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Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s: Video offers first extensive camera comparison

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 2nd, 2016 10:58AM EST
Galaxy S7 Vs iPhone 6s Camera
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

It’s always great to see camera battles between the latest flagship phones from Samsung and Apple, as they both typically offer some of the most impressive smartphone cameras of anywhere on the market. YouTuber SuperSaf TV recently took both the iPhone 6s and the unreleased Galaxy S7 out for a spin in the first extensive camera comparison we’ve seen between the two devices.

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Like the iPhone 6s, the Galaxy S7 has a 12-megapixel camera. While this is a lower resolution than the 16-megapixel camera on the Galaxy S6, it also doesn’t appear to hurt its performance in any way since the videos it shoots still look gorgeous.

In this side-by-side comparison shot in outdoor lighting, you can see the Galaxy S7 seems to have more vibrant colors and does a better job of bringing out contrasts in the trees and shrubs:

A comparison between the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s Plus, meanwhile, does show stronger contrast than the regular iPhone 6s.

Additionally, he also finds that the autofocus on the Galaxy S7 reacts more quickly than it does on the iPhone 6s, that the Galaxy S7 has greater dynamic range than the iPhone 6s, and that the S7 does a better job in low-light settings thanks to having optical image stabilization. Take a look at this comparison, for example:

This is just one camera comparison, of course, and both devices take great photos and videos. To check out the full comparison yourself, watch the video below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.