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...
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145 Comments

150. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Except that's an innapt annalogy. If Phone Y won 4 times and phone x won 5 times, yet phone Y got more votes, it's fair to say it's a tie. iPhoneArena should have added a 6th test, perhaps night shot, to make it soundingly clear who won...or if it's a tie.

56. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

The comparison is full of s**t ..... they should have taken pics with a high end DSLR and showed us that what the original or the best photos look like (cuz of the color , saturation and temp) Then we would have had a nice comparison

86. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

These blind comparisons for the readers to vote on have been fairly useless in my opinion. In terms of actual photography, the LG G4 has noticeably better detail and dynamic range than the others in most of these scenes. It gathers light more efficiently as well, considering the generally brighter exposure with little to no noise. It performed worse in the flower scene because it seems to oversaturate reds a bit, but color rendition otherwise is more accurate. If I were doing photography with my phone, out of these I would start with the G4 as it gives you the best opportunity to get a great shot with or without a little post processing. Seems to have the least damaging compression and color rendition, with the most dynamic range.

110. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I thought so too. The G4 to me in every photo outdoes the competition.

3. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

still i can't decide which has the most accurate colors ,it would be fair if they had kept a reference image with a DSLR

77. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Yeah but this is auto mode. G4 wins in manual mode, just like a dslr. Let's not forget that the majority only uses auto mode, that's what apple and sammy focuses on.

4. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

iPhone won, end of discussion here. I'm surprised about the yellow'ish touch in the third scene.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Clearly you are not an expert at math.

8. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

iPhone should have the win here with 3 scenes out of 5. I'm an Android guy. Don't know how it is in the states, but it's like saying Apple and Samsung were in an election to win. Apple won most of the 'electoral areas' geographically. Apple won in more states or wards or constituencies than Samsung did. In the states that Samsung DID win in, it won very well but not in enough states. Apple wins the election.

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That falls into the water when e.g. Samsung won the election at the end of the day and became president. And if you look at the pictures where iPhone 6s won S6 was right behind it but at the pictures where S6 won 6s was lagging behind a lot

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

George W. and the 2000 Presidential Election beg to disagree with you.

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I was about to say the same thing! Although the electoral college really shouldn't be an analogy for anything. But we digress.

26. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I dont know how it works in U.S.A but in my country the one who got more overall votes will win. Seems more logical to me.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ugh. I wish. We have a silly thing called the electoral college, so if you can just barely win enough states by a thin majority, you can win the election even if you completely lose a few big states. So in 2000, W won by taking 30 states out of 50, but Gore received more votes. Like I said... Bad analogy.

89. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That sounds completely dumb lol. I guess only in USA you have an election like that. IMO the one who got more votes should win.

93. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You calling our Constitution dumb? People here treat that thing like the Bible. It's a relic from when there was no mass media for people to learn about the candidates, so they would elect local "electors" to vote on their behalf. But the number of electors per state is not proportional to population, so things like 1960 and 2000 happen. After 228 years, that's still our system.

101. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The electoral votes are based on population of each state....thats why ever ten years after a census electoral votes change for each state

106. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes and no. Every state gets two, even places like Idaho and the Dakotas where few people live. Then they add for population. So rural, underpopulated states are overrepresented, and urban, densely populated states in the Northeast are underrepresented. And now we've drifted way off topic into political science.

112. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because the population rule is not always right. If that was the case, states like NY could always do what is best for them and damn other states. Why even have an election at that point? As well majority isn't always right, the idea of minority representation is a huge foundation. So while the electoral college may seem dumb, it is because it is the United States...not United People. Each state has their own constitution. Therefore they are guaranteed at least some minimal representation to make sure a Large state doesn't f-crap up for the entirety of the nation.

117. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I've always liked at it on the "needs of the many" principle. If 200 million people live on the liberal, multicultural east and west coasts, and the other 100 million live somewhere in between, then the majority should get more say than the minority. But tell that to a guy living in rural West Virginia and he'll give you hell. Besides, the growing population centers aren't even in those evil liberal states. They're down in Arizona and Texas.

137. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This has nothing to do with party lines, and everything to do with states, a few of them, controlling everyone else. If you go by pure population then it is no longer United STATES...states being huge bold exclamation mark etc. This is why people want State rights to bear the brunt of the needs. So that if a state needs something different, they can adjust and change. And they do. Federal should be a guidline, and it is. They get more seats in the house, electoral college, so they are already represented. We are not a pure democracy, we are a Republic. Standing for the population represented by elected officials. As well if you only needed population, then why even hold elections but the most populated states? You only need 150million. 50%+. You would only have to hold elections in 8 states. That is it. 8 states out of 50. Yeah NO. Again this is the United States...key word STATES. Your STATE represents you.

74. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

You clearly weren't following my analogy.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How so. It doesn't matter how many rounds you win, if you didnt get enough votes. Its the total of the votes, not the rounds. No you aren't an Android guy, you're just pretending to be one.

37. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm an Android guy too, but I respect results. 3 out of 5 is a win or at the very least a tie for first.

48. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Come on dude, in a boxing match, if X wins 7 rounds out of 12, he wins the fight overall. Or am I missing something here?

53. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You're missing the fact that he's not an impartial referee.

88. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

But then Y takes more points in other 5 rounds and knocks out X so Y will win. You are also forgeting the fact that in this poll there were two iPhones so for an average joe who has no idea about what photo is better or worse has 50% chance to vote for an iPhone.

111. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Did you also forget that there are 2 Android phones versus an iPhone?

116. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yea one from LG and from Samsung. We are comparing companies camera here not platforms so your point is moot.

155. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

We are comparing results here regardless of the company or platform. So your point is irrelevant.

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