How well is the new camera beats the iPhone 6 s compared to the iPhone 6, we have already reviewed. Now, I wanted to know how well Apple’s new smartphone makes as it assumes the best Android smartphones against: the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 have convinced us in the spring of their qualities, we have, however, recently the Huawei Mate S and the Sony Xperia Z5 compact in the hand. Now I was with all five devices on photo tour in Hamburg, Germany.
To the specs: despite the 12 megapixel iPhone 6 s in this comparison that has still the lowest resolution. The mate S is 13 megapixels just over it, the Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 have a significant advantage with 16 megapixels and Sony Z5 Compact is based at the small Xperia proud 23 megapixels.
As Long As The Sun Shines
When the Sun is shining, it’s not only beautiful bright for the cameras, they need to deal also with the brightness differences between light and shadow. Well, this is all five smartphones. To enable the HDR mode, the Galaxy S6 has the edge in my eyes forward and provides not only good lightened dark areas, but succeeds in the bright areas, show the most detail. Overall look at the recordings of the LG G4 in size but the sharpest and exhibit the highest attention to detail.
You shoot against the Sun, I like me the blue of sky at the images of Xperia Z5 compact best – close followed by the mate. The G4 is in turn the most details, but also the obvious yellow tinge. The image appears, however, to dark at the Galaxy S6. The Smartphones trying against the Sun to Flash to brighten a face, for example, none provides a really convincing results. Despite a slight yellow trick, I find that the iPhone 6 optimally lights up my face and even when show details on the forehead.
During macro recording, the colors on the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 are cool, but not unnatural. The images of the other three smartphones look, however, but fresher and saturated. One looks at the attention to detail of the recordings, following descending order will be: Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 s, LG G4, mate S and Z5 compact.
When It Gets Dark
But how to fight the smartphones at room lighting? Color the iPhone 6 s copes, in my eyes, best with artificial light, the Galaxy S6 offers the sharpest image. The G4 and the mate S follow with only a small distance – the Z5 compact is also here despite its high resolution compared significantly behind.
It will not better the Z5 Compact also if you shoot at night. Here the Galaxy S6 and LG G4 took advantage of a few light in my eyes at best, with the colors on the iPhone 6s look a bit more natural. In the original size you should look at but none of the images. There are significant artifacts on each to see the photos look like painted. That assessment also nothing is changed when neon sign in the game. Here that the recordings of the S6 and iPhone 6s are slightly yellowish and G4 as well as mate S the white comes through in more striking only in addition. It is, however, dependent on Flash, it creates clearly best, a motif that must not be not too far away, to illuminate the G4 and provides even the most natural colours and the highest attention to detail.
Selfies And Panorama
Selfies worth at night only if you have a light source is available. You stand so not just on a brightly lit intersection, you can forget the front camera at the Galaxy S6 and Z5 compact. Otherwise, it looks at the iPhone 6 s, mate S and LG G4. The three light up your face with the help of the display or a flash light. Where none of the three shots I really like. The best that truncates here in my opinion iPhone 6 s.
On the day of striking more clearly that the G4 and the mate S record reversed Selfies with their front eight megapixel cameras. The iPhone 6s, S6 of the Galaxy and the Z5 compact deliver the original perspective, however, with its five-megapixel cameras. Color the S6 and the mate S liked me best. When the G4, the colors are faded, is a yellow tinge on the iPhone, the Z5 compact color my face for my taste to red.
Even when the panoramic shooting Z5 compact with the other smartphones can keep up the Xperia. This is not only because his panorama of the resolution is much smaller, but is also clearly the interfaces of individual images reveal. That looks much better with the others – also if here at the edges and in some detail in the background also cut edges look. Offer but all detail accuracy, with the LG G4 here still think small little better cut.
Conclusion: The iPhone 6s Has A Very Good Camera, But Not The Best
The iPhone 6s has a good camera, which has become somewhat better in comparison to the iPhone 6. But in my eyes, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 remain the Smartphones with the best cameras – at least in this comparison. IPhone 6 s that may provide more natural-looking images, but the shots of the two androids look mostly better without more editing – and that’s just it, what do the most benefit from their Smartphone: click once and a nice picture in the box. The mate can certainly compete S with the other three smartphones, just the Xperia Z5 compact does not do justice by Sony the advertising promises. “The world’s best camera in a phone” it’s got my first guess not as promised.
For technical reasons, I can show only compressed versions of the photos. If you yourselves want to give an accurate impression, you will find all records from this test in original resolution in our dropbox.