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LG G6 emerges victorious over the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, and the Pixel in our blind comparison

LG G6 emerges victorious over the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, and the Pixel in our blind comparison

A week or so ago, we let you take part in a quick blind camera comparison that had the Galaxy S8 and the G6 wage war on the true-and-tested iPhone 7 and Google Pixel. We compared the four devices in a 6-scene shootout and it was your job to decide which phone performed the best... without knowing which phone took what picture, as is tradition. 

Anyhoo, we know you're eager to know the results, so here goes!

Scene 1: Memorial bust


In our first scene, the LG G6 got 1st place by a wide margin with 3,896 votes, followed by the Pixel with 971 votes, the Galaxy S8 with 780, and finally, the iPhone 7 which got only 147 votes.

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Scene 1: Which photo do you like best?
Photo A - LG G6 67.24% (3896 votes) (3896 votes)
Photo B - iPhone 7 2.54% (147 votes) (147 votes)
Photo C - Google Pixel 16.76% (971 votes) (971 votes)
Photo D - Galaxy S8 13.46% (780 votes) (780 votes)

5794 votes






Scene 2: Urban 


In our second scene, the LG G6 scored once again topped the cake with 2,455 votes, while the Galaxy S8 remained second with 1,340 votes. The third and fourth places were split by the Pixel and the iPhone 7, which got 892 and 644 votes, respectively.

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Scene 2: Which photo do you like best?
Photo E - iPhone 7 12.08% (644 votes) (644 votes)
Photo F - Galaxy S8 25.14% (1340 votes) (1340 votes)
Photo G - Google Pixel 16.73% (892 votes) (892 votes)
Photo H - LG G6 46.05% (2455 votes) (2455 votes)

5331 votes





Scene 3: Neon sign

The Galaxy S8 won in this third scenario, garnering 2,373 votes, while the G6 remained close second with 1,971 votes. The iPhone 7 got 773 votes, whereas the Pixel only appealed to 146 people in this particular scene.

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Scene 3: Which photo do you like best?
Photo I - LG G6 37.45% (1971 votes) (1971 votes)
Photo J - Google Pixel 2.77% (146 votes) (146 votes)
Photo K - Galaxy S8 45.09% (2373 votes) (2373 votes)
Photo L - iPhone 7 14.69% (773 votes) (773 votes)

5263 votes





Scene 4: Sunset over the Danube


The Galaxy S8 once again emerged victorious with 1,875 votes cast in its favor. The Google Pixel is a runner-up with 1,485 votes, while the iPhone 7 is close third with 1,403 votes. The G6 is last with 367 fans only.

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Scene 4: Which photo do you like best?
Photo M - Google Pixel 28.95% (1485 votes) (1485 votes)
Photo N - LG G6 7.15% (367 votes) (367 votes)
Photo O - iPhone 7 27.35% (1403 votes) (1403 votes)
Photo P - Galaxy S8 36.55% (1875 votes) (1875 votes)

5130 votes




Scene 5: Raindrops


In this flowery scene, we have the iPhone 7 getting the cake with 2,835. The Galaxy S8 is far behind with 893 votes, followed closely by the LG G6, which got 767 votes. The Pixel is last with 432 votes.

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Scene 5: Which photo do you like best?
Photo Q - LG G6 15.57% (767 votes) (767 votes)
Photo R - iPhone 7 57.54% (2835 votes) (2835 votes)
Photo S - Google Pixel 8.77% (432 votes) (432 votes)
Photo T - Galaxy S8 18.12% (893 votes) (893 votes)

4927 votes




Scene 6: Blooming peony


The Galaxy S8 emerged victorious in the last scene of ours, with 1,575 votes. The G6 comes in second, having 1,308 votes cast in its favor. The Pixel is third with 1,076 votes, followed by the iPhone 7 with 956 votes.

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Scene 6: Which photo do you like best?
Photo U - Galaxy S8 32.04% (1575 votes) (1575 votes)
Photo V - Google Pixel 21.89% (1076 votes) (1076 votes)
Photo W - iPhone 7 19.45% (956 votes) (956 votes)
Photo X - LG G6 26.61% (1308 votes) (1308 votes)

4915 votes




Final results


With a total of 10,764 votes (34.3%), the LG G6 wins this blind camera comparison! Its rival, the Galaxy S8, is second with 8,836 votes. The third spot is occupied by the iPhone 7 with a grand total of 6,768 votes, while the Google Pixel is last with 5,002 people in favor of it.

Well, vox populi, vox dei! 

LG G6 emerges victorious over the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, and the Pixel in our blind comparison

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posted on 15 May 2017, 08:01 24

1. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Good work LG.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:27 13

12. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 412; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Samsung fans are upset!

