The great selfie camera comparison: Galaxy S8+ vs LG G6 vs iPhone 7 vs Google Pixel

People still do selfies, right? I imagine they do, seeing as manufacturers insist on including a selfie camera in pretty much every smartphone nowadays. So I decided to put four of the biggest devices out there, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, LG G6, Apple iPhone 7, and Google Pixel, to the test...
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1. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

With all flagship cameras front and rear you are essentially splitting hairs

7. danny_a2005

Posts: 354; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

The pixel the lowest score? I suggest change your glasses bro! Your dyed hair left you blind. The pixel has best front and back camera out there. Even better than the g6 and s8

10. peace247 unregistered

For me... 1.S8 and pixel tie.(pleasing skin tones) 2. G6 3. Ip7(ugly yellow like sony a7 mirrorless)

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Got to agree the pixel picture looked the most pleasing. Still i would take realistic colors over thats so G6 win for me.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Pixel's dynamic range makes it an easy win IMO Its the only one that didn't horrible overexpose in the church scene In low light its dynamic range advantage is even more noticeable e.g.

25. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Hahahahaha.. I can't stop laughing, funny guy! well for me S8 - Winning and taking first all day Pixel - 2nd LG G6 - 3rd Iphone - Last, too much colour, useless of a phone Iphonearena would still pick iphone over almighty S8 anyday, useless site with useless staffs

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

God I hate these camera showdowns. Why can't PA just do what MKBHD did witch a blind camera test? That way, biases toward a particular brand(S) can be somewhat eliminated.

4. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

+100000 Blind tests please phonearena!

9. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I agree But then it may not come out the way PA wants it to. I do agree with what he said about each one having its ups and downs.

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, been asking for the same thing in every one of their useless 1 man opinion articles on photos. Prefer it in photos though, as video lives room for excuses along the lines of "YouTube compression 'caused..." or "didn't see the full photo side by side".

3. zebraman

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

I think the S8 had better pictures personally

5. seedorf

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

same here it was s8,better camera than g6,!!!

6. Galen20K

Posts: 572; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Great Comparison, thank you. They all did Admirable really, but I think the GS8 photos look the best to me personally.

8. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

You have nice eyes... date me.

11. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I pretty much disagree with all of your assessments.

12. pankaj88

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

galaxy s8 has better selfies than all. hated apples yellowish tan

13. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Strange thing is I use an iPhone now but still prefer my old gs7 edge front and back facing camera

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The Galaxy S8 Plus has the better selfie camera to me. The G6 is a close second.

15. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Pixel or S8 The rest follow

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

G6 and pixel for me.. I love realistic colors and i never photoshop or apply filter to my pictures so i dont want a camera thats do it for me.

18. Trex95

Posts: 2376; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S8 beauty mode even with autofocus looks bad S7 with 5 mp looks better.

19. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Why not add the oppo f3 plus or the Vivo x9 plus. Those are considered the best selfie phones on the planet. I'm sure PA can afford to import these

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

considered by who? by some peoples that said "more pixel means better camera"?

20. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

1st. You're kind of hot so do all the selfie comparisons from now on.

26. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Gay alert.. this is**ty of a guy u call hot?!

21. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

pixel and s8

22. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

S8 pixel g6 ip7 for me.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"while the iPhone’s photo is just horribly yellow" isn't it always that way? :-/

27. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Yes, and useless staffs on Iphonearena gave the useless phone 9.3 and gave S8 that was supposed to BE 9.8 , 9.0... IPHONEAREANA

28. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

Both Xperia XZ and XZs front cam is better than these phones here.
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