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Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 Plus face off in the ultimate camera shootout

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:58PM EST
Galaxy S6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus
Image: Mobile Syrup

Samsung still hasn’t announced when its hot new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will finally be released in the United States, but our neighbors up north have already spent plenty of time with the sleek new phones. You shouldn’t be jealous of your Canadian friends, however — instead, enjoy the fact that we’re seeing some nice informative content trickle down for us to all enjoy while we wait for a stateside launch.

In this latest example, Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 has been pitted against the tried and true iPhone 6 Plus in a camera shootout for the ages.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus camera is easily one of the best smartphone cameras the world has ever seen. The unit’s low megapixel count compared to rivals means absolutely nothing, as we’ve seen proven time and time again. Photos captured on the 6 Plus are simply stunning.

But now, it looks like Samsung has finally shifted its focus away from merely increasing its megapixel count in the Galaxy S6, instead offering significantly improved performance from a camera with the same resolution as the one found in last year’s Galaxy S5.

So, how did Samsung do?

Canadian blog Mobile Syrup recently put the Galaxy S6’s new and improved 16-megapixel camera to the test against the iPhone 6 Plus in a massive camera shootout that covers plenty of different scenes. Outdoors, indoors, great lighting, low light… all the bases are covered in this terrific camera comparison.

And in the end, the results might shock you.

A few samples from the comparison can be seen below (click to view them at full size), and a link to the full camera shootout can be found down in our source section.

Galaxy S6:

iPhone 6 Plus:

Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 Plus:

Galaxy S6:

iPhone 6 Plus:

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Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.


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