1v1 blind camera comparison: you choose the better phone
posted by Nick T. / Dec 28, 2014, 11:22 AM
It has been a couple of weeks since we brought you our last blind camera comparison. In case you missed it, it was between the LG G3 and the Sony Xperia Z3, of which the latter won the majority of the votes, as we subsequently revealed. Today, we're giving you another blind camera comparison stacking two highly-acclaimed smartphones against each other. It is up to you – our readers – to decide which has taken the better photos.
Below you'll find images of five different scenes taken with these two mysterious handsets. The slideshows contain close-up crops of the frame, which you can conveniently compare side by side, along with uncropped, high-res images scaled to a resolution 8 megapixels. All shots were taken using the cameras' default settings, at 4:3 aspect ratio, with HDR turned off. All we ask from you is to take a look at the images, pick a favorite, and vote for it at the bottom of this post. Expect us to reveal the two phones' identities in a few days.
These images were taken on a sunny afternoon, about an hour before sunset. It was that time of the day when the sun treats us to its warm, pleasant glow. There are plenty of details to examine across the entire scene. The shot is also suitable for judging whether or not colors have been preserved with their natural beauty.
Several minutes later, a narrow pathway took us to this spot. The scene contains plenty of areas where fine details are present, such as the foliage covering the ground and the texture of the mossy stones.
Now let's see which of the two phones is better at capturing naturally bright and vivid colors – whether any of them have overdone their saturation or "burned" those brightly-lit areas.
Here's a shot ideal for judging which camera produces better detail. Areas of the same color are suitable for examining the amount of digital noise present in the image.
And lastly, these two photos were taken at our office in a spot where light wasn't exactly plentiful, but it wasn't scarce either. Take a closer look and see how much detail and digital noise are contained in the images.
Which phone took better photos?
Nexus 6 (Phone 1)
iPhone 6 Plus (Phone 2)
Phone 1 the second one take pic very yellowish
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 11:27 AM 2
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they should add a photo taken from a dslr so that we can compare the phone pics to something....that yellow colour might be due to sunlight
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 12:41 PM 12
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yes they should, yes it might be because of the sun. also i noticed while phone 1 had more detailed, maybe sharper, pics, i liked the "warmth" phone 2's pics had, even though it seemed like a little too much at times. but phone 1's pics were better, they jus need a little bit of phone 2's "warmth," or yellowing lols,
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 2:24 PM 6
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My guess is the iPhone 6 vs the m8. My wife's m8 tend to add this weird yellow tent to the majority of pictures she takes.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 1:11 PM 1
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Generally yes. Although the Santa Claus statue I thought phone 2 had better detail.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 2:41 PM 0
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Agreed. Santa Claus is the exception otherwise phone 1. And the yellowish tint is not present indoor for phone 2. Reference photo or need to be there to experience the lighting otherwise no way to know for sure.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 8:19 PM 0
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phone1 Samsung galaxy Note4 phone2 HTC M8 or Phone1 iphone6 phone2 Samsung Galaxy s5
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 7:31 PM 0
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Which camera's phones are them? 1 takes better details.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 11:31 AM 0
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Really hard to judge the color and lighting without a dslr reference shot.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 11:33 AM 6
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Amen +1. Its like judging between two wrongs. Its very unprofessional not to give reference shots. Apparently, PA use to do that in camera comparisons of yesteryears but they seem to have stop doing that lately. What happens in such comparison when there is no reference shots is the phone with warmer colors wins even though they might be showing inaccurate colors just because some people will find warmer colors more pleasant to view.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 12:20 PM 1
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Second one is iphone . I am quite sure .
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 11:36 AM 1
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I don't think so. Other than picture's resolution, the iPhone 6 and 6+ have one of the best cameras on the market. Phone #2 has this ugly yellow tint going all over it's pictures.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 12:58 PM 2
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Looks like Z3 vs iPhone.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 11:37 AM 1
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agree. the huge difference in resolution is a giveaway. the pictures are also different in terms of field of view. but this could also be a comparison of galaxy s/note vs htc one m8.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 11:47 AM 0
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