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

43. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

When they do the next blind camera comparison they should have the participants in the poll rate each phone on a scale of 1 to 10 and then calculate the average.

44. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

This comparison only to show how Samsung and Apples are great. PA do this whenever new Samsung and Apples high end models get released.

46. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

every is comment is about the z3 being too low....no one cares about the G3

49. kameni011

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

lol in comparison z2 vs s5 vs 5s vs g2 xperia Z2 is step to step with S5 now Z3 wich is even better is worster then S5 OMG SamArena

53. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This time Samsung truly rock! Awesome! Another 10 hours Note 4 will be mine.:)

54. BillyBoy

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

No review from PA is trustworthy. Completely biased, just money counts from x and y manufacturer. The rest is garbage. So Fo

57. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Due to Sony's crapy software Z3 has no advantage of its higher mp camera. But we have to admit that iPhone 6 plus has some dam good stabilization technique, I find it even more appealing than Note 4. Note 4 is step ahed due to its audio recording quality. But really hats off to Note 4. Sony should stop bragging about lolol waterproof best camera phone. They should really need to see around.

84. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

The photos in this test are taken with Superior Auto mode which utilize 8MP only . It did not utilize the full potential of the camera sensor. I agree that Sony has to correct their SA mode to utilize their hardware effectively. For me photography is an art and a good photographer with any above average camera can take great picture by doing the camera settings properly. Sony gives the flexibility to do the settings manually.

58. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

samsungarena and i phonearena again htt p://youtu.be/H9-Pl5I8D04 who know what

59. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I knew xperia z3 is better But phonearena oh I mean Samsungarena

66. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

Only samsung or apple is the winner of phonearena tests . I think they should rename phonearena to samsungarena or i phonearena . LOL

81. VSN24

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Better yet, isungArena ^^

61. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am deeply disappointed by the Z3 camera performance. Now I'll buy note 4

68. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Two words: software fix. Sony will update the software and this will be different story.

77. oligograph

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Yeah, but when ? And maybe they think it's good as it is. So maybe they won't update their camera software... or maybe they will update but with just a slight improvements

78. evox14

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Doesn't matter when. They should use Manual Mode on all phones. You will see it will be a different story. That is of course using a DSLR as reference. Sony can update so superior Auto to be more accurate in the scene. There's pictures that some phones the flash is on. Either the flash is on or off when taking a certain picture. In this case the indoor Medium light.

85. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Don't believe any tech sites for any review. Read user reviews and go personally and check in the stores.

65. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Anti nokia /ms arena!!!!

67. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Not turned off in the least bit by the results. Sony has the largest sensor and the most megapixels which tells me that the software and not the hardware is the issue here. A quick software fix will alleviate all these little issues. Still getting my Z3.

73. ezfidel

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

I must need glasses cause my LG g3 takes better pix than my galaxy s5 and my girls iPhone 6. By the way Lumias r just too good that's y they're excluded from these competitions. Its like cheating.

122. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

In your dreams, lg-lover

76. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Lumias and nokia 808 where are these c'mon for once be unbiased.

142. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/20331_Im_calling_it-the_age_of_Nokia.php Nobody buys Lumias statistically speaking. Oh, I know, every person you have ever met or thought about only buys Lumias or Nokias etc ad nauseum.

86. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Two reasons i doubt that the test is not genuine. 1.PA did not include any Lumia phones / Blackberry passport. But they included iPhone and android phones. This shows that PA is focusing that, either iPhone or Samsung should take top places. 2. To give iPhone / Samsung at top, they did some tricks to Z3 photos (Use of SA mode and not considered Focal lengths properly) to make it worse. Though i that agree Sony needs to work on the SA mode to utilize their hardware effectively, i did not expect this low score for Z3.

90. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Stupid PA! Galaxy S5's photos are much more look nicer than Iphone 6 and 6+ You're lier!

91. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

is PA is lying? They say the z3 is the best camera phone compare to its competitors, but why the z3 almost got the lowest score?. And why doesn't have lumia there?. because it will smash the note 4 and ip6?

102. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Haha having fun reading all of the comments here..

103. MrCosta

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Dear, PA The evaluation of smartphones presents inconsistent at Phone Arena. For example, the LG G3 has large amplitudes in his notes on the different types of assessments. Colors 7.0, 7.0 and 7.5 Details 8.5, 9.0 and 8.0 Indoor 7.0, 8.5 and 8.0 Night 8.0, 8.5 and 8.0 Panorama 6.5, 8.5 Video 7.0, 7.5 and 7.5 Final Score 7.5, 8.0 and 8.33 .phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-iPhone-6​-and-iPhone-6-Plus-vs-iPhone-5s-Galaxy-S5-LG-G3-Lu​mia-1520-Xperia-Z2-HTC-One-M8_id3805/page/6 .phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-LG-G3-vs​-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-Galaxy-Note-3-iPhone-5s-LG-G2-S​ony-Xperia-Z2-HTC-One-M8_id3728/page/7 After all, what is the score for the camera to the LG G3? Please perform test showing absolute or less oscillating in camera results. Regards

104. patrik85

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Camera comparison review from September 24 on this site says that iPhone 6 Plus in final score (8.83) is scored higher than Samsung Galaxy S5 (7.33) by 1.5 point. This review show us something completely different by scoring iPhone 6 Plus (8.67) and Samsung Galaxy S5 (8.33) and changing the difference in final score from 1.5 point to 0.34 point. Both reviews are made by Nick. T. Does Samsung pay you for this?

123. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

or does apple pay? as we know apple cameras are not that much anymore.
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