One of the features that users seek in their devices is a very good camera that can produce really nice images that are worth keeping and sharing with friends and family members. Both Samsung and Apple claim that they have produced the best cameras that anyone would desire to have in their smartphones.
The latest comparison that was made so far involves the Galaxy Note 5 of Samsung and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both are known to have excellent cameras and are trusted by users when it comes to producing really good captured images.
The Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7-inch display and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It has a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Other camera features include video resolution of up to 4K, easier launch by simply pressing the home button twice, capability to support Live YouTube streaming, optical image stabilization (OIS), auto-HDR, and modes such as panorama and selective focus.
The iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display and runs iOS 8 (up to iOS 8.4). Its rear camera has eight megapixels while the front camera has 1.2. Other notable features of the camera include optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, face detection, HDR, and FaceTime over Wi-Fi or cellular.
While most users believe that higher megapixels in a camera is definitely better, some challenge this claim, as it's only one aspect of a camera and real-life performance is a better way to gauge the shooter's performance.
Paul Monckton of Forbes believes that preference is still a subjective thing. After closely studying a photo taken by Dieter Bohn of The Verge, he noted how the Apple phone showed the sky in more vivid blue color while the Note 5 revealed more detail and texture.
Lisa Eadicicco of Business Insider also has her own set of photos in an attempt to compare the cameras of the two high-end phones. Each camera was placed in an auto setting mode and that the photos were only resized but not edited. Naturally, the pictures from each camera were taken at the same place, time and under similar circumstances.
She described the photos taken by the iPhone 6 Plus as sharp, true to the scene, generally clear, showing accurate skin tone, good lighting, and good in low-lighting condition. On the other hand, the photos taken by the Note 5 are described as more vibrant, clear, have the tendency to look a little washed out, sharper, crisper, and appear blurry in low-light conditions.
She gave out the conclusion that the Note 5 produces photos with more vibrant colors while the iPhone 6 Plus performs better in terms of lighting and color accuracy.
YouTube user Derri Fellop made an "ultimate full comparison" of the Note 5 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The following images are some screenshots that were taken from his video.