The million dollar question. Just how good is the camera on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? If you want to read my first impressions, that comes tomorrow.
And how does it compare to the Apple iPhone 6S Plus?
So for part 1 of my camera comparison, all shots were hand held. Each shot is the first shot except in a few cases where I needed a second shot for the red berries. It was a dull rainy day with mist.
At the end of the article, I have provided a link to the originals. You will notice that despite both phones having 12mp cameras the file size of each photo is a lot larger on the S7 Edge.
The sequence is iPhone 6S Plus first then the S7 Edge photo.
So below is the shot from the iPhone.
Next up the same shot from the S7 Edge.
The differences between these two shots are minimal and most people would be content with either although the S7 is brighter.
So let’s start again with another shot from the iPhone.
And now the same shot from the S7 Edge. The S7 looks more saturated but again is brighter and has more detail.
Back to the iPhone. A close up of a tap. Looks ok.
Well it looks ok until you see the shot from the S7 Edge. To emphasise the level of detail I have included a crop as well from the S7 Edge.
And now for the crop from the S7 Edge of the tap.
Ok let’s go back to the iPhone. Some red berries. I had to take several shots to get the one below.
So how did the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge perform? Much better.
And to emphasise the difference in quality I took a crop from the iPhone. See below.
So now let’s look at the crop from the S7 Edge. See below. So much better. I couldn’t dream of getting anything close like this shot below from the iPhone despite my best efforts.
Another photo from the iPhone 6S Plus. Looks like a reasonable shot.
And now from the S7 Edge. See below. Again the level of detail from the S7 is better.
Remember these are real life photos, not staged shots. These are photos you could end up taking.
So back to the iPhone 6S Plus. Again the photo looks good but it’s not on par with the S7 Edge.
Below is the S7 Edge photo. I have noticed with this shot that it’s heavily sharpened probably too much for my liking. This could be resolved shooting in raw and then post processing it yourself.
And finally, just to highlight the quality from the S7 Edge again. My dog Tiggy was moving around at home in lowish lighting. Here’s a crop of her face.
I have to say that based on my preliminary tests, if you want a camera that takes good photos in all conditions, the S7 Edge really does a great job.
Not only that, it’s focus speed is near instant. This means kids and pets will be so much easier to snap in focus quality shots.
I have plenty more content on the S7 Edge, it’s camera , audio and more. I will also be pitting it against the LG G5.
And one last thing. Remember there’s more to a phone than just its camera 🙂