apple can't even afford to use Super Amoled display on thier iPhones.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:31 3

19. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1582; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


May I ask what parallel universe did you come from?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:17 17

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You must have been living in your basement to long. The last 5 phones from Samsung have had better cameras than the last 5 phones by Apple.

The Note 3, S5, S6, Note 4 and Note 5 ALL ahve better cameras from Sony, just liek Apple uses sensors from Sony and Samsung does a betetr job with them over Apple and Sony themselves.

You sound so foolish when you idiots just purposely lie.

Samsung S and Note phones have been ahead of Apple as far as quality and features since 2011.

Last time I check, Apple has never sold 300M to 400M+ phones EVER. So who's actually playing catchup?

Now go ahead and bring Apple single models sells lie a typical Apple fanboy idiot typically tries to argue.

Go ahead and bring up Apple's profit numbers. Because that is the only useless BS, you guys ever argue. You cant argue hardware vs hardware because you will lose every single time trying to justify paying $649 for a mid-ranged iPhone trying to be sold as a flagship.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:31 17

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly, I can't remember the last time an iPhone was the best at anything, hardware wise...

+1

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 18:01

48. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Right now iphones are the best in cpu, gpu and memory department especially considering that new phones are not in the market yet

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:26 5

36. Ninetysix (Posts: 2387; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


S7 is not a real flagship broseph. Here's your proof.

"REAL" flagships have at least 16MP

posted on 27 Aug 2015, 13:35 by TechieXP1969
http://tinyurl.com/gwuk5a4

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 18:04

49. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Thank you! obviously apple do not catch up to the androids specs, androids catch with apple specs :D

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:36 2

31. Dodong (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


You are funny iPhone 6s plus camera is inferior to the note 5

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:42 7

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are clearly Trolling. There is no way an unbiased person would say what you just said. Apple hasn't put out a world class leading piece of hardware in YEARS! Apple has been riding it's wave while others mainly Android have innovated with their OS & hardware.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:54 3

33. Iodine (Posts: 1336; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


What about the A9 ?
That's a class leading piece of tech. There is no equivalent to it.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:12 3

35. Ordinary (Posts: 2318; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 10:06

39. Iodine (Posts: 1336; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Can't even see one anywhere.
So it could be at most equivalent to nothing for now.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 17:52

47. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope, if it was running android it be not up to the task

I will give them there ssd mem controler, that the only thing that any good,, but they only been able to use this as they design there CPUs just to be used by them

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:40 7

21. arunpaul (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Iphone looks blurry to me! Pause the video in-between and you can see how fast S7 focuses.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 07:42 1

24. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


You're surprisingly right!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:05 1

25. icygobi (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Wow... Only notice it when you pointed out

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:46 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Spot on even, and both take some beautiful video.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:01 5

16. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


No its not even. The ip6s+ is faintly better.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:19 9

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No. The only think the iPhone does as always is, it over balances whites. It makes whites look brighter, even when they are not.

The iPhone video is brighter, but he Samsung ones looks to be more natural. Just look at the skin tones of the people.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:08

44. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Yeah color are better on the samsung device..

Its also has less blur just pause the video from time to time and you see the difference.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 14:43

46. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3017; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I don't really care about whether white balance is over or not, the iPhone 6s video just looks better to my eyes until I pause it, then I notice the blurry text and people while they remain sharp on the S7.

That said, you could adjust white balance on the S7 video, you can't adjust OIS on the iPhone, so, the S7 is better overall.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:48

5. adecvat (Posts: 266; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Mi5 OIS > others

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:50

7. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


i am niether apple fan nor samsung
but one thing is for sure. seems like iphonearena got paid because there is no way in hell the iphone could produce a brighter video with that pathetic sensor in 6s plus compared to f/1.7 on samsung s7.
again thats what i think. Reality might be different.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:54 4

10. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Brighter doesn't mean better. It's all about the exposure settings.

That being said, the iPhone does look better here.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:56

12. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


i am not debating if its better or not.
its just that the video should have been much brighter on s7 compared to 6s plus.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:57

13. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


and there is only one way to know the reality.
if phonearena uploads both original videos separately

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 07:09

22. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I wonder how you dare accuse phonearena even when you do not have enough knowledge about the things that you're talking about.

I suggest you to see a low light video comparison between the G4 vs Z5 series there you will see even though the lens in LG has wider aperture the video from Z5 more often appear brighter in low light.

If you want to know why google search will always ready to help.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:18 3

18. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Why? Capturing more light doesn't mean you should show more light. That way you'll over-expose often. The magic is happening in software as both adjust exposure.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:52 4

8. karas (Posts: 77; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Iphone 6s plus F2.2 brighter than galaxy S7 F1.7 ????

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 05:55 8

11. Mawhob22222 (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


IPhone is better

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:22 3

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? try pausing the video and you can actually see which one is better. The iPhone is brighter, but the colors are wrong. The white is so obviously over balanced as the iPhone always has been.

You can see the position of the light and tell the areas between each bulb is very shaded. Which means the room isn't as bright as the iPhone is trying to make it.

You can also see the S7 is focusing better/faster.

if you can't see this, than you just can't see!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:33

30. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Really? a mid-range phone is actually better than a demo unit? Let's see an official review unit...

SMH

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:08 2

17. jeevanand88 (unregistered)


I could notice the S7 mostly follow the straight lines of edges than 6s+ which slightly wobbles in small shakes. But the video is much polished and brighter in 6s+. Demonstration could have done better

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 06:38 5

20. arunpaul (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


S7 looks very crispy. Focusing is much much faster than iphone. Pause the video while its moving to get a good idea. I don't get why everyone says iphone looks crispier while for me s7 looks much crispier!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 07:37

23. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 797; Member since: 11 May 2013)


S7 seems more stabilized and crisp but the color reproduction is still warm like the s6..

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 08:55

34. Iodine (Posts: 1336; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Looks different. iPhone might be trying to make the slopes less pronounced and jittery.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 10:05

38. MedLEB (unregistered)


The PhoneArena editor failed to do the OIS test, that's why people don't talk about which is better in terms of OIS, they talk about which is better in colors and brightness ...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 10:12

41. legiloca (Posts: 1391; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I'm patting myself on the back for my baby faired better than samsung's latest offering lel

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:41

45. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


At first i watched the video normal in full screen landscape. Doesn't notice any difference. Then i watched it iphone side first with my hand covering the whole s7 side.them i watched again doing the opposite with hand covering iphone side them you see a difference. When you can focus and compare. When panning quickly the iphone has blur it has to catch up with it self. Where as the s7 (which is panning at the same speed) looks much more fluid and cleaner.

Try the above and then tell me what you see

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 22:50 1

51. jeroome86 (Posts: 1137; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


2 great phones. Have a Note 3 which took decent pics but no where close to my 6s plus. Note 3 is outdated now. I guess. It's got the power to run MarshMallow but it will never get it.

Most these flagships have decent cameras that get the job done. Moaning about which is best is like a d*** measuring contest. Buy what you like. Like what you buy.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:14

53. max1c (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


Sadly, iPhone looked better in this one.

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