Samsung Galaxy S6 scores a solid victory against the iPhone 6 in our blind camera comparison

Boy, that Samsung Galaxy S6 has one great camera, doesn't it? The shooter may not be absolutely perfect, as you surely know if you've read our review of the Galaxy S6 camera, but it is definitely potent enough to beat the iPhone 6 in a camera comparison. And our readers seem to agree. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the winner in our blind camera comparison, and it beat the iPhone 6 by a mile. Samsung's flagship topped six out of six scenes, collecting about 9 times more reader votes than the iPhone. 

Surprised by the results? We aren't. the Samsung Galaxy S6 has proven to be an excellent shooter time and time again, especially in low light scenes. What's really surprising, however, is the margin by which it won this blind camera comparison. As a whole, the iPhone 6 has a very solid 8MP camera producing pleasing images with vivid colors. Still, our readers seem to prefer the sharper photos delivered by the Galaxy S6's 16MP camera.

That's all for today, folks, but it won't be long until we bring you a more thorough camera comparison. We'll be back with more photo samples, accompanied by our own analysis in search of what makes the Galaxy S6's photos better than the iPhone's, and where it might be leaving room for improvement. Until then, here's another look at the images used in the blind comparison, as well as the numbers of votes from our readers.

Final results:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 – 27063 votes
  2. iPhone 6 – 3033 votes

Scene 1: A walk in the park

Scene 1: Which photo do you like better?

Photo A (iPhone 6)
Photo B (Galaxy S6)

Scene 2: The ruins

Scene 2: Which photo do you like better?

Photo C (iPhone 6)
Photo D (Galaxy S6)

Scene 3: A colorful close-up

Scene 3: Which photo do you like better?

Photo E (Galaxy S6)
Photo F (iPhone 6)

Scene 4: Flowers

Scene 4: Which photo do you like better?

Photo G (iPhone 6)
Photo H (Galaxy S6)

Scene 5: Battleship ready

Scene 5: Which photo do you like better?

Photo I (iPhone 6)
Photo J (Galaxy S6)

Scene 6: Chill out

Scene 6: Which photo do you like better?

Photo K (Galaxy S6)
Photo L (iPhone 6)

Related phones

Galaxy S6

PhoneArena Score:


User Score:

  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
iPhone 6

PhoneArena Score:


User Score:

  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x


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