Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6s dominate our blind camera comparison, LG G4 and iPhone 6 – not as much


Boy, that iPhone 6s has a pretty good camera, doesn't it? We probably won't be far from the truth if we say it's one of the best smartphone cameras around. But its high-end rivals don't lag far behind and might even outpace it in certain situations. At least that's what we can walk away with after examining the results of last week's blind camera comparison.

Last week, we asked you to vote on 5 sets of images taken with the iPhone 6s, the Galaxy S6, the LG G4, and the iPhone 6. Votes alone rank the Galaxy S6 on top with a total of 4529 votes. By comparison, the iPhone 6s received 4270 votes, which is only slightly less. However, we must point out that the iPhone 6s took first place in three out of five scenes. The Galaxy S6 won in the other two. Therefore, the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6s are kind of tied in this round of our comparison. As for the LG G4 and the iPhone 6, they both performed well, but couldn't quite get as many votes as their rivals. 

But we're not done with our camera comparison yet. Pretty soon, we'll take a look at how these phones perform in low-light and night situations, where shooting conditions are traditionally trickier. Until then, feel free to take a second look at the daytime samples from our comparison.


Final results:

Samsung Galaxy S6: 4529 votes (winner in 2 scenes)
iPhone 6s: 4270 votes (winner in 3 scenes)
LG G4: 2345 votes
iPhone 6: 1370 votes


Scene 1: Ahoy, matey!



Scene 1: Which photo do you like best?

Photo A (LG G4)
25.96%
Photo B (iPhone 6s)
41.03%
Photo C (Galaxy S6)
27.18%
Photo D (iPhone 6)
5.84%

Scene 2: Roses are red



Scene 2: Which photo do you like best?

Photo E (iPhone 6s)
45.4%
Photo F (LG G4)
14.08%
Photo G (iPhone 6)
5.81%
Photo H (Galaxy S6)
34.71%

Scene 3: The opera house



Scene 3: Which photo do you like best?

Photo I (iPhone 6)
18.54%
Photo J (Galaxy S6)
46.7%
Photo K (LG G4)
13.72%
Photo L (iPhone 6s)
21.04%

Scene 4: The sun clock



Scene 4: Which photo do you like best?

Photo M (Galaxy S6)
42.49%
Photo N (iPhone 6)
17.75%
Photo O (iPhone 6s)
19.62%
Photo P (LG G4)
20.14%

Scene 5: Grand Hotel London



Scene 5: Which photo do you like best?

Photo Q (iPhone 6s)
41.93%
Photo R (iPhone 6)
7.81%
Photo S (LG G4)
19.24%
Photo T (Galaxy S6)
31.02%

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145 Comments

1. blingblingthing

Posts: 969; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I didn't even see this comparison to vote on.

15. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Another day another clickbait....

98. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

More than that, its trying to fit a narrative as well. Trying to appease both Samsung and Apple fans by giving each a win for some reason, and no night time/Low light shots at all. The former is obviously to start a comment war and the latter probably to hide the 6s's weaknesses.

122. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

We need a S6 vs 6P low light comparison This ENGINEERING MODEL 6P (non final software) does great in this comparison with the iPhone 6 https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3ogvrg/nexus_6p_vs_iphone_6_low_light_photos/

154. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

looks like you are some professional phone photographer, i can bet you own iphone

42. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ikr? Dafuq?

87. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, same here...

92. blingblingthing

Posts: 969; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Does ANYONE remember voting in a blind camera comparison with an iPhone 6s? I've been waiting for one since this phone launched?

95. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It was up there for a while actually. I saw it when it was a bit into it already, but yea it was up about the normal amount of time.

138. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, they should pin any active polls on editors pick at front page

131. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

134. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Dominate

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Galaxy S6 on top with a total of 4529 votes. By comparison, the iPhone 6s received 4270 votes, which is only slightly less. However, we must point out that the iPhone 6s took first place in three out of five scenes. The Galaxy S6 won in the other two. Therefore, the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6s are kind of tied in this round of our comparison" WOW...clever use of words PA...not clever enough. "But its high-end rivals don't lag far behind and might even outpace it in certain situations" Don't lag far behind? Shouldn't it be the iPhone that's lagging behind S6? According to universal truth? You guys do play a lot.

9. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

PA!!!, you don't seems to amuse me. Why glorify the iphones more than the winner. In a test, we are looking for the first place. First place is first place. They took those photos, we don't know how roughly they handle to S6 to let it photos fall behind in certain test. What matters here is the S6 took first. I am not saying that iphone 6s has bad camera, it is very good but still behind.

75. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The 6s took 3 out of 5 tests do the math the 6s won number of votes don't count it's number of wins. I don't know what rock of math you crawled out from under but it appears you need to go back to school. 3 out of 5 is better than 2 out of 5

82. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

That is really stupid...S6 is half a generation earlier than 6S, still it managed to beat 6S. If Note 5 would have been in this blind test, 6S would have been decimated

96. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This isn't the final line, you have to combine the results here with something objective like DxoMark testing and maybe Anandtech (even though they're a bit Apple leaning), and then come to a conclusion.

128. Blazers

Posts: 746; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The S6 and Note 5 have the exact same camera, so the S6 represents the Note 5, and S6 Edge+.

12. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

in my world, 3 out of 5 is WIN hands down, no matter how many votes the S6 received in total... and they should've done a low-light blind comparison too

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When it comes to a race around a track and there are 500 laps. It doesn't matter if the original pole setter lead the race for 499 laps, if someone passes him in the very last lap close to the finish line, that is the winner. It doesn't matter if your favorite basketball team lead the whole game and the other team came back and beat them in overtime. You dont get to declare the winner based on how many rounds they won. if a boxer beat the crap out of the other guy for 10 rounds, and the othet guy knocks his ass out in round 11 and the othe guy can't get back up, it is still a TKO. Get over boy, you lost. A win is a win no matter how many rounds were lost. The fact si bruh, the iPhone could have won all the rounds but one. If the S6 were to get all 4500 votes in just one round, it still won. You dont get to go against the winner we voted for. You and PA are just a bunch of sore losers! You all make me sick. Apple fanboys are the worse. You hate to lose, and when you do win you don't know how to win gracefully, which is what makes every win we get so awesome. Because we know its burns you up that consistently for what has now be 3 years in a row, Samsung has kicked Apple's ass where it matters.

40. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Let's try a different sports analogy. Say the Mets and the Dodgers are playing for the NL pennant. Completely hypothetical best of 5 series. Game 1: Mets, 3-1 Game 2: Dodgers, 5-2 Game 3: Mets, 3-2 Game 4: Dodgers, 9-2 Game 5: Mets, 4-3 By your logic, LA just won the series.

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Series have a whole different perspective and evaluation.

49. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But that's exactly what this article was. PA gave the edge to the 6S in a best of 5 game series.

91. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

There are 20 races in one season you win 11 with 0.01 seconds, lag behind the first in second place with 15 hourse in other 9 races you are the champion

118. chenski

Posts: 770; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Yes a win is a win, but just as in sports, the winner is not necessarily the best

62. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Yep in your world. Based on Round, the iPhone 6S takes the cake. But If you look at each round, the S6 ranks 1st in 2 rounds and ranks 2nd for 3 rounds. The iPhone 6S ranks 1st in 3 rounds rank 2nd in 1 round and rank 3rd in 1 round. The S6 never fell to rank 3 as the iPhone 6s (scene 4). Moreover in the scenes where the S6 won, it gains more than twice the votes as the iPhone 6S (substantial difference). That didn't happen on the rounds the iPhone 6S won. The iPhone 6S has a really good camera though, much better than the iPhone 6 and iPhone users should be happy with that. But I do think the S6 is the winner here, based on ranks and overall votes.

71. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Not if the 3 wins were borderline and the 2 losses were a slaughter fest :-)

133. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

LOL... Same person who are worried cause people might choose S6 due to higher megapixel and larger dynamic range. Happy now?

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That can't handle the fact that win the Galaxy wins, it burns their buttocks. It doesn't matter that the iPhone 6S may open better optimized apps for a single platform faster. What is goign to matter is daily usage tasks liek taking pictures. The fact is the Galaxy S6 and its siblings are already 3 quarters old and the iPhoen 6S is brand new and still in its first quarter and it can't be an older phone and a simple task as taking pictures. What I would like to see if, the iPhone 6S in a camera test with phones that have the exact sensor size as far as megapixels. Pit the iPhone 6S against the Galaxy Note 3 which also has a 12MP sensor. Even though the Galaxy S5 is a year old going on 2 years, lets see how such a phone would stand up to the latest iPhone. Especially use the S5 that has Samsung's own IOSCELL instead of the Sony sensor. What has been interesting too is, both apple and Samsung use Sony's sensor in the camera. Looks like that bigger camera hump on the Galaxy, which is full of better optics for photos matters more than its looks with the bump.

36. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

guess the logic like this, let put into this way, it look more convincing! rite? test 1 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 2 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 3 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 4 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 5 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 6 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 7 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 8 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 9 phone x : 100 votes phone y : 90 votes test 10 phone x : 49 vote phone y : 141 vote do some math and logic thinking by fandroid, we get the result by test 1+2+3+4+5 +6+7+8+9+10 phone x = 949 phone y = 951 so the winner is phone y!!!

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