Samsung takes aim at iPhone 6's camera, suggests the Galaxy S6 camera is way better in low light

Samsung takes aim at iPhone 6's camera, suggests the Galaxy S6 camera is way better in low light
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, its newest flagship smartphones that pack all the latest tech that Samsung is currently capable of offering. During the Galaxy S6 announcement event (held at MWC 2015 in Barcelona), Samsung suggested that the rear camera of the S6 and S6 edge takes better photos than the camera of Apple's iPhone 6.

The first image that we're seeing below was presented by Samsung to let us compare a low light photo snapped with an iPhone 6, and a photo taken in exactly the same scenario with a Galaxy S6. As you can see, the S6's camera produced an image that's significantly brighter (and, overall, seems to look way better). Of course, we'll have to wait until we can thoroughly test Samsung's new camera in real life before concluding if it is, or isn't better than the camera that Apple has packed inside the iPhone 6.

The specs sheet of the Galaxy S6's rear camera includes the following: 16 MP sensor, f/1.9 aperture, Smart Optical Image Stabilization, real-time HDR, and LED flash. As for the front-facing camera, this is a 5 MP one with the same wide f/1.9 aperture.

We're looking forward to reviewing both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, so check back soon if you're interested in finding out all there is to know about Samsung's newest flagships. Until we publish the full reviews, check out our Galaxy S6 hands-on, and our Galaxy S6 edge hands-on.


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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)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • 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 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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33 Comments

1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I'm quite impressed with this phone already. Touchwiz is still kinda blah, but at least it looks amazing physically.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

the new ui isnt that bad. its simple and faster.

15. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Icons still look like crap....love the phone UI will stop me from getting it.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Icons can be easily changed.

18. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

True but i wish i didn't have to. I just love my Nexus icons.

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

can also get themes. theres also an option for that. maybe a dev will change the icons to nexus.

26. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

oh stfu. if you got a nexus don't effin complain about changing icons...

25. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

have you even read about the phone? you can change the freaking Icons and some UI elements..

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There is a theme change for that, try again

16. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Samsung GALAXY S6 Edge = cutting edge technology, yet. IMO. I have worries with glass back cover, fingerprint magnet. :3

20. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

its super thin so you most of the time wouldn't be touching the back.

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The front cam will be better in low light then the iPhone 6 back cam, ha

3. KoreyEcKorbuscus

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

hmm more photos

28. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

You don't have to see more photos to know that the S6 has a much better camera than the iToy 6.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It just goes to show the engineering and researching prowess that they have when they put their resources into it. They have some of the world's best and brightest engineers and supply partners and good supply chains to precure the quality and quantity they need.

5. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

The Short video shown was even more impressive. iphone 6 plus just lost that by 100miles.

6. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 938; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Yeah but the i phone can bend. Samsung doesn't have that.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

The edge is pre-bent

9. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yeah, but it's an actual feature lol

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The S6 Edge is optimized for bending, the iPhone 6 Plus? Not so much, if and when it might occur.

12. seven7dust unregistered

bendgate really? how about touchwiz gate ?

14. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i could probably make an airplane with the iphone and call it aircraft grade aluminium

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you're gonna start that sentence with lowercase, just put iCould.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm , from what I have noted from sammoblie hands on with the full software it kill nexus 5 speed and Apple iOS iphome 6 speed and the Apple air 2 speed, it even loads the there flepborad thing on the left home screen like any other home page, with no loading time, I.e. There is no loading speed with there own software and why I am saying it's faster then apples iOS crap, it's very fast

8. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Go sammy ! We were expecting that ! Better (overall) than iphone and better than new HTC cameras. My next phone for sure (or Note 5)

23. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

How can you be so biased? You haven't seen both at all in full action. Just wait before you act out of fanboism. And yes the phone surprised me 2, it looks very nice.

24. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

You should "search google" before write down. Check these links : 1)http://www.gsmarena.com/check_out_the_samsung_galaxy_s6_camera_samples-news-11378.php 2)http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_mwc_2015-review-1215p4.php I donĀ“t have your fanboism.

11. seven7dust unregistered

should probably wait for real comparisons , you heard that phone arena more blind tests soon

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

"guys this website is getting jammed pack with apple loyalists quick throw apple stickers at them!"

21. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

ifun kids will have severe nightmares tonight.....hehehehe

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