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

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


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Scene 1: Which photo do you like better?
Photo A (iPhone 6) 14.16% (758 votes) (758 votes)
Photo B (Galaxy S6) 85.84% (4595 votes) (4595 votes)

5353 votes



Scene 2: The ruins


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Scene 2: Which photo do you like better?
Photo C (iPhone 6) 5.83% (295 votes) (295 votes)
Photo D (Galaxy S6) 94.17% (4766 votes) (4766 votes)

5061 votes



Scene 3: A colorful close-up


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Scene 3: Which photo do you like better?
Photo E (Galaxy S6) 87.96% (4464 votes) (4464 votes)
Photo F (iPhone 6) 12.04% (611 votes) (611 votes)

5075 votes



Scene 4: Flowers


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Scene 4: Which photo do you like better?
Photo G (iPhone 6) 9.34% (458 votes) (458 votes)
Photo H (Galaxy S6) 90.66% (4444 votes) (4444 votes)

4902 votes



Scene 5: Battleship ready


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Scene 5: Which photo do you like better?
Photo I (iPhone 6) 17.16% (829 votes) (829 votes)
Photo J (Galaxy S6) 82.84% (4003 votes) (4003 votes)

4832 votes



Scene 6: Chill out


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Scene 6: Which photo do you like better?
Photo K (Galaxy S6) 98.26% (4805 votes) (4805 votes)
Photo L (iPhone 6) 1.74% (85 votes) (85 votes)

4890 votes

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