Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4 blind camera comparison: beautiful Barcelona edition

Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 were two of the hottest phones of 2015. With their potent hardware, attractive design, and capable cameras, they did enjoy plenty of attention from critics and customers alike. But the two flagships are past their prime now, with their successors peeking from around the corner. Indeed, the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are surely coming in a few days, and we can't wait to get our hands on them!

Still, we do feel like we should give the Galaxy S6 and G4 more of the attention they deserve. And you know what – despite today's chilly weather, downtown Barcelona seemed like a great place for a quick blind camera comparison! Below you'll find a bunch of samples we took around Plaza de Cataluña using Samsung and LG's flagship phones. All we ask from you is to take a look at the images and give us an honest opinion – to tell us which photos look better to your eyes. That's pretty much it! We'll be revealing which phone took each of the photos in a few days.

UPDATE: The results are in! Our blind camera comparison was dominated by the Galaxy S6, which won in all six scenes, collecting 11,943 votes. With a total of 3193 votes, the LG G4 falls in second place. 

Scene 1: Plaza de Cataluña

Scene 1: Which photo do you like better?

Galaxy S6

Scene 2: The good luck fountain

Scene 2: Which photo do you like better?

Galaxy S6

Scene 3: Sushi for dinner

Scene 3: Which photo do you like better?

Galaxy S6

Scene 4: Collect them all

Scene 4: Which photo do you like better?

Galaxy S6

Scene 5: PhoneArena team

Scene 5: Which photo do you like better?

Galaxy S6

Scene 6: Evening lights

Scene 6: Which photo do you like better?

Galaxy S6

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)



2. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I know one thing, my LG G4 has got considerably slower to auto focus in its lifetime. My wife's GS6 has not.

4. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

lg g4 win

5. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Lg g4 win

6. Scarambay unregistered

I go with B, D, F, G, I, K. All these seem to be taken by the same phone.

42. Shocky unregistered

Indeed. odd that. Seems very clear cut this time around, why were the comparisons last year so close? This device is clearly taking better pictures than the other.

49. Alexerfr0st

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Hey lad.. Same as me B,D,F,G,K,I. I think this is LG g4.. Lg g4 has a RAW JPG.. We already try it with s6, note 5 and lumia 950..g4 stands out

7. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

And LG G5 will kill s7/s7Edge

25. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Back to the store mate, that joke was stale.

9. Subliminal_

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 05, 2015


14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

All picture are pretty close but i like the deeper color and contrast in some of them. Would had loved to be able to see those as full screen for all the smaller detail. Overall two good phone no matter wich one win.

43. Shocky unregistered

No they're not, if you think they're close then you need your eyes tested.

15. Shocky unregistered

Why are they doing this again???

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Both awesome cameras anyways.

17. Shocky unregistered

I would disagree.

52. TerryTerius unregistered

And I disagree with you. That's the joy of personal opinion.

21. ShadowHammer

Posts: 208; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

For a couple of those photos, it was close enough to be a coin toss for me. I would be curious if the poll had a third option that said they are equally good we could vote for. Oh well.

26. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Scene 1: A actually showed some of the sky, but B had more detail. So I went with B Scene 2: D was just better all around. Scene 3: F had more color & detail. Scene 4: G had better contrast and captured less reflection in the glass. Scene 5: I had quite a bit better contrast than J did. Scene 6: Both seemed to be about equal in amount of light, but K looked to pick up better details.

33. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I just pick the more colorfull pic and yes, scene 6 is pretty much the same, but somehow 95% (including me) pick K

28. df1190

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

Am I the only one? or does anyone noticed the reflex in photos G (S6) and H (G4)? In my opinion S6 has a better camera.

50. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Just noticed that. Seems the S6 is going to win.

29. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

B, D, E, G, I, K

30. RaulBlas

Posts: 47; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

There should be 100% crops so we can tell better the difference. Besides differents exposures, both pictures are equally good. No hands down winner here.

31. tiko13

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Next time please at least remove the exif data from the photos, my chrome plugin shows them on each picture even with gps coordinates...

40. TyrionLannister unregistered

LOL. But it shows EXIF of only 1 image, out of two. If you look carefully at the preview, it shows the EXIF of right one.

47. Shocky unregistered

Shows both for me, depends which image you hover over. A little tricky with the divider though.

48. TyrionLannister unregistered

Mine is not the hovering type. I use the 'EXIF viewer' one with the blue digital camera icon. it has a small icon on the bottom of every image. That icon only shows the EXIF of right image. Anyway, it looks like the S6 is winning on every poll. Unsurprising given that S6 has improved a lot with software updates and it's auto mode was superior to begin with.

34. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

This is a cool way, of comparing photos @PA

38. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That slider makes it very easy to compare, really very nice job PA.

39. igy_tech

Posts: 19; Member since: May 15, 2015

I think that S6 have better pictures in automod. But same pictures can get with G4 with little play with options.

45. Shocky unregistered

Don't understand why LG can't get the auto mode right. So to achieve the same result on an LG G4 you have to use manual mode, which ultimately will take more time and will depend on the users experience (may turn out worse or better). Where as with Galaxy S6 you just point and shoot, job done.

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