LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 blind camera comparison: vote for the better phone
posted by Nick T. / Jul 17, 2015, 6:55 AM
Voting in this blind camera comparison has ended.
What's the best smartphone camera out there? This is a question we get asked often, and although it seems easy to answer, it is not. Some cameras excel with their speed and ease of use, others are acclaimed for their advanced shooting modes and camera controls, and then there are those cameras that promise a lot on paper, yet fail to meet our high expectations. That's why we do blind camera comparisons as part of our search for the best cameraphone – we present our readers with photos from several different cameras without revealing their identity and then we ask our readers to vote for the images they like best.
LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Below you'll find five different scenes photographed with the phones' 16MP cameras on automatic settings, with no involvement on our behalf beyond pressing the shutter. All we ask from you is to take a good look at the images and vote for the ones you think are better.Today's blind camera comparison features two of the best smartphones money can buy today, namely the
To make it easier for you to pick a favorite, we've included a side-by-side comparison of the two photos of each scene, where you can compare qualities like exposure and color accuracy. And in the slideshow that follows, you'll find 100% zoom crops from the two photos. Note that the crops represent close-ups of the photos in their original size, as they were extracted from the full-resolution, 16MP images.
With all of this out of the way, it is time to examine the actual photos. Check them out below!
Scene 1: A sunny afternoon
Color accuracy can make or break a photo. Ideally, an image should stick to true-to-life color reproduction, although a slight boost in saturation should not do much harm. On the other hand, overblown or washed out colors, as well as messed up white balance, fall into the category of no-nos. Which one of the two images below has better colors? If you take a look at the crops, you'll also be able to see details from up close.
Scene 1: Which photo do you like better?
Photo A (Galaxy S6)
Photo B (LG G4)
Scene 2: Let's go downtown
This image was taken on a gloomy afternoon, with rain clouds blocking the sun's rays. Nevertheless, the two smartphones did a pretty good job at capturing the shot. Some differences, however, become clearly visible when the two images are placed side by side. Which of the two looks better overall?
Scene 2: Which photo do you like better?
Photo C (Galaxy S6)
Photo D (LG G4)
Scene 3: Close-up
Here's a close-up of a lovely bunch of flowers. The two images are good for judging how well details are preserved when shooting from up close, but they are also suitable for telling whether the cameras can represent bright colors faithfully, without them looking overblown.
Scene 3: Which photo do you like better?
Photo E (LG G4)
Photo F (Galaxy S6)
Scene 4: The ruins
This pair of images is suitable for examining how well the two cameras preserve details in the pictures and how much sharpness is added to highlight these details. That's why those 100% zoom crops should come in handy.
Scene 4: Which photo do you like better?
Photo G (LG G4)
Photo H (Galaxy S6)
Scene 5: Night
And the last photo in our comparison is a night shot – the kind of scene that's challenging for every smartphone's camera. Both phones had their camera LED lights turned off for this scene, which forced them tho work with whatever artificial light was available. One of them did a bit better than the other, we should say. Which one you'd vote for?
Scene 5: Which photo do you like better?
Photo I (Galaxy S6)
Photo J (LG G4)
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)
Samsung Galaxy S6 OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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This is what I've been waiting for! I'm all for the Galaxy S6!
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 6:59 AM 7
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i think G4 better than S6
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:53 AM 5
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You are right but I have observed common people like oversharpened and oversaturated photos. P.S: It would be nice to know which Galaxy S6 was used one with Samsung Lens or the one with SONY lens?
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 6:02 PM 0
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Whaaaa so hard. There should be a 3rd sample taken by a proper DSLR so we can have a reference.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:03 AM 11
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Agreed, on having a reference DSLR pic (raw+edited) Otherwise we don't know how the colors should look IMO the only big win was Scene 5: Night Photo J has far less noise and better colors (a little too yellow, but looks better Photo I which is too red)
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:44 AM 0
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No point, PA have some crappy DSLR. It makes worst photos than most phones... :-)
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 8:05 AM 1
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Yeah, they used a DSLR in full auto with a fairly powerful general purpose lense, then they were showing zoomed in shots of areas of the photo which were clearly out of focus on those shots for the DSLR and people voted based on that.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 10:31 AM 0
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posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:06 AM 0
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well SONY wins when it comes to camera comparison and LG and Samsung shows off about it,..
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:30 AM 0
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I'm sorry but when did Sony wins in a blind camera comparison? Not that I'm saying blind test is the way to determine the best of the camera but still Z3+ would probably loss to S6/G3. Z3+ has much better camera than Z3 but it still is not as good as S6/G4 (at least in photo quality).
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:47 AM 10
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I think, unfortunately, that the galaxy s6 took pictures slightly better. The difference between the two smartphones is minimal.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:14 AM 0
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It's actually not that blind comparison LG takes wider pictures covers more area i think A C F G J belongs to G4 and the last picture was taken really bad it should have been taken and fixed manually the white balance is wrong everyone can see it.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:18 AM 0
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I had a really hard time between G and H. Why did everyone choose what they did on that set? I tried to use the verticle railing and the lettering.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 9:27 AM 0
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