Samsung Galaxy S 4 camera samples (vs iPhone 5)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 camera samples (vs iPhone 5)
Eager to see some camera samples taken with the Samsung Galaxy S 4? We sure have some! What's more, we've captured the same frames using the iPhone 5 as well, so that you can easily compare the quality of the two cameras.

Enjoy the samples, and don't forget to tells us which ones you like more!

We've also got comparison 1080p videos from both devices for you to check out!

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Camera: Galaxy SIV>iPhone 5

11. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

GS4 camera is far better than ip5 I like it!

26. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Camera looks really good in photo and video but it need better stabilization!! The video looks very shaky. Oh Nokia shold make Android too. :( i have lumia 920 and it is amazing! but WP 8....

32. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Do a comparison with HTC One. Since the One performs better than iPhone5 and Lumia 920 I'd like to see how S4 stacks up against it.

38. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

One is not even close to 920 or iphone 5. It lost to 720. The thing is that there are too many iphone haters on this site. When iP5 vs One comparison was posted, everyone quickly jumped to the conclusion that One was better, which is clearly not the case. Have a look at the comparison GSM Arena did with the same set of photos and you'll realise that the comparisons here at PA are not even close the level of comparisons done at GSM Arena.

44. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

oooo stop my friend.. r u kidding ?? just see thats why one`s camera better than s4 ultrapixel is big innovation 2013.

45. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

50. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Lumia 920 was better than HTC One!!! It's clear for me in this review. Look again for the photos and don´t read the bad conclusions.

56. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

A couple of things: 1st, never choose a site who name is the same as the company they are promoting ( 2nd. Make sure the person(s) who is taking the picture stands in the same place and use the same distance shot; look at all the HTC One, the picture is a real close shot, while the Nokia brands are not zoom in...hahahahaha 3rd Since Nokia ONLY has great camera as a feature, maybe they should get out the phone business and open up a Camera shop!!...; I mean for real, you Nokia guys ALWAYS talk about the Camera , can we please talk about another features..OMFG!!

43. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

The iPhone 5 images look better and the video looks much more stable.

59. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

No, look the guy's hand holding the phone. It is really pixelated on the iphone. The s4 seem ok.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

SIV to iPhone 5 : Guess who has blueish tint now ! :P

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

But in an iPhone sample I can sê Michael Fisher of clearly. lol Anyway the icr@@p camera is no where near GS 4 camera.

25. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

More importantly, the Samsung records with stereo sound! Wohoo!

31. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Yes, but iPhone has only 8MP cam but to SGS IV has a 13MP cam. So better compare with Sony Xperia Z

37. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

It's not all about megapixels. More megapixels does not mean more detail.

46. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

with the right setup, more megapixels actually mean more details. just don't associate it with those chinese cameras with insane megapixel ratings. more megapixels mean larger photos. you may end up having a lot of noise but you can capture greater detail. if you want to lower the noise or fuzziness, just downscale the big photo and you'll get a better looking photo with good amount of details.

47. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i introduce to you nokia 808 pureview.. on 38mp mode

49. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Actually, more pixels means more detail. But that doesn't mean that it would be a good photo. It only means higher resolution.

40. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

nope its like S4>iPhone 5 in every way!

53. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

All we really need to know now is how does the screen compare to IPS, I know its a lot better than the note 2/s3 but can it compete with HTC's LCD 3 in color quality?

68. mydi.maus unregistered


2. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Does the iPhone 5 whites have a blueish tint?

41. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

It sure does. It's known as the Smurf effect.

54. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Its hard to say 100% right now but the blue tint seems to be gone from the S4 screen :), only toke them like 4 years lol.

3. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Overall, GS4 clearly better.

4. Q1Q10

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think this needs further testing in a better controlled lighting situation

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Yea me too , movement in between shots could have messed with the results lighting situations or something

28. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Apart from the blue-ish tint produced by the iphone 5 in one of the shots, i'd say they they both have the same detail level. As for the video, haven't seen it, so can't tell.

5. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

there is brandon from pn :D

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