iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S6, LG G4, iPhone 6 blind camera comparison: vote for the best phone

There's no denying that the iPhone 6s is a great smartphone, and those who have read our in-depth review are well aware of that already. It is fast, well-designed, and packed to the brim with goodies of all sorts. Its camera, in particular, has been getting a lot of attention. The iPhone 6s is equipped with a 12MP main shooter – up from the 8MP one on its predecessor – and it is well-capable of snapping pretty photos. Is it better than its high-end rivals, however? That's the question we'll try to give an answer to with our blind camera comparison...
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57 Comments

47. shm224

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

@junitoNH: Yep, the images with the yellow shade is the S6.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I rather have saturation, that colors that look washed out and poor detail. The S6 may be saturate, the the detail and sharpness are unmatched.

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

G4 will win, s6 will be very close

18. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Go on, spot the iphone's shots then vote it without inspecting the qualities.

19. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Y U NO Z5 and Note 5?

20. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Okay to everyone saying the iPhone or the S6 is the winner or the best.. Please just stop fanboying, the reality of this test is that the difference between these cameras are small.. REALLY small, and it's very impressive.

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Most pics are good, all decent cameras.

22. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

S6 and G4 tend to overexpose a bit. iPhones have similar color reproduction, the 6 has slightly les detail. G4 sharpens bit more than S6. It's pretty obvious which shot was shot with which phone. I'm a G4 owner. I think the S6 took the most votes by me, then the 6S, then G4 and I'm not sure I gave a vote to the 6. I know, these are just speculation, but I'm already looking forward to results. The differences are only visible when you compare the pictures side by side. When you own only one camera of this year's flasghips, you'd be happy with anything you choose.

25. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Scene 1: Ahoy, matey! - B, Scene 2: Roses are red - E, The opera house - J, Scene 4: The sun clock - M Scene 5: Grand Hotel London, Q

26. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Too bad the Z5 and Note 5 were not included. My guess is that the iPhone will be last place.

27. fancollo unregistered

interesting to see that people try to vote but then want their favorites to be the best. in total all cameras do very well and that's great because it pushes technology to go further. but even if an samsung or an iphone etc win, i'd still pick the G4 not because of the already great photo quality, but for the software and the possibilities it gives. it's a real joy to use that camera.

28. bbarbarioli

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2014

The photos taken in this kind of comparison are becoming indistinguishable from one another. Unless there is a major advancement in the camera sensor unit, choosing a phone based on its camera´s capabilities will become pointless.

29. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Photo A 6s Photo B G4 Photo C S6 Photo D 6 Putting pixels aside Overall I think A is the better one

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The G4 doesn't take better shots than the S6.

30. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Very close, all look very nice.

32. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Wish you waited a month for blind test and added nexus 6P and xperia Z5

35. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ditto, although for this comparison I would say Nexus 5X. Then for their next matchup: iPhone 6S Plus Note 5 Nexus 6P Moto X Pure/Style V10

33. Shocky unregistered

I'm on a low resolution display and couldn't see much difference in detail, probably should have waited until I get home before voting. Saturation and sharpening gave away two of them and I', guessing the other two are the iPhone's, but I could be completely wrong.

40. rocky10

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 06, 2015

when will we know the results?

42. marcolero

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Downgrade will underestimate the incredible detail of the camera of the LG G4 , and others with larger / more megapixel sensors. The right would you oversample images .

48. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

1-C 2-E 3-J 4-M 5-T

49. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Sony Xperia Z5 is the best among all these cr@p..

52. alexcordogan

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Why do people keep picking the photos with the most faded sky and washed out highlights?

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This is going to be really close as another poster stated. The only advantage I see here is the S6 1.9 aperture lets in more light, so on the bright sunny day shots, the sky looks more natural. But as always, Samsung colors are more saturated, but it's not as heavy as usual. What you see with your own eyes vs what a camera sees is going to be always different, because everyone's eyesight is different. Also dpending on where you live, the tone of sky color varies. When I was in Florida, because the air is much cleaner than it is in Chicago, the sky is a bright blue, while here in Chicago, the blue actually looks darker, like it does in Samsung typical sky pictures. So for me it makes it hard to judge what is actually more appealing. I like a darker blue sky because that is what I am use too. So this made it very tough for me. Also, people assume, a shot with punchy colors has to be a Samsung phone and will just choose another photo, because they dont want Samsung to win. What I have notice is, other phones can take punchy colors too and sometimes it depends on the shot angle, the shadows and more than can throw a camera off and make it process the photo with more color due to adjustments in lighting. I can't say the iPhone is going to win. But based on what I could tell, the S6 is going to probably take 2nd place, considering the cheating votes. The iPhone pics for the most part all still look washed out of color.

58. marcolero

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Without low light is not fair to the G4!

59. NoSuffering

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 10, 2015

Let me guess~ iphone 6s -- b,e,l,o,q iphone 6 -- d,g,I,n,r galaxy s6 -- a,h,j,m,t lg g4 -- c,f,k,p,s I choose beloq.

61. camhiliciouz

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 11, 2014

well i guess PA does have the Z5 or any of its variants.. i think note 5 was not include since it has the same camera specs as the S6. iphone 6 was included to see if there's a difference with the 6s.
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