Scene 5: The wall



This next set of images was shot on a late afternoon, with light provided mostly from a row of windows several feet away from the setting. In other words, lighting conditions weren't exactly favorable. Yet the Galaxy S7 managed to snap a clear, detailed photo, all while keeping the ISO sensitivity at a reasonable level. The Galaxy S6 also did a great job in this scene, although it had to use a higher sensitivity setting and slower shutter speed. 

The iPhone 6s, disappointingly, failed to nail the correct white balance once again. That is why its image, although clear and detailed, has this yellowish tone going on. The LG G4 got much closer to reality this time, although there's a slight greenish tone in its photo. It is also interesting that it chose to go for a higher sensitivity setting in order to maintain a faster shutter speed. Simply put, it allows a bit more noise to enter the image, but makes up for that by minimizing the effects of motion blur. 

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Scene 6: Candy canes



Now, you might be wondering why these four photos don't look exactly identical. They don't all have the same proportions, and some images look as if they have been taken from a closer distance. In actuality, all images were shot from the same distance away from the table and at the maximum resolution each camera allows. However, certain technical aspects, including the cameras' focal lengths and sensor aspect ratios, cause the differences in viewing angles that we're observing.

In a nutshell, the LG G4 and Galaxy S6 have the widest horizontal angle of view, but the narrowest vertical one. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s strike a better balance between the two dimensions, with the former having the wider viewing area overall. We're not saying that one camera is better than another because of how much of the frame it can fit. It all depends on the photographer's needs and preferences. 

And as far as image quality goes, we're treated to bright, colorful, detailed photos, despite the less-than-optimal illumination provided by our office lights. There's pretty much nothing major to complain about, although perhaps it would have been better if the Galaxies didn't sharpen their photos as much, thus producing that weird halo around edges.

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In this particular scene, it is the Galaxies' photos that immediately stand out. They are bright, with high contrast, and very eye-pleasing overall. The iPhone's photo is a bit more toned down, but also very natural and with clearer detail. The photo from the LG G4 is by far the most detailed, but perhaps it could have been a tad brighter. All in all, all four phones get the job done when it comes to shooting portraits indoors.

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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
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  • Battery 3000 mAh
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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
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