According to “mobile industry standard tests” conducted by DxOMark Mobile, the 16Mp shooter on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than that of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The Galaxy S6 is currently the leader of the DxoMark Mobile’s camera test with 86 points, and is trailed by the Galaxy Note 4 (83 pts), iPhone 6 (82 pts) and iPhone 6 Plus (82 pts).
In the still image department, the Galaxy S6 scored 88 points — beating the 83 and 84 points scored by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, respectively. The website noted that the 16MP shooter of the Galaxy S6 is able to capture decent images with good level of details being preserved in low-light situations, and produces excellent flash-only results. While there was noticeable noise in low-light shots and slight colors fringing, none of them were serious deal breakers.
In the video department, Samsung’s latest flagship scored 84 points — again besting the 80 and 79 points scored by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the same tests. In their tests, DxOMark noted that the Galaxy S6 is able to record videos with a lot of fine details in varying lighting conditions, though there is a strong “jello” effect in them.
There is no denying the fact that the Galaxy S6 does indeed come with a very impressive camera, which is easily the best camera ever in an Android smartphone. Whether it is better than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is a topic that can still be debated despite what results from DxOMark claims. This is because the site ranks devices purely on their image quality, and does not take into account the image taking experience itself.
We had done our own Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 camera shootout earlier this month, and found both devices to perform within a hair of each other.