See what happens when the Galaxy S6 edge's camera is pitted against the iPhone 6 Plus' shooter

See what happens when the Galaxy S6 edge's camera is pitted against the iPhone 6 Plus' shooter
Already, the first camera shootouts between Samsung's new flagships, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and their rivals are cropping up on the web, giving us a glimpse into how it handles some tough competition. We've come to recognize Apple's iPhone 6 Plus as one of the best pocket cameras available on the market today, and it was the 6 Plus precisely that Mobilsiden chose to be challenged by the Galaxy S6 edge.

While the test wasn't as thorough as we'd like it to be, the folks behind it nevertheless made sure to cover the basics – like outdoor and low-lit scenes. Unfortunately, full-sized reference samples aren't provided, so we have to make do with thumbnails. A video sample from the two was also included, though that's probably one area in which the S6 edge's more megapixel-rich shooter has a very clear advantage, seeing as it does 4K UHD and the iPhone 6 Plus is limited to 1080p.

Check out the results right below and make sure to let us know what you thought.


iPhone 6 Plus video sample (1080p):


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge video sample (4K UHD):


source: Mobilsiden

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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
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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88 Comments

1. Biernot unregistered

great work sammy

13. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Orangy in low light and a bit washy, though

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Both the low light photos could improve lots The S6 has a orange hue The 6+ is overexposed and too white IMO the 6+'s low light photo overall IMO the S6 wins the rest by quite clear margin because its dynamic range is far better We need a Note 4 vs the Galaxy S6 now

23. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

The S6 video is redish somehow and darker in dark areas. I don't know if these S6 units have the final configuration

30. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

6 Plus' OIS gives less wobbling outcome and the lense less fisheye-like distortion

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, phones recording 4K is still in its infancy I hope the S6's 60 fps 1080p isn't that bad

33. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

In low light the 6+ blurs loads of details. Two exaples: the 093 number is nearly impossible to read and the lines in the white car that go from the screenshield to the BMW logo have completely dissapeared. The S6 wins on low light by quite a margin.

38. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, that's what I mean by overexposed The whites are over blown, which is why you the details on the hood

41. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

It's not only overexposing. That is clearly an artifact of the software doing some postprocessing trying to smooth out the noise on a white surface in low light. A dirty trick that backfired this time.

66. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And the wires on sample no. 3. On the 6+ they ate so blurred. GS6 is the winer here.

19. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

The S6 video is redish somehow and darker in dark areas

28. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I think, both cameras are doing good .. S6 takes slight lead, IMO .. Some reference images shall be there to judge the exact scenario ..

51. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Better than in 6+'s pic, same kind of lights make different colors, lol. So logical.

71. engineer-1701d unregistered

I think some of the pics are mixed up some have detail you wouldn't have on a 8 vs 16mp

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

There seems to be some hue present with Edge in low light conditions. Hopefully it'll be resolved with final firmware update on release. Being said that, Edge wins by a mile. Samsung has done really nice job of improving the night photography since GS5.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Both the low light photos could improve lots The S6 has a orange hue The 6+ is overexposed and too white IMO the 6+'s low light photo overall IMO the S6 wins the rest by quite clear margin because its dynamic range is far better I wanna see the S6's HDR vs the 6+'s HDR

39. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nope. Except for the hue GS6 is much much better in low light. It has far more detail and it is not over exposing like iP6+. We all know iPhone has one of the strongest low light cameras aside from Lumias. Due to bigger sensor in GS6 it is also able to capture much more detail then iP6+. Just look at the column/pillar on the last image. You can clearly see the number '093' in gs6 whereas in iP6+ its almost illegible.

21. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Are you talking about the car & garage? I think the question is how the light is in the garage.. I mean seriously now, how many garages has pure white lights installed? The S6 edge to me seems more realistic of what I know!!!

24. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Many. And it's a software adjustment mater to different type of lights

72. engineer-1701d unregistered

In America many if not all built after 2010 even street lights are led now and super white 6k

40. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's not a hue. Garage lights are usually about 4000-5000 K which should be a little warm and not white. White is about 6500K

50. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Possibly but its not the first time we are seeing images of GS6 which have orangish tone to it. Earlier images from MWC also had such similar issues. Also, we all know iPhone normally produces warmer images so to insinuate GS6 is warmer of two is not plausible.

58. TyrionLannister unregistered

IPhone produces colder images compared to phones like Nokia 808, note 4 and s5. I don't think it's warm by any means. In daylight, iPhone 6 is warmer than usual. In low light, iPhone 6 is cooler than usual. You can see that in day shots, iPhone is warmer.

3. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't know, S6's low-light shots look a bit orange to me. Gotta give it for its very good details under any lighting condition though.

4. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

especially in the last pictures in the dark garage the galaxy s6 blows the iphone6+ out of the water. In all other pictures I wouldn't mind either of these 2 cameras, eventhough the iphone looks sometimes a little bit yellowish compared to the galaxy

5. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge FTW!

6. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I just don't get it why the f**k you compare s6 or any other phone to iPhone. IPhone camera sucks compared to others everyone knows and if you don't your blind. So what's the point of this article even s5 camera is better than iPhone 6.

11. JohanSteyn

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Why all the swearing. They compare it against the iPhone, because of the misconception people have that iPhone = quality. It is not their fault the misconception exists, is it?

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Judging from these photos, it's clearly not a misconception. Perfect example of why all the iPhone spec bashing is stupid

69. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For what the iPhone costs, it shouldn't be using 2012 specs. That is why it gets spec bashed. The iPhone takes ugly pictures, even the S6 phone to the BMW where its adding a tone to the white still looks much clearer vs the over-saturated white from the iPhone. Also iPhone cameras try to bring everything close even when its far. Galaxy devices have a much broader field of depth which looks awesome.

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