Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats the Nexus 6 in our blind camera comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats the Nexus 6 in our blind camera comparison

There are many things to like about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and one of them is the splendid camera it comes equipped with. The snapper isn't only good. It is one of the best we've had the chance to test in the recent past. That's why we weren't really expecting the Nexus 6 to beat the Note 4 in our most recent blind camera comparison. Sure enough, the latter won by a considerable margin.

For those who missed our blind camera comparison post from last Monday, we presented our readers with images taken with the Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6. Then we let our readers vote on the images they liked better without actually knowing which smartphone they were voting for. Out of the 5 scenes which we posted images of, 4 were captured better with the Galaxy Note 4, according to the 5000+ readers who cast their vote. 

Now, we won't go into details as to how the two cameras performed in the shootout. We will, however, bring more one-on-one samples and share our thoughts on the snappers' performance in a few days time. Until then, here's another look at the images used for the blind comparison and the actual vote count for each smartphone.

Scene 1 – Winner: Galaxy Note 4


Scene 1: Which photo you like better?

Nexus 6 (Photo A)
26.3%
Galaxy Note 4 (Photo B)
73.7%

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Scene 2 – Winner: Galaxy Note 4


Scene 2: Which photo you like better?

Nexus 6 (Photo C)
7.87%
Galaxy Note 4 (Photo D)
92.13%

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Scene 3 – Winner: Galaxy Note 4


Scene 3: Which photo you like better?

Galaxy Note 4 (Photo E)
58.76%
Nexus 6 (Photo F)
41.24%

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Scene 4 – Winner: Nexus 6


Scene 4: Which photo you like better?

Galaxy Note 4 (Photo G)
42.39%
Nexus 6 (Photo H)
57.61%

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Scene 5 – Winner: Galaxy Note 4


Scene 5: Which photo you like better?

Galaxy Note 4 (Photo I)
91.16%
Nexus 6 (Photo J)
8.84%

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Related phones

Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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74 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nothing stands against the best smartphone atm. Next please.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's why the thread dude. Fixed your typo too. Nexus Please.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd be happy with either.

3. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

And now you know why Samsung saturates their colours by default: people prefer it.

62. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

nexus are the saturated one..

4. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I find it is very hard to judge quality of any camera when i did not seen actual scene. We can speak about what image you like more but on the other hand it is subjective thing. Someone like more saturated images, someone more light... That is why I don't find this comparisons interesting, but Note 4 has great camera, that's for sure.

61. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think what they're going for is what looks more pleasing to the eye rather than accurate scene depiction. The Note 4 colors appear to be a bit saturated but the pictures look more pleasing.

63. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

please chek again, nexus are the one that more saturated.

5. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Nowadays pretty much all phones have good cameras and they take good enough pictures.. Even HTC phones have good cameras nowadays.. I preffer the nexus 6 over the note 4, stock lollipop is ( in my opinion ) a huge reason to chose the n6 over the n4.. Years back Samsung had an advantage over other Android manufactors, nowadays everyone seems to have improved, LG ,HTC and even nexus devices bring solid performance and cameras too.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Even HTC phones have good cameras. Now I just can't stop laughing. Just that the nexus 6 defeated your fruit you're trying to prove that the nexus 6 is really good but the reality is that the fruit is rotten and bent out of shape

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

You deserved that response from TimCook. Nowhere in his post did he mention Apple, but because you're obsessed, you felt the need to bring it up. Have fun with that banana.

23. TyrionLannister unregistered

You think that kind of response from such a person even has a little affect on me. Think twice.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The fact that post 23 exists, says it does.

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

Boom. +1

32. TyrionLannister unregistered

You want some action into the flame war, don't you. Anyway, I gave an apt reply to him and I don't think that a person of his type will be able to argue with that granted his intellectual level

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're dissing his intellectual level, yet he used it to piss you the hell off, so what's that say about yours? At this point, you should be logging off, and taking a nap dude. Ever see the movie "You got served"?

41. TyrionLannister unregistered

Oh god please. Let's do some analysis: A. I didn't lose. B. If I had run off, I'd be seen as a pi$$ed off Apple hater who ran away cowardly. At least by standing to my point, I had my respect. C. You seem to like the guy and are taking his support like you're his sidekick on fruit fanboy sleeps association. D. I didn't see the movie and now that you mention it, I probably never will. Yawn. And good night. Better use good arguments next time

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nite nite, sleep tight, don't let the TIM COOK BUGS bite.

45. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why am i not surprised to see you sucking on someone's banana and highfiving him just because he is an iDumb like you? Fakejeddi, it is time to grow up.

46. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Lol right. There's agreeing, there's opposing, and then there's d*ck riding.

65. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

"Mind tricks don't work on me. Only money."

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

TM, you shoulda put "drops mic, and walks away".

52. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Like Randy Watson after he sang "Greatest Love of All" in Coming to America. Sexual Chocolate!

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO on that one. Total classic!

53. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Dude honestly You are incredible, You admit you love the iPad Air 2 and you admit the MacBook is a great device but you call the company a rotten fruit...? You just bought a product from this rotten fruit company...but you hate them..? I just realised something , even Apple haters LOVE Apple,

17. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

wow , such troll , many comments , pls ban

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhh

54. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Shhhhh

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm going to have to agree with you, The images above are very close in quality and some of the voting is closer than some other recent comparisons. The Nexus 6 even get's more votes on one of the images. That being said, the Note 4 obviously won in this competition but there is in all honesty nothing about the cameras that should prevent you from buying one phone over the other. They're both good devices with good cameras.

34. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

End of thread :)

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