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:20

31. piyath (Posts: 1033; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


LOL YES!!

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:07 2

39. Youngquenga41 (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Apr 2017)


Why should we? This is damn blind test lmao. If you look hard enough you'll find tons of these comparisons where the s8 and pixel mops the floor with the g6 and iPhone 7.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:34

44. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Nope not at all. I think it was pretty much right on.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:30 10

14. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


btw, LG G5 also won blind test in GSMarena last year :D (http://www.gsmarena.com/blind_shootout_iphone7_ga​laxy_s7_xperia_xz_lg_g5-review-1508p2.php)

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:55 2

23. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


It is weird that Google Pixel won the Android Authority's blind camera test.

I guess it is all upto the way that the photos are shot, where the difference lies. I believe that photos should be taken on all the phones at the same instant of time rather than one after the other, and a tripod is must so that human errors and environmental changes don't effect the photos.

I dont really see a winner here. It all comes down to whether user likes the Saturated photos or not. If former is the case, look for nothing other than Sammy but if not, look somewhere else.

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:35

35. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


True!!

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:36 3

36. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


There is no clear winner here, I voted for photos from all 4 devices. I will say the pixel is the most well rounded of them, it had the best or second best photo for each comparison if you ask me. While the pixel didn't take any bad photos the others did, maybe that's just me though lol.

posted on 15 May 2017, 12:10

60. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


The problem is that viewing them on different monitors with different color settings and biases ruins these comparisons anyway. The best case is to have a reference shot by a DSLR with the best settings possible for that shot in order to be able to tell which one is the best. There is just too much variability otherwise. On my LG monitors the reds are more vibrant and it has a more natural image. The Asus monitor biases towards blue heavily and pictures on that appear darker and less saturated. So without a reference, we may as well put the pictures on a board and have a blind guy throw darts at it to have the same blind test.

posted on 17 May 2017, 11:31

81. danny_a2005 (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


I bet they shut down HDR+ mode in the pixel, that's why the others won. this is biased, like always.

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:19 1

30. Settings (Posts: 2330; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Albeit, all cameras are good. It depends on the user if he/she prefers saturation, sharpness, wideness, capture speeds, MP count, etc.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:36

45. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Agree with that

posted on 15 May 2017, 12:37 4

64. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I am actually surprised - I never thought iPhone would more than 5%

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:04 3

2. cmdacos (Posts: 651; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Interesting results in the most people didn't like the Pixel performance. Good on LG although not enough for me to waste money on their hardware.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:06

3. shield (Posts: 527; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Nic LG, G6 IMX 258 vs S8 :-D new IMX.

PS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdoZkmt9tR8&feature=youtu.be&a LG V30 PRO CAMERA TEST.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:06 15

4. Papa_Ji (Posts: 355; Member since: 27 Jun 2016)


iPhone's are totally overpriced crap...

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:08 5

5. WPX00 (Posts: 462; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


iPhones once had such a technological advantage that their muted rendering was overlooked. Now it's hurting them more than it's helping.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:12 1

7. cmdacos (Posts: 651; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


But they are perfect for the Instagram /Snapchat crowd. There's a place for every manufacturer.

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:18 2

29. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Shut up please. Why are you always spamming our screens? Are you a little kid, papa ji?

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:21 5

33. piyath (Posts: 1033; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


No. Not really... S8 is more crappy than iPhone...

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:08

40. Youngquenga41 (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Apr 2017)


Yea ok trish.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:30 1

43. cmdacos (Posts: 651; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Lol no

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:47 1

46. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You and Papa need a life.
Both phones are great in their own way. It just depends on what works for you.
Almost every phone out is over priced, Samsung and Apple are the top two.
Just picked up the s8+ and even I know it was to much, but with the $ 100 gift card from Best buy and the free stuff from Samsung that brought the price down.

posted on 15 May 2017, 12:01

58. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 523; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


So you think the iPhone and galaxy are both cheap? Which phone do you prefer?

posted on 15 May 2017, 12:02

59. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 523; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Phone auto corrected crap to cheap lol

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:14 5

8. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Wow, very well done this year LG! Kudos.

Interesting how the Pixel got the least votes despite some calling the S8 camera "subpar" compared to it.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:17 1

9. shield (Posts: 527; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


PA: LG It released a G6 update that improves post processing and even HDR mode ... it has already updated your G6 test with an enhancement or not.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:27 3

11. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


But sad to say lg lost in the sales department.

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:12

27. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


True that, but there's more to a phone besides the camera. Just 'cause it has the top performing camera doesn't mean all its other shortcomings (including using last years SOC) would be overlooked.

Also, given how it owned the competition in 2/6 of the scenes and the S8 owned the competition in 3/6 of the scenes, I'd say the S8 is barely lagging behind it in the camera department.

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