Camera comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Sony Xperia Z3, LG G3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 399+
Once again, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers impressive results without even trying hard. Its photos are extremely detailed, and their high resolution allows us to zoom in closer on areas of the frame. Even minute details like the cars' license plates and leaves on trees are easily distinguishable. There is some slight digital noise seen around edges, but its presence isn't disturbing.
We'd rank the Galaxy S5 a step behind the Note 4, as far as details are concerned – its images are almost as detailed, but finer details aren't as distinguishable as they are on the Note 4. Noise amount is as low as it is on the Note 4's images.
Looking at the Note 3's images, we'd say it is holding up well for a last-year's model – its photos are high on details and low on noise. Still, it can't output as much detail as the Note 4 or S5, especially when you take a closer look at finer details.
The LG G3 takes photos with softened details. Noise is low as a result, but fine details appear smeared – the further you zoom in, the easier this phenomenon is to notice. Photos aren't bad by any means, but don't expect them to look splendid from up close.
Again, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are at the same level when it comes to details. Given the 8MP of resolution their cameras have to offer, we're impressed to see how much detail the snappers can resolve. Still, they're no match for the Note 4, at least not in this category.
The Sony Xperia Z3 takes decent photos, but we were hoping to see more details in them. Strangely, there's a fair amount of digital artifacts in areas of images that are high on detail – grass patches, leaves of trees, branches and the likes. Another disappointing flaw is the distortion seen near the corners of the Z3's photos. 166678