Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Nexus 6 blind camera comparison: you choose the better phone


Camera comparisons – we do them frequently here at PhoneArena, and each post is enjoying plenty of attention from our readers. That's no surprise at all since many are the people wanting to know which are the phones equipped with the best cameras. Today's camera comparison is of the blind variety, meaning that we're about to give you a set of photos and we'll ask you to vote for the images you like best. 

For this blind camera comparison, however, we decided to do things a bit differently. First and foremost, we're not going to hide the identities of the two phones going head to head. These are the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6. But we've shuffled the images around so you still won't know which of the two phones was used for capturing each photo. And because of this, we're asking you to judge each pair of photos individually. 

We must note that we used the cameras' automatic settings throughout the shootout, with HDR and their LED lights set to off. All photos have been trimmed to a 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution of about 9.7 megapixels. Now that we've made this clear, we'll let you cast your votes below. Expect the results to be announced in a few days.

Scene 1 – Daytime


Let's start with a pair of photos taken on a sunny afternoon. The scene is ideal for judging how well the cameras preserve details when shooting in favorable conditions. 

Scene 1: Which photo you like better?

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


Scene 2 – Indoors


The following scene was taken indoors, inside of a mall's hallway. The lighting was moderate at best, yet still descent for our phones to produce acceptable images. Plenty of details and colors in the shot await to be analyzed. 

Scene 2: Which photo you like better?

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


Scene 3 – Afternoon


Now let's move onto a scene with a bit more contrast in it. Here we have the woods casting their shadows over the pathway and a monument in the background well-lit by the setting sun. Shadowy areas are usually tricky for smartphone cameras to capture in detail, so be sure to check those out carefully.

Scene 3: Which photo you like better?

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


Scene 4 – Close-up


Here's a close-up of a bush's fiery-red berries (the kind you probably don't want to eat). Bright shades of red are usually difficult for a smartphone camera to preserve faithfully. So, which phone did a better job at it?

Scene 4: Which photo you like better?

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


Scene 5 – Night


And lastly, we give you a night scene, the kind of which is tricky for most phones to capture well. Clearly, there's a huge difference in how these two devices perform in low light, so let us know which one you like better.

Scene 5: Which photo you like better?

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

Related phones

Galaxy Note4
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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