Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs LG V10: quick blind camera comparison

These are two of the best large phones you can buy at the moment: the Apple iPhone 6s Plus and the LG V10.

They are special for one other reason, though: both of them have truly outstanding cameras. The iPhone 6s Plus boasts a new 12-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 lens, while the LG V10 sports a 16-megapixel main camera with wide, f/1.8 lens. Both phones also feature optical image stabilization (OIS) that should help stabilize the camera in low light and result in crispier images.

However, a camera is much more than just detail: it's mostly about the impact of an image, its colors, the mood it conveys. Using our brand new 1v1 image comparison tool, we're now able to show you just that in a very convenient way. So here's a simple question: which images do you like better? Vote for your preferred image (and let us know why you voted in the comments below). We'll count the votes and reveal which of the two cameras stands for what image in a few days.

#1: Portrait

Which image do you prefer?


#2: Mermaids statue

Which image do you prefer?


#3: City view

Which image do you prefer?


#4: Colors outdoors

Which image do you prefer?


#5: Colors indoors

Which image do you prefer?


#6: Building at night

Which image do you prefer?


#7: Nocturnal city

Which image do you prefer?


#8: Church at night

Which image do you prefer?


#9: At the bar

Which image do you prefer?


#10: Garden and a sign

Which image do you prefer?


And one: Selfie

Which image do you prefer?


Related phones

iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)



1. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

polls are broken except for the first two

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1079; Member since: May 27, 2011

Sorry, guys, some issues with the polls! They are all working now!

11. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Really like how it works now with the sliders! Great job

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

good job Victor... nice tool for the comparison

39. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Zoom to actual pixels is missing. Somone can definitly tell whitch phone is from those photos because of the different hue in them. Yellowish vs blueish

16. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Good job with the sliders Victor and PA.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Love the slider Vic.

2. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The V10 really excels in low light. But the review score is 7/10. Why PA?

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They're too generous. The V10 is a terrible phone.

9. aladab

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I have a V10 and its an excellent phone, have you used one??

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He's known to be THE LG hater.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Mxyzptlk is a known troll. He cuts up all Android devices, and then he will praise Apple. So don't take anything he states as the truth. We all know the V10 has a superior camera and audio recording compared to anything Apple currently has to offer.

26. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol really. Producing images like this? Cool if you think so. The V10 is a beast. If you have time It's untouchable.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because its LG :-/

24. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Size, poor display calibration, LG UI, poor battery life.

29. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not sure what i should pick High saturation and more detail vs Neutral colors and less detail

3. FluffyBled unregistered

This could be anything but blind! It's easy to tell the difference between a 12 and 16 MP camera! P.S. Cannot vote from #3 to #11!

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, wide Field of view = V10 small Field of view = the other phone

8. AizenMne

Posts: 14; Member since: May 22, 2014

Meh, PA is such a fanboy of Apple and Samsung. I own the V10 and a Note 4, my gf owns an iPhone 6S and there simply no way that pictures come out so badly on the V10 as they are here. Apple's camera is just ok compared to them. They either fiddle with the manual mode on the V10 to make it crap. There was once a poll when the G4 just came out and it obliterated the others but the poll mysteriously vanished. :D I think PA takes money from certain OEM's to make their products better which is pathetic.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

The V10 pics are winning. What are you talking about?

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Most of V10 pic are clear winner ( bigger field of view give the hint wich one are V10) on the other hand in some picture i liked the Apple result better. Its might be because they did something to fake the test but both camera work differently so its may just be thats in some case.

28. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Not in the daylight pics. The yellow cast in those, clearly gives away the iPhone, but those seem to be largely favored of the V10 daylight pics.

30. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014


19. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Dont listen to other people. V10's camera is better than note 5

10. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V10 best.

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

LG gets the and detail sharpness, Apple gets the colors and dynamic range

15. abeauchamp

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I have a LG V10 and it take better picture than any other phone that I have see or use.

17. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

Lg's photo tend to be a little in purpose. Since their display naturally are cold, with great capabilities in showing more red, green, yellow. It has wider POV. Better dynamic range and contrast at the same time. Noise is handled better, in fact the best one in low light. The compression can be stronger sometimes.

18. dragonfly

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

It is an unusual move from PhoneArena to show Apple in "a bad light". V10 in cameras category plays in different league. the slider is realy nice tool - well done PA

20. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

PA is played a lot now from lg. Let's see g5 review....

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