Samsung Galaxy S6 edge camera comparison (test photos) vs iPhone 6 vs Note 4 vs Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge camera comparison (test photos) vs iPhone 6 vs Note 4 vs Galaxy S5
Ladies and gentlemen, after a month-worth of rumors, speculations and leaks, Samsung has finally unleashed its new Galaxy flagships -- the S6 and S6 edge. We already had the opportunity to spend some hands-on time with both, and we even managed to snap some preliminary camera samples with the latter, curvier model.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge sports a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.9 lens and optical image stabilization -- two features that Samsung stressed a lot during its presentation. While a full-blown camera comparison is definitely in the cards for when we get our hands at a review unit, for the time being we'll have to make do with a bunch of stills snapped at the show floor where Samsung's Unpacked event took place. In order for these to make at least some sense, we also took the same shots with the Apple iPhone 6, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the Samsung Galaxy S5, so you have some point of reference.

Take a look at the camera samples below, and vote for the camera yoyu 



1. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Apple Sucks

2. Phonecall01 unregistered


5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

S6 too much yellow hurt my eyes. Note4 muy bien

25. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah, picture looks warm as f**k. S5 even looks better, I hope they improve this

38. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Galaxy S5 is more accurate than Galaxy S6? Look at the photo 17 (Galaxy S6). Now look at the photo 20 (Galaxy S5) S5 was the winner 2nd: iPhone 6/Note 4

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 978; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I agree

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! This all you had to say, because you know the iPhone 6 was boss in this shoutout! This is not even the 6 plus! Samsung lied again!

21. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We don't know anything. They're no way to know anything because we didn't see the actual scene.

33. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Are you blind? Look at the amount of details from the s6. Iphone's picture is blurred.

31. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

lol, note 4 and s6 edge got some yellow tint / purple tint on it only s6 and iphone 6 get the most accurate color. here i vote s6 > ip6 > note 4 > s6 edge

3. danceosmsiles

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

Apple copied the design language of HTC one ..sorry to say but that's the truth ....keeping audio jack and speaker grill on the bottom is a copy of apple ....then u should take a good sleep dude ..

11. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Apple is just mad that Android rules.

6. GeekMovement unregistered

Is something off with the color balance or... ?? because looking at that shot of the Lumia camera, it almost looks like there's a filter or some kind of effect on the S6 Edge shot.

19. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Slightly? You know that in Spain there are some great kinds of ORANGEs?

22. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013


34. GeekMovement unregistered

lol !

7. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Is it just me, or does the S6 have a slightly brighter, *yellowish* feel? almost like they are in sunlight and seem brighter and more vivid.

8. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

To be honest, The S6 is not above the others. I have a Note 4, and looking at the pictures, I'm glad I own it. I thought the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 did a better job to be honest. I also like the cooler looking picture of the iPhone ansd the S5 as they seem much closer to real life colors.... The picture of the DSLR from the S6 is just horrible. The Note 4, S5 and iPhone 6 blow the S6 out of the water. My preference: S5/iPhone 6 > Note 4 > S6

10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

13 and 17 look like a filter was added, or auto awesomed. Otherwise looks good, may be too warm for me on some. Focus issues make it difficult to judge sharpness and processing on most for me.

14. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the skin on Samsung's look ORANGE and on iPhone looks natural

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The iPhone pic looks much more natural. I'm sorry, but the S6 camera doesn't look like anything specia and in not even talking about the Orange color.

17. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Not judging base on photo here, especially white balance as can't assure the exact lighting there. Wait on review.

18. Rydsmith unregistered

Looks REALLY yellow; I hope this is software related or just a filter because the iPhone 6 blows it out of the water.

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Glad to see my S5 hold its own in all areas although the movement caused blur due to it being slower than the rest.

23. surethom

Posts: 1721; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The s6 are too yellow on the first few pictures the iPhone & even the s5 are much whiter & more realistic, let's hope Samsung issue an update to fix the colour.

24. mohaada

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Apple gon be hatin

26. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

They got it almost exactly right with the Note 4, how did Samsung manage to make it worse on the S6? smh.

27. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

All of a sudden, I want an orange!

29. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm sure it's just this particular model or pre-release commercial firmware that is the issue the camera color reproduction on the phone.

32. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

The S6 tends to over exposing the scene but the i hope it image will gits better in future update .

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.