Samsung Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus – Which Moon shot is best?

Last night there was a relatively clear shot of the moon. Some cloud but I wondered using the default camera apps which phone would snap the best shot. Both shots below have been cropped to a 1:1 aspect ratio. The Note 4 after cropping creates a 8mp shot from the 16mp, so it seems a fairish comparison with the 6 Plus photo.

First up is the iPhone 6 Plus.


And now the Note 4.

So which is best?


6 thoughts on “Samsung Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus – Which Moon shot is best?

    1. Just to add to my post ~ If you look to the left of the Moon In the areas of Montes Carpatus, Mare Cognitum and Mare Insularum. You have the three Craters of Copernicus, Fra Mauro Crater and Kepler.
      These three are more prominent on the Note 4 shot.


  1. It is very difficult to compare photos between the two. If you were shooting with a DSLR, you could (for example) shoot with two different cameras at the exact same focal length and get a real comparison. To simplify, you cannot possibly know the aspect ratio is the same between the two phones. If the iPhone has a wider field of view, it may be better at capturing a wider vista than the Samsung, but may not zoom to narrow the field of view as much as the Samsung (and vice versa). To compare at 1:1, you need to ensure your field of view is exactly the same in both photos. I played with my wife’s Note 4 (I have the 6 Plus) and from memory I found it was slightly narrower field of view than the iPhone, but had more at the longer end than the iPhone. If you want to compare, you need to ensure you have something in the frame that will allow you to ensure the coverage is exactly the same with each camera. Then you can do a fair comparison.

    I may grab my wife’s phone to compare again…..


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