Camera comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Sony Xperia Z3, LG G3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3

Today we bring you another of our camera comparisons, and the star of the show is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. We've chosen to compare it against some of its biggest rivals...
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140 Comments

18. AizenMne

Posts: 14; Member since: May 22, 2014

LG G3 has bad panorama stitching? :D This Phonearena is sooooo contradictory and the Z3 has such low scores. I wish they'd stop taking money from Samsung and make an honest review for a change. :D

55. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You know..they take money from samsung to praise their cameras..and money from apple and htc to praise their design....and from samsung competitors to talk bad about material used in samsung smartphone... By your logic...

82. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

If iPhone is praised you Samsung worshipers will say it got the money from apple. if it is other way around, Suddenly PA is turned out to be genuine. By your logic... I have already mentioned about this in one comment. At the time of Z2 release, They leaned towards Sony and gave the T2 ultra very good rating. ( Not worth for that rating). Now money from Sony didn't go to them so again they started bashing...

20. sherkhan

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

From the photos That PA has Taken I can easily say they have been taken on Auto Mode due to its Aspect Ratio .. That's not how the Photographers Take Pictures or PA is using amateur photographers.. Just Use The Manual Mode on Z3 and See the Results ..None of the phones except iPhone would even come closer to Z3

28. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well it's a phone camera test, pretty much the realm of "Amateur" photographers right there, if someone wants to mess around with full manual settings to get the highest quality pictures the chances are they won't be using a phone to do so.

83. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Agree. +1 to you

21. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

You should include Chinese flagship phones in the future, such as Xiaomi Mi4 and Meizu MX4

22. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

i don't have to read it. iphone 6 will be of course the winner, as always here.

74. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

nope.

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You should have because it didn't win. The Note 4 won so I'd rethink everything if I were you.

112. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Hey iBlind check the scores

24. nightfury

Posts: 77; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol scores are so much biased..z3 is that worse???..i mean seriously???..go to gsmarena image compare tool and see..z3 is wayyyyyyyyy improved than its predessors....awesome sharpness,nice colors..

25. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

they just want to show that the iphone 6 is better. all the z series are crappy compared to the competition when you just snap a photo with the automatic mode, but really good when you know what to tweak.

29. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xperia z3 = life colors and better than (note4 - iPhone6- G3) But phonearena.........

30. Tehmace

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It looks like PA hates xperias. On gsmarena the xperia Z3 is amazing. Does PA not know how to use the xperia phone? These tests are just sad. I can do better photos with my xperia Z than they with these phones. And another reason why I think they hate Sony. They haven't put it in ''Most popular manufacturers'' when you search for the brand. (Motorola infront of Sony?)

36. Siapaya

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

dont trust the score, u must trust ur own way :D

95. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

So true @36. Siapaya

69. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

PA camera's comparisons are turned to be payed articles to the two biggest smartphone makers not subjective at all.

27. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xperia z3 = life colors

31. jmonteiro829

Posts: 260; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Hmm... was expecting better from the Z3 as I currently own a Z1S and it has been producing amazing pics. I feel that the pics were taken in auto mode which is not utilizing the potential of the camera hardware. I only shoot pics in manual mode to utilize 20MP.

33. sulre

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Buy already a decent dslr for reference PA!

47. evox14

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Couldn't agree more. Need a DSLR for reference something superior to these phones and see which phone gets as close using manual. That's the real test there.

80. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Nikon D3200 or something would do the job and is also cheaper then most high end phones so yeah. They totally should

52. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

They know that would completely expose their unprofessionalism!!

34. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm pretty sure that with some minor software tweaks, Samsung can improve the Note 4's low light issues where bright areas of the shots are washing out. Then it would be nearly perfect!

60. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

This could be true. I know that with my Note 3, I have to tweak the ISO settings for better night shots.

87. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

actually i liked note 4 night shots more than IP6/6+ because they are brighter and still sharp. while IP6/6+ they cant increase the ISO like note 4 because the photos will be fuzzy. and on note 4 you can always manually reduce the ISO(which you can't in IP6/6+) and you'll get shots even sharper than IP6/6+ with same brightness

38. evox14

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

PA. You don't consider the focal length on the Z3 or any phone for that matter. Your capturing so much more of the image on the Z3. When it comes time to cropped shot it will loss quality. Get closer to image so its capturing the same image on each phone then crop. The focal view makes a difference. OK the superior Auto needs some work. That's up to Sony to update that department. But do a test using the full capability of each phone. Manual mode period. The average user if going to be happy on auto mode with all the phones in this test. Take new pictures, night shots, slow-mo an even comparison so people make an educated decision on which phone to buy. This is what PA should be all about. Informing the consumer. Its not Praisearena is Phonearena.

40. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Not again? every time PA makes this camera comparison, the latest released phone is always the best performer. Is it just coincidence or something else?hmmm..

45. Awalker

Posts: 1967; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Usually companies try to improve on what's already out there.
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