Although millions of Apple fans upgraded to the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus last weekend, plenty are still waiting for their contracts to expire or simply to gauge the reaction to see whether or not it’s worth buying a new phone this year.
One of the determining factors for many potential buyers is sure to be the improved camera, which we’ve been writing about regularly for the past few weeks.
Of course, it’s hard to say which smartphone has the best camera until you’ve used each extensively, but CNET is making the decision a lot easier for many consumers with some hugely helpful tests, such as the outdoor shootout we shared yesterday.
On Thursday, CNET’s Andrew Hoyle returned with a new set of comparative photos from a low-light test between the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6. If you’ve ever tried to use a smartphone in a low-light environment before, you already know how hopeless it can feel to try to get a good shot, but the latest generation of phones shows noticeable improvements.
Here are the initial results of the test:
iPhone 6s Plus
As you might be able to tell from these photos, the iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy S6 are able to capture higher-resolution photos than the iPhone 6, but each low-light photo comes with issues of its own:
“While the Galaxy S6 has a little less image noise than the iPhone 6S Plus, the white balance has fallen short, resulting in an an unpleasant yellow colour cast to the scene,” writes Hoyle. “The iPhone 6 has good colour, and its shot is bright, but its lower resolution sensor means there’s much less detail than on the 6S Plus.”
By the end of the shootout, Hoyle landed on the iPhone 6s Plus as his camera of choice for low-light situations, but none of the flagship phones really knocked his socks off. Be sure to check out the rest of the photos at CNET.