Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s Plus optical image stabilization video comparison

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s Plus optical image stabilization video comparison
Both the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge boast optical image stabilization to accompany the brand new 12 MP camera inside that this time has eschewed the megapixel race for 56% larger pixels than what we have on the S6. Between the new sensor, and the wider f/1.7 aperture, Samsung said that the S7 unit would collect 95% more light than the S6 in the same scenario, but that's not all there is to it. Besides a new lens/sensor combo, Samsung also equipped the camera on the S7 with a Dual Pixel focusing system for the first time in a phone, which uses all of the pixels for focusing, instead of just 5-10% of them, making continuous autofocus switch in video almost seamless. 

Coupled with the OIS system, these should do wonders in video recording, that is why we took both the Galaxy S7, and Apple's finest iPhone 6s Plus (which also has OIS), and made a video with one on top of the other to demonstrate how well the optically-stabilized 12 MP shooterĐü perform on both. Granted, the S7 unit at hand may not be fully optimized in terms of software yet, so we wouldn't comment on the quality of the footage just yet, and still this comparison above should give you a pretty good overview what to expect from the S7 video recorder against a fine snapper like the iPhone 6s Plus.

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Look the same to me.

2. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Yes looks same to me too. If video maker was walking then we would have better idea which is better

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

IKR ! This OIS comparison was so stupid. Who tests OIS by standing almost at the same spot.

15. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Phonearena editors. How stupid.

42. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The phone might have been tied down in which case walking a step would be all you would have. He should have just walked in one place, just simulating movement.

50. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I hope you're joking. OIS is designed to dampen slight movements, not erratic bumping around and wild panning. Those "walking tests" are no more conclusive than firing a pellet gun at a phone screen to test its scratch resistance.

37. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

at least they should shake it more, not just slide it to far right, and then far left. repeat -_- maybe they do it for "damage control", to make iPhone didnt look that bad, lol

52. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Pause the video at any point when it's panning across. The iPhone is twice as blurry than the S7. HUGE difference. The auto focus of the S7 is amazing.

40. Nathillien unregistered

SAME? Stop the vid and look at the letters on the walls. Wow iPhone shots are sooo motion blurred.

43. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Agreed. I was pretty impressed by iphone 6S and 6S + video taking but this is even better. Colors look better. Much less blur too. nice camera on the S7 i must admit.

3. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Somethings not right. It's clearer on the ip6+ but the S7 is slightly blury. Could be the settings or maybe OIS on the S7 is bad. Still on reproduction unit. Software tweak.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@S.R.K Samsung has always played catch-up with iPhone, and probably always will...! I'm afraid Samsung is the 'under-dog'... Yes, iPhone's video has better color correction and are more sharper...!

14. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

PA mentions it's still a premium production unit. RoTfLmFaO. A outdated brand company vs a technology company. Lmfao. Even thier A9x custom made Cpu lags behind Exynos 8890. Apple can't even afford to use Super Amoled display on thier iPhones.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

May I ask what parallel universe did you come from?

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You must have been living in your basement to long. The last 5 phones from Samsung have had better cameras than the last 5 phones by Apple. The Note 3, S5, S6, Note 4 and Note 5 ALL ahve better cameras from Sony, just liek Apple uses sensors from Sony and Samsung does a betetr job with them over Apple and Sony themselves. You sound so foolish when you idiots just purposely lie. Samsung S and Note phones have been ahead of Apple as far as quality and features since 2011. Last time I check, Apple has never sold 300M to 400M+ phones EVER. So who's actually playing catchup? Now go ahead and bring Apple single models sells lie a typical Apple fanboy idiot typically tries to argue. Go ahead and bring up Apple's profit numbers. Because that is the only useless BS, you guys ever argue. You cant argue hardware vs hardware because you will lose every single time trying to justify paying $649 for a mid-ranged iPhone trying to be sold as a flagship.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Exactly, I can't remember the last time an iPhone was the best at anything, hardware wise... +1

48. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Right now iphones are the best in cpu, gpu and memory department especially considering that new phones are not in the market yet

36. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

S7 is not a real flagship broseph. Here's your proof. "REAL" flagships have at least 16MP posted on 27 Aug 2015, 13:35 by TechieXP1969

49. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Thank you! obviously apple do not catch up to the androids specs, androids catch with apple specs :D

31. Dodong

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

You are funny iPhone 6s plus camera is inferior to the note 5

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You are clearly Trolling. There is no way an unbiased person would say what you just said. Apple hasn't put out a world class leading piece of hardware in YEARS! Apple has been riding it's wave while others mainly Android have innovated with their OS & hardware.

33. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What about the A9 ? That's a class leading piece of tech. There is no equivalent to it.

35. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890

39. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Can't even see one anywhere. So it could be at most equivalent to nothing for now.

47. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope, if it was running android it be not up to the task I will give them there ssd mem controler, that the only thing that any good,, but they only been able to use this as they design there CPUs just to be used by them

21. arunpaul

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Iphone looks blurry to me! Pause the video in-between and you can see how fast S7 focuses.

24. FluffyBled unregistered

You're surprisingly right!

25. icygobi

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Wow... Only notice it when you pointed out

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Spot on even, and both take some beautiful video.

16. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

No its not even. The ip6s+ is faintly better.

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